Welcome to BetterHelp and for taking the first step toward a better, healthier you!
The process of finding a therapist can be overwhelming, so I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.
I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Southern California where I rode horses competitively as a pre-teen, but also spent the majority of my weekends playing volleyball at the beach. I went on to a prominent private high school where I excelled academically, but also thrived on the volleyball court. For all intents and purposes, everything appeared fantastic from the outside looking in, however, like a lot of families, there were internal family dynamics that made things less than ideal. This is where my interests in psychology began. Upon graduating from Mater Dei high school with honors and receiving a collegiate scholarship for academics and volleyball, I found my calling. I graduated from St. Mary’s University and also earned my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. From there, I furthered my education and received an additional Masters in Education, as well as, also earning a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. In 1996, I launched my career serving the Orange County Medi-Cal population for 13 years, as well as maintaining a private practice in Newport Beach, California. I have taught at the Doctorate and Master’s level in Clinical Psychology as well as Marital and Therapy programs and I have served as the Regional Program Director, overseeing 3 clinics at Western Youth Services in Orange County, California. For the past 18 years, I have worked with serious, persistent mentally ill adults and children in outpatient, educational and crisis settings and in July 2008, I began my employment with the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health where I held the Clinical Supervisor position with Community Crisis Services and initiated and implemented the Crisis Walk‐In Clinic in Rialto. I currently hold the position of Coordinator of Mental Health Services overseeing mental health services provided in the Perris Union High School District and I have served in the role of Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) therapist with Perris Union High School District and continues to strive for ways to improve the lives of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
My training and experience has been focused on children, teen and families. I have dedicated my 18 years of work to helping individuals, couples and families improve their communication and functioning. I use a whole system approach to help the individual understand his or her place in relationships including friendships, work, romantic relationships and families. I often use cognitive behavioral techniques to support the client from session to session while working through longer term issues.
I very much look forward to hearing from you but more importantly working with you and getting to know you better.
~Dr. Rebecca Gehlke
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
I also have experience in Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching
LMFT #39064 (Expires: 2020-07-31)
Rebecca has been very supportive during my struggles. She understands my feelings and gives me ideas on how to get through them.