Rebecca Solomon

(MSW, LCSW)

About Me

I am originally from Boston, but have been living in Chicago for the past 18 years. I am married with four young children (a 13 year old son, 11 year old daughter, and twin 8 year old sons). I work part time in a middle school, helping students and their families navigate the challenges of various emotional disabilities. I love spending time with my family and friends. Some of my favorite activities are going to the lake, riding my bike, traveling, 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!


Specialties

  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LCSW #149010961 (Expires: 2021-11-01)


Reviews

Written by K.R. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

I absolutely enjoy having Rebecca as my counselor. She looks at issues from your prospective and helps you get through to a solution. So glad I have had her at this low point in life.

Written by S.H. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am only begining with her, she is very attentative. It is me who is struggling to use her to the fullest potential.

Written by D.A. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rebecca is wonderful!!

Written by R.E. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, and bipolar disorder

She is a very understanding person that really pointed out things that could help me. She gave great advice on how to fix things and work with my emotions. One thing that I wish she would have done is offered more ways to communicate with her. Other than that she has been great.

Written by M.E. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Amazing person! Gave me some great advice.

Written by D.O. on Feb 26, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Rebecca has been there for me as a trusted advisor, not only to listen but give great guidance. She helps me think about situations in different perspectives and respects my decisions. I have more than once vented to no end and knowing she’s on the other side given an objective view of my situation means so much. I feel like I look at things much differently now and use a lot of the tools and techniques she has given me in my day to day life.

Written by K.I. on Dec 23, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

She is very compassionate and I feel she really listens to me.

Written by J.O. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

I have been talking to Rebecca through BetterHelp for only a short time, but those around me can already tell a huge difference. I went through some pretty serious trauma, and it has taken me a great deal of time to actually talk to someone. Even when I feel overwhelmed and disappear for a week, Rebecca repeatedly checks in, remembers key details, and lets me know she is ready to talk when I am. That really means everything to my success with this process, as avoidance has always been an issue for me. I will continue to work with her, and I would highly recommend Rebecca based on our time talking and her obvious expertise.

Written by C.L. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Rebecca Solomon is my therapist; she entered my life in a complex time when I was getting divorced and my father was dying at the same time. With all the layers of family, marriage, career, friendships, ebbing, flowing, dying, and being born, Rebecca puts together the whole picture easily and responds to the whole dynamic. Her suggestions have helped me so concretely, both to take action where the action was needed and also to reflect on things that I completely missed seeing. I have grown a lot during this very difficult period and I am thankful that Rebecca is guiding me through this hairy labyrinth. I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Written by P.A. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Rebecca is extremely attentive and caring. She is very smart and really cares about her clients.

Written by B.. on Jan 18, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Amazing listener. No judgement and let’s you be heard. Also provided amazing recommendations in a no pressure well to help you get through times in your life where a little direction is needed. She is amazing and I would highly recommended her.

Written by M.A. on Nov 23, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and self esteem

I could not speak more highly of Rebecca. She is empathetic, listens, and actually provides me with tools and tips I can use to move forward. I have never felt more respected or comfortable with a counselor. It feels as though she genuinely cares and wants to see me happy. She gives incredible advice, and has a lot of insight about the human mind, and why we think or act certain ways, which is helpful to hear. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by B.E. on Sep 25, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Rebecca has helped me navigate a complex issue, and has done so with extreme care, encouragement and wisdom. Being able to talk with her whenever I needed to has made such a difference at a time when life was messy, fast-paced and complicated. I appreciate her thoughtful responses and feel more confident knowing someone is always in my corner.

Written by M.I. on Sep 21, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor and a great listener. The worksheets she chooses to assign are helpful if you are looking how to organize an approach to your issue.

Written by M.I. on Sep 20, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks

Talking with Rebecca feels like a weight lifting off my shoulders. She’s very responsive and intuitive, and I can tell she understands what I’m saying and where I’m coming from.

I’ve been to quite a few counselors, but Rebecca is the only one who has shown me a new perspective on my situation, and I’m very grateful for that. She also regularly checks in on me if I haven’t responded in a few days, which definitely makes me feel cared for.

Rebecca, you are awesome!

Written by C.L. on Apr 16, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, anger, and career

I have only had a few conversations but all have been positive and help me explore myself.

Written by V.A. on Apr 07, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and parenting

Rebecca has been a good helping me process and have tools to use with anxiety and stress and worry.

Written by C.H. on Oct 22, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Rebecca has been so attentive and so helpful. I'm grateful that I have someone like her to talk to.

Written by J.O. on Oct 17, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, and family

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.

Written by J.E. on Sep 21, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and anger

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.

Written by K.A. on Jun 23, 2017 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Rebecca has been very helpful and very patient with me. I enjoy working with her very much :)