Rebecca, otherwise known as Becca, has called DFW home for most of her life. She was raised in Plano where she attended Prestonwood Christian Academy before pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She then returned home to attend Dallas Baptist University where she obtained her Master's Degree in Counseling.
Becca began her career at Baylor University studying the mind-body relationship in Baylor's hypnosis lab. She went on to implement a Positive Psychology Program at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Waco. This focused on gratitude, mindfulness and spirituality in recovering from trauma. In graduate school, she provided treatment to children and teens age 6-17 with emphasis on developing social skills and healthy emotional expression. After completing her studies, she began work at University Behavioral Health Hospital (UBH) in Denton where she became the Lead Therapist for the Adolescent Program. Here she provided group, individual and family therapy addressing acute care needs of the adolescent population age 13-17. She honed skills to treat individuals and families in crisis and addressing high-risk behaviors such as suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, cutting and conflicted family dynamics. Becca eventually went on to work on the adult unit at UBH where she provided therapy focused on substance abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and mood disorders.
Becca specializes in treating low self-esteem, negative self talk, grief and loss, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety and depression. As a result of her well-rounded experience, she is comfortable treating pre-teens, adolescents and adults. Additionally, she is experienced in treating individuals, couples and families and is skilled in working with the LGBTQ population including those struggling with gender and sexual identity. Becca's therapeutic style is non-judgmental and open while providing a direct, forward and assertive approach. She is a Prepare and Enrich facilitator, which is a method of couples counseling and is trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) which has been proven to treat personality disorders and emotion regulation issues. She is well-versed in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and integrates mindfulness strategies and Positive Psychology practices. She also integrates diet and overall fitness into treatment as it has been proven to have an impact on mental health. Becca has a particular interest in working with individuals experiencing a major life change such as a change of employment, marriage, divorce, relocation, college transition, etc...
In her personal time, Becca enjoys practicing photography, traveling anywhere with cool weather, trying new food and cooking. She loves spending time with her husband and two rescue pets, a cat named Thor and a German Shepherd named Rebel.