Rebecca Armstrong, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT117903

I work with young professionals around issues of anxiety, depression, grief, loss, transition, meaning-making, relationships, addiction, trauma, and family conflict. I help clients find meaning and growth from these experiences and move from a problem-mindset to a progress-mindset. I work with teens and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, navigating transitioning to college, social media and peer pressures, social anxiety, and more. I am able to build rapport with youth and meet them where they are, empowering them and helping them to build confidence in managing life’s challenges. I also work with families struggling to support their children during what can be some of the most difficult years of their child’s life. I also work with couples looking to work on their communication, repair trauma or rupture, adjust behavior patterns, or looking to deepen their connection to one another.

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Services

Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
Family Therapy

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Work Stress/burnout
Education

B.A. in Environmental Analysis from Scripps College

M.A. in Counseling Psychology: Depth Psychotherapy

Appointments

I work remotely due to Covid safety requirements, and am available for phone or video sessions. These sessions are typically 50 minutes in length, although for couples work often a 75 minute session can be more effective.

Location

Teletherapy

My approach

I work collaboratively, from a client-centered approach, tapping into your own expertise about your life and your experience. I bring empathy and compassion to all issues, and use an integrative model of therapy to tailor treatment to each individual’s specific needs. I draw upon the strengths that you come in with. My approach is based in the “here and now,” and whether we utilize mindfulness or CBT or ACT techniques, we adjust our work together over time based on what is working for you. I am able to work in a shorter-term, solution-focused model, or for longer-term, depth psychotherapy. I am also able to integrate existential psychotherapy and techniques that draw upon the unconscious, including expressive arts techniques and dream work.

Why I love this work

I love this work because I get to learn as much about myself in the process as you do. I think of myself as the “guide on the side,” and in this role I am constantly challenging myself and learning from the people I work with. This work keeps me on my feet and keeps demanding for me to show up with presence and flexibility for whatever arises in the room, and between us, in our therapeutic relationship.

What I want for you

I want you to feel as though you are gaining the skills and tools to cope with whatever issues you may be working through. I want you to increase your confidence in yourself and your own ability to navigate life’s challenges. I want you to report that your relationships are improving and that you feel a sense of balance and wellbeing in your everyday life. I want for you to find a sense of meaning in your circumstances and a sense of trust in yourself.

My specialties, background, and personal interests

I specialize in working with adolescents and couples, and am particularly interested in relationship issues, whether that is finding a meaningful relationship or deepening a current connection.

Affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist

Participated in workshops in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy

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