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Rebekah Smith, MA, Licensed Psychological Associate

 

Rebekah completed her master’s degree in psychology at Appalachian State University. She also received her bachelor's degree in psychology with a focus in health promotion from Appalachian State University. Rebekah is a Licensed Psychological Associate in the state of North Carolina and has over 4 years of experience in mental health. She began her career working in a residential treatment facility providing services to adolescents who had experienced severe trauma and distress. Her experiences taught her she had a passion for providing support to those experiencing mental health related distress, so she returned to school to pursue a career in psychology. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys biking, hiking, spending time with her dog, and attending music events.

 

Rebekah is experienced in providing cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, trauma focused therapies, positive parent training, MATCH-ADTC, and dialectical behavior therapy. Additionally, she has experience in treating depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, posttraumatic stress disorder, interpersonal difficulties, stress management, academic difficulties, behavioral difficulties, and more.

 

As a therapist, Rebekah feels that you are the expert of yourself. Therefore, with her teen and adult clients, she encourages and greatly values collaboration in order to work together to create a space for empowerment and growth. Rebekah believes that each individual has the ability to succeed and achieve their goals. Her aim as a clinician is to assist you in improving your mental health and life by providing knowledge and tools through evidenced-based treatments.

 

Rebekah is committed to providing the highest quality clinical services; therefore, she believes treatment should be tailored to your individual needs. She will work with you to understand your concerns and will then collaborate with you to identify goals for treatment. From there, she will discuss different types of treatment and weigh the pros and cons of each treatment style to assist you in choosing the treatment that best fits your needs.

 

When working with children and their parents/guardians, Rebekah utilizes the aforementioned process with added emphasis on taking a team approach. She has found providing tools to both children and parents/guardians is key to successful treatment.