After from several years living in “The Big Easy” Raquel Watson, LMSW is elated to be back home in Iowa and serving our community. Her motivation comes from a natural passion that she has had since childhood to help others. Throughout our lives, it is important to learn to adapt to change in order to maintain our mental health.
“The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, and Changes. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.”Author Unknown
Support for Those Recovering From Trauma
Although she was not in Iowa for the 2020 derecho, she is no stranger to experiencing major natural disaster. She moved to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina. As a result, Raquel has a strong understanding of the anxiety and PTSD that come with surviving such a traumatic event.
She especially enjoys working with teens and college students, but welcomes adults and couples into her care as well. For many years, Raquel served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer for children in the foster care system. She has also volunteered for several organizations. Much of this work was in serving people in mental health crises and recovering from sexual assault and domestic violence.
A Warm and Welcoming Personality
You will find Raquel to be warm, friendly, and easy to talk to. Her positivity is infectious in spite of the sometimes difficult or scary topics and conversations that are part of the therapeutic process. She is creative and resourceful in helping people discover ways to overcome obstacles.
Raquel’s hope for you is that you allow yourself the opportunity to gain some helpful tools to take along with you in your journey towards healing. If you are ready to take the next step, please reach out to request an appointment with Raquel.