Rebecca Favela, MA
“They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds” - Mexican Proverb
I graduated from Elmhurst College with a BA in psychology, a BA in Intercultural Studies with an LGBTQIA+ focus, and a double minor in communications and sociology. I then started with working with adolescents with eating disorders and then moved on to working with adult women with eating disorders, substance use issues, trauma, and mood disorders.
I realized I love this work, but I also realized that I need to work on myself to be the best version of myself as I can be so that I can be a great clinician. After taking some time to work on myself, I attended Roosevelt University where I got my MA in clinical and counseling psychology, as well as interned at a domestic violence agency, which is where I realized my love for individual counseling.
I worked as a PHP adolescent therapist at a hospital, where I realized that I thrive working with adolescents, but I also missed the collaboration and depth of individual therapy. I am so excited to provide a safe place for people to fall apart, discover their worth, create a better life for themselves, and learn to exist in the world while unapologetically loving their authentic selves.
As a Mexican-American therapist and an adult child of immigrants, I am committed to providing anti racist, anti oppressive and trauma informed care for people in a client centered manner. I may be the therapist, but you are the expert on you, and I want to make sure therapy is a collaborative and safe experience for people from all walks of life.