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Rachel Oruko


Art Therapist

FOCUS: Grief & Loss • Trauma • Sexual Abuse • Gender-Based Violence • Work-Life Imbalance • Burnout • Compassion Fatigue • Infertility • Miscarriage • Abortion • Infant Loss • Perinatal Mood • Anxiety Disorders

Rachel Oruko is a Board Certified Art Therapist, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor based in Nairobi, Kenya, with over nine years of experience conducting both in person and virtual, individual and group, art therapy and psychotherapy sessions with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in behavioral health outpatient settings and community based settings in the United States, the United Kingdom, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Swaziland, Iraq, and Panama. Additionally, Rachel has over thirteen years of experience developing child protection policies and trauma-informed programming as well as providing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) and psychological first aid (PFA) services globally.

Rachel has a history of working across a wide variety of populations including but not limited to substance abuse; homelessness; trauma; caregiver burnout; intellectual and developmental disabilities; grief and loss; oncology treatment; anxiety; transracial and transnational foster care, adoption, and attachment issues; depression and suicidality; LGBTQIA+ issues; reproductive and perinatal issues; as well as gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Rachel operates from person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed theoretical frameworks and currently specializes in grief and loss, trauma, as well as reproductive and perinatal mental health.

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from The George Washington University.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys photographing birth and babies, traveling, creating mixed media art, going to the movies, and exploring local restaurants.

Book an appointment with this Holistic Counselor to address: PTSD from sexual abuse, infertility, miscarriages, abortions, infant loss, violence, and burn out.


  • Board Certified Art Therapist

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

  • National Certified Counselor

Rachel Oruko


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