Rebecca Flatt

Rebecca Flatt

Clinical Social Work Associate

Hello, I'm Becca, pre-licensed mental health therapist. I received my MSW from the University of Southern California In 2014.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-899-2011

444 Villa Rd.

Newberg, 97132

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $70-$75

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English

Faith: Agnosticism, Atheism, Buddhism, Christianity, Wicca/Paganism, Multifaith

Services

  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • MODA
  • Oregon Health Plan
  • PacificSource

My Ideal Client

My main focus of work is with adoptees, adoptive parents, Black, African-American, Latino and Chicano communities.

My Approach to Helping

I am contracted to provide services through RAAP Counseling and Consulting, LLC. I am an eclectic therapist that practices from a foundation of attachment theory. I believe that the most important part of therapy is developing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients. My goal is to help you understand yourself in a safe space that is free of judgment and full of compassion and kindness. I hold space for all emotions and hope you bring all of them in with you, even the ones that are considered "bad". You will never be too much for me.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am what is called a clinical social work associate, which means I am working towards licensure as a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with people from every stage of life. I find that my favorite populations to work with are adolescents 15+, young adults, adults, and older adults. My focus of practice includes anxiety, depression, trauma, complex trauma, life transitions, identity issues, infertility, grief,. I am an adoption competent therapist and specialize in working with adoptees and transracial adoptees 15+, adoptive parents, and prospective adoptive parents. As both an adult adoptee and adoptive mother I have the understanding clinically and through lived experience on the complexities, difficulties, and mixed emotions that punctuate adoption. I specialize in working with marginalized communities specifically: people of color, and queer women on, identity, racialized trauma, and the deconstruction of internalized racism and homophobia.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is an intervention that puts the focus of treatment on acceptance of thoughts, feelings, and emotions. It also focuses on values guided action which means actions that are based on the things that bring value and meaning to our lives. The way I often conceptualize ACT is the Serenity Prayer in action.

  • Attachment Theory External link

    Attachment theory is a major part of how I conceptualize how I work with clients. I personally feel attachment plays such an important role in human experience because it's how we relate to the people around us. In therapy, the relationship between the therapist and the client is significant as trust and vulnerability are a major part of the client's process through treatment.

  • Relational  External link

    Relational therapy, also known as Relational Cultural Therapy (RCT) posits that human beings thrive on mutually satisfying relationships. RTC utilizes the therapeutic relationship as an example of a healthy relationship and helps clients understand how past relationships, culture, class, gender, and other social factors affect relationships and create power struggles in the life of the client.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have researched a wide verity of resources pertaining to the oppression faced by Black, African American, Latino, and Chicano communities. My clinical conceptualization of the oppression facing these communities comes from a Black of feminist/ Chicana feminist lens. It can help greatly to have someone who has walked a mile in the same type of shoes.

  • Adoption Issues External link

    I have researched adoption issues from the adoptee's standpoint as well as an adoptive parent standpoint. As both an adult adoptee and an adoptive mother, I not only understand adoption from a clinical standpoint but I have the lived experience to approach adoptees and adoptive parents with real understanding and empathy. I do not provide services for birth parents or birth families at this time.

  • Loss or Grief External link

    Grief and loss are two of the most unifying issues humans face. I've taken specialized training in grief and loss issues. Disenfranchised grief is an area that I have a great deal of knowledge in. Disenfranchised grief often feels like you have to qualify why your loss is painful. I provide a safe space to work through issues of grief and loss no matter how trivial it may seem. Your pain matters.

  • PTSD External link

    Trauma takes place as a singular event or many events that overwhelm a person's ability to cope. I use an integrative approach for working with complex trauma and trauma-related to signal events. At this moment I do not offer EMDR, however, I will begin EMDR training in the winter of 2021.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety is a condition that affects everyone at some point in their lives. For some, it may become unmanageable and that is when treatment may be a helpful option. Together we can work to uncover the root cause of your anxiety and develop useful tools to address symptoms that you can utilize in your everyday life.

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