Hello! Welcome to Better Help. You are probably wondering how this can be helpful and/or how is is different than traditional therapy. I wondered the same thing when I was looking into it. Better Help provides a unique experience for someone who may need help but can't find the time that fits into a "normal" schedule, can't find a therapist that is a good fit or maybe someone who isn't ready to be face to face with a therapist but still wants a professional, outside perspective.
My name is Rebecca Hathorn and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. I have been working in the helping profession for 21 years and have been a licensed therapist for 15. I spent many years working with foster youth, foster parents and biological parents. I have a great deal of experience working with transition age youth, ages 13-24, and specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, stress related to work, school, family and relationships as well as grief and loss and attachment disruptions. I recognize the inequities in the world, especially as it relates to people of color and LGBTQ, and the amount of stress and trauma these can cause. I also have experience working with parents . I understand, first hand, the stress of being a working parent and how the anxiety that comes along with parenting impacts all aspects of your life.
I believe that the most important aspect of "good therapy" is the relationship that is formed between therapist and client. It is important that you feel comfortable talking with your therapist about everything. In order to do this, you need to feel a sense of trust and genuine acceptance. I consider myself to be a therapist who is "real". I am able to support you in meeting your goals and coming to your own conclusions and I do this through listening and offering reflections and suggestions.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. One of the many great things about this mode of therapy is the frequency with which you can have access to a therapist throughout the day. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. At this time, I only offer messaging and live chat sessions. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check that out with me through messaging first.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 26832
It's been great working with Rebecca. She hears when I need to refocus the sessions or if I am having trouble mentally absorbing the content that week. She's been helping me figure out things I've been wondering about all my 54 years of life . . . it's like having a friend to talk to and at the same time help guide my thoughts so that I can help myself think through certain situations.
Written on Oct 25, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 years and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Rebecca is one of the best therapist I have worked with. She is understanding and kind. She understands exactly how I communicate and doesn’t make me feel guilty or bad for doing things my way. She is very skilled at getting to the root of my issues. I am lucky to have met her.
Written on Mar 22, 2022 after therapy with Rebecca for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and bipolar disorder
Rebecca is great! She makes me feel comfortable.
Written on Mar 19, 2021 after therapy with Rebecca for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Rebecca is kind, insightful, a fantastic listener, and always has great suggestions and plans of actions to help me do the work. I wouldn't be where I am now without her.
Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with Rebecca for 5 months on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Rebecca was amazing during my time of need. I would recommend her to anyone.
Written on Apr 30, 2020 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I haven't been with Rebecca long but I feel like she genuinely cares and remembers things about me or my feelings that makes it so I don't have to repeat myself so I get best use of time during the session.
Written on Feb 08, 2020 after therapy with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd