I am originally from Boston, but have been living in Chicago for the past 16 years. I am married with four young children (a 10 year old son, 8 year old daughter, and twin 5 year old sons). I work part time in a high school, helping my students and their families navigate the challenges of adolescence. I love spending time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite activities are going to the lake, riding my bike, reading, watching sports, playing at the park with my kids, and eating my husband's culinary creations.
I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and my Master's of Social Work Degree at The University of Michigan. I have been working with children, families, and adults for over 15 years. I have worked in juvenile detention, schools, private practice, and as a home-based therapist. Most of my experience has been working with clients who are struggling with mental health concerns, such as Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ADHD, and Psychosis. I also have worked extensively with clients who have experienced relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and interpersonal conflict.
I believe that my role as a therapist is to listen and understand the needs and motivations of my clients. Once there is understanding of the client's goals, then we can work together to help him/her get there and conquer obstacles that may be getting in the way. I typically use Cognitive Behavioral strategies to work with clients on changing problematic behaviors and thought processes. I approach therapy through a Humanistic lens that examines all of the systems in one's life and how they are working/not working for that client. My style is warm, open-minded, and supportive. However, I also believe in honesty and the need for direct communication. Asking for support is a brave first step in working to create the life you want to live. I'm excited to work with you on this difficult, but rewarding journey!
I also have experience in Depression, Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar
LCSW #149010961 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
Rebecca is very open and helpful. She listens and tries to help me figure out ways to better myself and see another perspective. I'm completely satisfied.
Rebecca has been incredible. It's been good to have someone listen and then provide constructive feedback. Sometimes the feedback has been hard to hear, but it's been spot on and isn't that one of the main reasons to talk to a counselor? If you need help, Rebecca can help.
Rebecca has been very helpful and very patient with me. I enjoy working with her very much :)