Rachel Coleman, LMFT (she/her)
eating disorders, perinatal mood disorders, personality disorders, perfectionism
I am originally from New Jersey but moved to sunny Southern California to earn my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Since my freshman year of college, I’ve had a calling to work with those who are struggling with eating disorders. My passion for helping people is fueled by a deep empathy for people, especially women, who hurt their bodies as they work through their self-doubt, traumas and self-esteem issues.
This passion and calling lead me to earn my Marriage and Family Therapy (#48782) license in the state of California, where I concentrated on Eating Disorders in my studies. I immediately began employment at an Eating Disorder treatment center in Long Beach where I spent five years as a Recovery Coach, Primary Therapist and Program Director. I have since taken that experience into my private practice, where I feel called to assist clients into learning how to LIVE OUT the concepts of recovery learned in treatment.
I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and CEDS-Supervisor, have completed a certification course in Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), have a certification of completion for Perinatal Mood Disorders, and am a certified Intuitive Eating Pro. I held a position on the Board of the Orange County chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) from 2011-2016. I am continuously researching, consulting, and learning more about eating disorders so I can remain fresh, informed and confident in my healing approach.
I founded Monarch Rising Therapy and Nutrition Services to expand the offerings for quality and compassionate Eating Disorder care to South Orange County. We offer multiple therapy modalities through traditional talk therapy, creative and expressive therapies, and collaborative nutrition counseling in order to give each client the personalized care they deserve in their healing process. Our team has a variety of expertises driven by their own healing journeys and passions for aiding clients to find the freedom to rise up from the internal pain that has kept them from being able to embrace their true selves for way too long. We adamantly defy diet culture fundamentals and believe in radical body inclusivity, allyship, and continued learning from our clients lived experiences. We believe that therapy can lead to a beautiful metamorphosis so clients can live authentically!
Rachel Coleman, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Meg McGuire-Jensen, AMFT (she/her)
eating disorders, recovery coaching, complex family dynamics, substance abuse
I grew up in Houston, Texas and garnered a BBA in Marketing and Consulting at Emory University. I then spent almost a decade working in the fashion industry as a publicist and magazine editor in both New York City and Los Angeles. After going through a season of significant personal change, I longed for a career where I could help others and give back to the mental health space.
In addition to holding a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, I specialize in eating disorder and addiction recovery, complex family systems, perfectionism and low self-worth. My theoretical modalities range from attachment theory to exposure therapy to solution-focused therapy to client-centered therapy, and more. I believe that much can be explored outside of the therapy office, so I also offer recovery coaching to clients who are specifically looking for additional support around their mental health concerns in a real-world setting. This could range from grocery shopping and having supported meals with clients, to going on hikes, to attending 12-step meetings, and to even helping clients overcome their social anxiety via exposure work.
I treat clients with the warmth, empathy and respect that they deserve. I honor each client's unique lived experience, and I see my clients as whole people rather than a diagnosis. I work collaboratively with clients in an effort to support their needs and initiate personal growth.
My approach is to be authentic, empathetic and non-judgmental so that therapy creates both a warm and welcoming space for my clients. Outside of therapy, I enjoy traveling, needlepointing, fashion, and spending time with my family and pets.
Meg McGuire-Jensen, LMFT is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #141398
Ashlee Williams, APCC (she/her)
eating disorders, trauma healing, female empowerment, mindfulness practices
I grew up in central California and graduated from Colorado Technical University with my Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management. I spent the first years of my professional life pursuing a nursing career, but after a time of self-reflection I realized my true passion was in supporting clients in their mental health.
After receiving my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University and interning at a psychiatric clinic, I decided to switch gears and focus on outpatient counseling. I specialize in trauma treatment, mood and anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. I utilize a client-centered approach with TF-CBT, DBT, and REBT treatment techniques. I like to integrate a mindfulness approach to help strengthen the connection between the mind and body. My passion for women’s health is supported by my use of feminist counseling theories. I believe that every client is the expert of their own experience, so my goal is to be the copilot on their journey.
In my work with clients, respect, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach are my priority. I am dedicated to providing a safe and secure space for my clients to find their voice and compassion for themselves. Therapy can be a difficult yet worthwhile process, so I work collaboratively with my clients to help them find what that process looks like for them.
Outside of therapy, I enjoy reading, traveling, cooking, and spending time with my family and pets. I also make sure to incorporate my own mindfulness and self care practices into my daily routine to make sure that I can be there for my clients in the way that they deserve.
Ashlee Williams, APCC is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #13717
supervised by Rachel Coleman, LMFT 48782