Welcome! It is my honor and privilege to work as a therapist. I have worked in the field of counseling for 25 years, offering supports in the areas of personal development, professional coaching and self-advocacy. My graduate studies were in the area of Cognitive Behavior Therapy and doctoral work in the are of Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity.
Counselor - As a therapist working with individuals, providing a safe space where a client can be open in sharing their story, exploring their life and reflecting on positives and negatives is my goal. I like the term 'naturally therapeutic' as people find the approach supportive, helpful and meaningful. Identification of concerns, development of goals and implementation of new strategies and skills are a helpful sequence for growth. Some counseling modalities supportive of these strategies include Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy,.
Coach - As a therapist working with individuals, there is often a connection between a clients personal issues and their professional development. This may become a good opportunity to look at professional growth and for development of career goals. Linking these to personal objectives can provide opportunities for generalization of skills into the world of work and positive growth professionally. Additional to other therapies, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mentalization Based Therapy are helpful tools.
Consultant - Many individuals have identified special needs, specifically ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorders, Autism, etc. While they may have developed coping skills and strategies, as one moves into the world of work, relationships and family life, new skills and strategies may be needed. Self- advocacy is an important skill and strategy for higher education and working environments. My work as a special education specialist and advocate can help adults become skilled and empowered into adult circumstances. Some modalities might include those mentioned above or additionally Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Psychological Testing and Evaluation would be useful to consider.
Working with teens has been a passion for many years. While counseling in private practice, I also counseled school age clients from elementary through high school. Teens are often described as the 'identified client' but one of my favorite juvenile court judges once said, "When you see a kid in trouble, it's like seeing a turtle on a fence post. You have to know that kid did not get there by themselves."
Teens are part of systems which may be failing them. A family system might be at risk and the teen may suffer. A school system might be failing and the teen may suffer. A peer group might be a danger and the teen may suffer.
A largely under-served teen group is counseling for those with Special Needs. ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Sensory-Processing Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Autism and others can be assisted with counseling. Self Advocacy is also a great skill which can be developed in teens. Common therapeutic services might include Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming, to name a few.
Kids are also extremely resilient.
Helping teens identify underlying causes of their symptomatic behavior, exploring with them goals and objectives and engaging support systems to help them implement these goals and objectives are useful strategies for empowering kids.
I welcome the opportunity to spend time in talk with your teenagers. Working with the parent(s), school and other supports, kids can get back on track and achieve their hearts desires.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #12027 (Expires: 2020-09-30)
Rebecca is a thoughtful and patient listener. Our sessions have given me more confidence and her suggestions have been both practical and creative. Her experiences with ASD have also made her a perfect counselor for us.
Ms. Ingalls has been wonderful to work with in our short time together. She is a great listener who creates a real sense of trust and engagement. I find her very approachable and understanding. I would recommend her to my friends who seek counseling.
Working with Rebecca is great, she’s so understanding and a great listener, her advices are so on point and she provides so many materials to read and learn how to manage your situation and educate yourself which is very important. I strongly recommend
Talking to Rebecca is like talking to an old friend. She has such a compassionate, kind voice, I instantly found I could open up to her. She is a wonderful listener and gives practical advice. I have always struggled finding the time to fit in therapy appointments but since I found teen counseling I can schedule sessions when it works for me. Rebecca’s schedule is flexible and accommodates day, evening and weekend appointments.
Caring and understanding
I really appreciate the articles and excerpts that Rebecca sends me between sessions. They reflect my own thoughts related to therapy which incorporates nature, spirituality, and meditation. It also gives me something new to contemplate and incorporate into my daily practice.
I referred a friend to my counselor a few weeks ago. Rebecca is patient and a great listener. She helps me explain my feelings and what is going on in my life. The articles help and have improved my moods with certain exercises.
Rebecca has been such a positive influence on my troubles. I have found her wise, understanding and compassionate. She has been extremely helpful in responding with appropriate insights and informative articles. I have full confidence in her expertise as a counselor.
Rebecca is warm and empathetic. She takes the time to ask probing questions that help her understand what I'm struggling with, while also helping me to reflect on things. I feel comfortable messaging Rebecca at any time, whether it be to ask for help or to simply journal my thoughts. She has provided articles to help me through anxiety, and resources to help me establish supports locally. I would recommend Rebecca, and this therapy platform, to anyone. I am accessing her help from across the globe, yet have never been more satisfied with a counseling experience.
We have continued to have our meetings with Rebecca and both Mark and I like that the pace she sets which is congruent with our pace.
She is an amazing therapist and I'm so glad she was matched to me.
It's been a month since I started talking to Rebecca and I am so happy to say that she managed to help me out of a very difficult phase in my life. I was going through a very tough break up while being at a crucial stage in my career. She helped me gain perspective and see things more rationally to the point that I feel much stronger and in control of my life now. She is knows the right things to say and reading her messages in my bad phases really helped me a lot.
She is amazing! She listens and gives great advice. She’s always available, and the articles she sends are also very helpful.
Rebecca is an excellent counselor. She listens to our concerns and knows exactly what and where our problems lie. She is extremely patient and understanding. Highly recommended.
Rebecca is awesome. Good listener, empathetic and provide tips for handling issues.
What an amazing lady. Very caring and helpful.
I have had one session with her so far aside from online and she is amazing!
Rebecca has been a God send.
I am at an early stage of working with Rebecca. So far she has been extremely helpful.
Rebecca has been wonderful and attentive in our sessions. She’s provided us with good guidance and tools to make our relationship stronger. This was a great investment.
It's only been a short time, but so far, she's been pretty good.
Rebecca is amazing at her job. She’s very understanding, caring, and is also good at sending resources to help understand your thoughts and feelings, which is something that I find rather beneficial. She is always there when I need her. Having Rebecca as my counselor is really helping me understand the way I think and I think I’m on the right path to getting better.
Rebecca is nice, comforting, and easy to talk to. She always provides solutions to whatever we are going though. Thanks Rebecca!
amazing,just amazing. always listening and giving a new perspective on things. offering multiple ideas, responding very timely. again just amazing