Meet The Team
Rachel Ebert, LCSW, PMH-C
Jess Logan, LCSW, PMH-C
Rachel has been working with families for almost 20 years. Her experience with families includes working as a nanny, preschool teacher, special needs coordinator, postpartum substance abuse services, and in private practice.
Rachel had her first child 6 years ago and her postpartum experience encouraged her to learn more about perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and find ways to help other families through this difficult (but amazing) time of life. Through Postpartum Support International and several other organizations, she has completed trainings in Perinatal Mental Health, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Birth Trauma, Infertility, and Third-Party Reproduction. She is a member of Postpartum Support International and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. In addition, to her work as a therapist, she is a 2020MOM Speaking Ambassador. This role enables her to follow her passion for advocating for more support for families and educating the community about the challenges families face during the reproductive period.
Rachel was born and raised in Colorado. Before jumping into her career as a social worker, she spent 5 years traveling around the world working as a dive instructor in developing countries (US Virgin Islands, Mexico, Honduras, Curacao, Tanzania, Mozambique, Thailand, Philippines). Working in different countries provided her with opportunities to work with many diverse cultures. During her Master’s in Social Work at Hawaii Pacific University, and post-graduate work, she continues to learn about the diverse communities in Hawaii. She has worked extensively with military spouses and has developed an understanding of the many unique challenges for these families.
When Rachel isint working, pareting, or doing housework, she enjoys spending time at the beach, walking, music, yoga, reading, and connecting with friends.
Jess Logan, LCSW, PMH-C, started Step By Step Counseling Hawaii with hopes of bringing greater satisfaction and enjoyment of life to her clients. She specializes in women's mental health and has additional training in perinatal mood disorders, perinatal loss and infertility. She is also experienced in teaching parenting, addressing relationship issues, and working with the LGBTQI community.
Jess loves learning, reading, being outdoors and having new experiences and adventures. Her background includes earning a Master of Social Work degree from New York University with a focus in Clinical Practice. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where she focused on the interplay of healing physical symptoms through emotional support for people with chronic health conditions. Prior to moving to Hawaii in 2007, she traveled extensively and lived in California, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York and Connecticut.
When Jess isn't working she loves exploring various trails and beaches, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to provide psychotherapy and support for individuals navigating the path to parenthood, before, during, and after pregnancy.
Our mission is to support individuals during their reproductive and parenting journey, including fertility challenges, pregnancy or infant loss, postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic childbirth, adjusting to parenthood, and ongoing parenting struggles. We strive to provide a safe environment for individuals to discuss their feelings, thoughts, and concerns without judgment. We aim to provide psychoeducation, both in therapy sessions and in the community, about the unique needs of individuals during this transitional time.