Hello! Thanks for stopping by.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I also hold a PhD in Cultural Anthropology (you can read more about how these two things go together on my website at www.rebeccalester.com). I have been in private clinical practice for over 10 years. I am passionate about helping people and I would love the opportunity to work with you.
In my work, I engage the whole person--not just a "disorder." My therapeutic approach is characterized by compassion, warmth, and respect. My work is eclectic and personalized--I prioritize working collaboratively with clients to discover what best works for you and your needs. In addition to having proficiency in psychodynamic humanistic, existential, and cognitive-behavioral therapies, I have pursued additional trainings in DBT, IFS, and Sensorimotor Therapy. But I follow psychiatrist Irvin Yalom's philosophy: "for each new client, a new psychotherapy," meaning that every person is unique, and you deserve an approach specifically tailored to you.
I specialize in the following areas:
• eating disorders
• mood disorders (depression, bipolar)
• stress and coping
• personality disorders
• LGBTQIA+ issues
• sexual/relationship concerns
Choosing a therapist is an important and courageous decision. I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the process or my approach.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
- Eating disorders
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
LCSW #207031682 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Dr. Lester sets the standard. I've never felt more comfortable expressing myself and feeling like I have a place to not be judged. She's really the most amazing counselor I've ever met.