Rachel Turow, Ph.D., received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2004. Dr. Turow integrates relational-cultural, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness approaches into her psychotherapy work as a clinical generalist, and values people’s input into the counseling process. She aims to cultivate skills and awareness for managing challenging emotions, and to facilitate self-compassion, or the quality of being a kind and helpful friend to oneself during difficult times. Before joining Seattle University, Dr. Turow worked as a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Her professional areas of interest include stress and trauma, health psychology, cultural psychology, recovery from physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, depression, and mindfulness.