Nice to Meet You!
Rebecca Hartman, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
My passion for helping people began when I was a teenager. Although I grew up in Vermont, where I enjoyed running in the woods and climbing trees, my childhood was not easy. I started to see a therapist when I was 14 years old, and she was so helpful to me that I decided to help people too. I started volunteering for community agencies and served on mission trips that provided care to those who were suffering.
I have lived in Raleigh, NC since 1997. I am happily married with a daughter and a golden retriever. I love to spend time with family and friends playing games, camping, going to the mountains and the beach, walking and biking. I find peace and inspiration from drawing and painting. I am involved in my church and volunteer in the community.
After high school, I earned my A.A. in Human Services from the Community College of Vermont, and my B.A. in social work from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I received my MSW from UNC in Chapel Hill, NC.
I started my career in 1995, working as a residential counselor in a group home for adolescents.
After graduating from UNC-CH, I served in the United States Peace Corps helping a community develop programs for
children, youth and families.
Since returning from the Peace Corps, I have been working as a psychotherapist in Raleigh, NC. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health and addiction fields. Most of the people I have seen have had traumatic childhoods. I have had the privilege to see them work through these issues.
If you are wondering what all those letters stand for:
LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
LCAS (Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist)
CCS (Certified Clinical Supervisor).
I am also a Certified Social Work Supervisor through NASW. I am regulated by both the NC Social Work Board and the NC Substance Abuse Board. I am required to earn continuing education and to keep my credentials in good standing.
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Family Systems, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Satir Method, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I continue to learn by attending clinical training programs that are certified through my licensing boards. I am also involved with various networks that help keep me up-to-date with the latest advances in clinical treatment. But most importantly, I learn what works for you, from you! I have also been engaged in my own therapy for many years as well. I never stop learning!
The first step will be to understand your goals. We will look together at the parts of your life that are getting in the way of reaching them and explore new ways of living.
I am genuinely empathetic and non-judgmental. In all my years of practice, I still find each person's story unique and heartfelt.
Other methods include: Metaphors or analogies, Person Centered Therapy, strengths based perspective, in session activities and homework
In couples counseling, I mainly utilize Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. However, depending on the needs of the couple, other methods may also be used.
I generally integrate several different therapy models. How I work with you depends on your goals.
We will discuss this during your first session
and throughout the therapy process.
If my style sounds like a good fit for you,
please contact me to set up an initial appointment.
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