Rebekah Smith, MA, Licensed Psychological Associate
You are the expert of yourself. I believe you already have the ability to feel better and achieve your goals, whether your goals include reducing mental health symptoms like depression and anxiety, balancing a stressful life, or working out tough relationships. My job is to assist you in improving your mental health and life by assisting you in identifying your goals and then providing support, knowledge, and tools through evidenced-based treatments. We will work together to create a space for empowerment and growth.
My experience includes treating teens and adults with depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), interpersonal difficulties, stress management, academic struggles, behavioral difficulties, and more. I am committed to providing the highest quality clinical care.
I also offer psychological testing and assessment, to include mental health assessment, ADHD testing for children, teens, and adults, and learning disability testing.
My Approach to Therapy
I draw from multiple evidence-based therapy modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma focused therapies, positive parent training, MATCH-ADTC, and dialectical behavior therapy.
When working with children and their parents/guardians, I utilize the aforementioned process with added emphasis on taking a team approach. I have found providing tools to both children and parents/guardians is key to successful treatment.
My Education and Experience
I completed a master’s degree in psychology at Appalachian State University and am a Licensed Psychological Associate in North Carolina. I also received a bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus in health promotion from Appalachian State University. I began my career working in a residential treatment facility providing services to adolescents who had experienced severe trauma and distress. I have been providing outpatient therapy and psychological testing for children, teens, and adults for the past several years at Etheridge Psychology.
In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, spending time with my dog, and attending music events.