My Therapy Beliefs
If you choose to work through your past, current experiences, or relationships, you are making an incredible step towards your growth and healing. I am so excited that you are taking this step, and my goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with you. I believe in co-creating an alliance to explore, grow, and create in a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space. I am queer and gender-affirming, pro-sex work, weight neutral, polyamory, and kink knowledgeable. I do my best to create a warm and empathetic environment that will also help challenge you to meet your goals. I believe in utilizing various treatment methods to meet your needs and creating an approach that is unique to you. I draw from trauma-informed, feminist, queer, and anti-racist perspectives and implement attachment theory and DBT-informed therapy. I am open to interweaving alternative experiences to your treatment, whether it’s sharing where you’re at through the use of memes or using tarot to work through problems. You are the expert of your own life. Let’s collaborate and find what works best for you.
Rebecca joined Mosaic Mental Health Center in 2021. Rebecca utilizes the pronouns they/them and identifies as non-binary. As a former Catholic, Rebecca makes jokes about their gender that they’re only female on Christmas and Easter for their parents. Rebecca is a social worker and sex educator, and has been engaged in the sex education field since 2009. Rebecca co-authored the book “It’s Called ‘Polyamory’: Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships” in 2017. Rebecca graduated with their MSW from Temple University in 2020.
Among Rebecca’s many personal interests, they enjoy tarot and astrology, meme-collecting, Pokemon Go, Animal Crossing, skincare and cosmetics, baking, snuggling with their cats, and various music. Rebecca is active in a number of groups on facebook regarding disabled life, and specific experiences for individuals with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Rebecca is working on their second book (it is not going well).
Rebecca’s ongoing interests and focuses include working with the LGBTQIA+ community, HIV+ individuals and PrEP, Polyamory, Kink, racial and economic justice, the fat positive movement, disabilities, trauma healing, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
As an individual who is passionate about experiences and education, Rebecca has completed a number of certifications, including, Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),(Fairmount Behavioral Health System, 2019), Psychoeducation as a Trauma Intervention (Behavioral Health Training and Education Network, 2019), Sexuality Education Certification Series (Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, 2013), as well as an Enhanced Placement Program (Philadelphia Connections, 2018-2019) which offered a wide variety of mental health topics from Pharmacology to Diagnostic issues to ethics of social work and diagnostics.
Professionally, Rebecca’s goal for 2021 is to pursue further certification in DBT, as well as certifications in Trauma and recovery. Rebecca is also looking to expand their knowledge in reading and understanding legal documents. Personally, Rebecca’s goal is to finish their book, and to dig deeper into their tarot practice.