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Rebecca Walsman

(she/her)

Rebecca Walsman

LSW, LMSW, CTP

Psychotherapist

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I love walking with minors, adults, and families through challenging stages and experiences. I specialize in relationship issues, infidelity, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, body positivity, perinatal/postpartum issues, and the challenges of family life.

I am a Certified Trauma Professional, have Advanced Training in Perinatal/Postpartum Mental Health through PSI, Gottman Level 2 Method for couples, and have a certificate in Child and Adolescent well-being from Rutgers University.

Fun Facts: I have been married for 20 years and have three children (1 young adult/ 2 teens). I’ve lived in England, Saudi Arabia, France, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Utah, and California. Hobbies include: yoga, running, travel, National Parks/hiking, reading, writing poetry, guitar/piano and singing, and of course I’m passionate about mental health!

My Approach

I come to therapy as a second career after more than 20 years of working in helping professions from teaching and teen ministry to supporting women's organizations. I draw on my clinical training as well as my life experience when working with my clients.

My holistic and eclectic approach to therapy incorporates CBT, DBT, SFT, IFS, Gottman Method, grief therapy, attachment theory, trauma-informed care, and play therapy for minors. I will adjust my approach according to your needs. I am currently accepting new clients and you can book a FREE 15 min video consultation with me.

What to Expect From Me As Your Therapist

1. A safe space to process distressing events and emotions, and to learn, change, and heal
2. Respect of your values, beliefs, cultural traditions, and self-determination
3. You will help create your therapy goals and we will be focused on helping you reach those goals in every session
4. Psychoeducation related to your specific challenges
5. I will provide handouts, books, articles, meditations, Apps, podcasts, and resources to enhance your learning
6. I will provide tools to help you regulate your emotions (i.e. DBT skills, thought reframing, breathing and mindfulness skills, and meditations)
7. We will help you become more aware of your cognitive distortions, core values, and communication, boundaries, and attachment styles
8. The clients who make the most progress the fastest, are the ones who are committed to doing therapy exercises outside of our sessions. I will provide therapy “homework” at the end of each session.
9. Assessments to track your progress in therapy; recommendations and referrals to psychiatrists for psychotropic medications as desired/needed. I will communicate with outside providers (with your consent) to ensure best treatment of care.
10. If you are seeking help for a child/teen, I will meet with parents every 4-5 sessions to check in on progress at home, and will provide family sessions as well. I will communicate regularly with parents about your child’s therapy goals and what to work on with them at home as well.

“Set boundaries, find peace.”
- Nedra Glover Tawwab

“The pause between the trigger and the response is where the healing happens.”
- Janina Fisher

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
- Dalai Lama

“Therapeutic play allows children the opportunity to express themselves fully and at their own pace with the assurance that they will be understood and accepted.”
- Garry Landreth & Sue Bratton

Specialties

Recovery & Sobriety, Anxiety & Depression, Art Therapy, Christian Counseling, Co-parenting, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Infertility Support, Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD), Play Therapy, Pregnancy & Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Trauma & PTSD, Young Professionals, Self Esteem

Session Locations

Millburn, Telehealth: NJ, Telehealth: NY

Availability

Monday - Saturday, Evenings, Weekends

Populations

Adults, Kids 8-12 yrs, Teens 13-17 yrs

Languages Spoken

English

Book with

Rebecca Walsman

Click below to book a free consult with me

Text/Call: (973) 913-4385

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