Dr. Rebecca Lester

(PhD, MSW, LCSW)

About Me

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)
• anxiety
• self-harm
• stress and coping
• trauma/PTSD
• 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!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #2007031682 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.P. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Rebecca for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.