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ABOUT REBECCA HERBERMAN

Hi, I’m Rebecca!

 

       I am a Toronto-based Social Worker who has over 10 years of professional experience in the field of mental health. I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents and serve clients looking to do deep inner work, heal trauma and grow.


       My approach to therapy is integrative, bringing together a variety of theories, techniques, and empirical research. I primarily draw from psychoanalytic traditions, which emphasize self-awareness and insight, mindfulness, which involves non-judgmental awareness, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on coping strategies, goal setting, and skill building.


       Beyond the specific individualized approaches to therapy, I believe that the most important predictor of successful psychotherapy is the quality of the client-therapist relationship. My style is active, direct, warm, and collaborative. I believe that trust, compassion, and a sense of humor are critical in creating a good working relationship.

“all pain deserves to be held in the warm embrace of compassion, so that healing can occur.”

Kristin Neff

AREAS OF FOCUS

I am experienced in working with people who are experiencing a wide range of issues including:

Depression

  • Not feeling good enough

  • Lack of excitement

  • Low energy

 

Anxiety and Panic

  • Sense of unease

  • Panic attacks

  • Unproductive worry

 

Relationship and Intimacy Problems

  • Ineffective Communication

  • Feeling insecure

  • Difficulty getting needs met

Infertility, Loss & Pregnancy Struggles

  • Struggles in the pregnancy process

  • Loss (grief), anxiety, mood changes

  • Transition to parenthood

 

Work-Life Balance

  • Setting & Maintaining boundaries

  • The feeling of “not doing home or work well”

  • Working parent guilt


Challenges of Adolescence and Early Adulthood

  • Identity formation

  • Social pressures and relationships

  • Sexuality, boundaries, self-respect​