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ABOUT ME: I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified TeleMental Health Specialist with over 25 years experience in the counseling field. I'm comfortable helping individuals from all walks of life with their personal and/or professional issues and challenges. I have found online therapy to be a great way to support clients in the process of gaining the insight and self-awareness needed to truly transform their lives.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist (California) and certified life and career coach specializing in relationships, emotional healing, and living authentically as one's true self. I have in-depth expertise in the areas of codependent relationships and dysfunctional / alcoholic family systems; recovering from childhood emotional abuse; and cross-cultural competency and diversity awareness. I was born into a severely dysfunctional alcoholic home and I understand what it is to feel broken, lost, and alone. My own life journey has been about expanding my awareness and broadening my perspective so as to help not only myself, but eventually many others, to better experience their own innate wisdom and wholeness. I particularly enjoy working with highly sensitive people, artists, writers, 12-step practitioners, spiritual seekers, people who pay attention to their dreams, and professionals in need of strategic career advice.
MY APPROACH WITH CLIENTS: It is a genuine privilege to be able to join clients in the meaningful task of transforming their lives so that they can heal past and current wounds, change behaviors and ways of being that no longer serve them, and mindfully work through feelings and emotions that may be disruptive to their most important relationships. It is also rewarding to see those I work with move through obstacles that have been holding them back as they learn to live in a more free, unencumbered manner. Your progress will depend on your dedication and commitment to the therapeutic process. While therapy can indeed help you to gain new insights and increase your awareness, it is also important to integrate these new awarenesses into your everyday, ordinary life so that meaningful transformation can occur. In our work together I will help you to identify ways of being that are keeping you 'stuck', including current behaviors that may be causing you to re-create painful situations from your past. At the same time, I will be inviting you to explore and experiment with new behaviors that may serve you better today. You will also learn how to make healthy, empowering choices, which will allow you to create a new reality / life story based on who you most truly are.
MY THEORETICAL ORIENTATION: I incorporate a blend of western psychological theories and eastern philosophical precepts and principles in my practice to help facilitate our work together. I will meet you where you are, find out where you want to go, and do all I can to help you to get there. My holistic focus means that we will explore your physical, mental, emotional, social, creative, and spiritual well being as we actively engage in the therapeutic process. Given my orientation is eclectic, I may draw from a variety of theories, including psychodynamic and attachment theories, jungian theory (including incorporating dreamwork and active imagination into the sessions) and gestalt approaches, emotionally focused and cognitive behavioral therapies, family systems, positive psychology, interpersonal and narrative therapies, and somatic therapies, as well as dream-work and the guiding principles of the Tao Te Ching and I Ching. I am also very comfortable working with Christian clients.
It would be a true joy to partner with you in this next phase of your life adventure, wherever this might lead us. May your journey toward experiencing expansive health and well-being begin here...
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
LMFT #43860 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
Rebecca has been a wonderful resource for me. She has helped me identify and prioritize a few areas in my life to focus on and we've begun working on them immediately. In just a short amount of time, she has been able to win my confidence and I'm excited about the road ahead.
Only have had three sessions so far but very impressed. Rebecca is very engaged and extremely responsive with the messaging. I feel like a top priority and it's as if I'm her only client (even though I know I'm not). I've been so happy to have been linked up with her!
I have been in need of therapy for quite some time but my schedule with work and school has not allowed for it. When my friend suggested betterhelp I knew it would be great for me, but I had no idea how great my therapist, Ms. Mandeville, would be. She listens and understands the places I'm coming from, and not only that but she uplifts and encourages me. I know that having her as my therapist is really going to be essential in my life, especially as I go into college and experience the changes of becoming an adult. I am so grateful that I was paired with her and I cant wait to see where our work takes us.
Rebecca was great at tuning into exactly what was going on with me at the time I contacted her. Very quickly I was able to try some of her 'tools' and techniques in the real world to get rolling on other parts of my life that I felt were being held back. I highly recommend her.
Rebecca is incredible. We’ve only started working together this past week, but she’s already been so responsive and helpful. It’s clear she has a deep expertise, and she does a great job of sharing both theory and helping me take direct action. I feel so lucky to have connected with Rebecca, and look forward to continuing to work together through my growth and healing journey.