Rebecca  Swagger-LaBonte
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Rebecca Swagger-LaBonte

Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Connecticut Accepting Online
Putnam Accepting In-person

In-person therapy begins in October at a new Connecticut location. I will continue offering Telehealth for RI and CT clients!

Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • Emotion regulation

Professional statement

Rebecca Swagger-LaBonte is as a licensed mental health counselor in the New England area working with individuals from adolescence through adulthood. Many of Rebecca’s clients address anxiety described as worry and rumination. Individuals also ask for help building awareness of their role and responsibility in family, work or intimate relationships; they find their voice and discover ways to get their needs met. Rebecca is particularly passionate about helping you heal so you can move through life transitions and make those big decisions! She frequently treats in the area of Anxiety, Anger Management, Substance Use (12-Step AA/ACA), Depression and Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders.

Some treatments Rebecca uses are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness-based Therapies, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She enjoys learning and teaching about the connection between our brain and bodies, especially the idea of “neuroplasticity:” We may have learned maladaptive behaviors and thoughts but we can also re-learn new more helpful and positive ones. Rebecca will introduce varied coping skills, time management strategies, along with breathing and meditation exercises. Clients report an increase in self-confidence taking steps to improve their employment, social life, and build trusting relationships. At her practice, Rebecca Swagger LMHC, LLC she keeps a flexible schedule to meet current client needs but this also benefits new or prospective clients - a short wait-time for scheduling!

Rebecca's style is sincere, non-judgmental and goal-oriented. She brings over ten years of experience working with varied populations in clinical research trials understanding addiction. To contribute to local advocacy efforts Rebecca participates in a coalition to prevent youth access to addictive substances. She also enjoys getting out in nature to practice mindfulness as self-care with trail running, yoga and live music.


Message to clients

I welcome you to therapy and hope you can learn more about you! I ensure safety, confidentiality and trust in my therapeutic relationships. At the start, clients are given time and space to express their experiences without interruption; I want to hear what is true for you.

As a client you are encouraged to be an active participant in therapy so that we keep momentum towards your goals. We will cover the bases together; I may ask what you believe your role in the problem is, what you have already attempted to solve, or maybe you just do not know where to start. That is alright, we will figure that out together!

Empowering you from the beginning allows us to focus on your strengths and then where you would like to heal or improve. You will set the pace. We will learn about what you have control over and what you no longer need to try to control! Together we build up your skills for getting back out to do the things you love.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

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

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions




Clientele

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

Insurance

Rebecca Swagger-LaBonte is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (55min)
  • Initial session: $165 (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
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am an out-of-network therapist so I do not work with any insurances. I can provide for you a monthly superbill to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Putnam practice
554 Liberty Highway, Suite 3, Putnam, Connecticut 06260
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 8:00am-12:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Quality Behavioral Health, Intern/Therapist, 2015 - 2021
Brown University, Research Study Assessor, 2016 - 2020

Rhode Island College, MS, 2016
University of Northern Colorado, MA, 2005
University of Connecticut, BA, 2001


Licensure

Rhode Island: MHC00873

Connecticut: 4586


Languages

English