Rachel Hirning

Licensed Professional Counselor  *  Art Therapist

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My therapeutic approach is rooted in the belief that we are all creative individuals who seek balance between body, mind, and spirit. I treat the entire person, helping individuals find inherent wisdom and strength within.  I also trust people can discover,

create, and re-create toward wholeness. My style is holistic, yet practical. It seeks change that is solid and transferable.

In session, we may combine the creative process with talk therapy. Art materials, such as, paints, collage papers, or oil pastels are used.  Occasionally we access your creativity in other ways, like guided meditation and discussing your dreams.  I also teach methods which allow your mind to return to its true, peaceful nature.

This approach may help you:

  • Provide a catharsis and simultaneously "see" the problem objectively.
  • Gain a fresh perspective and discover new ways to resolve the conflict.
  • Express yourself fully, especially when words and memories no longer seem effective.
  • Awaken latent images and symbols inside you which inform your healing. 
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  • Feel connected to a deeper part of yourself; one that is beyond your familiar words and ways of being.

You do not have be an artist for us to work together.  In fact, being an artist may get in the way of your deepest expression.  Also, I am dually trained, in both art therapy and traditional counseling. I see many clients who want talk sessions only.  I will always follow your pace and only nudge you if it’s in support of your goals.

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My approach works well for children or adults who have:

  • Trouble articulating their feelings.
  • Anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.
  • Upcoming or recent life transition; a move, loss of a loved one, career change, divorce.
  • Family of Origin issues


Phone 970-819-1712 for a free 30 minute consult or visit www.rachelhirning.com to learn more.