Welcome.

Reaching out to people can be embarrassing and scary. You have taken the difficult first step simply by landing on this site in hopes of finding a therapist who is a good fit for you. That suggests you are ready to take the next steps towards creating a more satisfying life.

Why therapy?

At this point it feels like you have tried everything to move past your struggles, but nothing helps, and you have exhausted all options. The coping mechanisms that once worked have lost their effectiveness.

You have realized that you have a habit of overextending yourself in the hopes of finding a place where you belong. Or you are recognizing patterns in your relationships that you want to examine.

Therapy is a non-judgmental space in which you can overcome familiar patterns by being witnessed and heard, and learn tools and skills to improve your mental health.

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About Rebecca

I can help you by joining you in exploring your anxiety, your fear, your grief, and your relationships. Together, we will be able to look at your patterns which may be negatively impacting your ability to function, and unravel them for a more fulfilling and satisfying life.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a Master of the Arts in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Community Mental Health from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA.

I value humor, play, creativity, exploration, feminism, pragmatism, and chances to build a healthy relationship with emotions that we are usually told to squash. Although we are taught to separate our intellect from our emotions, it is important to remember that we can have physical manifestations of our emotions, and that our bodies can affect our thoughts.

The world is often unwelcoming of those who do not conform to the status quo. Therapy should be a space in which you can be validated and heard, without having to educate your therapist about the merits of your lifestyle or your social position.

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to find the tools that best suit you and your needs. I welcome your weirdness.

Services

It may seem that the world is throwing you more than you can practically or emotionally handle.

 I provide therapy to adults who may be feeling:

  • Overwhelmed, and like they are not doing enough.

  • Uncertain that they are on the right track.

  • Concerned with how others perceive them.

  • Heartbroken or grief-stricken.

  • Distrusting of their gut.

  • That they do not know where to go or what to do to fit in.

  • Discomfort with the gender they were assigned at birth, and interest in transitioning.

  • Fear of being watched or followed.

Therapy can help you

 

• Decide how to have strong relationships with appropriate people.

• Share what you hate and love about yourself and others.

• Better communicate your needs and wants.

• Discover ways to be kinder to yourself.

Methods

I am trained in and incorporate aspects of psychodynamic theory, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), play therapy, social justice, and cognitive behavioral therapy into my work with you.

Who I Work With

I have a passion for working with people from alternative and historically marginalized backgrounds and experiences, including, but not limited to:

 • Coming out, or questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.

 • Identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, or queer.

 • Being transgender, gender non-conforming, gender queer, gender fluid, or non-binary.

 • Practicing alternative relationship structures, such as non-monogamy or kink/BDSM.

 • Experiencing being othered or marginalized due to race or ethnicity.

 • Practicing atheism, agnosticism, polytheism, or otherwise non-conforming spiritual or magick practice.

Issues that I work with include

 • Managing overwhelming emotions.

 • Grief, loss, and heartbreak.

 • Feeling invisible and/or alone.

 • Auditory hallucinations and paranoia.

 • Lasting effects of childhood trauma.

 • Impact of societal oppression.

 • Gender transition.

 • Difficulty with motivation.

 • Communication barriers in relationships.

 • Dream work.

 • Body image concerns.

 • Fear of asking for help or care.

Contact

Rebecca Levy

with your inquiries.

Let's get you where you want to be.

 

You are welcome to contact me by phone, e-mail, or by filling out the form below, to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about wanting to work together.

My office is located in Albany in the East Bay, next to an 18 bus stop. There are four small stairs up to the office, but there is not elevator access.

I charge $135 per 50 minute session, and ask that you come in weekly.

We will start out with a free 15-20 minute phone consultation to make sure we are a good fit.

You should receive a response within one business day of contacting me.

Rebecca Levy, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #101595
Supervised by Rawna Romero, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #41466

Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable psychotherapy services to adults, children & adolescents, couples and Families throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Phone
510-550-5318

Email
rebecca@uncommonthreadstherapy.com

Office Location
902 Curtis Street Albany, CA 94706