Meet Rachel
Therapist

Rachel Lund Harris, LCSW
Certified Synergetic Play Therapist

Rachel is a therapist who specializes in helping children ages 5 to 13 heal from trauma, work through grief & loss, and improve anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.  She is a Certified Synergetic Play Therapist, and is trained in EMDR and other approaches tailored to children’s needs. 

Why Rachel became a therapist

I have always found kids to be amazing and brilliant.  And I also vividly remember the experience of being a child, having big feelings, and not knowing what to do with those feelings or how to be kind to myself when experiencing challenges.  It has been transformative for me to have unconditional, judgment-free spaces where I could express myself and my feelings and figure out who I am and who I am becoming.  I love having the opportunity to meet children at their developmental level and provide them with that sort of space, where I can help them learn how to move through their experiences and express themselves, whether that is through play, stories, art or words.

As a mom myself, I also know that the journey of parenting comes with its own unique joys and challenges.  Caregivers are the most important people in a child’s life, and I am also here to support you as you support your child.  

I practice within the model of Synergetic Play Therapy, a researched-informed model of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity.

Cost & Location

Rachel is in network with Aetna & United Healthcare. She is out of network all other insurance. Her hourly rate is $160 for sessions that occur at 3pm, or after and $140 for sessions that occur at 2pm or earlier.  Rachel can provide you with a Superbill to provide to your insurance if you would like to seek reimbursement. 

Rachel is not enrolled as a Medicaid provider. 

She works out of our Arvada office, Lakewood office, and virtually. 

Clinical Supervision

Rachel offers post-graduate clinical supervision to clinicians working toward LCSW licensure. The clinical individual supervision rate is $125 per hour and group supervision for $50 per hour. She began providing clinical supervision in 2014 and is able to supervise clinicians who work with adults, as well as children.

 

 

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How Play Therapy Helps

At Tribe, we understand that healing comes in many forms, and for our youngest clients, play is their natural language. That’s why we specialize in play therapy, a powerful approach that harnesses the innate creativity and resilience of children to address emotional and behavioral challenges. Through the therapeutic power of play, we help children navigate their inner worlds, build coping skills, and cultivate a foundation for lifelong emotional wellbeing.

Why Play Therapy?

Play is the language of childhood, a universal mode of expression that transcends words. In the safe and nurturing environment of our play therapy sessions, children are free to explore, express, and process their thoughts and feelings through play. From imaginative storytelling to creative art projects, each activity is carefully designed to meet the unique needs of the child, fostering healing and growth along the way.

Play therapy provides children with a non-threatening outlet to express complex emotions that they may struggle to articulate verbally. Through play, they can explore their feelings of anger, sadness, fear, and joy in a supportive environment, gaining insight and understanding along the way.

Life is full of challenges, but with play therapy, children learn valuable coping skills to navigate the ups and downs with resilience. From problem-solving to emotional regulation, the therapeutic play process equips children with the tools they need to face life’s obstacles with confidence and courage.

Every child deserves to feel valued and worthy, and play therapy helps foster a strong sense of self-esteem and self-worth. Through positive reinforcement and encouragement, children learn to believe in themselves, embrace their strengths, and celebrate their unique qualities.

Healthy relationships are the cornerstone of a fulfilling life, and play therapy helps children develop essential social skills to navigate their interactions with peers, family members, and authority figures. By practicing empathy, communication, and cooperation in the context of play, children build stronger, more meaningful connections with others.

For children who have experienced trauma or adverse experiences, play therapy offers a gentle and effective path to healing. Through guided play activities, children can process their traumatic memories, reduce their emotional distress, and build resilience in the face of adversity.

Take the Next Step Toward Healing

If your child is struggling with emotional or behavioral challenges, we’re here to help. Click the schedule consultation button and learn more about how play therapy can change your child’s life. We will support your child with healing, growth, and empowerment, one playful moment at a time.

About Tribe Mental Health Therapists & Counselors

You Deserve to Feel Great. We’re Here to Help.

Tribe is a group practice of counselors and therapists that was formed to meet your needs. At any point in your life, whether you are a child or an adult, having outside support can help you to change your path and feel more in control of your life.

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