About Me

My approach to therapy is client-centered: I believe clients are the experts on their lives and determine the direction and depth of therapy.

I employ an Integrative therapeutic lens, on multiple treatment modalities to help clients identify strengths and to develop treatment plans that accomplish their goals. Some clients may find they need short-term therapy. In these situations, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) may be used. Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) assists clients in exploring what they are doing well and how to focus on solutions to situations rather than focus on problems. SFBT strategies help clients to set goals and visualize what areas may be preventing them from moving forward in a current situation. SFBT provides tools that are measurable helping clients focus short and long term goals.

I am a trauma certified therapist utilizing approaches that works to ground the individual through mindfulness techniques, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to work through traumatic experiences and how these may show up or be held in the body. Each of these approaches can bring awareness to their body and how it holds memories or emotions that don't make sense such as anxiety, sadness, numbness, insecurity and even happiness. I work with clients to identify and using an exploratory approach to help bring forth awareness and healing as they learn to understand how these experiences may be causing conflict or confusion in their life.

Others may find they need guidance from a cognitive approach, in these instances we may employ use Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT), and/or Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in our work together. Through the use of CBT, clients replace negative or dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors and replace them with more realistic positive thoughts and behaviors. Clients may find through applying CBT practices that a change in thinking can lead to a change in behaviors.
DBT may be applied when a client feels they need help with emotional control and within their relationships. DBT has four modes of focus including mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation with the goal of teaching clients how to cope with emotional distress in a positive, more productive ways.


Outside of my work as a therapist, I am working to become a Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher (TSY) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I also enjoy reading, biking practicing yoga, and traveling to new places learning about different cultures.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #66823 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rhea Lester. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by P.A. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

So far rhea has been great and offered me some great resources.

Written by M.E. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Working with Rhea has changed my life for the better. She has taught me coping skills that help me through everyday. Her patience, kindness and compassion provides a safe environment to talk about your story; that was I first for me, so I highly recommend if you get a chance to work with Rhea definitely say yes.

Written by A.N. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rhea is absolutely fantastic, her listening skills are amazing, and she really tries to make me feel comfortable sharing everything during our sessions. She's like a professional friend :) that makes me feel at ease when talking to her while always having great ideas as to what I can do to make my life easier. Thank you, Rhea!

Written by V.I. on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I just completed my 3 session with Rhea. I am really happy with her and how she is helping me. Some of the things I have come to her with feel small and insignificant, but they are big for me and she always listens with an open heart. She is giving me the specific tools I have asked for to deal with things I am struggling with.

Written by C.O. on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties

Rhea became my therapist at a very eventful time of these guys past few years. She has been a great guide for me to navigate difficult times and keeping my optimism up. She knows so many techniques and strategies to conquer very specific situations and I’m very thankful for that. But what I appreciate the most is when I explain any situation she listen so attentively she will tell you what she understood and give inputs about the situation that are insightful and helpful. I feel supported, guided and heard. I’m excited to keep working with her on my progress.

Written by L.E. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Rhea is a great counselor, she has been helping me so much. Thank you!

Written by A.L. on May 27, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I find Rhea to be genuinely compassionate and supportive, sincere in her aim to listen and help, and resourceful in providing ideas and strategies. Speaking with her has been a positive experience all around.

Written by C.H. on Apr 02, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is amazing !

Written by L.O. on Jan 13, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rhea is calm, caring and takes the time to really listen. She doesn’t patronise, or make me feel as though my problems are in any way trivial.

It’s good to know she is there to support me and only a text or call away. She has such a warm nature.

Written by H.E. on Jan 11, 2021 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Just in our first session Rhea was able to make some actionable suggestions that immediately helped reduce some of my anxiety and find my forward momentum. Down to earth and practical, great listener, and lovely to talk to. Highly recommend.

Written by B.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

The responses are not just “by the book” so in-depth and wanting to find out why and actually caring.

Written by L.U. on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

I worked with Rhea during a REALLY hard time in my life, and she was absolutely wonderful to work with. She had helpful perspectives, worksheets, and I so appreciated the loving presence from Rhea. I highly recommend working with her.

Written by R.E. on Nov 16, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Rhea is extremely knowledgeable and very adamant about helping you. She cares and wants to give you every tool possible to succeed. She’s amazing.

Written by R.O. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I have really enjoyed and feel I have really learnt a lot from Rhea, she has helped me understand so much and really helped me with my problems I feel very comfortable telling her everything

Written by A.L. on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Rhea provides great and friendly support to her clients. She listens and provides thoughtful advice on how to do with stress, family issues and relationship matters.

Written by S.T. on Aug 06, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and eating disorders

Rhea is attentive to the emotions and struggles I share. She helps me work my mindset with questions to make me think and explore other perspectives. She shares tools, books, and more to help with specific topics of desires improvements. Strongly recommend her, she been truly helpful.

Written by J.O. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

From the onset Rhea has provided me a lot of value and perspective. I've only had a handful of sessions with her and she has helped me to understand my experiences both subjectively and objectively. There is always an action suggested after each session for which I've seen success in implementing. I'm happy that I've been matched with a professional like Rhea. Her expertise is appreciated.

Written by Y.O. on Jun 20, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She’s amazing!

Written by Y.A. on Jun 09, 2020 after therapy with Rhea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Rhea is a kind and caring person who really takes her time to listen and understand you to help build you up.

Work with me!