My name is Rebekah Tweed (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California, on the traditional lands of the Chumash and Tongva Peoples. I work full time at the Los Angeles LGBT Center where I provide individual therapy, group-based support care, and crisis counseling. I graduated from the University of Tennessee Knoxville with my Masters of Social Work in 2012 and have been working in the field since then. Though I grew up in rural east Tennessee, I spent 5 years in Boston, Massachusetts, before moving to Los Angeles in 2018.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, anxiety, relationship concerns, like codependency and poor boundaries, phase of life issues, body image, and identity development. My general practice is trauma-informed and social justice oriented. I draw from a variety of techniques, including those from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Relational Therapy, and Systems Theory. I have specialized practice in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which has been effective with clients with distressing symptoms related to trauma.
I believe that you are the expert of your own experience, and as a co-collaborator in your mental health, I am here to support your needs and wants in a safe, judgement-free environment. Our relationship should be a source of encouragement and growth, as well as a place to challenge toxic behaviors and patterns. While therapy is rarely - if ever - easy, it is a place to practice and learn new skills without rejection or shame. I approach everyone with warmth, empathy, and curiosity. It is your space, your time, and your resources, and I will make every effort to respect them all.
In both the personal and professional spheres, I challenge oppression in all of its forms, including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, and colonization. I recognize the ways that systemic and institutional oppression manifest, including in personal, intergenerational, and collective trauma, and the inherent power dynamics at play in the relationship between client and therapist that mimic these structures. I have immense privilege as a white, cisgender, American woman. I value learning and growing, as well as the challenge of dismantling systems that I am actively involved in and benefit from.
I am LGBTQIA2S+ affirming, fat positive, sex work positive, kink and BDSM friendly.
Additional areas of focus: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Codependency, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 88743
MA LICSW 121771
My therapist makes sharing and opening up easy. I know she is listening to me and offers supportive and helpful feedback. She has a very welcoming personality so it makes sharing my life experiences a little more easy.
Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Ashley Rebekah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I found Rebekah last year during a tough time and was so happy I could get her as my therapist again this year! She listens so well, she offers great advise and opinions. I appreciate her ability to see things positively because I often struggle with that. I am so thankful for Rebekah and BetterHelp!
Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Ashley Rebekah for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Rebekah really cares. She is so helpful and has really made a positive impact in my life.
Written on Dec 17, 2020 after therapy with Ashley Rebekah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue
She is knowledgeable and makes me feel heard. She does not minimize any of my emotions and I am always excited to speak with her regardless of what I have to report- she has created a space where I feel like I can share both my growth and stumbles.
Written on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Ashley Rebekah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, eating disorders, and self esteem
Rebekah is empathetic and patient. She takes time to listen and tailor her responses to my needs. She is professional and knowledgeable. She steers your thoughts to guide you. Sessions with her has been helpful.
Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with Ashley Rebekah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes