Rebecca was raised in Richmond, Virginia and moved to Florida in 2010 to attend Flagler College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and minor in Criminology. Rebecca always knew she wanted to help others and was inspired by a mentor in college to continue her education by getting her Master of Social Work. Rebecca moves back to her hometown to receive her Master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2014. Rebecca continued to work on her therapeutic skills and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2019.

While receiving her Master of Social Work degree, she was thrilled to be mentored by highly experienced therapists and was influenced by their emphasis on a person center and strengths perspective approach to counseling, treating children, adolescents, and families with compassion.  During this time, Rebecca had the opportunity to work as a therapist in a behavioral health hospital for children and adolescents. There rebecca worked with a multidisciplinary team to help stabilize children, along with providing support and parenting skills to families.

After graduate school, she was given the opportunity to move back to Florida and work as a therapist with children and their families in St. John’s County. Rebecca provide individual and family counseling, along with group therapy in the community and in school. She worked with a multitude of issues including, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, self-injurious behaviors, self esteem, and behavioral issues. 

Rebecca went on to work for a behavioral health hospital in Daytona Beach. She had the opportunity to work on the crisis stabilization unit and the partial hospitalization program. Rebecca’s main focus was working with children and adolescents, who are need of stabilization and have not been able to be successful in their school or community due to mental health difficulties. She was responsible for facilitating a group of ten clients daily, along with providing individual and family therapy for each client. During her time in the hospital, she has worked with a variety of severe mental health concerns. Rebecca has worked to incorporate a variety of therapeutic approaches, including person-centered, solution-focused, and strengths perspectives, to best fit the client’s needs.

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