Rebecca Pancoast, LPC 

One of our senior clinicians, Rebecca specializes in experiential work and works with trauma recovery, self discovery and relational health in individuals. Rebecca's presence is full of wonder and wisdom, she is deeply here and with in ways that clients report feeling so seen they at last feel free to see themselves.

Specialties

Internal Family Systems (IFS)

Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT) 

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Sand Tray Therapy

Somatic Experiencing (SE)

price for services:

$155 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? Yes

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One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began.

 

MARY OLIVER

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Q&A with Rebecca

How does talking to someone help?

Being heard is the bedrock for learning how to listen to your own inner voice. When we have to fight to be understood or quiet ourselves to stay safe, we become cut off from who we are. Talking to someone can help you make sense of your adaptations and create new possibilities for being in connection with yourself and others. 

What is your first question for a client, and why?

When a person comes to see me for therapy, I know they’re already working really hard. I can track the way their nervous systems orient to safety. I can hear the way their minds doggedly hunt for solutions. I see the way they hold exhaustion in their bodies. Despite this, often I hear that many of parts of them received the message that they’re not doing enough.  So, after an initial consultation, where I learn what brings a client to see me and what they hope to be different about their lives through our work, I allow my sessions to unfold week-to-week in a way that feels organic and co-created. This way, I hope to convey the message that—at least in therapy—it’s not all up you to figure it out.  We can carry it together. 

What is the best thing that you have learned from one of your people?

The best thing I ever learned from a client I actually re-learn with every client. Every time I sit with a person I am reminded that no human behavior, thought, or feeling is arbitrary. What we call problems or symptoms emerge from our previous experiences, and the intensity of the current symptom always rises to meet the intensity of what was endured. For me, this truth strips away constructs of “good enough” and reveals the inherent worth of every single person I work with, and really, every person I know, including myself. That’s the best thing about being a therapist—the chance to sit in awe of our inherent value while making sense of the struggles that obscured what was true about each of us all along.