Becky has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to help them to heal from trauma and build lasting connections that support growth. Healing distress in children helps repair broken or problematic relationship patterns before they cause problems in later life. Becky enjoys helping children and adolescents learn to understand and respond to symptoms of depression, anxiety, dysregulated emotions and out of control anger so that they can grow and avoid the isolation and rejection.
The hallmarks of Becky’s approach are compassion and communication. Becky works with children, teenagers and families to help them recognize and regulate the emotions they are feeling. When we understand emotion we can communicate our needs and the family system can grow and heal. Becky works with parents and children, both individually and together in sessions. When families are able to communicate their needs and expectations in a healthy way then healing can begin.
Becky believes strongly in the value of family relationships. Although many teens are able to engage in therapy independently, Becky enjoys helping individuals of all ages learn to communicate who they are and what they need in order to build relationships that sustain them through the challenges of growing and creatinga life worth living.
Becky’s eclectic approach to therapy focuses on finding a way to connect with children and teens in the unique ways that each individual youth responds too. Becky teaches adolescent DBT skills which build the ability to recognize and regulate emotion. She uses activities like angry balloons and dysregulated emotion jenga tiles to help make internal experiences concrete and teach children and teens a language to communicate their internal struggles.
Becky graduated with her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Western Seminary Seattle in 1999. She has over two decades of clinical experience in a variety of settings in Seattle and Birmingham. She has worked closely throughout her career with child and adolescent psychiatry assessing and treating mood disorders, anxiety, behavioral problems and trauma.
Becky utilizes a variety of treatment interventions including CBT, DBT skills, developmental therapy, narrative therapy and family systems therapy. This eclectic approach allows the flexibility to meet every child and every family where they are. Becky enjoys working together with children, teens and parents to connect and develop the kind of communication and relationship skills that nourish the growth and development of a child’s true self.
Becky is an Alabama native, a huge Auburn fan, a tennis mom and a twenty-year veteran of JBS Mental Health Center where she currently serves as the Assistant Clinical Director for Children’s Services.
○Teen Therapy ○Impulse Control ○Mood Disorders ○Family Counseling
○Child Counseling ○Depression and Anxiety○ School Performance ○Parenting Skills
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