What should I expect in my first session?
Your first session will begin with us getting to know each other, reviewing documents of your rights as a client, and completing an intake form. We will discuss your goals and expectations from counseling and we will answer any and all questions and concerns.
How long should I expect to be in therapy?
Most of our clients find immediate relief after the first 6 sessions. Depending on your goals for therapy, most people typically stay 12 to 36 sessions. We recommend starting with weekly sessions if possible. All sessions are 45-50 minutes long.
What happens in sex therapy?
Sex therapy utilizes traditional talk therapy related to sex. We offer a safe, nonjudgmental environment so you can speak frankly and openly. Topics we may discuss include sexual disorders and dysfunctions, infidelity, LGBTQ, body images, sexual self-esteem, physical and emotional intimacy, kinks, polyamorous relationships, orgasms, boundaries, and sexual shame.
There will never be any physical contact, sexual arousing, or nudity between us. Professional boundaries will always be maintained.
What should I expect in couples therapy?
Sessions are generally 50-60 minutes long but for an additional fee, we can negotiate a longer time. In the first session, we will gather background information on you and your partner and go over your rights as clients. If either of you finds that you need individual counseling, we will give you referrals to another colleague for individual counseling.
Do you see same-sex couples?
Yes, we see couples regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
Are you a Christian or faith-based counselor?
Rebecca has a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Colorado Christian University. She chose that program in order to improve her own spiritual growth as she completed her graduate degree. She will never impose her views on any client or bring faith or religion into your counseling session unless you request she does. If you are seeking faith-based spiritual integration into the counseling process, she certainly feels comfortable and confident to do so and welcomes the opportunity. Non-Christian and non-religious clients should feel welcome, safe, and accepted when working with her. She makes it her goal, that regardless of your world view she will hold and honor your views and beliefs.
What type of therapy do you use?
We use different types of modalities with all of our clients. Our main approach to therapy (therapeutic intervention) is person-centered/humanistic therapy which is a positive approach to psychotherapy that focuses on a person’s individual nature, rather than categorizing groups of people with similar characteristics as having the same problems. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, not only from the therapist’s viewpoint but from the viewpoint of individuals observing their own behavior. The emphasis is on a person’s positive traits and behaviors, and the ability to use their personal instincts and strengths to find wisdom, growth, healing, and fulfillment within themselves. We also use person-centered therapy which is also known as Rogerian Therapy. This is a counseling approach that requires the client to take an active role in his or her treatment with the therapist being empathic, non-directive, and supportive of clients.
In addition, Rebecca is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) therapist and certified Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) therapist. DBT’s main goals are to teach people how to live in the moment, cope healthily with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. With this understanding, clients begin to accept their challenges and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy based upon the theory that our thoughts affect how we feel, and how we behave. CBT has been found to be effective in the treatment of many disorders such as depression, anxiety, addictions, phobias, and more.