• Rebecca Armstrong

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

    Whether you are looking for brief, short-term therapy or longer term depth psychotherapy, I provide a space that is flexible, reflective and draws upon your own expertise of experience.

    Through empathic inquiry, we explore the areas of your life that feel challenging, or where you may feel stuck, or “off”. Drawing upon humanistic principals, I use a broad range of evidence-based therapy modalities to help you recognize and change patterns of thoughts and behaviors that may no longer serve you, allowing you to create the life you want for yourself.

    I work with individuals around issues of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, transition, meaning-making, relationships, addiction, trauma, and family conflict. I work collaboratively, from a client-centered approach, meaning that whatever you bring to the therapy is what we will focus on, and a good portion of our work together will be based in the “here and now”. While exploring past relationships and experiences can inform your present circumstances, we will use the present moment to work on changing thoughts and accepting feelings.

    With extensive work with adolescents and teens in inpatient treatment centers as well as the school environment, I am adept at building rapport with young people quickly and treating many of the issues that teens grapple with today, including anxiety, depression, suicidality, navigating transitioning to college, social media and peer pressures, among others.

    I have extensive experience working therapeutically with teens as well as families struggling to support their children during what can be some of the most difficult years of their child’s life. I provide counseling for parents and family members as well as teens. Psycho-education is often a large part of this process, as well as skill-building.

    Whether you are a couple experiencing conflict or looking to deepen your connection to one another, I provide a space that is compassionate and open. In this space, we explore your goals for our therapy together and work from an attachment perspective.

    My work with couples is inspired by Stan Tatkin’s Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (P.A.C.T.), Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (E.F.C.T.) and John Gottman’s work around marital stability and defense mechanisms.

    In our work together, we may practice skill-building, communication tools, and deep attachment work.

    I create a compassionate and safe space to explore difficult issues. With every client I routinely check-in about the process of our work together, bringing in new modes of treatment and tailoring the therapy to address the specific needs of each client.

    My professional orientation is integrative – I draw upon different techniques including trauma-informed therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and at the request of clients can incorporate expressive art therapy, and dream analysis.