Rebecca  Shack
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Rebecca Shack

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Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Practice: Exceptional Wellness Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Shrewsbury, Manalapan Accepting In-person
Updated October 7, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Child mental health
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), who earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. She has been working in the field for several years, beginning in internships providing counseling for children and teenagers in school settings. After obtaining her Master’s, Rebecca began working in a Mental Health Partial Care setting, facilitating group and individual counseling, as well as case management for adults diagnosed with chronic mental illness. Rebecca also has experience in private practice,

conducting therapy with children, teens, and adults.

The interventions Rebecca enjoys using in her therapy sessions are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Motivational Interviewing, while maintaining a Person-Centered approach. Rebecca believes in utilizing the techniques needed based on the individual as well as meeting that individual where they are at in their journey.

Rebecca works with ages 5 and up in the areas of Anxiety, Depressive Disorders, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Socialization, and Anger Management. She also has experience facilitating group therapy.

Rebecca believes in the importance of self-care for her clients as well as herself! She enjoys taking walks on the beach, listening to music, trying new foods, and spending time with loved ones.

“My hope for my clients is to help guide them to where they want to be in life. I am here to assist them in creating a toolbox of skills to utilize during life’s difficult moments. The

more we pull from our toolbox, the more resilient we become.”


Message to clients

Are you experiencing an increase in stress or worry that feels out of your control? Are you struggling to cope with a recent life event? Has your child or teen been exhibiting a change in their mood or behavior? I am here to help you or your child find the tools that work best for you! I do not believe in a one size fits all type of therapy as each individual I work with is unique. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, and anger, among other issues. I hope to create a strong therapeutic relationship with you to help you feel confident in achieving your goals.

I mainly utilize a person centered approach while incorporating cognitive behavioral (CBT) skills. I also enjoy using strength based and motivational interviewing techniques. I have experience working with all ages in private practice. I also have worked in the partial care setting with individuals diagnosed with chronic mental illness.

My belief is that each individual deserves treatment that is geared towards them. I believe in creating a plan that will teach you the skills that will realistically work for you! It can be difficult to take the first step, but I encourage you to reach out so we can begin your healing journey!


Specialties

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 disregulation

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $195 (55min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm-5pm
  • Tue 1pm-5pm
  • Wed 11am-5pm
  • Thu 11am-5pm
  • Fri 11am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Shrewsbury practice
179 Avenue at the Common, 204, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1pm-5pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 11am-5:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manalapan practice
219 Taylors Mills Road, Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm-5pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 11am-5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Licensure

New Jersey: 37PC00898800


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Rebecca  Shack
Middle School Self Esteem Group

This group is focused on helping kids identify strengths to overcome difficulties related to low self-esteem. Kids will develop a stronger sense of self and confidence.