I am a clinical member of the national Clinical Member and state chapters President of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, which is the largest clearinghouse of research and outcome studies internationally and which is the organization which sets the practice standards for our work. I have been responsible for the development and maintenance of therapeutic programs and therapeutic milieus working with sexual offenders since and have been in private practice since I have had primary clinical and case management responsibilities for treating over one thousand offenders and have participated in the treatment of over two thousand offenders.
I have been certified as an expert in the evaluation and treatment of sexual offenders in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, Circuit Courts and in Federal Courts across the Commonwealth. Counseling is individualized and may use any of the following approaches, but not limited to: Family therapy, substance use, sex offender treatment, and pre-marital and marital counseling.
I also facilitate specialized groups. People are unique and may have complex challenges to finding their personal solutions, and I have the goal of helping clients achieve their optimum levels of functioning.
I have worked with mentally ill, violent, and sexual offenders who are involved in the criminal justice system. I continued this work inside two VA Department of Corrections facilities with adult males and youthful offenders until At that time, I began working with adults on probation in the community providing mental health and sex offender treatment, assessment, and evaluation services.
I received my Ph. My dissertation measured the collaboration between all sex offender professionals working within the containment model approach with sexual offenders on community supervision. I began providing group treatment and assessment services in the community in to individuals on probation. I have training and experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families using a variety of evidence based practices. I practice primarily from a cognitive behavioral theory but I believe that therapy should be tailored to the needs of each client and other theoretical framework can be explored based on those needs.
My experience ranges from in-patient acute and residential care to specialized outpatient group therapy. I have specialized interests in adults who have sexually offended as well as adolescents and children with sexual issues. She has particular specialties for addressing sexual behavior issues, anger management training, children, family, and marital issues.
She has worked with at-risk youth, and people who struggle with sexual abuse recovery, trauma recovery, depression, and anxiety. The length of therapy is generally determined by the goals the client brings to therapy. Rebecca Bridges, LPC, CSOTP Becca is an experienced therapist dedicated to helping individuals of all ages nurture meaningful and lasting identity, relationships, marriages, and family life, while focusing on the well-being of each person. She empathically seeks to understand what each individual is going through, providing the necessary tools for insight and growth.
She adapts treatment to fit unique mental, physical and spiritual needs, placing high value on quality care, motivation, and finding what works best for each individual, couple, and family. She also integrates Christian faith for those desiring Christian-based counseling. Becca is passionate about helping people who are struggling with different adjustments and life transitions, navigating through broken relationships, and looking for meaning, peace, and joy in life. Overall, Becca has ten years of experience working within the mental health and behavioral health field.
She began her career as an intensive in-home support staff, working with children and implementing interventions that were designed to unify the family and bring healing in broken situations. She also has experience working with children in a school setting to assist with cognitive deficits and behavioral issues that needed special attention and intervention.
Becca gained most of her clinical experience in an in-patient setting while working with a wide range of diagnosis and behavioral issues. I am fortunate to have participated with a group of highly invested professionals in developing specialized sex offender treatment programs for at-risk youth.
I spent the next twenty years working in a variety of residential programs focusing on treating adolescent boys and girls who had engaged in aggressive sexual behaviors and who, also, were recovering from personal sexual trauma. I have held a variety of positions including therapist, clinical coordinator, program manager and executive director for specialized treatment programs in Portsmouth, Virginia, Charleston, Florence and Columbia, South Carolina, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Rockville and Frederick, Maryland prior to joining Peninsula Therapy Center, PLC, in Newport News, Virginia, where my professional experience expanded to include the outpatient treatment of adults as well as adolescents.
My approach to treatment utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, structured family therapy, problem-solving and strengths based therapy. I then went to work with a group of highly invested professionals developing specialized sex offender treatment programs for at-risk youth. I spent the next twenty years working in residential and outpatient programs in a variety of positions focused on the treatment of adolescent boys and girls as well as adults who have experienced traumas or have engaged in sexually aggressive behaviors or sexually reactive behaviors.
I have training and experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of therapeutic approaches. I utilize a holistic, solution-focused approach to identify and develop client strengths. My experience includes residential, in-home, and outpatient counseling with children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to tailor therapy to meet their needs and level of comfort.
My specialty areas include sexual abuse, stress management, depression, and family and relationship challenges. Following a progressive career in newspapers, I returned to school and earned a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in October My professional experience began in a residential treatment center for sexually abusive adolescent males. In I became certified as a sex offender treatment provider and earned my license as a professional counselor in In , I transitioned to the Virginia Department of Corrections.
During this period of growth, I diversified my professional experience by working in outpatient settings supervising bachelors and masters level clinicians providing in-home and mental health skills building services in community-based agencies serving adolescents and chronically mentally ill adults. I currently facilitate sex-offender-specific groups at Peninsula Therapy Center where I enjoy working in an organization that provides quality services to challenging clients.
I was a juvenile probation officer in Norfolk for two years. I have worked in outpatient therapy, acute care, and residential treatment with children, adolescents, and adults for more than 30 years doing individual, family, and group therapy.
I have worked with juvenile and adult sex offenders since I am experienced in completing psychosexual risk assessments and am trained in administering and interpreting the Abel Assessment for Sexual Interest AASI.