Rebecca Ray, MA, PLPC
*During the COVID-19 Pandemic, I am available as a Telehealth therapist in Missouri. I meet with clients by phone or video call, pay by card. Reduced fees and pro bono sessions are available for furloughed and laid off workers. Call (636) 486-6475 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.*
My name is Rebecca Ray, MA, PLPC, and I apply my therapeutic experience in private practice with individuals, couples, and groups. I work with clients on issues of stress, relationships and life transitions, and in the areas of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, adjustment disorders, stress management and related needs. In addition, I am a Suicide Prevention educator. I also have more than 12 years’ experience in interpersonal communications, including employee relations and wellness initiatives incorporating psychoeducational content.
My experience includes two years as a crisis worker with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, based at Provident Inc., St. Louis, where I provided crisis counseling by phone, chat and online forum. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, volunteer member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Eastern Missouri chapter, and champion for creating a suicide-safe community with the St. Louis Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition and member of the Coalition's Community Education & Outreach Committee.
I also lead mental wellness presentations for groups and employers. My treatment approach is informed by evidence-based modalities. My orientation is an integrative humanistic approach, incorporating strength-based, mindfulness and somatic techniques. This focus includes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive-Emotional-Behavior Therapy (CEBT) strategies, among others.
I attended the University of Plymouth, located in Plymouth, United Kingdom, achieving 40 hours of post-master’s advanced professional practice (Level 7) in the topics of Perinatal Mental Health, and Mental Health Assessment in Urgent, Emergency and Acute Care. My personal study included meeting with regional suicide prevention groups to learn more about UK’s significant expansion of suicide prevention efforts, including emergency mental health (MH) assessment for individuals in MH crises, and intervention and treatment approaches for perinatal MH emergencies among expectant and new mothers at risk for suicidal ideation.
Certifications include: Psychological First Aid, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM). Completed: Certified Clinical Trauma Professional-Competency Conference; Externship for Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples by Sue Johnson. Member: American Counseling Association (ACA, since 2014); Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC); International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC).
Working with Rebecca
The life of every person is unique and carries the marks of our experience. Just as the growth rings of a tree depict the tree's life events—there are times of abundance, flourishing, and times of distress and affliction. And you may be in affliction right now.
My focus is providing a safe and calm,
non-judgmental atmosphere that fosters relief, rebalance and resilience from within. Are you having a difficult time with a transition in your life? Do negative patterns in your work, health or relationships continue to repeat and you want them to change? Your life is important to me in part because of your quest. My role is to provide more light for your path, especially when it seems shrouded in fog or darkness. It's no small step to be here, now.
I am interested in using my therapeutic experience to help you - or you and your partner, or you and your family - to reach, to move, or just get unstuck. I will listen and work with you to help make sense of things that, at first, may not appear to make any sense. Please feel free to email or call (636) 486-6475.