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. She went on to implement a Positive Psychology Program at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital in Waco. 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. At UBH, she provided group and individual therapy focused on depression, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders. She also provided care on the adult, PICU, substance abuse, and trauma units. Becca developed a wide range of experience treating acute needs such as suicidal thoughts and self-harm behavior. Additionally, she conducted family therapy specializing in complex and conflicted family dynamics.
Becca specializes in treating low self-esteem, negative self-talk, grief and loss, mood disorders, anxiety, and depression. As a result of her experience, she is comfortable treating pre-teens, adolescents and young adults. Additionally, she is experienced in treating individuals and families and is skilled in working with the LGBTQ population. Becca's therapeutic style is non-judgmental and open while providing a direct, forward, and assertive approach. She is well-versed in the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and integrates mindfulness strategies and Positive Psychology practices. Becca is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized to treat anxiety-based disorders including PTSD, emotional/sexual trauma, and negative beliefs about oneself. 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, and college transition. Most recently, Becca has pursued advanced training in the utilization of DBT.
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.