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Rebeccca Flatt 

MSW, CSWA, QMHP

CSWA Certificate:

A4929 

Get to Know Becca

About My Education and Credentials

Hello there, I'm Becca. I graduated from the University of Southern California with my Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health in 2014.  I am a Pre-licensed clinician known as a Clinical Social Work Associate. I am currently contracted to work through Resonance Therapy, LLC Owned by Amanda Singh Bans M.A. LCSW.  I am working with my Clinical Supervisor: Rhonda Andrews MSW, LCSW, RPT, as I pursue my license (Licensed Clinical Social Worker/LCSW). 

 

 

 

 

Why Choose Social Work and Mental Health

Social work, for me, means so much. It's more than just a career or job it's my passion. As an adult adoptee and an adoptive mother, I have not only studied and researched how adoption affects the lives of adoptees and their adoptive parents I have first-hand knowledge of the challenges and grace that adoption can come with. Adoption is hard and messy, it can also be very difficult to understand. That's why I am here to help you make sense of your experience. While I have researched adoption as it relates to birthparent grief and loss, I do not have the same lived knowledge as I do of adult adoptees and adoptive parents.  My lived experience has guided me toward the understanding of the importance of adoptee-centered spaces which is why I only work with adoptees at this time. 

 

While adoption is one of my passions, so is understanding the human condition. Social work has given me the space to walk alongside some of the most amazing human beings I have ever met in my life, as they recover from addiction, grief, and trauma. Mental health and wellness is such an important area of life that can sometimes go unacknowledged in our societies, communities, cultures, families, and even within ourselves. I hope to help change the stigma of seeking help, no matter how small my contribution. I am so grateful and humbled that I have developed my ability to help people understand their narratives, own their stories, walk into their power, and make meaning of their lives. That's why I chose social work.

My Main Focus of Practice

  • Adult and Adolescent Transracial Adoptees

  • Complex Identities/Intersecting Identities  

  • Black and African American mental health 

  • Biracial/Multi-Racial Mental Health

  • Young Adults

  • Adults

  • Elder Adults

  • Grief and Loss

  • Adoption-Related Complex Trauma

  • Trauma 

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Secondary Rejection

  • Search & Reunion

Guiding Modalities and Theories

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • RO DBT

  • Internal Family Systems (Framework)

  • Relational-Cultural Therapy

  • Polyvagal Theory

  • Attachment Theory

  • Psychosocial Development Theory 

  • Mindfulness Theory

 

About My Clinical Approach

 

I am a major believer in self-determination. When you come to see me there is only one expert in the room when it comes to you, and that is you. My job is to collaborate with you to make sure our work together fits your needs. I feel it's important for you to participate in treatment as a partner. I buck the paternal notion of "Therapist". I've had clients comment that I make it easy to talk about hard stuff because I am warm, open, and empathetic without being pushy. I also believe it's important that I challenge my clients to build a sense of value-based living that alines with their own values and personal code of conduct.  I deeply believe that it is incredibly important that my humanity always accompanies me into any session because to bear witness to your pain and suffering demands the greatest and deepest respect I can offer you; which is to meet you with honesty and compassion. I also work hard to understand each client for their individuality, which is why I have studied so many therapeutic interventions and theories as I deeply believe that if I walk into a session and conclude that I will be providing a certain type of therapy before we even talk, I've already missed the mark on providing individualized and culturally responsive treatment. If I don't know something, I will figure it out while letting you know I need to research. My goal is to spark curiosity within you about your\ humanity and to celebrate every aspect of what makes you, you. We each have amazing strengths, and I feel it is beyond imperative that we work together to highlight those strengths. You are the one that has to live your life when you leave my office, and I want to make sure our therapeutic partnership propels you forward and gives you the tools and emotional resiliency to mend your own heart.