Hazrat Inayat Khan, a Sufi Master said, "each human being is like a piece of music, having an individual tone and rhythm of its own"…he also said, "it is more important to find out the truth about yourself, than to find out the truth of heaven and hell."
My practice as a therapist has been shaped by many forces. Before I went back to school to become a therapist I identified myself as an environmental activist. I went to college right after high school to study environmental studies. I had been deeply impacted as a child by the environmental wounds I learned about and witnessed. I was afraid and I wanted to be part of the solution, I wanted to learn how to fix the earth and be safe. I was blessed with many amazing teachers who showed me the complexity ecosystems and the splendid beauty that diversity=health.
As I explored the outer landscapes I couldn't help but to explore the internal world of my own self. This lead me into the realms of spirituality and dance. Andrea Olsen showed me that, "To engage the challenges of the environmental crisis we need our full selves present, our physical, emotional, intuitive, thinking, sensual, and spiritual selves." I continued with this beautiful dance between learning to face the challenges of environmental crisis and the challenges in my own psyche.
I had also been a star gazer as a child and started questioning my own fate from a very early age. This lead me to seek answers to some big questions and to begin a mystic's journey. I have been under the guidance of Pir Shabda Kahn, a Sufi teacher and Spiritual Director of Sufi Ruhaniat International, since the age of 15. As a mystic I feel responsible for holding the space for love, harmony, and beauty to manifest.
Another very important part of my journey to becoming a therapist was becoming a parent at a young age. Nothing before gave me quite the opportunity to build my strength, resiliency, love and compassion. I found that the truth that happiness is in each moment and I realized how important it was for me to share my abundance of blessings with others.
I help clients see/discover/remember their truth, their purpose, and their means to living a happy fulfilling life. The benefits to discovering your own soul include feeling happiness, a feeling of belonging, and empowerment to be the change you want to see. Physical, mental, and global health can all be improved when we choose to get the support we need. We are relational beings and at times of great pain, difficulty, and change we need help, support, love and reflection to ensure that we change and grow in an expansive/positive way.
"Rebecca has counseled me through some of the most transformative and challenging events in my life. More than a therapist, she has been a true 'anam cara', or 'soul-friend.' With wisdom beyond her years and a willingness to walk with you through the dark places, she is a true guide for those willing to do the hard work. I consider myself blessed to have benefited from her com/passion, professionalism, and integrity. I am a better human being for having known her."