Rebecca Dolan, LMSW
Clinical Social Work
Rebecca is a Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for helping children, adolescents, and young adults overcome mental health struggles through a strengths-based and client-centered approach. She has a special interest in helping clients who struggle with anxiety or trauma/PTSD.
With children ages 3-10, Rebecca primarily uses Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT). This non-directive approach allows children to build self-esteem, identify and regulate emotions, and process difficult experiences through their natural language of play and the support of the therapist.
Rebecca also enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and utilizes this type of therapy to help clients address the negative beliefs and difficult emotions that often stem from past trauma or other negative events. EMDR is an evidence-based treatment not only for trauma/PTSD but also for anxiety, depression, grief, and personality disorders.
In addition to CCPT and EMDR, Rebecca uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and receives frequent training and consultation in both play therapy and EMDR. Rebecca is neurodiversity and LGBTQ+ affirming.
Rebecca enjoys traveling (especially to Walt Disney World), reading, and watching reality TV. She has two tabby cats and an Australian Shepherd mix.
Training Background: Rebecca attended the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University where she received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW). Her Social Work experience includes therapy and case management for adolescents in foster care, adults dealing with substance use and mental health disorders, and children in an elementary school setting with a wide array of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. She is currently under the clinical supervision of Kierra Lloyd, LCSW-S, RPT, until she reaches the 3000 hour requirement to receive her independent (LCSW) license.