Ketamine has been used for over 50 years in a wide variety of medical settings. Ketamine treatments are effective in helping treatment-resistant depression, Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), mood irregularities, chronic pain syndromes, and anxiety. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy successfully combines the proven therapeutic effects of Ketamine with the support of licensed therapists and medical staff.
Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy help patients gain clarity on their belief systems and mental patterns, thus allowing them to recognize issues and habits more clearly. Ketamine also enables patients to gain new perspectives and insights, which, with the support of their therapist, can be integrated into their everyday life. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy assists patients in addressing chronic thought processes and patterns that are inhibiting their growth. Patients, with the support of their therapist, acquire clarity to develop new systems and habits that will help them move forward as happier and healthier individuals.
Rachael is the Illuminate Ketamine Center’s full-time Marriage and Family Therapist committed to treating individuals of all ages, families, and couples. Her specialty is working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, family conflict, pre/post-divorce, and behavioral concerns in children.
Born in New York, she is the daughter of a military family and spent most of her childhood in South Dakota. When her father retired from the Air Force, she moved to Kingsport where she now lives with her son, Jayden.
Rachael is a Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist as well as a certified Parent-Child Interactive Therapist and Level 1 trainer. Studies show that most individuals seek out therapy when they are in a state of crisis and when their bodies are out of homeostasis. Voelker excels in helping clients return to their pre-crisis state. Voelker, while focusing on both a systemic and strength-based approach, highlights the strengths of several therapy techniques including cognitive behavior, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing. Utilizing this approach allows several models of change to be integrated thus placing the client’s needs and goals as the driver to focus on the long-term success of the client.
She says she went into her field of study to help people get back to a state of life where they can achieve joy and happiness. She loves what she does.
When she’s not helping people, she is out and about doing just about anything adventurous. She is a self-proclaimed thrill-seeker. She has skydived and done some rappelling, where you trust your life to anchors and rope! Her next feat of courage will be to head to Mexico, with her son, to snorkel with whale sharks.
Rachael has an Associate of Science degree in General Studies, from Northeast State Community College; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, from King University; and a Master of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. Voelker has been working in the mental health field since 2013.