Rebecca Whitmore has over 30 years of experience and training in providing interventions based in neuroscience that focus on strengthening emotional insight, developing emotional resiliency, and cultivating an authentic and confident sense of self. Rebecca's approach begins by identifying resources and building on personal strengths as a pathway to increasing capacity to experience joy, compassionate self-regard, and loving relationships with others.
Rebecca believes that people grow and heal best when they feel safely connected, supported, and not alone in facing difficult situations and vulnerable emotions. She provides her clients with portable practices to use between sessions that support reduction of anxiety and increased emotional wellness.
Rebecca works with Adults, Couples, Children, and Parents. She is trained in and integrates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Imagery, Sand Therapy, Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Short Term Intensive Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and IMAGO relational therapy.
Rebecca also has a master’s degree in special education and extensive experience in both private and public school settings providing parent coaching to navigate diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, social, learning, and developmental challenges in children and adolescents. She is skilled in addressing issues of ADHD, Learning Disabilities, High Functioning Autism Spectrum, and attachment disorders.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Rebecca Whitmore is not in-network with any insurances.
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Private Practice , Psychotherapist, 2008 - Present
Mclean School, School Counselor, 2020 - Present
DC Public Schools, School Based Clinical Social Worker, 2008 - 2022
National Catholic University, Masters of Social Work - Clinical Concentration, 2007
George Washington University , Masters in Special Education, Emotionally Disturbed, 1982
University of Vermont, Bachelors, Elementary Education, 1981
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