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Rebecca Shue, MSSW, LCSW

Education:

MSSW – Master of Clinical Social Work

University of Texas School of Social Work (GPA: 3.8/4.0)

B.A. of Psychology, Oklahoma Wesleyan University (GPA: 3.8/4.0)

Clinical Experience:

Providence Service Corporation of Texas – children, adolescents, adults, and couples counseling. (June 2009-April 2014)

Brackenridge Hospital – Emergency Room Social Worker – (Austin, Texas) practicum student (2009)

Wallace Middle School – Communities in School Social Worker – (Kyle, Texas) practicum student  (2007-2008 academic school year)

Teachng Experience:

Adjunct Instructor for Indiana Wesleyan University Online Social Work Degree Program (current)

Licensure:

Texas Licensed Clinical Social Worker # 53066

Awards:

Loretta Arnholt Award For Outstanding Potential in Psychology (OKWU)

Outstanding Psychology Major of the Year Award (OKWU)

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Social Workers

National Association of Christian Social Workers

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Christian Counselors of Texas
 

Specialized Treatment Areas:

Trauma related disordres, PTSD - EMDR basic trained therapist (in process of full certification)

Mood Disorders, including depression and bi-polar disorder

ADHD

Anxiety disorders

Couples therapy

Grief and loss

Relationship issues, including parent/child

Spiritual issues
 

Therapeutic Approach/What to Expect:

Clients who meet with Rebecca can expect, in the first few sessions, for Rebecca to gather important information regarding psychological, physical, and social histories. From there, Rebecca collaborates with the client to set treatment goals and a plan for their work together. Sessions are generally scheduled weekly. The length of therapy is determined by the goals the client identifies. Rebecca believes in strengths based therapy and believes that the client is the expert of their lives. She works in a context of compassion, safety, and respect.

Rebecca’s approach to therapy is relationally-based and she utilizes Intimacy Therapy principles when working with client's. Intimacy Therapy states that humans are created with relational needs and long to relate and be known by others. When our relational needs go unmet we tend to exhibit unhealthy thinking, unhealed, emotions, and unproductive behaviors (2014, The Great Commandment Network, Intimancy Institure).

Rebecca completed basic training in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and is in the process of becoming a fully certified EMDR therapist. EMDR therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma (2014, EMDRIA EMDR International Association).
 

Rebecca has worked extensively with parent/teen relationship issues and focuses on developing respect for each family member. Issues of forgiveness and the re-instillation of hope, love, and intimacy are her primary strategies. Rebecca utilizes Intimacy Therapy strategies when working with both individuals, families, and couples.

Personal:

Rebecca is married and has two beautiful children. Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, antique shopping with her forever girlfriends, spending time with her church family, running, and playing games in her free time.

 

 

 

 

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