MA, LPC, ATR-BC
Rachel Diaz MA, LPC, ATR-BC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered, Board-Certified Art Therapist. Rachel utilizes an integrative, creative, mind-body approach to helping others. Rachel has ongoing experience working with adults, children, families, groups, and couples in office, home, school, and community settings. Rachel’s priority is to provide a safe and trusting environment for you to feel fully heard and validated. Rachel’s person-centered approach is used to promote autonomy and increaseconfidence in your ability to heal and change. With this, Rachel will meet you where you are in your process of healing while striving to help you move forward at your own pace. Rachel is equipped to provide you with a variety of individualized skills and techniques to assist you in your process.
Rachel primarily practices within the framework of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Transtheoretical (Stages of Change) model, and she has ongoing training and experience utilizing Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Emotional Freedom techniques & Tapping (EFT). As a board-certified art therapist, Rachel is well versed in utilizing art therapy with both children and adults. Rachel can guide you with utilizing art making as a tool to minimize stress, promote mind-body connection, and increase self-expression, self-awareness, and self-worth. Rachel guarantees no experience with art making is necessary to engage in this type of therapy.
Rachel began her career working with children on the Autism Spectrum and children struggling withADHD and other behavioral disorders. Rachel further gained experience working with homeless and disadvantaged youth as an independent contractor with the non-profit organization, Art Expressions, Inc. Rachel progressed in her career by providing specialized, recovery-based treatment to those suffering from addiction, complex addictions, and dual diagnosis. Throughout her journey, Rachel has treated co-morbid disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), adult ADHD, major depression, bi-polar disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, and grief and bereavement.