RACHEL HOFF MA, LMFT
All of humanity was created with value and beauty. However, most have experienced pain, suffering, and brokenness. Rachel observes people’s dreams of having children, getting married, and living with joy, but how no one talks about the loss and the shame, or the death of the dream. Rachel wants to help you understand that you are not alone in your journey. Through her medical concerns and blindness, she has come to empathize with those who experience chronic and or daily challenges. Healing comes through play. Healing comes through relationship. She hopes that as you read this, you will feel her stepping into your shoes to walk through your pain and lead you towards restoration.
Whether you are struggling with parenting, concerned about your child, hoping to find a new way to connect with your spouse, managing a big life change, or simply want life to look different she is here to help you take the next step. She works with individuals and families to identify old patterns that are no longer working and collaborating in creating new ways of being. She believes that her job is to create a safe and non-judgmental space to sift through the experiences, events, and beliefs in your life.
She is passionate about working with children birth to adolescents, and families from a wide variety of backgrounds with concerns around reproductive health challenges, including infertility, loss, pregnancy and birth trauma, perinatal difficulties, and maternal mental health. She is trained in trauma-based evidenced practices to help with medical providers experiencing secondary trauma, and those chronically ill and their families dealing with medical trauma. She also specializes in first responder’s mental health and helping them deal with the stressors in their daily lives. She is also passionate about helping families work through life changes, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, adoption, and resolving family conflict.
She has special interest and training to work with infants and young children (expertise in diagnosis and treatment using DC:0-5). She is also a trauma-informed provider, which means she delivers specific treatment to address childhood trauma, PTSD, chronic stress, and otherwise. Her approach to therapy is evidence-based and flexible. She integrates use of Relational, Family-Systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and Developmental, Therapy approaches. She uses Play Therapy in her work with children of all ages, including adults, and couples. She has specific training in the delivery of evidenced-based treatments for trauma/PTSD (Eye Movement Desensitization + Reprocessing/EMDR).
Master of Arts in Counseling - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Arts in Family Ministry: Pre-Counseling - Moody Bible Institute