Marriage and Family therapist.
Accepted insurances: BCBS, United Healthcare, Aetna and Self pay.
Rebecca Hirsch is a clinician who offers guidance and expertise in addressing issues that impact both individuals as well as couples, including ineffective communication patterns, life transitions (such as cohabitation, marriage, parenthood, career change, divorce, and so forth), infidelity, interfaith and intercultural relationship counseling, and sexual concerns. She also specializes in premarital counseling to better prepare couples for the transition to marriage and to teach couples tools to better cope with and handle the inevitable hurdles that will occur throughout the relationship. Rebecca also offers expertise for individual clients who have been experiencing difficulties in navigating dating and relationships by exploring and changing outdated and unhelpful patterns and by empowering them to create a new narrative for themselves.
There is so much information in the media and in our culture that portray relationships, intimacy, and success a certain way, with little space for individuality and self-exploration. As a therapist, Rebecca empowers her clients to explore their identity, their desires, and their values in a collaborative and open environment. She encourages clients to find their authentic voice and personal values among societal, peer, and family influences that hold standards for what and how relationships, intimacy, and success “should” be. Her style of therapy is engaging, collaborative, and solution-focused while using validation, empathy and humor.
Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s degree with a double-major in Psychology and Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. After working in the non-profit sector, she continued her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of San Diego. During her training at USD, Rebecca was a clinician in the Collaborative Care Program, a unique integration of the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at University of California San Diego. Since moving to Chicago, Rebecca has been working in private practice.