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Rebecca Schaffner, LCPC (She/Her/Hers)

The Work

Rebecca is BACC's Clinical Supervisor.  Her approach to supervision is welcoming, empathetic, intuitive, and evidenced-based.  We all agree that her vibe is super therapeutic and promotes a Zen atmosphere.  Rebecca owns a private practice, specializes in trauma, and has current openings to contract with other supervisees.  Learn more about her and her practice below:

Rebecca Schaffner, LCPC- S, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of MD.  She has over 10 years of experience working with children, teenagers and adults.

Rebecca’s practice, Invisible Wounds Therapy and Wellness (IWTW) focuses on healing both trauma (including complex trauma) and anxiety for First Responders (retired or active- duty military, police, EMT etc.)  and Caregivers (parents, therapists etc.) of different disciplines.  She’s in particular passionate about the body and mind connection and everything wellness and how it relates to ones’ mental health.  Most of her clients are in their early 20s to mid 40s.

In her work, she uses evidenced- based approaches such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Eye- Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) a method designed to help folks bunce back from trauma.

A little bit more about me --

Groups I vibe with

: As an immigrant to the USA I often vibe with folks who define themselves as “different,” folks who don’t always fit the norm and often aren’t born or raised in the USA.

What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic alliance/relationship?

Trust, honesty and respect

How do your life philosophy and treatment philosophy overlap? 

I practice what I preach, when I encourage clients to practice movement- based mindfulness to help regulate their nervous system, I do the same.

What do you love most about being a mental health professional?

Being part of my client’s healing journey and bearing witness to their wounds so that they feel heard and seen throughout

Current Availability

Not accepting new clients at the moment; I have about 3 slots open for individual supervision

Service Platform: Currently only provide telehealth

Education & Certifications --

  • BA in Psychology and minor in International Relations from Seton Hall University
  • MS in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, Baltimore
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)
  • Certified in EMDR
  • Approved Clinical Supervisor for LGs seeking their LCPC

Fun Facts

You can find me spending time outdoors daily, investigating nature with my children, speaking my native language (German) and cooking up mean recipes.

Therapy Services 

I provide both individual and group therapy. I currently run a 6- weeks healing workshop, Healing Invisible Wounds, that will be offered again in end of September’ 22.  I am in- network with Cigna, BCBS and UHC.

Would refer to others for the following:

Eating Disorders, Substance Use Disorders (must be in recovery for about 3 months), Personality Disorders.

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