Rachel Torry LMSW
Rachel Torry is a therapist at A Better Today Recovery who has been working in the fields of mental health and addiction for about five years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2012, followed by a master’s in Social Work in 2015, both from Arizona State University. Rachel’s approach to addiction includes a variety of theories but focuses on using Psychodynamic, Attachment, and Family of Origin.
Rachel has her Associate Master of Social Work Licensure (LMSW) and is seeking her Independent Master of Social Work Licensure (LCSW). She has studied a plethora of modalities, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Rachel is trained in suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors and interventions such as ASIST. She plans to eventually become certified in EMDR as well.
Rachel utilizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach with patients and feels passionate about the obstacles her patients are often forced to overcome. Rachel has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as gender-specific programs, as well as with high-risk and homeless populations.
Previously, she has worked for Arizona Autism and the Not My Kid program; interned nonprofits, National Council of Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD) and Chicanos Por La Causa, helping homeless individuals with addiction; and worked at Center for the Hope, of Community Bridges.
She currently teaches at Arizona State University in the MSW program in addition to her clinical work at A Better Today. In her free time, Rachel practices aerial silks and performs with a local dance company. She was exposed to outreach work from a young age, her mother working with the homeless when she was growing up. After experiencing a close loved one suffer through addiction, she feels a natural pull towards this work and deep compassion for her patients.