CREATE CONNECTION WITH REBECCA MCDERMOTT MS, LMFT
Your Guide For Individual and Relationship Growth
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
As a child, I loved untying knots in my mother's jewelry. The ones that formed over years of inattention and mishandled care. Messy links that caused frustration, exasperation and were thrown down to be worked on later. I spent hours working out the complicated pattern until the chain was free to be worn, and purposeful again. Since 2012, I have helped my clients untangle, and strengthen their knots to foster personal growth and create security in relationships.
I hold a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College, and am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. I began my vocation at The Center for Families and Relationships, a Philadelphia community mental health agency, and provided care in a local partial hospital program for adults, children and teens. I have previous career experience in the communications field. If there is one thing I am passionate about it is connecting people! Contact me to see how I can help you begin to untangle, and connect!
COMPASSIONATE CARE PROVIDED
Comunication & Connection
Does it feel like you and your partner are stuck in a tumultous cycle? Things seem to be going fine until a simple conversation about loading the dishwasher turns into a heated argument, followed by the silent treatment. In couples therapy we work to identify this cycle and problem solve together. Imagine a relationship filled with more joy, safety, and closeness. Stop comparing your marriage to other's. Stop fantasizing about divorce. Renew your relationship. Feel loved, be heard.
Transitions & Parenting Challenges
Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond. Your changing family may need support through divorce, death, mental health concerns, or natural life cycle demands. When one family member experiences something, the whole family endures. I guide families using a strength based approach to build upon your existing skills for improved communication, unity, and resilience.
Nurturing The Relationship With Yourself
No great story has only one sentence. You were raised in the context of others, the location, upper/middle/lower class, race, religion, sexuality, food, clothes. All helped you inform who you are. Sometimes those contexts can be a bit harsh, and now as an adult you've been in series of relationships where you felt less than, or left before you could get hurt. Happiness can only come when you've lost the weight, gotten the position, bought the dream car. You describe yourself as always giving to others, only to realize you never get in return. Call me to begin untangling yourself from the stories that aren't yours. Move with me towards self-acceptance, self-awareness, and identify your needs. Imagine if your real life was as joyful as your Instagram profile makes it seem.
My Changing Family
My Changing Family is a group designed for children ages 7-11 whose parents are separated or divorced. Group offers a safe place for children to process their feelings related to their parent's relationship, cope with the myriad changes and connect with peers. Group content is dynamic involving play, music, art, movement and talk. Parents will also receive co-parenting consultation. Group is 6 weeks long and is enrolling now. Start date and time TBD.
Siblings are not encouraged to attend simultaneously.
Enrollment fee $50 Weekly investment $30.
“We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.”
CONNECT WITH ME
Want to create more connection in your life? Contact me today to schedule a free 15 minute consultation.
While I do not currently work with any insurance companies, I am happy to provide an itemized list for reimbursement. Clients are fully responsible to contact insurance providers for more information.
714 Bethlehem Pike Second Flr. Erdenheim, Pa 19038