Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson


Research Interests: Language, Trauma Recovery, Health Psychology, Women’s Health

Projects: Language of PTSD and CPTSD, Language use during pregnancy, Language of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) recovery, Previous: Language of food and recipe sharing, Language of expected and unexpected traumas as seen in abortion and miscarriage experiences


Rachel graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology, a minor in Educational Psychology, and a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas. Rachel currently works in Applied Behavioral Analysis to help improve the lives of kids with special needs. Her current research examines online language use among trauma survivors, those with head injuries, and women and their partners at various stages of pregnancy. Her previous research investigating food talk and recipe sharing, as well as trauma expectation, women’s health, and language use online, has been selected for publication. This summer, Rachel will begin working towards her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University, under the mentorship of Dr. Christine Limbers.