Hello! My name is Rebecca Tekeian, and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in CA. I believe that therapy has to be individually focused, and the theory I use in a majority of my sessions is Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I have been practicing for almost 10 years.
Most often, I find myself using cognitive behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy. These both have proven to make a great deal of progress, and lasting progress, with most of my clients. However, the therapeutic process is not "one size fits all," and I work to tailor each session to my client's specific needs.
I have the most experience working with clients who want to focus on managing anxiety, depression, relational issues, and trauma of all degrees. I also have vast experience with couples and family therapy.
My communication style
I like to create a comfortable environment where my client can feel at ease and feel safe. Our sessions will be collaborative, and we'll take a look at reviewing the previous week's session and planning ahead together as well. It works to build a cohesive therapeutic journey.
My journey to mental healthcare
I have always loved helping and connecting with people. I knew that in my undergrad, as I pursued more about psychology and worked in different research fields, this was what came naturally to me and something that I would enjoy doing long-term. Throughout my journey, I still feel that it is a privilege to be part of the journeys of my clients, adding to their experience as much as I can and being the catalyst for them to reach their goals.
My goals for you
I approach goal setting with clients by initially hearing all that the client wants to work on, then boiling it down and clarifying what areas we would like to start with and what is happening now. I find this collaboration to be the most effective.
My first session with you
Our first session will consist of a lot of questions and of me really getting to know who you are and what you're hoping to work on. I'll also answer any questions that come up for you as well.