Hi, my name is Rachel Kriese. I have been in recovery since June of 2017, when I made the decision to pursue freedom from Anorexia that had been enslaving me since the age of 15. It has been a challenging road of therapy, meal planning, and learning to cope with mental health. Today, I can proudly say that I have grown significantly and am able to enjoy the foods and events that I was once fearful of and avoided. I missed out on so much cheesecake! I made a spontaneous decision to pursue a career as an LADC about halfway into my sophomore year at Crown College, and I truly believe that my Higher Power led me to this field to use what I learned in my own recovery.
I joined Sobriety First as a primary counselor at our Sauk Centre location in June of 2021. I love what I do, and nothing thrills me more than to see a lightbulb come on for a client and watch them grow. We also have an awesome team of staff that is exceptional at making one feel loved and supported from day one, and I am privileged to be part of it!