Rachel Ward, LMFT, ATR is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of CA and registered Art Therapist by the American Art Therapy Credentials board. Rachel received her MA in Clinical Art Therapy/ Marriage and Family Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, with department honors. She has been a practicing clinician since 2005 and was licensed by the state of California in 2010. She is also a former board member and director at large for the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (SGV-CAMFT) 2013-2020 and a member of CAMFT.
Early in her career she worked for Didi Hirsch in south Los Angeles working with children and families, later at Five Acres in Altadena in its residential program for children in foster care.
Rachel has had a full-time private practice in Pasadena, CA since 2013, where she works with a myriad of clients and families while also contracting with LACHSA, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts since 2017.
Rachel specializes in adolescents and young adults and has worked in the field of mental health for over a decade. Her experience is with both public and private schools dealing with the challenges related to mental health and education.