Rebecca  Newkirk

Rebecca Newkirk

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Online therapy (DC) practice (updated January 21, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

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. 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 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.


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

General expertise


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: $175
  • Initial session: $175


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Online therapy (DC) practice
  • Mon 7:30pm (every other week)
  • Tue 10:30am-11:30am, 8:30pm
  • Wed 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • 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


  • English

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