Meet Rachel Noble

Rachel Noble, MS, LCPC Therapist, Director of Advantia Mental Wellness

Rachel Noble, MS, LCPC
Therapist, Director of Advantia Mental Wellness

I strive to create a warm, safe, and welcoming space for a client to share, learn, and grow. I have unique experience working with individuals and families struggling with medical concerns and chronic pain. My other areas of mental well-being experience include resilience, multicultural issues, mindfulness practices, and leadership training.

Rachel is a regular writer for The Washington Post, AARP Magazine, and her writing has been recognized and published by numerous publications and sites across the web. You can find her latest writing at the end of this page.

Education

Johns Hopkins University: Mental Health Counseling, MS
Awards and Honors:

  • Excellence in Academics and Leadership
  • Top graduate from the #1 ranked school by US News and World Reports
  • Chi Sigma Iota, International Counseling Honor Society

George Mason University: Medical Ethics, BIS
Awards and Honors:

  • Summa Cum Laude, graduated with highest honors
  • Phi Kappa Phi, International Academic Honor Society

Teaching

Johns Hopkins University: Co-Instructor

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Graduate level courses

George Mason University: Leadership Training Facilitator

  • Taught leadership training workshops for staff
  • Co-wrote curricula
  • Included: mindfulness exercises, appreciating diverse perspectives, and providing effective assessments

Internship

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science: Mental Health Counselor

  • Conducted one-on-one and group counseling sessions with chronic pain patients within the Pain Treatment Program.

Research Studies

African American Students' Perceptions of Attending Independent High School  
Co-author
Johns Hopkins University
Presented at the 2014 ACA National Conference in Hawaii

Effective Communication with End of Life Issues
Author, Thesis
George Mason University

Homeless on Campus: A Qualitative Analysis of the Experience of the Homeless College Student
Initial co-author
George Mason University

License

LCPC: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

  • State of Maryland: #LC7414
  • District of Columbia: #LGPC00033

Memberships

  • American Counseling Association, ACA
  • Maryland Counseling Association, MCA
  • Psychology Today

Theoretical Orientation

Developing one’s theoretical orientation to counseling can be as nuanced as the art of counseling itself. Lessons, experiences, beliefs, and personal style influence our perspectives on therapy. Humanist Theory, Feminist Theory, Person Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Theory (CBT) are the cornerstones of my theoretical belief system. Atop this sturdy framework, I add the outcomes of behavioral studies, empirical evidence provided by neuroscience, and knowledge of the individual patient to construct my treatment plans.

Medical Mission Work

Rachel is a part of the Medical Missions Foundation, which sends teams of volunteer doctors, nurses, and support staff to developing countries across the globe.

Most recently, she traveled to Uganda. The video below is the award-winning video Wan Wun of a mission to Gulu, Northern Uganda captured by Brandon Bray of DECADE.

Medical Missions Foundation founders Drs. Tony and Luz Racela believe that medicine and art make a powerful team. While one heals the body, the other lifts the soul. Since 1996, Medical Missions Foundation has sent teams of doctors, nurses, artists, and other volunteers to partner with local healthcare providers in underserved communities around the world.

Writing