Rebecca Turner, M.S.
Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern (IMF 94229)
Professional Clinical Counselor Intern (PCCI 3534)
Supervised by Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Monica Valdivia Aguilar, M.A., (LMFT 41352)
Young Women’s Specialty Practice
Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice (CASP): Rebecca believes in the healing power of relationships. In the unique process of therapy, she utilizes interpersonal connection and strength-based exploration to foster the environment for growth. She connects with clients on a deep level, working to understand unique perspectives, and thus empower collaborative solutions for individuals and families.
Rebecca’s fosters development of an Authentic Self to help mediate anxiety and depression, stress, and perfectionism. Life transition — such as changing schools, experiencing a loss, or exploring career paths — can intensify these emotions, but also provide the groundwork for new growth and self-determination. Rebecca’s commitment to walking alongside clients before, during, and after difficult times is a born from her conviction that within struggle lies new opportunities to flourish. This perspective is particularly powerful for individuals exploring gender identity and sexual orientation, and one Rebecca incorporates in her clinical work. She is passionate about advocating for the LGBTQI community through personal support and community education.
Rebecca utilizes a brain-friendly approach, blending “top-down” interventions (like transforming ineffective thought patterns), and “bottom-up” interventions (such as mindfulness practices, mindful movement, and hypnotherapeutic modalities). This multidimensional therapeutic approach equips clients with a variety of tools that build the foundation to create a sense of mastery and empowerment.
Rebecca believes that people of all ages can use their voice to write their own story; a story that empowers instead of subjugates, and promotes authentic strength over conformity. Her work is empowering, relational, and uniquely tailored to each person who comes through her doors.
Specialties: Employing an Interpersonal Neurobiologically-informed and Relational-Cultural Therapy orientation to help clients flourish in their inner and outer lives; Navigating life transitions; Exploring gender identity and sexual orientation; Promoting positive self-esteem and identity development through expressive and self-reflective interventions; Fostering connection between parents and children; Building strength and resilience through mindfulness practices.
Education: Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy, Emphasis in Medical Family Therapy, Fuller Theological Seminary; Bachelor of Arts in English, Minors in Psychology and Sociology, College of Charleston
Specialized Training: Clinical Hypnosis Training and Certificate; Advanced Externship in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Core Skills; Trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT); Trained in Childhood Traumatic Grief (CTG); Trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Other Experience: Santa Anita Family Service, Monrovia; Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Pasadena
Mission: “My mission is to reimagine struggle as opportunity for exploration, engagement in life, and deep acquaintance with one’s authentic Self.”
Phone: 626.585.8075, ext. 156BACK TO OUR TEAM