Rachel LaHoda

Embedded Therapist for the College of Arts and Sciences

Rachel completed her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver. She has worked in a variety of different settings including several university counseling centers, a behavioral health outpatient center, private practice, and a residential safe-house supporting survivors of domestic violence. Rachel has experience working with individuals and couples, as well as providing group therapy, crisis intervention, campus outreach, psychoeducational workshops and psychological evaluations.

Rachel approaches treatment from a relational psychodynamic lens, and values collaborating with students to develop an understanding of each client’s journey while using the therapeutic relationship as a mechanism for movement and change. Rachel aims to provide warmth, genuineness, empathy, and respect for each student’s unique experience to create a safe space for growth and exploration.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing organized sports, game nights, brunching and spending time with friends and family.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


  • PsyD: Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
  • MA: Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
  • BA: Psychology, University of Colorado Boulder

The thing I'd most like to do

Take a trip to Italy and learn to make homemade pasta!

Areas of interest

Identity development, relationship concerns, grief and loss, attachment, anxiety, depression, women's issues, health psychology, sexual diversity issues, self-esteem, social justice, and young adult development.