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. [read more]
Prior to starting at Counseling Associates of the Four States, Rebecca spent over 20 years serving the populations of rural Oklahoma by working in community mental health, non-profits and the private sector focusing on the needs of children, adolescents/young adults, adults and families. Through her experience she provided therapeutic services in both outpatient settings and in residential settings. Rebecca also has 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, having received her certification status 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, CBT, SFT and Attachment 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 8 through 99 and is happy to be providing services in her hometown of Joplin and the surrounding areas.