Rachel Armock, LMSW



Rachel joined BRAINS in June 2021 and has enjoyed working in this multi-disciplinary setting as a child and adolescent therapist. Rachel’s educational background is in psychology and clinical social work, with an emphasis on child development and school social work. Rachel has her School Social Work certification and worked as an elementary School Social Worker before joining the team at BRAINS. She has experience working with the school system to advocate for behavior supports, special education supports and services and accommodation plans for students and values educating families about how to advocate for themselves in collaboration with school. Rachel enjoys working with children and adolescents to address treatment areas including Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, adjusting to life changes and building self-esteem. Treatment interventions include a strong foundation of rapport and relationship building, education about diagnoses, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and strengths-based interventions. Relationship building is a key component to Rachel’s work with children, adolescents and families. She believes in adapting a person-centered approach to treatment planning and enjoys working with families to understand their goals, maximize their strengths and build skills to fill in the gaps.

Rachel was born and raised in West Michigan and currently lives in the area with her family. She enjoys reading as much as possible during her free time and spending time outdoors, ideally near the water. Rachel believes strongly that we are lifelong learners who always have the capacity to change and grow. Trust is the foundation for any relationship and she looks forward to building strong partnerships with children, adolescents and families in order to help them reach their best potential.


  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology — Grand Valley State University — 2012
  • Master of Social Work — Grand Valley State University — 2016

Areas of Interest

  • Behavioral challenges
  • Adjustment to new and challenging situations
  • Anxiety
  • Depression