Helping you figure out how to bounce back and life the life with freedom and confidence.
Hello! My name is Rebecca, and I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor in Roswell, GA, who has been helping others become empowered for over 20 years.
I’m no stranger to overcoming challenges. My own personal journey has taken me through many ups and downs and life changes that have led me to become a counselor. I bring all of this to my work to bring a compassionate, hopeful, and collaborative approach to working with clients.
I got my start working in social services, helping people fight for their rights, and get through difficult times, before continuing on to teach kids with special needs. These experiences revealed to me that people needed more emotional support in their lives, and so, I decided to become a counselor to help others find guidance toward healing and thriving, instead of just surviving.
I'm a very interactive therapist who won't just sit there and listen to you talk. I work from a holistic approach, and my goal is to give you the strategies and tools you need to build emotional resiliency and learn how to use your own strengths to build a better future.
And when I'm not working, I spend most of my time doing creative projects, like sewing or knitting hats for my grandson, and sometimes gardening - so now you know where I get all my metaphors!
* Having been hard-of-hearing since my early 20’s, I hear well with cochlear implants, and I have many years of experience working face-to-face with clients. I do prefer email rather than the phone for the initial contact, but I offer 10-minute free consultations through Doxy.me to answer questions about my services.
My specialties include:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Imago Relationship Therapy
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- The Daring Way™
- B.A. degree in Sociology
- Master's degree in Special Education
- Licensed Professional Counselor
- Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
- Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
- EMDR (Levels I&II)
- Certified Imago Relationship Therapist
- Trained SoulCollage® Facilitator
1. The client is the expert.
I may have the expertise to help you achieve some insight, identify your strengths and resources, develop some skills, or process your emotions, but you are the expert when it comes to who you are, what you believe, feel, or need. You also have the choice on whether something works for you are not and whether to follow therapeutic recommendations. We will work as a team to determine your goals and plan, as well as putting that plan into action.
2. The most important part of therapy is the relationship between client and therapist.
I have found that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in success in therapy. The therapy session is a microcosm of society and can help clients learn about themselves and their relationships with others.
3. Treatment must be holistic.
In order to guide a client to health and a better sense of well-being, a therapist must treat the whole person. A person can spend years in therapy merely talking about their emotions, and yet never feel better. As a therapist, I look at the physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of a person to fully understand and help someone grow and heal.
4. It is never too late to change.
People have the power and potential to change regardless of their circumstances in life, their age, their educational background, or economic status. Some might tell themselves, “That’s just the way I am,” I was born that way, or “I’ve been that way all my life,” but I have seen people from all walks and stages of life work through incredible pain and challenges to achieve health and happiness.