Rebecca Donovan is a clinically licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based out of Manhattan, Kansas. Rebecca is originally from Ohio where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Ohio University in 2017. During her time there, she pursued research on eating disorders and led several mental health community engagement projects, which eventually led her to a career in clinical work. Rebecca moved to Kansas shortly after to pursue a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.
During her program, she noticed that most of her clients had developmental trauma from childhood. This led her to seek out the best treatments for her clients to resolve their post-trauma symptoms. Under the guidance of Dr. Joyce Baptist, Rebecca participated in research studying the efficacy of Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) treatment with suicidal ideation. EMDR is considered one of the gold standards of treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). After seeing the powerful and efficient results of EMDR, she received her own EMDR training in 2019 and officially finished all levels of her training in 2020. Rebecca also completed EMDR advanced trainings in 2019 to treat complex PTSD symptoms and dissociative disorders. In 2021, Rebecca completed training in Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP) to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) effectively and safely. ERP is the gold standard of treatment for those suffering from obsessive-compulsive and anxious disorders.
Rebecca is passionate about facilitating healing through empowering her clients to take active and mindful steps towards their goals. Her approach is client-centered and transparent - this means that your therapy will be tailored to fit your specific needs and she will be open with you about the process of therapy. Rebecca believes in utilizing research-backed methods of treatment and trauma psychoeducation to guide her clients towards a healthy and balanced life.
Healing begins with one step forward and a moment of trust. Rebecca hopes that you will allow her to walk alongside you for part of your journey.