Rebecca Preston


About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State with over 8 years of clinical experience. My primary work has been with individuals struggling with substance use and the wide range of emotional, relational, and physical issues that accompany addiction. I have worked with individuals with histories of complex trauma, including intergenerational trauma and childhood attachment issues. I also have experience in treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bi-polar disorders, as well as a variety of personality disorders. My clients have ranged in ages, from young adolescents to older adults, and have come from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds.

My approach is warm, empathetic, and playful; I believe that life is already difficult enough, and we don't need to make it harder for ourselves! I primarily practice Mindfulness-based counseling, which is a client-centered and trauma-informed approach. I believe in leading with compassion and understanding, and one of my greatest hopes is that each client can approach themselves with compassion and understanding as well. I believe that recovery and wellness is a lifelong process, and that my role is to walk beside you to provide tools and support as you make your journey.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #009100 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Written by E.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Rebecca is amazing. There is no pressure to disclose issues you are uncomfortable with and you can take your time to work things through. She is wonderful to talk to and puts me at ease when discussing difficult topics.

Written by S.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rebecca is a fantastic counselor. She listens to me and always remembers things I mentioned at the next visit, even if that's almost a month later. She validates how I feel about situations, sometimes even when I'm feeling irrational. But the best thing about her is that she teaches me something new every visit, weather it's a technique to help regulate my emotions and ground myself, or if it's that I should allow myself to feel the emotions I'm trying to surpress. And if you aren't struggling? She is great to just have a chat with, and you might end up discovering something new by the end of the conversation.

Written by F.A. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Rebecca is a compassionate, validating, and attentive counselor who understands my [primary concerns and offers different approaches for addressing problems that are causing me distress or anxiety. She has a calming and comforting presence.

Written by N.I. on May 01, 2021 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

At this point, I’ve worked with Rebecca for a couple months. From the start, even with this platform (virtual mental health), I have felt supported, respected, and as though she has an excellent understanding of what I am going through. I only wish I could see her more often or in person.

Rebecca employs a variety id psychological modalities. For me, I enjoy how she can provide grounding and mindfulness activities quickly to intervene when I am feeling very anxious or disconnected. She is one of the best therapists I’ve had.