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About Me

“Rachel is an empathic and intuitive listener who empowered me to navigate a new leadership role. She quickly assessed my attributes and enabled me to confidently lean into my strengths to overcome the adversity of a new position. Rachel allowed me to organize and prioritize my focus, and create an

efficient plan of action to meet the demands of my position. I left each coaching session with a clear
vision of next steps that will allow me to grow as an educational leader. I really appreciate Rachel’s
guidance and highly recommend working with her!”

NICK, Educational Leader


leaders in some capacity for my entire career. As an Army officer, I had the privilege of leading soldiers in demanding environments through periods of uncertainty and volatility. I continue to apply lessons learned from my time in service to my leadership and coaching.


As a licensed clinical psychologist with 20+ years of experience, I have provided evidence-based cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based psychotherapy to help clients be their most successful and thriving selves. 


And as a seasoned leader in higher education, I apply my expertise in psychology and leadership in support of university communities.

As a coach, I help leaders find a different, more advantageous, and mindful vantage point – to see themselves, their relationships, and their situations from new perspectives in ways that jumpstart their progress.


Rachel Wernicke, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Leadership Coach

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  • B.A., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

  • M.A. and Ph.D., Psychology, American University

  • Fellowship in Clinical Psychology, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

  • Licensure in Clinical Psychology, Virginia, #0810003494

  • Professional Certificate in Leadership Coaching for Organizational Well-Being, George Mason University

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