Rebecca Zeleny

(LCSW, MA)

About Me

Welcome! Thanks for exploring my profile page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 13 years experience. I have worked with individuals, couples, and families in a variety of different settings. As a therapist it is important to me that my clients feel comfortable. You are my top priority. We will work together to find you success, healthy love, creative solutions, well-being, or peaceful resolutions. The approach I take is one where I respect your personal beliefs, focus on your strengths, provide you tools that work immediately, and to offer support to facilitate your emotional growth and accomplish your goals. I believe that we can build from areas that are working well in your life and build off those foundations. I really enjoy watching my clients make the changes they want. I look forward to working with you! Let's make something wonderful happen!

When I'm not counseling, I enjoy exploring the outdoors, rescuing animals, building birdhouses, and reading books for personal growth. My current book recommendations include: "Big Magic," by Elizabeth Gilbert; "The Gifts of Imperfection," by Brene Brown; "The Alchemist,", by Paulo Coelho; and "The Last Lecture," by Randy Pausch.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2361-C (Expires: 2021-05-01)

LCSW #2018030262 (Expires: 2021-09-01)

LCSW #8080-C (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Rebecca is patient and has good suggestions. She is flexible with her schedule. Very talented.

Written by J.U. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Rebecca is a very compassionate and skilled therapist, who listens to me and helps me work through my issues in a way that makes me feel supported and heard. She has been instrumental in getting me through a very difficult time in my life.

Written by A.L. on Apr 22, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, grief, and self esteem

Rebecca is patient, kind, good humoured and really calming. Her advice has helped me enormously through many different problems from grief to self harm to my relationship.

Written by V.I. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Rebecca is incredibly attentive and kind. She has given me so many invaluable tools to process my feelings and reduce my anxiety. I am feeling better than I have in quite literally a decade. I feel like she is helping me to establish my independence and understanding in my own behaviors and coping methods. Hands down the best decision I've ever made.

Written by J.A. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Rebecca is the best. She checks on me and makes me feel like she genuinely cares about me as a person. She’s flexible, very professionally relaxed so that you don’t feel scared to talk to her, and she’s extremely supportive and helpful in therapy. She’s a perfect fit for me! I’m so grateful for her and BetterHelp! Thank you!

Written by A.I. on Feb 27, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Rebecca has been nothing but patient and respectful in all of our conversations and has really helped me create space in my mental processes. I’ve seen my communication during tough conversations and thus my personal relationships improve due to our work together. I’d highly recommend Rebecca and the Betterhelp format. It’s given me the support and care I needed.

Written by M.O. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rebecca has been helpful and patient with me so far! She always seems to offer helpful insight and suggestions to help me focus on the real problems.

Written by B.E. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and

She's very good!

Written by H.O. on Oct 17, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Rebecca is exactly what I was looking for when I came to BetterHelp. She is not judgmental and I felt very comfortable opening up to her. Her straightforward and kind manner didn't make me anxious at all. I've recommended her to several of my friends already.

Written by A.M. on Oct 03, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

My counselor has been amazing. She messages me back pretty quick, some days it’s a wait. But not long. She is very attentive to the issues I have going on and listens well. The steps she provides me with to handle the anxiety and stress ignore life are amazing. Thankful for this amazing place.

Written by A.M. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Rebecca is thoughtful and caring and has interesting viewpoints and is a good listener. She has been very helpful for me in a time of difficulty.

Written by K.U. on Aug 06, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Rebecca is very easy going and understanding. I feel comfortable talking to her and bouncing ideas off each other.

Written by K.A. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coaching

I find Rebecca to be refreshing. She is a no-nonsense person of which I love. She has helped me see and understand unhealthy situations and how to help myself gain the strength and clarity from them.

Written by H.E. on May 03, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression

I haven’t been with Rebecca long but she has been very attentive, checking up on me when I disappear. I feel that she listens to what i say and offers helpful advice.

Written by S.H. on Mar 18, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Rebecca is extremely kind and caring and she really gives some objective opinions that will better your circumstances. I think she is very leveled and gives good insight into what is good and right for you. I think she’s a great counselor and she has helped me immensely with my depression and has assisted me in growing as a person. She has allowed me to gain control of my life and have a much clearer view of the world. Her tactics really worked for me and I’m glad that she was my counselor. I would recommend her to anyone. She really helped me ground myself and gain control of who I wanted to be. Thank you. I would recommend her to anyone who is depressed and needs assistance!

Written by T.E. on Mar 13, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

Always there for me. I did try this counseling . It didn’t turn out well the two times I tried. But with Rebecca I feel like she actually listen to me and making plans and activities to help me deal with my problems. She doesn’t limit my problems. She helps with all my problems. No matter how small they seem. She says all are important. That I should be believe I’m important

Written by S.H. on Feb 13, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Rebecca made my very first counseling as easy as it could be by her warm personality. I felt very comfortable talking to her about my fears and concerns. She also helped me to gain new perspectives as she helped me to see things from different point of views.

Written by Y.A. on Jan 28, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am very happy to have Rebecca as my counselor. She is very attentive and gives me the insights that I'm looking for. She's not judgemental and very kind. I used to be confused and overwhelmed by lots of events. I can say that I'm doing better with my self-confidence, my responsibilities and relationships with her help. Thank you for everything.

Written by L.Y. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Rebecca is supportive, responsive, respectful and kind. It's early days but the process so far has been helpful.

Written by S.H. on Dec 27, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rebecca has been such an asset to my life and my mental health! We were connected during a very challenging time in my life and it was such a relief to have someone to talk to so openly, without fear of judgment, who also gave me legitimate tools to cope with my situation. Even though that time has passed I feel Rebecca's help has been even more valuable to help me make the most of my life and start working towards goals that I've set aside for too long. She is extremely genuine, compassionate, encouraging, and very easy to talk to!

Written by L.E. on Dec 09, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Rebecca, was really good for me in a difficult place. Why? Because she was there for me when my relationship ended. She was professional and honest. Thank you for being there.

Written by I.A. on Sep 07, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

In just the short 3 weeks I’ve been working with Rebecca, she has helped me immensely. She is very insightful, knowledgeable, and kind. She responds quickly to messages, and is very thorough in all manners. I’m so grateful to have her help!

Written by K.R. on Aug 31, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Rebecca has been great. She is very easy to talk to, and she has been very supportive.

Written by G.E. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

She is so lovely and gives great advice! 10/10 great stuff.

Written by L.I. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and intimacy-related

Rebecca is extremely kind and understanding. She is easy to talk to and is very personable. She has already helped me greatly in the short time we have talked.

Written by A.N. on Aug 15, 2018 after counseling with Rebecca for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Rebecca has been a great source of support for me while I navigate an extremely stressful time in my life. She has helped to ease my anxiety and provide me with methods to cope with my stressors. She is supportive, kind and knowledgeable.