“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”~ Brene' Brown
Education & Training
Becky's Education & Certifications:
BS Psychology, Blue Mountain College
M.Ed. Counseling Pyschology, University of Mississippi
LPC/MHSP, State of TN
Certified CRM TRAINER & CONSULTANT
Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist
Becky has received the following specialized training:
~COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE MODEL (under consultation with Lisa Schwarz, founder of the CRM)
~Sports and Performance Services
~Clinical Trauma Therapy (Formerly Certified)
~Brainspotting - Phase 3
~EMDR - Level I and II EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing - Formerly Certified)
~Cognitive Behavior Therapy
~Behavior Modification (CBT model)
~Cognitive Processing Therapy
~Sand Tray Therapy
~Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (children and preschoolers)
~Attachment, Self-Regulation and Competency Model (ARC)
~Trauma and the Brain
~Connections (Shame Model - Brene' Brown)
~Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Becky is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Mental Health Service Provider designation. Becky has specialized and advanced trainings in trauma, attachment, and dissociation.
Becky specializes in individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults seeking help for trauma (including attachment issues and dissociation).
In addition to being a Certified CRM Practitioner, Becky is currently the CRM Child & Adolescent Developer/Trainer, a National and International CRM Basic Training Assistant, and Consultant with the Comprehensive Resource Model Organization. Becky offers consultation for therapists who work with adults and/or children and adolescents, and have been trained in CRM. As such, Becky's therapy work is highly informed by the principles and neurobiology of The Comprehensive Resource Model.
Becky has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years, serving in many different capacities; including case manager, behavior specialist, outpatient therapist/counselor, and behavior research clinician/consultant.
Becky currently works with clients on a variety of issues-- general stress, mental health (anxiety, depression, etc.), grief/loss, attachment and childhood issues, as well as many others. Becky specializes in Complex Trauma/PTSD, Dissociation, and Attachment Disruption. Becky also utilizes performance and creativity enhancement for athletes and stage performers.
Most recently, prior to private practice, Becky served as a Clinical Therapist at the Sexual Assault Center for over 7 years, where she specialized in working with children, adolescents, and adults who were traumatized through sexual abuse.
Also prior to her current work, Becky was employed by Vanderbilt for over 9 years. At Vanderbilt, she assisted with the curriculum development and implementation of an intensive social skills/behavior modification program at Vanderbilt University that is currently being utilized in elementary schools. Before working in research at Vanderbilt, Becky held the position of Clinical Therapist at the Vanderbilt Adult Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic.
In addition, Becky presents workshops and does public speaking on trauma and dissociation-based topics. Becky is also a former Professor, where she taught undergraduate courses for The University of Phoenix.
Becky's Professional Affiliations:
ACA (American Counseling Association)
ISSTD (International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation)
IAST (International Association for Sand Tray Therapists)
NPI (Nashville Psychotherapy Institute)