Staff Spotlight: Rachel Oshan

Staff Spotlight: Rachel Oshan

Rachel Oshan, MSW, LICSW, Independent Practitioner

Hometown: West Union, IA

Areas of specialty/role within the practice: Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life and role transitions, family of origin issues, pregnancy and postpartum concerns, infertility and perinatal loss, adjustment to parenting concerns, self esteem, and interpersonal relationship concerns.

Favorite place: My favorite place is my family’s cabin in northern Wisconsin. Its peacefulness resonates with me in the most absolute way. As a mother, I now get to enjoy watching my children love this place as much as I do, which brings me so much joy.

Ideal meal: I love trying new foods and would love to make more time to explore cooking things I’ve never made (which would allow for numerous options). However, after a long day, I usually just want to eat pizza.

Tip for self care: It is so hard to remember that we are worth making time for! I have struggled in remembering that making time for myself isn’t selfish, but necessary. We are constantly faced with societal expectations of go, go, go; slowing down is so often seen as a negative. Creating space to acknowledge the necessity of self care allows us to prioritize its importance and gives permission to make time to explore what it means for each of us individually.

What do I love about my job: I feel so lucky to be able to say I love my work. I am passionate about my role as a psychotherapist and I am truly honored to engage in the experience of having others place trust in me, sharing their narratives and allowing me to come alongside them as they explore their path forward.