One of life’s most significant challenges is navigating through it without encountering any turbulence. As the captain of an airplane, they prepare a flight plan without anticipating turbulence, sudden weather changes, or any emergencies that may arise. However, the journey tends to be complex and unpredictable. You begin to feel stretched thin, pulled in different directions, making you feel physically and emotionally drained.
Time management seems impossible, and you need more time and energy to focus on yourself. Raquel understands the importance of balancing school, career, relationships, and personal growth of life changes. Her approach to therapy involves evidence-based interventions to create a fulfilling life in line with your cultural values.
Raquel was born in Managua, Nicaragua. Her first language is Spanish, and she immigrated to the United States at four. She was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she fell in love with aviation at a young age. When she graduated from High School, she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she pursued a career in aviation. She decided not to stay in the aviation field, although she continues to be an aviation enthusiast.
Raquel earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Tulane University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Industrial Psychology with a concentration in organizational leadership. Her research and writing are grounded in policy in the Federal Aviation Administration.
Raquel is married and has two sons. She enjoys triathlons and spending time with her family; her favorite movie is Top Gun! Raquel and her family reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.