Rachael Maher is the founder and owner of Little Bear Counseling.Originally from Tennessee, Rachael also lived in India before finding her way to Montana. She received her counseling degree from Montana State University in Bozeman and worked for years as a crisis counselor. During and after that period of time, she honed her experience to specialize in working with individuals and couples experiencing relational crisis. Why relational crisis? From personal experience, she understands how consuming and heartbreaking this can be.
Rachael then became a certified EFT practitioner and worked hard to become an EFT supervisor. She is passionate about fostering the development of new therapists, and supervises all of the therapists at Little Bear, along with others in the community and online. In addition, Rachael has training in EMDR, Discernment Counseling, hypnotherapy, and is a certified clinical supervisor in the state of Montana.
In her free time, Rachael loves spending time with her husband, two senile dogs, and two not-so-clever but very loving cats. She's also a huge Harry Potter fan. Her love for the series was sealed by Dumbledore's statement to Harry, when Harry asks if what is happening is real or in his head: "Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?"