Rebecca Garetz

Rebecca Garetz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC Associate, LMHCA, CYT

Supervisor: Valerie Correa, PhD

Hello! I'm Becca. I am a queer Jewish human (she/her). I am originally from California, but I call Portland my home!

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

3608306632

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $50-$100

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2017

Faith: Judaism

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Do you ever feel like it's never enough? You strive for perfection, and you can never meet your impossible standards you set for yourself? You are your biggest critic? I know the feeling! Having control over our lives feels safe and predictable. Getting out of our comfort zones, letting go, and feeling like you are enough is hard. I believe we can do hard things despite our anxiety and our need for control. You may be getting control through disordered eating or trying to get rid of anxiety.

My Approach to Helping

I use an unconditional and judgment free space and a listening ear for my clients. I use a mind-body approach to foster healing. I use approaches with fancy terms such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative and Solutions focused, but what all that means is that I help you observe and understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to be able to make changes that foster self-compasssion. I am also a certified trauma informed Yoga Therapist. Unlike talk therapy, yoga therapy uses the body as the map for understanding ourselves and creating new pathways for change by targeting the nervous system. Our nervous system tells us when we are safe and when to protect ourselves. This is great if you have to run away from a tiger, but not so much when your threat is a work deadline. When we can't escape a threat, we hold trauma, emotions, anxiety, anger etc. in our bodies.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that health is not a one size fit all approach. I believe that we are all unique and we carry unique stories that are rooted from childhood, the culture, and the systems we are brought up in. These inherently come with challenges but also strengths to explore and be curious about. I believe when we can connect back to our minds and bodies through compassion and care, we can change the narrative of who we are and who we want to be. I believe in a mind-body approach because I believe we are all struggling with stress in one way or another, and we carry it not just through intrusive thoughts but in the tension in our shoulders or in the judgments we hold about our bodies. I believe in re-writing the body narrative so you can feel at home. I am a part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am an ally for social justice, and a trauma informed and Heath At Every size clinician. I have a specialty in eating disorders and am yoga certified.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I am a trauma informed certified yoga teacher and therapist (500 hours). Yoga is a great addition to talk therapy. The body holds emotions and trauma that sometimes our brains haven't even processed or consciously aware of. Working with the body can calm the nervous system and teach us about safety, boundaries, and connection.

  • Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy External link

    I use ERP to treat anxiety disorders and OCD. We take the time to expose yourself to the anxiety without engaging in safety behaviors and/or compulsions. Through exposure we are training the brain to face fears despite anxiety being present, and when we prevent compulsions we train the brain that the feared stimulus isn't worth the extra time and energy. Let's be brave together.

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) External link

    I have training in Radically Open DBT (this wasn't an option on this site to choose from). It is the friend of DBT that works on over-contol temperaments such as diagnoses of depression, anorexia nervosa, OCPD, anxiety, autism, and perfectionism. RO-DBT teaches us social skills, and skills around being be more cognitively flexible. Add some self-compassion and mindfulness in there and we can be okay with making mistakes!

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Eating Disorder External link

    I have a certificate in treatment of eating disorders from Lewis and Clark. I am accepting new clients with disordered eating, maintaining recovery, body image, athletes, and ex athletes, and those who want to learn more about body positivity and HAES.

  • Anxiety External link

    I use CBT (Exposure Therapy), ACT, and RO-DBT to treat general anxiety, performance anxiety, perfectionism, over-control, anxiety, OCD, and social anxiety. Yoga therapy can also be utilized.

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