Rufus Alkebu-Lan

LPC

About me

I am licensed in Virginia with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I have 20 years working with adolescents with adhd and other mental heath disorders. My experience includes a clinical supervision in therapeutic day treatment and in intensive in-home therapy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 33

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

VA LPC 0701002330


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rufus Alkebu-Lan. 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 on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Rufus for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Rufus is a great listener. My favorite thing about our sessions is that we don't hide who we are and we speak to each other crystal clear on hard topics. I really enjoy my sessions because I do feel listened and seen.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Rufus for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Rufus is a Great listener with succinct and on target input. His guidance has helped me weather a lot of storms
that hit all at once. When I need his advice again—and I am sure I will—I will be back. For now, thanks to Rufus’ help, I’m moving in the right direction.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Rufus for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I had great sessions with Rufus— he listens well and is very perceptive.

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Rufus for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Rufus helped me greatly with some work-related productivity and motivation issues. He was attentive and supportive, but also wasn't afraid to challenge me on my bad habits and incorrect assumptions. His sense of humor and ability to avoid jargon in favor of clear terminology helped me connect with the advice he gave.

Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

He’s been awesome he is so fun to talk to

Written on Dec 17, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Rufus was a very straight shooter right from the start. He asked me questions that were simple and to the point and got to the root of the issues I needed to address. He challenged me by sending ample worksheets and very helpful thought activities which addressed my confidence, communication skills, and emotional maturity. I appreciated his direct approach and his ability to help me set achievable goals.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts

Good Work

Written on Dec 03, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd

Rufus is a very relatable therapist who displays incredible empathy and understanding. Conversations are easy and there is no feeling of judgment whatsoever.

Written on Nov 29, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

I feel safe and comfortable with Mr. Rufus!!

Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Mr. Alkebu-Lan was very kind and empathetic during my first session. He was very invested in my wellbeing and did his best to make me laugh and to listen to what I had to say. I will be working with him more going forwards.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rufus is very kind and helpful while pushing me to think in the right direction instead of spiraling. He's relatable and professional and I can't recommend him enough.

Written on Nov 21, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

I had an excellent experience with Rufus as my therapist. When I first started therapy I was a hot emotional mess and having loads of anxiety/insecurities/uncertainty related to a relationship I am in. Rufus was amazingly helpful and supportive. I appreciated his empathetic directness and room for me to figure things out at my own pace.
I’m taking a break from BH - and when I return, I’ll ask for Rufus to be my therapist.

Written on Nov 16, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and adhd

He’s very personable and easy to talk to. He feels like an old friend.

Written on Oct 22, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

He is attentive and insightful. I look forward to seeing what our work together will produce.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and anger management

Wonderful listener who provides smart, actionable counseling. Best therapist I’ve had.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

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Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

So far my encounters with Rufus has been helpful. He seems to listen and understands my concerns and provides constructive feedback.

Written on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Rufus for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Rufus has been amazing in helping me deal with the sudden loss of my fiance. He has helped me realize that I need to take time for myself and grieve as needed.

Work with me!