Dr. Rachel Loftis obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in psychology from Saint Louis University. Dr. Loftis’ work has primarily focused on children and adolescents, providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy in addition to comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and parent management training.
Most recently, she has partnered with the University of Arizona College of Medicine in their Outpatient Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Testing, and Insomnia Clinics, as well as their Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER). She specializes in anxiety, selective mutism, school refusal, and mood disorders, though she works with a variety of developmental, behavioral, cognitive, attention and hyperactivity, social-emotional, adaptive, and learning problems.
She is a published research clinician in her areas of specialty and has taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Her primary theoretical approach is cognitive-behavioral, with the incorporation of techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and an appreciation for the biopsychosocial approach.
Child psychology focuses primarily on children and adolescents, providing individual, group, and family psychotherapy. It also includes comprehensive psychoeducational assessments and parent management training.
Hello, I’m Dr. Rachel Loftis. I offer psychotherapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and families. I also offer psychological and psychoeducational assessments for youth aged five and older at Spectrum Psychology and Wellness, LLC.
Each youth is a unique individual with his or her own pattern of strengths and weaknesses. I work with youth and families to maximize their strengths and work through their weaknesses to help them create positive change and thrive. I can assist with a variety of problems experienced by youth and their families. My expertise is working with youth who struggle with anxiety, depression, weak social skills, and difficulty adjusting to various life situations. I also work with youth demonstrating problematic behaviors such as tantruming, arguing, school refusal behavior, and rule-breaking. I can help your child or teen learn coping skills and new strategies to help them overcome their current challenges. I primarily utilize evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and incorporate other techniques based on each child’s individual needs.
I am a strong believer in the biopsychosocial approach and the importance of considering the multitude of factors that affect a youth’s development and behavior. As such, I often work with parents to help them support their child and learn more effective ways of interacting with their family members. I also commonly work with teachers, psychiatrists, and other health professionals as needed to help you and your child reach your goals.
I strive to create a caring, supportive environment that is sensitive to the needs of children and families. Evening and Saturday appointments are available. Please click here to register your child online as a new patient. Our office will contact you once your registration is submitted to schedule the first appointment. Please complete the New Child Psychology Patient Intake Packet (see forms tab) and bring it with you to your first session. I look forward to working with you and your child. Please note that our office does not prescribe medications; however, we would encourage and appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with your prescribing physician.
Dr. Loftis is not accepting new patients using insurance. All appointments scheduled will be billed at our private pay rates.
Dr. Loftis sees patients ages 5-17 years old.
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