Rebecca  Newkirk

Rebecca Newkirk

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland Waitlist Online

Hello! I have late evening appointments open right now, and some flexibility during the day depending on your schedule. Feel free to reach out if you’re not sure and we can talk through it together.

Updated August 31, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Mindfulness
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Shame
  • Relationships

Professional statement

Rebecca Newkirk is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers teletherapy to clients living in Washington, D.C., MD, and VA. She specializes in trauma, including sexual abuse and assault, anxiety, mindfulness, college mental health, shame, and relationships. She also works with individuals who have complex trauma and/or those who had stressful family dynamics growing up and now have challenges with their relationships. She sees teens and adults in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. 

Rebecca particularly enjoys working with women who are perfectionists and/or are thriving professionally but having a difficult time in their personal lives. She also has expertise in working with individuals who have imposter syndrome, low self esteem, and/or are people pleasers who have a hard time setting boundaries. Many of the teens she works with have anxiety due to high expectations from their parents. 

Rebecca has specialized training in IFS, mindfulness practices, including Mindfulness-based stress reduction, an evidence-based program that can assist people with stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. She also frequently utilizes Gestalt Therapy and Narrative Therapy to help clients redefine their stories and gain a better understanding of their internal values and what is happening in the present moment. She likes to empower clients as much as possible while working together. 

Together, Rebecca and her clients explore concrete, actionable steps to help them experience relief now, as well as exploring and working with the roots that created this experience for them in the first place. She has been in private practice for over five years and has extensive experience working with sexual abuse, trauma, and shame. She looks forward to meeting you. 


Message to clients

You’re getting everything done, and anyone on the outside would say you’re absolutely rocking it. But for some reason you never quite feel that way. It always feels like you’re one misstep from everything falling apart, or letting everyone down. 

You don’t have to feel this way all the time. You can start to breathe more and worry less. You can feel more confident in your relationships and trust yourself and your decisions more instead of always second guessing. 

Our work together, at its core, is building a relationship where you can safely and honestly explore your thoughts and feelings so you can move forward.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

Shame - Decreasing shame and guilt; boosting self-esteem

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rebecca Newkirk is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (55min)
  • Initial session: $225 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Washington DC)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-10:00pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Maryland)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:AM-10:PM
  • Tue 10:AM-10:PM
  • Wed 10:AM-10:PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

I’ve been in private practice for 5 years and working exclusively online for one year. I am learning more about (and excited about) Internal Family Systems and have a lot of experience working with sexual abuse, trauma, and shame


Licensure

Washington DC: LC50082100

Virginia: 0904010256

Maryland: 26520


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"She was empathetic and easy to talk to!"
- Zencare client • June 2020