Rebecca Smyth, MA, JD, RCC

Individual, Child and Family Therapist

Rebecca believes in the power of a positive, encouraging therapy relationship to help clients get through difficult times, realize their potential and pursue their dreams.  Having been through some major life transitions herself, she is interested in supporting people through the process of re-evaluation and re-inventing themselves in an authentic way.  Believing we are often hardest on ourselves, she strives to help clients cultivate both self-awareness and self-compassion.

In her former life, Rebecca was a practicing lawyer.  Recognizing law did not have enough scope for her supportive, nurturing instincts, she resigned her practice in order to search for a different career – something that allowed her to focus on relationships of warmth, heart, and compassion.

Rebecca has training in a variety of therapeutic techniques and theories, including Lifespan Integration therapy (LI), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness.  Both through her training and her practical experience as a mother, she has a strong interest in Attachment Theory and how it applies to parenting and love relationships.   Some of the work she has done with people has included self-exploration, grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, and the challenges of parenting.

Rebecca’s optimism and enthusiasm enable her to see the best in her clients, and to help them recognize and appreciate the best in themselves.