Rebecca Gibson, LCSW-C
Rebecca Gibson, (they/she) LCSW-C, specializes in working with people who have experienced complex trauma, including persistent struggles originating years in the past. They have worked in various settings including schools, nonprofits, treatment foster care, community mental health, and private practice, gaining experience with ADHD, grief and bereavement, prenatal and perinatal mental health, anxiety, depression, and mood lability. Becca has expertise working with teens (16+), adults, families, and couples. They enjoy helping neurodiverse couples and families improve their relationships and communication. Becca believes in the power of empathy and authenticity in the therapeutic relationship. They use a collaborative approach rooted in a gender-affirming, neurodiversity-affirming, and anti-oppressive framework. Becca is passionate about celebrating neurodivergence and has worked with Autistic folks and families for over 12 years. Becca also loves supporting members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as folks who carry others marginalized identities. They are especially excited to support late-diagnosed Autistic and AuDHDers, and clients navigating the intersection of Autism and gender diversity. At WBMA, Becca oversees our LGBTQIA+ services, provides education about neurodiversity-affirming support, and serves as a supervisor. They also provide therapeutic support to individuals, families, caregivers, and couples.
Becca obtained their Bachelors in Family Science from the University of Maryland in College Park, where they also studied public health and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. They recognize the ways in which systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma alter biology. Becca earned their Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Post-graduate training includes Internal Family Systems, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Psychodrama, Motivational Interviewing, and Polyvagal theory. Becca also offers professional training and consultation. They have presented company-wide trainings on topics including Teaching About Sex to Traumatized and Developmentally Disabled Youth and Navigating Suicidality with Clients.