September is Deaf Awareness Month

Deaf Awareness Month offers visibility and awareness of Deaf hardships in our society,
communication needs, Deaf culture, and community. This month also gives a perspective on the
positives of deafness as well as encourages social inclusion.

Boundaries

Boundaries are helpful in avoiding burnout, reducing resentment, and establishing life balance. Easy steps to help set boundaries.

Getting to Know Me – RB

My name is Rebecca. I am a Counseling Intern at Grow Psychological in Leawood, KS. 

I was raised in a suburb of Kansas City, in a Deaf family. I am a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and American Sign Language (ASL) was my first language. 

I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science and a Minor in Psychology. I am currently attending Walden University for a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and after graduation, I will receive my license as an LPC in the state of Kansas. 

My passions include anything and everything Disney, advocating and spreading awareness for those with chronic illness, and working with children and teens. I am one of few practicing counselors in the Kansas City area who provide counseling in ASL, and I am proud to be able to serve the Deaf community in this capacity. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018. I believe this has given me significant insight into the world of chronic illness. 

As an intern, I am shaping and forming my theoretical orientation. At this time, I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques in counseling. My services are offered at a significantly reduced rate of $35. 

Book a free 15-minute consultation with me today to explore what counseling may look like for you.

Meet the Author

From a young age, I have known that I wanted to help others find peace through healing. As an intern at Grow Psychological, I am putting the skills and knowledge I have built over the past few years into practice. I am fluent in American Sign Language, so my services are offered in English and ASL. I have personal experience with chronic illnesses, disabilities, children, and adults

Newly Diagnosed with a Chronic Illness

When it all started, I was healthy. “Healthy” is a positive term, right? Who knew being an “otherwise healthy female in my early twenties” would put me at risk of something that would forever change my life.