Rebecca Homewood (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a licensed clinical and macro social worker and certified as a substance abuse counselor that spans over 20 years that has worked with diverse cultural and socioeconomic populations as a therapist and administrator. She received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. As part of her approach to treatment, she incorporates teaching and research skills that she gained while working as a Graduate Student Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant.
Rebecca feels privileged to be invited into people’s lives. She works hard to build good therapeutic relationships by creating safe and affirming spaces for clients to share their life stories. She believes that radical honesty is a foundation to the healing and transformation process. By partnering with people in the therapeutic process, individuals will feel empowered to improve their quality of their life. Rebecca uses evidenced based therapies to help individuals reflect and identify patterns in thinking to find solutions and coping skills for their need.
Most recently, Rebecca worked as a therapist at an outpatient mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment provider. Through this experience, she developed strong assessment skills and strategies to help people struggling with reframing their perspectives and to help reconnect them with their long-term goals. Rebecca also organized programs in the school system, where she facilitated support groups to help adolescents learn coping mechanisms for life changes. She supported families in navigating through difficult illnesses and connected them with resources. Rebecca is passionate and committed to helping clients create a vision for their life and see transformation in the way people view themselves and the world. She has served clients referred from Community Mental Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the Michigan court and correction system, and private insurance plans.
Rebecca is also interested in helping underserved communities. She previously managed programs that provided individuals and families opportunities for immediate shelter and future permanent housing that included supports to increase placement retention such as substance abuse and mental health treatment, vocational preparation and training, and financial management. She understands the organization of systems which helps her see the big picture in addressing people’s needs.