Rebecca Garetz

Rebecca Garetz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC Associate, CYT

Supervisor: Valerie Correa, PhD

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.” ― Vincent van Gogh

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

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At a Glance

Me

Rate: $75-$120

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2017

Faith: Judaism

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket

My Ideal Client

Do you ever feel disconnected from your body? Or too much in your body it’s uncomfortable? Maybe you find yourself too much in your head, ruminating about everything until you realize how much time has passed. Societal messaging about how we should show up in our bodies and how we should look and express ourselves may feel disconnected from, who you want to be and how you want to show up. The anxiety that arises with trying to navigate who we are in a complex world can feel overwhelming.

My Approach to Helping

I work with clients on helping them feel empowered in their bodies, to create a nurturing and safe space in the body. When we feel that the body is a safe space to come home to, we can make more meaningful relationships with others, set good boundaries for our self and others, and take time enjoying the world around us. I specialize in body image, disordered eating, anxiety disorders, OCD, and ADHD. Talk therapy I use are a combo of CBT, ERP, ACT and Narrative therapy. 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. When we can't escape a threat, we hold trauma, emotions, anxiety, anger etc. in our bodies. I use a combination of both talk therapy and use of the body as a map to learn how to regulate the nervous system towards safety and calm.

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. ERP is a type of CBT, that works on changing behaviors and managing unpleasant thoughts and feelings. 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.

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) External link

    I use ACT to practice bringing distance to our thoughts so that we can implement compassion and acceptance practices that align with our values in our daily lives.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • 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.

  • OCD 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.

  • Body Image Issues External link

    I work with clients on challenging the societal myths about body image, help clients feel empowered in making choices for themselves in how they want to show up in their body. I use a combination of narrative, CBT, ERP, Yoga, and art approaches.

  • 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.

  • ADHD External link

    As someone with ADHD myself I get the struggle of navigating a world that doesn't always fit our needs, and feeling tired in having to keep up. I am working towards completing my certification as a Certified ADHD Professional

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