Meet Rachel O’Connor, LPCC

I have firsthand experience with how nerve-wracking it can be to begin therapy, whether it is for the first time or with a new therapist. I prioritize creating a safe and welcoming environment for clients. I believe that the depth of healing that is possible through therapy makes it a risk worth taking, but the approach and temperament of the therapist is undeniably important. That is why I strive to provide each client with the individualized support they need to make the changes they want to make in their life. With the proper support and resources, I believe that every person can seek the healing they desire.
I provide individual therapy for adolescents and adults who are experiencing the following: anxiety, depression, life stressors and transitions, grief and loss, trauma, and identity concerns. My approach to therapy is a combination of Person-Centered therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT).

Provider Spotlight – Emmanuel

Emmanuel has been a music therapist at VitalCare for almost three years.  His passion and dedication for music therapy shines through his work with his clients and they have greatly benefited from sessions with him. 

Emmanuel graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Maryville University before moving to Colorado in 2019.  He is currently working towards his Master’s degree at Colorado State University and is excited to continue the growth of his knowledge and skills as a music therapist.  Prior to working at VitalCare, Emmanuel spent over five years working with kids with special needs at the Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled and completed his internship with SSM Hospice.  His well-rounded experience makes him a valuable member of the VitalCare team and we can’t thank him enough for everything he does! In his free time, Emmanuel enjoys spending time with his wife and can often be found exploring Colorado through hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing

Provider Spotlight – Renae

Renae has been employed with VitalCare for over 2 years. Prior to joining VitalCare, Renae spent 5+ years working with Children who have special needs. Renae started off working with VitalCare’s pediatric team and quickly expressed her passion to work with children that have behavioral health challenges. After completing some additional training, she transitioned to the behavioral health team. Renae loves working with this population and enjoys helping the children thrive and be successful. Renae understands the importance of children’s needs and serves as a positive role model for them. Renae provides respite care to all of VitalCare teams including behavioral health, pediatric, and our adult team. Outside of work, Renae enjoys cooking and watching movies. Some of her clients described her as a “professional artist” due to her skilled art pieces that she does with her clients. Thanks, Renae for the work that you do here at VitalCare, you are really an asset to the team and the organization.

Provider Spotlight – Meghan

We would like to recognize Meghan for always striving to enhance the lives of those she cares for while working for VitalCare with a beautiful self-care gift box. She does so with extreme kindness, compassion, and empathy while keeping her VitalCare family informed of pertinent client information and needs. We often hear from her clients, “Meghan is my right hand, and I don’t know what I would do without her.” One of her most recent clients has needed special help and extra hours of care. Meghan has gone above and beyond to support this client, all while saying, “I will do whatever it takes to accomplish what is needed.” Meghan has worked with kids and the elderly for ten years because “being around people makes me happy.” In her spare time, Meghan likes to do diamond art (ask her about it, it’s cool!), go for walks and hang out with friends.

Provider Spotlight – Krista

Krista has been working with our VitalCare Peds team for more than 3 years!  She’s been dedicated to the special needs community for the last 30 years, and most recently, Krista has spent the last 10 years teaching kiddos with special needs in the Jeffco School district.  She does respite part time with VitalCare and the families she cares for would consider her part of their family.

Krista found her passion for working with people with special needs back in her own elementary school days when she had a close friend with a diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy.  Her passion and dedication shine through in every interaction Krista has with her kids and the VitalCare office.  She is an outstanding caregiver. 

In Krista’s spare time, she loves to get outdoors.  This includes backcountry camping, fly fishing, rock-climbing, and traveling.  She also loves to bake macarons.  We are so honored to have Krista as part of the team and hope she can enjoy some self-care from SelfCareby3DSuccess.