Welcome! I'm glad that you are showing an interest in your own or a family member's emotional and mental well being. I'm Becky Hunt, though the official name is Rebecca. I have been working with children and families since 2004. I have provided many different kinds of case management and therapeutic services in my social work career. I believe that wellness includes many factors of a person's life--mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Some of those things in your life might be in balance while other areas are not. You probably already have the ability to manage many situation or challenges with a combination of existing strengths and learned skills; we can add to those together. My work-joy is found in play therapy. Through play therapy child, families, and (yes!) adults can work through many issues in their lives. The best part is all the hard work doesn't feel like work, it feels like play. We learn skills by playing throughout our entire lives beginning with playing peek-a-boo; on the grade school play ground; sports and backyard games; as well as board games and card games with friends. If playing isn't for you, I also provide the traditional "talk therapy" that most people are familiar. I received a specialization in Military Social Work during my master’s program at USC and have a passion for working with those, both children and adults, who have experienced trauma. Trauma can show up in a lot of different ways and look like many things. We can work together to sort that out. In counseling, we can use a combination of CBT, solution focused, and problem-solving therapy, along with Motivational Interviewing, trauma therapies, and (yes even) Play Therapy when appropriate. Your individualized plan, developed in your words, will be a great road map for reaching your desired destination. I would be honored to walk with you along that path. Seeking help reflects the courage and drive that you already have within you. Let's get started!
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
What does a session look like? That depends on you. I am flexible and believe you are the expert on you. I promise to be respectful, engaged, and present for you. I will provide the space that you need to address what you believe you need to address. I will also provide information, teach skills, and offer a professional perspective. I will challenge you to consider change, see your successes, and embrace your strengths. The range of emotions you can experience is exciting and overwhelming, we can work through them together. Sometimes you will walk away feeling lighter and free. Other times you will be more pensive and focused. Through ups and downs, I will be here for you on this journey.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
I use CBT, solution focused, problem-solving therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma therapies, and play therapy when appropriate. We can tailor the therapy to fit your needs and learning style. I am always looking into and learning about new therapies, new techniques, and ways to support you. Remember, this therapy is about you and your growth.
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
My biggest strength is working with others, really working with you. Therapy is a collaborative experience. I am ready to bring my training and knowledge to the expert on you (that's you). Our professional relationship is important in helping you grow into or out of whatever stage, area, or space you find yourself right now. I place a lot of emphasis on your strengths and knowledge as well as your ability to evolve. I find that my best role is a teammate, battle buddy, or travel companion, but I am also willing to be the support at your back or the help up when needed. We will figure out how I can best support you.