©2019 by Rachel M. Louden, LCSW.


I graduated from Smith School for Social Work in 1996 with a Masters in Social Work. Smith College provided an excellent graduate education in psychodynamic psychotherapy for me to build upon over the last 23 years. I entered into full-time private practice in 1999. Since that time I have continually engaged in educational pursuits to deepen my clinical knowledge of individual/couples therapy and to increase my enjoyment of my work. In 2010, I completed a two year postgraduate program in the Psychodynamic Therapy Program through the Denver Institute for Psychoanalysis.  Currently, I am in the third year of a 4 year psychoanalytic training program through the Denver Institute of Psychoanalysis which enables me to work intensively with patients to make lasting changes. Psychoanalysis is an incredible tool that requires a huge commitment for patient and therapist alike, but allows for deep change like no other treatment modality I have ever experienced.