Rebecca was born and raised in Joplin, Missouri, having a strong connection to this community. She graduated from Missouri Southern State College in 1995 with her Bachelor of Art degree in Psychology, and from Southwest Missouri State University in 2003 with her Master of Social Work. She is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both Missouri and Oklahoma.
Rebecca spent the last 21 years serving the populations of rural Oklahoma by working at a Nonprofit agency, focusing on the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. Through her experience she provided therapy services, advocated for her clients in school settings, medical settings, and often assisted families navigating legal issues such as divorce, custody disputes and adoptions. She served clients in an outpatient setting for 17 years, then moved into a residential setting, serving at-risk juveniles for the last 4 years. Rebecca has also administrative experience having served in the roles of Employee Trainer, Quality Assurance Director, Clinical Director and Program Director during her time working in Oklahoma.
Rebecca is an advanced trained professional in Brainspotting which is a world-wide known therapy technique to provide neurological processing through almost any situation or concern. Brainspotting is an extremely effective tool to process trauma, grief, anxiety, chronic stress, relationship issues, attachment challenges, and can even be helpful to overcome obstacles such as learning delays or mental blocks. It is effective and widely used with all ages of individuals. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at an advanced level, which is an accredited form of trauma therapy. She has experience working with a multitude of issues including attachment challenges, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, grief/loss, trauma, ADHD, ODD, and mood disorders.
Rebecca enjoys working with individuals ages 4 through adulthood and believes strongly in incorporating the family into therapy when working with children or teens.
Rebecca is excited to bring her experience and practice to Missouri.