Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Author: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Raychelle Lohmann has been a counselor since 1998. She has done extensive research in the domain of anger management and careers. She is a published author and enjoys speaking and presenting at conferences and facilitating workshops.

As a school counselor, Raychelle works with students regarding personal/social, academic, college and career issues. Additionally, she assists parents and teachers with adolescent and parenting concerns, as well as works collaboratively with parents and teachers to assist students with academic progress.

Raychelle is an active member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, and National Career Development Association. She is a National Board Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC and SC. Additionally, Raychelle is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator.
  • B.A. (Psychology) North Carolina State University; M.S. (Counselor Education) North Carolina State University; Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed School Counselor, Licensed Global Career Development Facilitator
  • Professional School Counselor and Author
  • Family Relationships, Teenagers, Anger Management
Sexual Trauma and Addiction: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse and Drug Use

Children traumatized by sexual abuse often report feelings of shame, terror, depression, and guilt. Sadly, blame themselves for the abuse, but drugs only provide temporary relief.

5 Reasons Teens Use Marijuana

What makes a teen try marijuana? Looking for a single reason is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

Teen Drug Use: A Year in Review

According to the 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, drug use rates are at their lowest since the 1990s.

The Effects of Substance-Related School Suspensions

How should you handle a child’s expulsion from school due to drug or alcohol possession?

Alcohol and Drug Use on Prom Night

As teens get ready for prom night, parents need to take a look at the latest, sobering information.

A Deadly Combination: College Spring Break and Alcohol Consumption

Regardless of spring break destination, many students are on the verge of making decisions that’ll be reckless – and potentially fatal.

Understanding Teen Drug Use – Prevention and Early Intervention

There is no way around it, adolescence is hard. Growing up in the world we live in isn’t easy. Today’s youth are faced with many complex and difficult decisions, like whether or not to experiment with drugs. Researchers tell us the risk of drug abuse increases greatly during times of transition, and what is a […]

Five Best Addiction and Recovery Songs

Ever wonder how music has influenced the treatment and recovery world?

When Teens Choose to Use: Top 6 Reasons Teens Turn to Alcohol and Drugs

There comes a time in a teen’s life where he or she is faced with the single decision to take a drug. Oftentimes the power of that one decision is underestimated. Some teens are able to say no and others can’t resist the urge and give in to temptation. The key question is what makes […]

The Skyrocketing Use of Heroin in the U.S.

Thanks to a recent report released by the CDC, we now know just how deeply entrenched our nation has become in heroin abuse and addiction.

Top Five Most Powerful Anti-Drug Ads of All Time

Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen a number of anti-drug PSAs on television. Odds are you can recall an anti-drug ad from your childhood that made an impact, and possibly made you think twice about using drugs.

Dead Serious – Addressing Drinking and Driving with Your Teens

While summer brings a lot of anticipated fun and excitement, it’s also one of the most deadly times of the year for teens who drink and drive.

The Influence of Marketing and Alcohol Consumption with Teens
There are absolutely zero upsides to leading a double life.

Can modern marketing tactics used by the alcohol industry ultimately influence the consumption rate and curiosity among teenagers?

Binge Drinking – Too Much Too Fast: The Dangers of Excessive Alcohol Consumption

The dangers of excessive alcohol consumption are very real. Educating yourself about these alcohol-related dangers will serve as a sold source of defense.

Secret Stash: Where Do Teens Hide Their Drugs?

The bed is disheveled, the mattress is exposed, candy wrappers cover a book that has never been opened, an empty soda can sits on a desk scattered with highlighters…

I Love You to Death: When Parents Become Enablers

She waited for the door knob to turn so she would know that her son had made it home safely. She had tried everything in her power to save him from his own demise.

Broken Promises: How Alcoholism Affects Children

Sixteen-year-old Isaiah had a deep love for his dad, despite his father’s problem with alcohol. He desperately wanted his father to stop drinking, but time and time again…

Teen Attitudes About Marijuana are Changing

According to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, substance use is down among American teenagers. But, what’s with their laid-back attitude toward marijuana?

Lethally High: Teenagers and Synthetic Drugs

Designer drug sales are rising and our youth are experimenting with the cheap high these products promise to deliver. Here are the synthetic facts every parent should know.

The Dangers of Social Hosting: Are You an Enabler?

Social hosting refers to adults who knowingly or unknowingly host underage drinking parties on their property. With social hosting it doesn’t matter who supplies the booze…

Back to the Basics: De-Stressing Today’s Teen

Are teenagers resorting to substances to help self-medicate or take the edge off of their anxiety? If so, it is a dangerous decision that comes with long-term consequences.