Our life is a constant journey, from birth to death. The landscape changes, the people change, our needs change, but the train keeps moving. Life is the train, not the station.”Paulo Coelho
Rebeca is a bilingual, Spanish-speaking therapist trained in art therapy and uses a person-centered, trauma-informed, mindfulness, CBT, and expressive arts approach to guide people in their healing journey.
She specializes in working with adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, and stressful life transitions. She also has experience covering topics of prejudice, racism, acculturation, trauma, community injustices, and LGBTQUIA.
Rebeca enjoys providing a safe space to empower people through the arts. She truly believes art making facilitates unique and incomparable self and mind-body connections.
She is able to support clients in DC and NC.
- CBT & Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
Previous Clinical Experience
Prior to joining The Viva Center, Rebeca worked as a School Based Mental Health Therapist at Mary’s Center. There, she provided a safe space for clients and the caregivers and provided virtual art therapy and therapeutic play techniques. She also has experience teaching therapeutic art classes to adults and families in Maryland and DC. She has facilitated an open studio art therapy approach and organized art shows with those experiencing homelessness at a homeless service provider agency in DC.
Rebeca has experience with individual outpatient therapy to adolescents and adults, and inpatient group therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. Prior to clinical therapy work, she worked as bilingual case manager at a high school providing advocacy, and support to at-risk and immigrant students and families with connections to community and school resources. Rebeca has also provided training to other helping professionals on how to use the different art techniques in their therapy sessions.
Rebeca received her Master’s of Arts in Art Therapy from George Washington University in DC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Studio Art at Queens University of Charlotte in NC.
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