Have you endured hard things in life? Maybe you were raised in an abusive home or without love and physical affection. Maybe something happened to you and you don’t know how to make sense of it. Do you find yourself trapped by a pattern of choosing the wrong partner or never feeling wanted? Do you ever wonder if the world would be better off without you or think about what it would be like to no longer existed?
Some clients tell me they’ve always felt like something was wrong but could never put their finger on why. Do you ever feel like a burden – like you don’t even deserve to exist? Are you wondering if therapy can really work because your circumstances just seem too overwhelming? If you’re looking for a comfortable counseling experience with a skilled therapist who does therapy just a little different than all the others, you’re in the right place!
Suffering is often the result of messages we learned very early on in life so we develop coping strategies that aid our ability to adapt, survive, or even achieve. In our adult years, those strategies can start to get in the way of healthy relationships and functioning because they are no longer adaptive.
I will work with you towards developing tools and strategies to use in the here and now and also help you seek to understand and untangle those early messages from childhood. I’ve found that this empowers clients to feel more in control of their lives and make sense of what happened to them so they can choose the future they want rather than already reacting as if this is just the way things are.
About Rachel Lohrman
I’m a licensed trauma therapist in Tucson, Arizona who helps clients move from the pain of the past to hope and healing for their future. I believe in the power of a strong relationship between the therapist and the client and that healing happens in the context of that relationship. No matter what your struggle may be, I will meet you where you’re at now and partner with you on your journey of healing.
I’ve created an inviting and comfortable office space designed to immediately put you at ease when you walk in the door. I have coffee, tea and snacks ready for you while you wait. I’ve created a cozy waiting room with low lighting, soft piano music and essential oils diffusing because therapy is hard enough without feeling like you’re at a medical appointment. After particularly hard sessions, if you aren’t quite ready to leave after your session, I have a recovery cove available to take a few minutes and rest, journal, or just breathe.
Waiting Room and Welcome Area
I take a unique and authentic approach with each client, adapting the mode of therapy to meet the client’s needs, personality, and readiness. Because I believe that a diagnosis is merely a label applied to a category of symptoms I believe it is not who you are does not need to stay with you forever.
Faith may be your strongest resource or the thing that has wounded you the most. Biblical Christian principles are woven into the therapy experience at your comfort level, if you choose this at all.
I draw from several therapy modalities including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment-Focused EMDR, Trauma Model Therapy, Neuroaffective Embodied Self-System Therapy (NEST™), Early Trauma Protocol, Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS), Ego State Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Sensorimotor Therapy, SFBT (Solution Focused Brief Therapy) and The Relational Listening Approach. I may also incorporate my understanding of the Enneagram to help understand you better and to help you better understand yourself.
I have experience treating complex trauma; PTSD; anxiety and depression; suicidality; childhood abuse; Borderline Personality Disorder; Bipolar Disorder; Dissociative Identity Disorder; grief and loss; spiritual wounding; relationship issues; and phase of life transitions.
Master of Science (MS) in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University (2019)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from The University of Arizona (2003)
TMT (Trauma Model Therapy) 2020
NEST (Neuroaffective Embodied Self-System Therapy) 2019
DNMS (Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy) 2019
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) 2018
CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Professional) 2017
On a More Personal Note
My hobbies include long walks with my dog Henry; reading and writing; creating cozy spaces; and working with horses. I love old bookshops with creaky floors; and chalky, ominous monsoon skies. I love sunrises before the world is awake and black coffee. The desert is my home and where I find so much beauty and comfort. I have three dogs, named Henry, Sedona and Roxie and four horses named Rocky, Woody, Lucky, and Charlotte. I’ve been married since 2004 and we raised children adopted from foster care and my husband and I are now empty nesters. I’m an Enneagram 5w4 and an INFJ. I collect old copies of my favorite novel, Jane Eyre.
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you better!