Rachael Hoffman

Rachael is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist. She holds a light-hearted, secure and restorative space in therapy sessions. Her approach emphasizes the natural healing elements of art and mindfulness and pulls from the understanding of relational, feminist, cognitive behavioral, and client-centered frameworks.  She often embraces mythology and symbolism in sessions.

She holds a Master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, WI. Rachael's areas of experience include anxiety, depression, trauma, identity and self-esteem concerns, pediatric and adolescent therapy, and work/life transitions.  Rachael's own self-care practices include creating, climbing, yoga, and adventurous travel.

"We are all just walking each other home." -Ram Daas

"We are creative deviants." -Edith Kramer 

  • Art Therapist (MAST)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC/180.010486)
  • Masters in Art Therapy with an Emphasis in Counseling, Mount Mary University
Professional Organizations ​​
  • Member of the American Art Therapy Association

Professional Contributions

  • "Walking Each Other Home" co-directed, a Chicago Mural created by Thresholds clients living with a mental illness

Training and Credentials 

Art Therapists are trained and credentialed mental health professionals. They are trained in both art and therapy. Art therapists are master-level clinicians who are guided by ethical standards and scope of practice. Their education and supervised training provides them with knowledge in human growth and development, psychological theories and practice, clinical practice, multicultural issues, and artistic skills and techniques. 

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