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.
444 Villa Rd.
Provides free initial consultation
Provides telehealth services
Practicing Since: 2014
My main focus of work is with adoptees, adoptive parents, Black, African-American.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 single events. I offer EMDR and am EMDR trained working towards EMDR certification.
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