Counseling Services. Mental Health and Relationship Counseling.
Play Therapy, Canine Assisted Therapy, and Couples Counseling.
Life Coaching. Health Education. Health and Fitness.
Personal Training. Yoga and Pilates.
Takes Tricare Insurance, Magellan Healthcare, Medicaid, and is on Talkspace.
Come to a quiet, private, confidential, place where you can sit down and talk about what may be troubling you. With a trained professional who listens, retell your story in a way that brings hope and meaning to your life. Counseling allows space to listen to yourself, empathize, look in a mirror to reflect, and heal.
Rachel Hofer, MS, LMHC
‘The first duty of love is to listen.’ Tillich
1137 Harrison Ave. #11 Panama City, FL 32401
Loving Therapy was created on Valentine’s day 2013, to provide mental health and family counseling services as well as other programs and services to benefit community mental health. The name was chosen in part because it is easy to explain to children that a therapist is like a doctor for your heart and your feelings, Loving Therapy, and because love is so central to our mental health.
Rachel is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has seen success in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat a variety of mental health issues with her clients. Rachel has years of experience offering Play Therapy to children with trauma, anxiety, issues with grief, divorce, social problems, as well as diagnosed mental illnesses. Among other things, she is certified in Canine Assisted Therapy, Batterers Intervention, Couples Counseling, therapy for ADHD, and has been a vendor with the state of Florida for Vocational Rehabilitation. She has worked in private practice and with a psychiatrist’s office as well as in a Baker Act Unit, prison, residential drug treatment center, and domestic violence shelter. As well as being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she is a certified behavior tech and has worked with adults and children with autism using various treatments including behavioral analysis. She has experience doing child behavioral health assessments, immigration assessments, and bariatric evaluations. She is also a certified personal trainer and yoga instructor. She respects people of all faiths and backgrounds and her own understanding of life and belief come from a unique Christian perspective. Rachel has a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, attended Florida State University where she worked on an honors thesis in Religion and has Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of Florida.
See her profile on Psychology Today.