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"[Rachel's] experience and perspective made her a perfect fit to speak to this audience. She was quick to respond, flexible with scheduling, and completely prepared with evidence-backed and firsthand clinical insight; her input helped make the piece a valuable one for readers."
- Cindy Kuzma, journalist, phone interview for VICE.com
"Rachel is a communicative and articulate expert on mental health. I enjoyed working with her because of her ability to clarify and simplify complicated concepts to someone outside the field."
- Danielle Corcione, freelance journalist
"Rachel made herself immediately available for interview, was generous with her time and expertise, and relayed thoughtful, well-researched insights that truly enhanced my story. She is clearly very passionate about what she does, and was pleasant, professional, and interesting via phone."
- Sarah O'Reilly, journalist, phone interview for Sierra Magazine
"What a treasure trove of information! I appreciate your quick, thoughtful response."
- Kristen Geil, freelance journalist, email interview for Greatist
RACHEL KAZEZ, LCSW - FOUNDER
Rachel Kazez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Chicago. Rachel started All Along after noticing that people from all walks of life valued consultation with a therapist before getting into therapy.
Rachel is a Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician at Presence Behavioral Health, Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago, where she has worked since 2012. She coordinates the hospital's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program and supervises masters-level student therapists. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the social work masters program at University of Illinois-Chicago.
She earned her masters degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, her Bachelors in Psychology from Vassar College, and spent a visiting semester at the Art Institute of Chicago studying art therapy.
Rachel has also worked on the student services team at Year Up Chicago, and in other student activities and marketing roles.