Meet Rebecca 

Proud Member of Shelterwood Collective

"Trauma is not what happens to is what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you." - Gabor Maté

I received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and a Master’s in Arts in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma and Abuse from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. I also have earned certificates in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from The Allender Center in Seattle, WA.

I am a licensed mental health counselor associate in the state of Washington. My in-person practice is located in Kitsap County. I offer telehealth options to increase access to therapeutic services to those who may not otherwise be able to see a therapist.

My pronouns are she/her. I am a cisgender, queer, neurodivergent, and deeply flawed human (aren't we all?). In 2008, I began my own therapeutic journey toward understanding and healing from significant childhood trauma. I have discovered that healing is a lifelong practice that is more tolerable when we are surrounded by a supportive community of family, friends, support groups, and mental health practitioners. 

I welcome all bodies, all abilities, all races & ethnicities, all religions, all sexual orientations, identities, and expressions, all countries of origin, and all people. I would be honored to be with you wherever you are on your journey

I invite you to meet with me to see if we are a good therapeutic fit.

More Than Trauma-Informed, Trauma Trained

My Background: I have spent over a decade facilitating group work with women who have experienced trauma and abuse. My passion is to create an environment in which the stigma and silence surrounding abuse can be broken in the lives of those in our community. I have seen and personally experienced the freedom of healing offered when people are supported by individual and group therapy. I love working in a group setting because of the ability of attendees to receive care from others with similar experiences. I focused my graduate work on expanding my knowledge of trauma and abuse.  The goal is to bring into focus one's experiences of familial, identity-based, religious, and social harms from a framework of one's attachment styles in current relationships. I work with others to identify healing experiences beyond talk therapy by integrating group work with a deeper awareness of one's somatic response to their history of trauma and abuse. I seek opportunities to increase my awareness of the oppressive systems that exist in our community and world. I desire to create a safe place to explore the harm that you have experienced.

Images provided by Megan Sethia @she.plays.withfire and by contributor Eliza Hermione (10008264)