Dr. Rachel Loftis obtained her Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She 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.
Dr. Loftis 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.
Dr. Loftis currently provides outpatient psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. Each youth is a unique individual with his or her own pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Loftis works with youth and families to maximize their strengths and work through their weaknesses to help them create positive change and thrive. She can assist with a variety of problems experienced by youth and their families. Her expertise is working with youth who struggle with anxiety, depression, weak social skills, and difficulty adjusting to various life situations. She also works with youth demonstrating problematic behaviors such as tantruming, arguing, school refusal behavior, and rule-breaking. Dr. Loftis focuses on helping your child or teen learn coping skills and new strategies to help them overcome their current challenges. She primarily utilizes evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and incorporates other techniques based on each child’s individual needs.
Dr. Loftis is 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, she often works with parents to help them support their child and learn more effective ways of interacting with their family members. She also commonly works with teachers, psychiatrists, and other health professionals as needed to help you and your child reach your goals. Please note that Dr. Loftis does not prescribe medications; however, she encourages and appreciates the opportunity to collaborate with your prescribing physician.
Dr. Loftis strives to create a caring, supportive environment that is sensitive to the needs of children and families. After school and evening 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. She looks 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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