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
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #2007031682 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
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.