Rebekah Shaulis

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born the eldest of seven children, I have always felt called to be a helper and healer. I grew up in a Christian home and have attended church all of my life. I remember asking Jesus to be my Savior one night after coming home from the AWANA program at our church. I was in Cubbies at the time (3&4 year olds). While completing my undergraduate degree at Spring Arbor University in Michigan, I felt called to the ministry and that call was confirmed by several trusted spiritual advisors. I took the first step and changed my major and minor. After graduation, I prayed for further guidance about what direction I should be taking and felt God leading me to enroll in the counseling program at Spring Arbor University. As I was completing my Master’s program, I realized that I wanted to follow in Christ’s footsteps as a healer and counselor (Isaiah 9:6).
I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked with members of the military and their families as well. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety and stress management, trauma and abuse, and parenting concerns.
My counseling style combines strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their therapeutic goals, along with a focus on building resilience, peace, and wholeness. Everyone has strengths and coping skills that they have learned and used throughout their life. Identifying those strengths and coping skills is an important step to building an individual’s or family’s toolbox that can be used to help work through various issues and to increase resilience in that individual or family.

Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person, couple or family is something I work towards initially, and throughout therapy, as having a good connection is something I believe helps facilitate effective counseling and ultimately provides the best outcomes. As a therapist, I work diligently to meet each individual where they are at, listen actively and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future with the help of therapy. I am supportive, compassionate, and present with individuals during struggles and achievement and progress. I believe that it is important to find the root of problems in order for clients to heal fully and to continue to make progress.
I have worked with children, teens and their families since the beginning of my career. During this time, I worked with many different issues and concerns, including trauma and abuse, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, autism spectrum concerns, and parenting and relationship issues. I believe that addressing these issues and concerns earlier rather than later, is vitally important for today’s younger generation, because teaching our children and teens health coping skills and reinforcing their strengths will build their resilience and ability to respond to any further struggles or difficult times that will inevitably happen as they enter adulthood.
Because my faith is a part of who I am personally, I strive to incorporate my faith into counseling as organically as possible. I listen for Holy Spirit’s guidance on how to move forward with clients and what He would have me say to most effectively have an impact and promote change. I believe hard work, acknowledging Holy Spirit and moving as guided by the Lord are integral to counseling being successful. I love Scripture, but two of my favorite are: Isaiah 9:6 and Proverbs 3:5-7.
Isaiah 9:6 is one of my favorites because it sets the biblical example for counseling through Christ. Hope of all hopes, dream of our dreams, a child is born, sweet-breathed; a son is given to us: a living gift. And even now, with tiny features and dewy hair, He is great. The power of leadership, and the weight of authority, will rest on His shoulders. His name? His name we’ll know in many ways— He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Dear Father everlasting, ever-present never-failing, Master of Wholeness, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (The Voice Translation)
Proverbs 3:5-7 has been my most favorite passage of Scripture since I was a teen because it talks about trusting God for everything. This is so important in counseling, because only God can truly heal.
Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on Him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with Him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a minute that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore Him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that is wrong. Proverbs 3:5-7 (The Passion Translation)

The best way for progress to be made is by working collaboratively on treatment goals and through open communication regarding what therapeutic techniques and approaches work best for the person. Collaboration and hard work on both sides of the therapeutic relationship is vitally important to healing. I value each client and empathize with the range of emotions that may be experienced throughout treatment. I believe that everyone has the ability to overcome struggles, both present and past, and heal, but recognize that sometimes having additional support from an objective “outsider” in the form of therapy can allow clients to better identify and use the coping skills and strengths they already possess.

You have taken the first step in finding peace, joy, and wholeness and becoming healthy and I am honored to help you in that journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #74008 (Expires: 2022-05-31)

Other #NJDCATEMP-011814 (Expires: 2020-07-31)

Other #BBH-LCPC-REG-0000275 (Expires: 2020-07-31)

Other #SDTEMP000 (Expires: 2020-07-31)


Reviews

Written by R.E. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with Rebekah for 8 months

My therapy journey with Rebekah has been life changing in more ways than one. I have been able to speak on sensitive subjects for the first time in my life and never once felt judged or belittled in what I was facing. Instead, I was constantly met with support, patience, encouragement and deep understanding. Rebekah made it easy for me to feel very safe and to believe the sincerity and care in her words. She also provided valuable resources and combined careful direction with flexibility in how she approached our sessions together. Through this experience, I was delightfully surprised to find how non-traumatic trauma therapy can be. But even more than that, I have been able to formulate new goals and hopes for the future in my work and personal relationships, and have moved closer to God in a more intimate way than I had ever imagined possible.

Written by E.S. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Rebekah for 10 months

She's the best.

Written by S.T. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Rebekah for 10 months

Love her she’s great!

Written by K.I. on Feb 06, 2020 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 weeks

Rebekah, Is an excellent counselor. Strongly led by the spirit of God. She does not even need to quote scripture for you to know that her words and advice are Hod breathed her advice and words always align with the christian faith in a way that allows us to live smoothly in this world. Thanks Rebekah.

Written by S.A. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 1 year and 7 months

An amazing counselor!!

Written by K.A. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 3 months

Rebekah is wonderful! She has been such a support, friendly, approachable and extremely knowledgable when it comes to managing anxiety as well as the Christian faith. I am very grateful for her support and guidance and would highly recommend her to others.

Written by J.E. on Sep 30, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 weeks

I haven't been with her long, but I feel more comfortable with her then any other counselor I've seen. I guess it's because I feel more free to express myself when I can text/write to someone rather than speak. She has also really helped ease my anxiety and made me feel slightly less depressed by giving me things to do between sessions.

Written by T.A. on Jun 06, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 1 year and 3 months

Love her!

Written by C.H. on May 10, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 months

Rebekah Shaulis has been a wonderful counselor and has provided concise treatment that is geared towards my needs. A very kind and patient person who is willing to listen well.

Written by D.E. on Mar 24, 2019 after counseling with Rebekah for 4 months

She is awesome. She has been a tremendous help and encouragement to me.

Written by K.R. on Jun 07, 2018 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 weeks

Even though I have not Rebekah, I feel that she has been helpful in getting me on the road to recovery. She seems like a very caring person and responds to my messages in a timely manner. I appreciate her help.

Written by C.L. on Apr 28, 2018 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 months

Rebekah has played a massive role in my growth and healing in the last 2 months. She provides encouragement and advice in a supportive manner and I'm thankful I have someone I can talk to when I need someone.

Written by E.R. on Apr 24, 2018 after counseling with Rebekah for 2 weeks

My counselor has been such a safe haven for me. She is a great listener and asks just the right thing for me to identify my own patterns of behavior. There's no judgment and she directs me back to Truth.