Rebecca Mitchell, LCSW, MSEd, SIFI

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Deep healing and growth are possible, regardless of the complexity or cause of your suffering. Whether your trauma is caused by painful events in childhood, a relationship, race based stress, and/or sexual traumas, or a recent event like COVID-19, you can find relief from the depression, anxiety, stress, paralysis and confusion these events can cause. Psychotherapy provides a unique opportunity to transcend patterns that are holding you back from achieving your goals, and realizing your greatest potential. 
I specialize in the treatment of PTSD, anxiety and depression, and am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (a form of CBT for trauma), both evidence-based treatments for healing from traumatic experiences and PTSD.
Frequently, people who have experienced a great deal of complex trauma have developed extraordinary survival skills. Often the strategies that were critical for your survival when you were child, thwart the ability to develop satisfying work, family and/or romantic relationships in adulthood. The collection of these strategies are often diagnosed as personality disorders (e.g. narcissistic or borderline). This diagnosis often is partnered with substance use, self-harming behaviors, suicidal thoughts, and other painful thoughts, feelings and behaviors. This can be a frightening diagnosis to receive, but if you have received it, I encourage you to be compassionate towards yourself, and know that recovery is possible. 
EMDR and CPT often provide profound results quickly. There is no reason why therapy should continue forever. My hope for your treatment is that you become your own wisest counsel and most compassionate therapist. That being said, an authentic relationship in which there is genuine trust, is a pre-requisite for successful therapy and can take time to develop. Generally, we will spend our first couple sessions exploring important historical information. We will then identify your goals and determine what approach is most appealing to you. My practice is influenced by elements of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, Schema Therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. This often includes addressing family, career, and relationship issues within the treatment as well as recognizing thinking and/or behavior which may be harmful or holding you back.
I am a kind, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist who strives to nurture relationships with clients that are collaborative, and safe enough to tolerate direct but gentle confrontation when appropriate. 
 You do not have to sit with your pain in silence, alone. Together we will determine the approach and pace that will work best for you.

Rebecca Mitchell Reaches

Manhattan NY