Rachel brings a wide variety of both experience and passion to her counseling practice. She has her Master of Arts in Counseling from Columbia International University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a K-6th grade teaching license from the University of Northern Colorado. She has worked with children in the classroom setting as well as children with developmental disabilities.
She also has experience working with at risk adolescents focusing therapy on anger management, impulsivity, emotional regulation skills, interpersonal skills, and identity development. She enjoys working with clients towards restoration of past hurts and struggles while also developing healthy coping skills to build resiliency in all areas of their life.
Rachel’s attunement towards addressing the core issues beneath the surface of presenting challenges are a central focus in her work with clients. Her kind and compassionate disposition provide the safety and acceptance that is vital to a strong therapeutic relationship. She enjoys involving the creative arts in therapy sessions to allow for both processing and greater self-expression, and has found it useful in the healing process.
She believes the ultimate source of hope and healing is found in a surrendered, life-giving relationship with God and deep community with others. While maintaining her personal faith convictions, Rachel is respectful of the varying beliefs and worldview of others. Having grown up in Latin America, she is sensitive to cross-cultural issues and is also proficient in Spanish. Rachel enjoys being involved in music, traveling to other countries, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
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