Biography and Credentials:

Rachel Shoot

 I completed my undergraduate studies at Binghamton University. I earned a Masters in Child Development from the Erikson Institute where I interned at The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, working with very young children and their parents to develop healthy attachments, and families under stress due to poverty, mental illness, and teen parenthood. During my studies at Erikson, I authored two self-help books for children and teens, “Feeling Better”, a story for children beginning psychotherapy (and its related article in the award-winning, Chicago Parent magazine), as well as "An Umbrella for Alex", a book for children coping with a mentally-ill parent. I went on to graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology where I earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. My pre-doctoral training was completed in Chicago and New Orleans where I treated children, adults and families experiencing a wide variety of psychological, psychoeducational and neuropsychological difficulties. I continue to strengthen and expand my existing clinical skills through ongoing supervision, peer consultation, specialized training and conferences.

Publications:

  Feeling Better: A Kid’s Book About Therapy http://www.apa.org/pubs/magination/441A237.aspx

  Helping Kids Heal: http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/archives/2005/helping-kids-heal

  An Umbrella For Alex: http://bpdan.org/store.php

  In My Corner On The Moon: A story for kids who experienced trauma. (PDAN, July, 2014.) click here

Coming Soon::

  Choices To Chew On: A kid's book about healthy weight management. 

  Sunny With A Chance of Hail: The up, down, all-around, lowdown on kid's moods.