Rachel Leah Kraus, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker and board-approved social work supervisor working as a telehealth psychotherapist at Sheppard Pratt’s Community Services location in Catonsville. Rachel began her career with Sheppard Pratt on the co-occurring disorders unit at the hospital in Howard County. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy from Mount Holyoke College, and her masters of social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work with a specialization in mental health and a sub-specialization in employee assistance programs. Rachel has earned additional certifications in advanced trauma treatment, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and is a certified financial social worker.
Prior to joining Sheppard Pratt, Rachel provided treatment in a variety of settings including schools (public, boarding, and residential treatment school settings), outpatient mental health centers, and foster care. She is trained extensively in multiple therapeutic interventions and has a particular interest in the use of Dialectic Behavior Therapy-informed care for neurodivergent individuals who struggle with anxiety, trauma, and emotional dysregulation. Additionally, she has training in exposure response prevention and is supported by The Center for OCD and Anxiety to provide this treatment for those with OCD through community services.