Rebecca Glose, LICSWA
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I understand that all people and circumstances are different. How we process stress, trauma, and relationships are different too. But I believe that living through enjoyable and painful experiences, gives us unique opportunities to grow in our relationships, in our skills, and how we face future setbacks and dilemmas. Sometimes we need to know that it is normal to feel hurt and pain, and that we are not alone in our suffering. This need for understanding and to be heard can give us the momentum to seek help and relief.
There are many reasons that we may seek help. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or relationship, child behavioral problems, trauma, the struggle with depression or anxiety. Whatever the reason, your decision to seek help through therapy, during this time is a courageous and resilient choice. The therapeutic process is a way to address and challenge the painful parts of our lives. Therapy can help us to come to know ourselves in a way that promotes healing and increases our resiliency, so that we can live life to the fullest while expanding our capacity for acceptance and our ability to find deeper meaning in our relationships.
This change happens when the therapist and client collaborate and create a plan to meet the client’s goals. This alliance allows the therapist to create a safe space for the client to address emotional turmoil, pain, and suffering in order to increase the client’s natural strengths and self-esteem. It is my goal to provide a nurturing environment that fosters a safe space for this transformation to happen.
My therapeutic approach is influenced by trainings in attachment theory, collaborative problem solving, neurobiology, and trauma recovery. I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University, and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate and I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Social Work through the University of Southern California.
In my free time, I enjoy time with my husband and keeping up with our two children. I love working with people of all capacities. The beach is my happy place, and I keep busy running, gardening, and making family videos with my kiddos.
Specialties and areas of focus
Q&A with Rebecca
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I am a little bit of the two. I believe that sometimes in order to treat the deeper issue, you need to address the immediate symptoms. This can create a clearer path to uncovering the root cause of the problem.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
I tend to also do a bit of both. There are times that the conversation needs a bit of direction, and that is what I can help with. At other times, I am there to listen and to be that person who is present and understanding. It’s also okay to work in silence. Sometimes the most therapeutic sessions are ones that silence was the healing factor.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
My strengths as a therapist are my empathetic and strengths based approach. This has helped me to see the strengths and help clients enhance them, while ensuring that they feel heard and understand.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be to have super human strength. This would finally help me to open the pickle jar on the first try without having to ask my husband for help! I understand that the jar needs to seal, but does it really need to be on so tight?
5.) What makes you laugh?
I laugh at a good awful dad joke. Every time. I also will laugh to almost crying with most stand up comedy.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
Bill Murray, I prefer alive:)