Becca Taft, MA, NCC
Counseling for Adolescents & Adults
Welcome to my website. I am currently accepting new clients and am glad you're here. You may be visiting because you're feeling worried, stuck or alone with no idea what to do at this point. You may be at the end of your rope and know something needs to change. And soon. I can help. My experience and passion are in working with teenagers and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief and loss, post traumatic stress, and other challenging issues.
My approach to counseling helps clients learn healthy coping skills while also assisting them in making the connection between mind, body and spirit. Clients begin to notice and better understand the thoughts, emotions, and core beliefs surrounding a problem. Once this occurs, space is opened up and there is room for intentional and lasting change and growth.
To help clients work through and quickly decrease symptoms related to post traumatic stress (PTSD), grief and loss, phobias, nightmares and other related issues, I am master certified in and utilize Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is a brief, efficient, and evidence based protocol similar to, but more directive than Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). ART is designed to help clients quickly find lasting relief from symptoms -- often in as few as 2-5 sessions.
As a mother of three children in a blended family, I can relate to the changes in physical, emotional, and social development that occur in adolescence. I can also relate to the anxiety, depression, and unhealthy coping skills these changes can set in motion. If not addressed, these patterns tend to follow us into adulthood and repeat over time.
My real world experience combined with trauma focused training and degrees in Psychology and Mental Health Counseling allow me to offer clients a unique perspective, skill set, and understanding of the many challenging issues that face today's adolescents and adults.
I would love to get to know you and would be honored to walk with you through the oftentimes messy journey toward healing. You don't have to do this alone.
I am a self pay practice and do not accept insurance at this time. To see if I may be a good fit for you, please call 407-385-0017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free 15 minute phone consultation.
Services - In Person or Telehealth Available
- Individual Therapy
- Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
- Family Therapy
- Parent Sessions
- Grief and Loss
- Intrusive Thoughts
- Childhood Abuse or Neglect
- Sexual Abuse
- Low Self Esteem
- Low Motivation
- Body Image
- Relationship Issues
- Life Transitions
- Anger Management
- Academic Challenges
- Blended Families/Stepfamilies
- I do not accept insurance at this time, but I do offer a sliding scale. Please ask if that may be helpful to you.
More than anything else, I believe that people are resilient. I also believe that you are the expert on your life and that sometimes life can just get too overwhelming to handle alone. By being genuine, curious, open, accepting, and culturally humble, I meet my clients where they are and help them get where they want to go.
While it can be very difficult to notice sometimes, most adolescents and young adults desire to achieve independence while still remaining close to family. Therapy may be a good option for those coping with shifting family dynamics or when an issue arises that affects familial relations.
Sometimes people find the support of a therapist to be helpful during the transition from adolescence into adulthood, especially if they experience mental health concerns or other difficulties as they become accustomed to new expectations, roles, and responsibilities.
My approach to counseling is practical, compassionate, down to earth, and strengths-based. I work collaboratively with clients on their desired goals while simultaneously helping to rebuild connection and trust within the family.
I encourage my clients to learn more about themselves and their worldview. My approach helps clients get to the root of what is causing their symptoms and affecting their functioning. I help clients see the many aspects that have informed and influenced their presenting problem.