Rebecca Backman, CMHC

BA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Journalism from Humboldt State University in 2010.
Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Westminster College in 2018.

My experience covers

a broad range and I have worked with children as young as three up through adulthood. I work with clients to create change for symptom relief while also diving into the deeper work for long-term healing. I feel that a lot of issues that trouble us are related to trauma, dysfunctional relationships (both with the self and others) and problematic patterns that develop from trying to cope with issues without the proper tools. I work with clients to help strengthen their identity, heal trauma wounds, and form positive relationships and connections.

I pull from a psychodynamic perspective as well as attachment theory and family systems to conceptualize while also utilizing ACT and person-centered interventions in session. I have training in DBT, CBT, EMDR, the Gottman Method, and play therapy. I have experience with substance use disorders, family and parenting, couple’s issues, self-esteem and identity issues.

I believe that collaboration and trust are imperative to our working relationship. You are the expert on you and your life and I am here to facilitate change, growth and insight into issues you are facing. In this way we will collaborate together to create positive change, self-compassion, and healing.

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