Today the Community Spotlight shines on one of our original tenants, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker Rachel Leonard. “As a LICSW in private practice, I provide therapy for people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, or adjusting to difficult life situations. I provide therapy for tweens, adolescents, adults and families.”
Rachel signed her lease in 2012 and finds that the historic Lafayette Mill was a great fit for her business needs. “I chose the Mill because I loved the way the light poured in the massive windows. I needed a small space with a waiting area and affordability for starting my new business was key.” Along with these features, Rachel has also found that the nearby walking trails are a bonus if a client would like to ‘walk and talk.’ “The big parking lot, handicapped accessibility, and historical charm were also factors which led me to choose The Mill.”
When asked what her favorite thing is about being part of The Mill community, Rachel echoes what many of our tenants find appealing. “Personally, my favorite thing about The Mill community is the diversity of the tenants and their businesses. If myself or a client are in need of other wellness services, financial or business services, they are all here! While my work is very private, it is nice to know there is always a neighbor nearby.”
As someone who understand the stresses of our modern life, Rachel finds the historical features of The Mill are very grounding in our hectic world. “It’s nice to be connected to something old, to touch the bricks, watch the water flow, and take a time out at lunch or any other part of a stressful day. I love seeing how The Mill itself changes with the seasons and time of day.”
Rachel is currently accepting new clients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield, United, and Tufts insurances or who wish to self pay. You may learn more about her and her practice in the Psychology Today therapist directory or her website rachelleonardlicsw.vpweb.com.