Rebecca Bell-Gurwitz

Becca by the numbers:

2 Novels written
0 Novels completely edited
5 cans of seltzer consumed per day
3 hours stuck on the NYC subway (it felt like longer)
2 feet wading: 1 in the Atlantic Ocean the other in the Pacific
10 jumps into swimming holes per summer week

Becca graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 2017 and is a certified Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of Oregon. At Columbia, due to her passion in working with individuals who struggle with emotion dysregulation, she was selected to be a part of the 12-month Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training Program and Lab cohort studying intensively under supervisor, Jacquelyn Smith, LCSW-R and program director, Andre Ivanoff, PhD. Becca also was intensively trained in DBT by Behavioral Tech LLC and completed her internship as a DBT trainee at NYU Counseling and Wellness Center, where she ran skills groups, implemented individual treatment plans, and spent time troubleshooting the incorporation of DBT to a university setting. Prior to that, she worked with adolescents and children in a residential unit, as well as with adults in the public mental health sector, where she became passionate about work with LGBTQ and trauma-affected populations.

Becca always strives to use DBT skills so she can effectively embody the dialectic of acceptance and change! She is devoted to working in the field and is passionate about DBT and collaborating with folks to discover their lives worth living.  She’s also committed to research and social activist work. In her free time, she enjoys lounging and swimming in bodies of water, writing poetry and fiction, thrifting vintage clothing, hiking, and playing the Sims 4.


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