Rachel Prendergast, MA, ATR, LCPC


  • Feel Empowered   
  • Improve coping skills  
  • Reduce stress 
  • Gain Insight                                                                                             

My psychotherapy practice utilizes traditional talk therapy as well as drawing on many other modalities to enhance the therapeutic experience.   For children and adults alike, the creative process  is a less threatening way to work through challenges.  When struggling to find the right words, or experiencing  overwhelming feelings, learning to think in a creative flexible way can be very impactful.  

As an interactive therapist I seek to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  I believe that a successful therapeutic relationship is founded on a good match between therapist and client. I integrate complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  With compassion, understanding, and authenticity, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain personal growth, symptom relief, and insight.

     Resolve Conflicts  

Increase self-esteem

Reduce Anxiety

Parent-child conflicts


Defiant, angry, or isolated teens

Grief and issues of loss

Transitions after divorce or separation

"Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try...."

Are you are looking to envision your best self? Struggling with the challenges of parenting? Striving for more empowerment while managing the anxieties that come with the stressful lives we all live these days? I offer a creative and supportive environment in which to explore your needs and overcome barriers that limit your full potential. I take an open-minded approach to client wellness and take into consideration your work-life, family traditions, cultural/spiritual beliefs, and sexual identity as you work to become more confident, content and happy.

With more than 25 years of clinical experience, my psychotherapy practice utilizes traditional talk therapy but also draws on other critical modalities to enhance the therapeutic experience. Traditional psychotherapy coupled with relaxation, mindfulness techniques, and art therapy are utilized to improve one’s mental and emotional well-being.  

I look forward to working with you as you manifest a meaningful and hope-filled future!


The Guest House

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whatever comes.

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

—  Rumi 

Therapy practice

400 Linden Ave ~ Suite 3 Wilmette, Illinois. 60091

(847) 687-1271


Monday - Friday By Appointment



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