Rebekah Todd

Leanette Sunsum

Therapeutic Orientation & Techniques

Person Centered Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Existential Therapy

Areas of Specialty

Church Hurt & Spiritual Trauma

Anxiety & Depression

Family Dysfunction

Sexuality & LGBTQIA+ Populations

Self-concept & Identity

Emerging Adults

Professional Background

Clinical Residency, August 2022-May 2023,

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561

MA in Clinical Mental Health, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

BA in Psychology, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

BA in Public Relations Communication, Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, MO

Locations: Virtual Illinois, In-Office Chicago

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Life isn’t always easy.

You may find yourself moving from day to day, and beginning to feel like you don’t really know yourself anymore. Maybe you have thoughts you feel you can’t control, or a deep sadness that just won’t go away. People may have caused you pain or caused you to doubt what you once believed, and you feel stuck, unsure how to move forward. These thoughts and feelings can be so lonely. As the pressures of life and your own self-doubt build up like a tower, the things you used to love can get lost, leaving you feeling confused and alone. Whether the source of your pain is from the church, your loved ones, or a complete mystery to you, healing is possible.

Together we can hold space for the parts of yourself that feel tender, and are needing care. Therapy is about self-discovery. You are capable of growth and change, and my role is to help you uncover what is already within you. Together, we can hold space for the parts of yourself that feel tender, and are needing care. In session, we will explore the things in your past that led you to this moment and how they’ve shaped your current experience. We will collaborate to create goals specific to your needs and will and will build a safe space for you to learn to trust your own inner knowing.

I’ve always valued authenticity with others. All my life, I have been drawn towards connection, and my passion is hearing people’s stories, and providing support during difficult life moments and transitions. I love to support others on their own path to self-actualization and healing. In my own journey, I have found that the better I understand myself, the easier it is to accept and love myself. The work may not be without challenges, but it is always worth it.  

Seeking help and agreeing to be vulnerable, can feel scary, but you don’t have to suffer alone. If what I’ve shared here resonates with you, please don’t hesitate to reach out and schedule an appointment today!

 

"Rebekah has helped me by leaning into her abilities as a listener and effective communicator to create a space for me to heal while beautifully balancing the use of empathic reflection, directives, and feedback." -GP

“Rebekah is gifted with a precious sensitivity to meet clients where they are, which has allowed me to really open up to her.” -HW

“Rebekah has an incredible sensitivity for reading the emotion behind words.” -AA

Articles by Rebekah

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Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Renewing Your Sense of Wonder

Written by therapist Ruth NathanielWhen was the last time you felt curious, excited by something you’d recently discovered, or felt the renewed sense of wonder? For many of us, wonder took its last breath sometime ago, and we’ve been dragging our feet ever since....

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Written by therapist Megan Hanafee-Major During the winter months, and especially the holiday season, we eat a lot. Food is a huge and important part of many traditions, but we may also notice that the cold weather prompts turning toward comfort foods to warm our...