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Rebecca Dempsey, LPC

Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Grief Depression ADHD
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About me

Hello and welcome!

If you’re here, there’s something in your life that you want to be better. Maybe you're dealing with a devastating life event or wanting to improve some area of life a little. Or, perhaps just struggling to make a difficult decision. All reasons are valid and important.

As a compassionate, skilled psychotherapist with 30 years' experience, my mission is to relieve suffering in the world by helping people live wholehearted lives filled with peace and contentment. I do that by partnering with them on an exciting path of self-discovery and change. It can be hard work…sometimes harder than folks anticipate. But, that’s why I’m here: To support you through it.

I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. I'm also Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). My professional experience has included working in a variety of settings including community mental/behavioral health, forensic services, community-based programs, and private practice. The first nine years of my clinical experience focused on working with children and their families. Over the years, I've broadened my practice to include working with adults and couples. I also provide clinical supervision to therapists who are in the process of obtaining state licensure. In addition to my work as a clinician, I've also held corporate positions in which I've provided leadership coaching and team development.

My areas of expertise lie in trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD (children & adults), stress management, career and relationship issues, as well as leadership coaching and development. My theoretical approach primarily draws from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral perspectives while integrating holistic, client-centered/humanistic elements. Empathy and compassion are the overarching themes throughout my life.

Please note that my calendar reflects available times for scheduling video, phone or live chats. It doesn't reflect times that I'm actively online and able to respond immediately to messages. The bulk of my availability is on Thursdays, Fridays 10am - 8pm, and Saturdays 10am - 5pm. I do sometimes have evening availability on Mondays and Tuesdays. I am always open to scheduling outside of these times to accommodate clients, if I am able to. Feel free to ask.

If you're ready to take the next step, I'm ready to take it with you!

Professional experience

29yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

PA LPC PC004522


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rebecca Dempsey. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Rebecca is like talking to a close family member or friend that from the beginning really cares. I am grateful for each session we have together, and she has helped me, immensely.

Written on Feb 24, 2023 after therapy with Rebecca for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

This was my first time dealing with a therapist, and I must say she was absolutely amazing. She was exactly what I needed during a difficult time in my life. She was compassionate and caring, and offered great advice on how I can better myself. Her words of encouragement were moving, and truly helped me find myself. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Rebecca and I have met once but I’m comfortable with her and hoping for good results

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She has been very accommodating in making sure there is a time for me to meet with her. She listens and makes thoughtful insights and suggestions.

Written on Jan 29, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and adhd

Rebecca is… the help I’ve been waiting years for. It’s not just listening to me and forming trust, shes helping me to face the truth of myself and the hard things. I leave every single session with a shifted perspective on my hardest obstacles and most formed feelings. I am so grateful for her.

Written on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Rebecca for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Rebecca is so understanding and sincere, highly recommended, she has a beautiful heart and extensive knowledge that can be life changing for you

Written on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd