Rebecca Carr, LPC, NCC, PMH-C
Hi there! I’m Rebecca. Glad you are here. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my background. I am a licensed clinical psychotherapist and have been counseling individuals for over twenty years. The majority of my work focuses on supporting individuals through anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, low self-esteem, life stage adjustment, and perinatal mental health challenges. I hold a certification and advanced training in perinatal mental health, as well as additional specialized training in grief, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapies. I hold a Master’s degree in counseling from Southern Connecticut State University and post-graduate work from University of Massachusetts Boston.
We all have stuff and sometimes that stuff gets in the way or causes distress. We will work together to help put things in a place where emotions are more manageable and you can get back to living a full, uninterrupted life. My interactive practice utilizes an individualized blended approach of Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Brief Counseling, and Gestalt therapies. I like to use humor too, because sometimes, it’s the best therapy and helps to reset perspectives. In a non-judgmental, positive environment we will work through emotions, perceptions, and challenges that may be impeding you from living an essentially better life.
The Counseling Center for Women & Children is dedicated to providing high-quality professional counseling services to older children and adults.
We can’t change what has occurred in the past, but we will work together to find closure, acceptance, and balance in the present.
What is Therapy and What Can I Expect?
What is Therapy?
Psychotherapy or counseling aims to help individuals cope with a variety of emotional challenges. Through engaging in treatment, clients learn more about themselves and what may be causing certain symptoms like anxiety, or depression. When working with a therapist, you’ll learn positive ways to manage certain feelings, situations, or life challenges. Anyone feeling overwhelmed or finding it difficult to cope with feelings may benefit from therapy.
When you come into the office you can expect to be treated with respect and with no judgement. Psychotherapy is much like a conversation. The first few sessions are typically spent reviewing guidelines, personal history, and some other housekeeping matters. After that the time is spent getting to know you and your concerns. Sometimes you’ll talk, sometimes I’ll ask you questions to elicit personal insight, sometimes we’ll practice certain helpful techniques, and sometimes we may just be silent. You’ll discuss goals for what you hope to gain from therapy as well.
The length of psychotherapy is different for each individual. Some forms of therapy last only a few sessions and some are long term lasting months or years. Sessions typically last 45 to 60 minutes.
Who can benefit from therapy?
Those who experience:
- Difficulty coping with every day stressors.
- Overwhelming feelings of apathy, sadness, or helplessness.
- Difficulty concentrating on work much of the time
- Drinking too much, taking drugs, or being aggressive to an extent that is harming themselves or others.
- A sense that problems never improve, despite receiving help from friends and family.
- Feeling constantly on edge or thoughts of worrying unnecessarily.