Rebecca has been helping clients in recovery heal from their eating disorders since 2008.
As regional executive director, Rebecca is enthusiastic about collaborating with other professionals to ensure comprehensive care for clients and families. She has been a teaching assistant for the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute since 2019 and has presented and written multiple times to raise awareness for this important topic.
Rebecca is the Founder and President of iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals), St. Louis Chapter. She is extremely passionate about empowering women in leadership roles and is actively involved with the University of Missouri- St. Louis’s Women’s Leadership Institute.
Before joining Alsana, Rebecca worked with eating disorder clients at a community treatment program where she saw clients for individual therapy and led various support groups. She has years of experience leading group therapy sessions for all levels of care in body image, processing, and guided imagery. Rebecca is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Internal Family Systems, trained by Dick Schwartz.
Rebecca earned her bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her master of education counseling and family therapy from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
In her spare time, Rebecca is an adventure seeker. She enjoys traveling and finds reprieve in submerging herself in other cultures—leaving her humbled, refreshed, and enlightened. She also enjoys hiking, yoga, animals (including her two cats), gardening, and spending time with family and friends.