Hi, I'm Rebecca Mandeville, a licensed Marriage, Family therapist, Life Coach, and Career Counselor. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile!
One of my first memories as a child is looking at an old photo of my grandfather hanging on the wall of our home. He had been an Episcopal Priest, beloved by his parishioners, yet I had never had the chance to know him, as he died several years before I was born. I am the daughter of a 'Minister's Daughter', and I was taken to Church regularly, and when older, I sang in the Church choir. In my thirties I decided to do a comprehensive study of the Bible, and I eventually incorporated my understandings of Christian principles into my counseling work. In my personal opinion and professional experience, solutions to our greatest challenges are often Spiritual solutions, and the Bible can provide my clients with invaluable resources for deep and profound healing, as well as unique and powerful ways of understanding life's challenges and dilemmas.
I have felt called by Christ to serve humanity since I was a very young child. I always knew I would become a counselor, and that Christ has given me a mission and purpose to fulfill His Work on earth to the best of my limited human abilities. I encourage my Christian clients to bring their religious and spiritual values into our sessions, and I invite Christ to be Present with us in our sessions whenever clients express they are open to this.
Counseling is successful when there is a good relationship between the counselor and the client, and the client is as committed to their own process of healing as the counselor is. It is not enough to talk about change; client's must be supported by their counselor in experimenting with new ways of being in their life and in their relationships so that true and lasting transformation can occur.
My favorite Bible verse is Mark 9:24: "And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."
I look forward to connecting with you!
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
LMFT #43860 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
I continue to receive wonderful help from my counselor, Rebecca Mandeville. The process has been slow and steady. Slow because I have been in this unhealthy family scenario for over 65 years. I know I need to persevere for my own mental and physical well being. Rebecca continually encourages me to take the next step and I am thankful for the support and progress it is bringing.
Rebecca is very kind and understanding. Even when I didn't have time to respond back right away, she was always there making herself available for me. I greatly appreciated her. Thank you, Rebecca!
Rebecca is an empathetic listener who provides supporting encouragement, as well as helps explore options for change. She looks for small ways we can change our habits, so that we can see sustainable results (rather than trying to change everything at once, and burning out). She excels at validation and providing another way of looking at things. She practices active listening, spending a lot of time gathering data on the situation, in order to make an accurate assessment. She is very comfortable with the online/video chat. She is great at assessing real-life, in-the-moment situations, and providing feedback. She has training and experience with Family Systems Theory, and Childhood Emotional Neglect, two areas that are very important in understanding who we are, why we are the way we are, and how we can grow.
Rebecca’s insight is timely. She assessed the “now” situation and helped come up with real solutions, without spending too much time on the past.