My name is Rebekah Barratt, Ph.D. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a therapist. I provide counseling and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and groups focused on coping skill development and self-care practices that help clients connect to themselves and others and heal unresolved grief and trauma.
I use a client-centered approach to meet the diverse needs of each person in treatment. My clinical experience is broad, covering a variety of treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches focused on communication enhancement, behavior modification, anxiety, depression & stress management multicultural issues. Areas of specialty include trauma-focused interventions such as EMDR and Prolonged Exposure Therapy. However, my expertise is not limited to trauma and adversity. I am well aware that developing self-compassion and the ability to trust and enjoy the good parts of our lives may also require therapeutic guidance.
I have worked with a wide range of adult women and men of varying ages, races, sexual identities, and cultures and have always enjoyed the diversity of the clients I have served. I spent 12 years of my professional career providing therapy and support to multiple Tribal communities in San Diego County through Indian Health Service. So, indigenous values inform my therapy approach and are close to my heart in every session dedicated toward restoring balance and healing the influence of both seen and unseen traumas.
My communication style
I have a lot of passion for this work and you will likely feel that energy from me immediately. Therapy is heart-felt work, and I engage my job in just that fashion. I am direct, but I am also gentle. And, I do my very best to create a compassionate and safe space within our sessions for the healing process to grow and flourish.
My journey to therapy
I have always been intrigued by human behavior and why we humans do what we do. My curiosity got me into this work. What keeps me in this work is the power of compassion and hope as a change agent in each of our lives
My goals for you
Goal setting is a collaborative process that we will engage together based on your identified needs and desires. In my experience, self-care practices have been the strongest predictor of behavior change and personal growth. So, I will likely encourage creating a solid foundation of self-care and support within the many areas of your life in an effort to create lasting and sustainable change.
My first session with you
The first session will be spent getting to know one another. It is my job to assess whether or not I have the knowledge and expertise to be helpful to you and will do so by asking you questions and then listening to your story. It will be your job to feel out whether we could be a good therapy match by how comfortable you feel in our first session.