Find Your Right Fit.
What I care most about is that you work with the person who’s your right fit – whether that’s me or not.
Over the years, so many clients have told me that I'm the best therapist they've ever had. And while, yes, I'm good at my job, that compliment is also simply because these clients found their right fit in their work with me. And it paid off.
I know that finding the right therapist can be absolutely daunting, but don’t give up; it is absolutely worth the pain-in-the-ass effort of finding your best therapist.
Who I Work Best With
I love working with women who are going through it and yet who are ready to dive in, risk being vulnerable, and figure shit out (even if they’re nervous – that’s completely okay!).
The women I work best with know that therapy isn’t a quick fix (alas, I’m still waiting for a magic therapy wand), but believe that it’s ultimately an investment in themselves and their well-being.
They are women who are willing to work hard in therapy, and who want a therapist who’s going to be right there with them along the way.
They are looking for an actual connection in therapy – not some therapist who just nods-and-smiles and murmurs a bland, “mmm hmmm,” all while looking down and taking notes as you bravely and vulnerably share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences (why do therapists do that?!).
The women I work best with believe that the therapeutic process is a valuable and worthwhile endeavor.
And I wholeheartedly agree.
A Little About Me
I'm Rebecca (she/her). I'm hyper-organized and punctual, and so I apparently then seem like I've got all my adulting shit together. Don't let that fool you.
My internal landscape can be just as messy as anyone's (we're all just people here, after all), but through my own experiences in therapy, and because of my training and experience as a therapist, I generally know how to tend to it well with gentle care and compassion.
Even so, that doesn't change the fact that I don't like feeling any of the big, challenging, uncomfortable emotions any more than any of my clients do.
Because I get it; this work – of being human, of being a human in therapy – is hard. I also believe it to be absolutely worthwhile.
I suck at all kinds of things – keeping plants alive, baking anything other than pumpkin pie with store-bought crust, doing math in my head – but I do not suck at my job.
Part of that is my ongoing training and experience (more on that below). Part of that is me being really clear and honest with myself and with clients about the type of work that I do best, and how I do it best. And a big part of that is also that I deeply care about connecting with my clients and building a real relationship with them.
The help that I provide my clients may be the most important part of my work, but the strong relationship that my clients and I build with each other is the most meaningful part.
My goal is to help each of my clients reclaim a connection with herself and with her life moving forward that is fulfilling and rewarding to her.
Why I Do This Work
I came to be a therapist in the way that most of us in the field do – by first having gone to therapy myself. I chose to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker because the values of the social work profession deeply resonate with my own worldview. My work is absolutely informed by both progressive and feminist values, and I am LGBTQIA affirming.
- I specialize in working with women because I’m good at it and I love it. Women holding space for one another has always been an important part of my life.
- I find grief work fundamentally hopeful; after all, there’s a lot of life wrapped up in grief and grieving.
- I find the same hopefulness in working with stress and anxiety – because ultimately it's all connected to the things we care deeply about.
- The work that I do with perfectionism is where my nature as a rebellious Social Worker – questioning the status quo and advocating for better – comes in. I call out the interlocking systems of capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy that perpetuate this harm. I get spirited. My clients get spirited. It’s honestly great fun.