Becca Flatt

Becca Flatt (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

I'm Becca; I'm an interracial, mixed-race adoptee who provides adoptee-competent therapy for transracial and interracial adoptees 15+.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

307 E 2nd St.

Newberg, 97132

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $200

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

I am only accepting cash-pay clients who are transracial adoptees. I will be providing consultations for navigating estrangement for both adoptees and adoptive parents soon.

My Approach to Helping

I am an eclectic therapist who practices from a foundation of attachment theory. I believe that the most important part of therapy is developing a solid 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 might feel not okay to have.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I have worked with people from every stage of life. My favorite populations to work with are adolescents 15+, young adults, adults, and older adults. My focus of practice includes adoption-related complex trauma, racial identity development, grief, secondary rejection, search & reunion, estrangement, and parenting as an adoptee. I am an adoption-competent therapist and specialize in working with adoptees and transracial adoptees 15+. As both an adult adoptee and adoptive mother, I have the understanding clinically and through lived experience of the complexities, difficulties, and mixed emotions that punctuate adoption. I specialize in working with marginalized communities, specifically: people of the global majority and queer women/fems, identity, racialized trauma, and the deconstruction of internalized racism and homophobia.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Adoption Issues External link

    I work from the Adoptee's standpoint and an adoptive parent's 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 of approaching adoptees with a fundamental understanding and empathy. Only provide therapeutic services for adoptees. In the future, I will provide consultations for adoptees and adoptive parents on navigating, pre-estrangement, estrangement, sustained no contact, and reconciliation.

  • 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 single events. I offer EMDR and am EMDR trained working towards EMDR certification.

  • 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.

  • 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 feminist/ Chicana feminist lens. It can help significantly to have someone who has walked a mile in the same type of shoes.

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