Dialectical Behaviour Therapist
Rebecca is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and has extensive experience providing Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT) treatment to children, adolescents, and adults (ages 8 and up). She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Richmond, The American International University in London and her Masters in Social Work (clinical concentration) from the University of Georgia.
Rebecca is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™. She completed her Core Clinical Training through Treatment Implementation Collaborative and is intensively trained in the DBT Prolonged Exposure protocol for those with trauma backgrounds. She is also an intensively trained Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT) Clinician and working on becoming an RO DBT trainer. She incorporates mindfulness throughout all modes of treatment and has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Rebecca is an advocate for early intervention with child and adolescent mental health issues. She created and implemented adaptations of DBT for children and worked with her team to adapt RO-DBT skills for adolescents. She feels when working with children and adolescents collaboration with schools, teachers, psychiatrists and parents is vital for coordination of care.
Upon initial assessment Rebecca works with the client to discuss the most effective treatment approach and works towards helping the client achieve therapeutic goals through skills classes and individual work.
The treatment Rebecca offers has been proven to be effective for individuals who have:
- Suicidal ideation or self-harm behaviour
- Eating Disorders
- Depression and anxiety
- Struggles with interpersonal effectiveness and relationship building
- Perfectionism and rigid rules
- Trauma or stress related disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Mood Disorders