About Rachel Tiede
Rachel Tiede, MA is employed at Pathways Counseling Center as a Mental Health Practitioner. She is a member of the forensic team and trains other practitioners. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Education and is pursuing her second Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School. Rachel has worked with numerous clients with mental health and substance use problems as well as cognitive impairments. She has also worked with clients with mental illness through pregnancy and with individuals suffering with postpartum depression. Rachel is also a Forensic Mental Health Research Assistant and professional trainer with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and a member of a multidisciplinary forensic consultation team. Her primary areas of research include sleep disorders, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome, the forensic aspects of Postpartum Depression and Psychosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)/Abusive Head Trauma (AHT). She has been trained in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Motivational Interviewing. Rachel teaches classes within the prison on mental health and chemical dependency, and is the intake coordinator for Pathways at the DOC. She is also an active board member for the Midwest Alliance on Shaken Baby Syndrome (MASBS).