Rebecca Halperin earned a Master of Teaching from Fordham University and a Master of Social Work from New York University. Rebecca went on to receive a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the New York Counseling and Guidance Service and a Certificate in Advanced Diagnosis and Assessment from New York University. She has additional training in holistic approaches to trauma, suicide prevention and and grief work.
Rebecca served as the Director for Counseling Services at the College of Mount Saint Vincent. In addition to performing clinical work, Rebecca has serviced as a field placement instructor and supervisor for over six years for the Silver School of Social Work at NYU, Iona College, Manhattan College and John Jay College. She has her certification in Field Instruction from NYU and sits on the Board of Consultors for the School of Education and Health of Manhattan College.
Informed by attachment theory, psychodynamic practices and somatic approaches to understanding behaviors and feeling states, Rebecca's work with clients focuses on discovering connections between the conscious and unconscious, the past and the present, patterns and inconsistencies, as well as what can be learned - and unlearned - from the body. Rebecca specializes in working with adults, children and families who have experienced loss and/or trauma, especially medical and health related trauma. Other areas of focus include parenting and parent/child relationships. Rebecca's work honors the unique circumstances each person brings while also utilizing methods that have proven to promote growth and reduce emotional distress.
With this knowledge, parents are able to develop their own personal parenting frameworks so they can respond confidently and effectively to any challenge that comes along, resulting in families that are healthier, calmer, and more connected with one another.