Your Well-Being is In Good Hands
By breaking ground, we go below the surface of peripheral problems to examine deeply rooted issues. Together we will bring them to light in order to gain traction, movement, and meaningful change in your life.
Who I am: Rebecca Good, PsyD
I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY 32018) and graduated with a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.
I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Adolescent Counseling Services and a doctoral internship at the StarVista GIRLS program working with incarcerated youth in San Mateo.
I have comprehensive experience working with young-adults and adolescents, adults, geriatric individuals, families, groups, individuals with ADHD or who are neurodivergent, youth with oppositional defiant disorder, LGBTQ youth and adults, veterans, youth impacted by divorce, foster youth and LatinX youth. I am also experienced in treating trauma ranging from early attachment issues to acute PTSD symptoms and substance use in youth and adults, as well as engaging in multidisciplinary collaboration. I have worked in several therapeutic settings, including community based care, VA/Hospital wards, high schools and middle schools, and forensic settings for youth and adults.
In addition to my private practice, I serve as a Supervisor at Adolescent Counseling Services in Redwood City; and as Secretary on the board for Alameda County Psychological Association.
How I work:
Relationally: In establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, I deviate from the "blank slate" approach many traditional therapists take. Instead, I work collaboratively and relationally, bringing myself into the room in order to more authentically provide you with a warm and positive experience, and I frequently encourage feedback to more precisely cater to your needs and preferences.
Cultural Sensitivity: So much of who we are is nested in our cultural and environmental contexts. In our work, we will acknowledge these factors and consider how the interplay of our multifaceted identities serve as a valuable tool. I regard cultural sensitivity as critical in establishing a successful therapeutic relationship and essential for high quality therapeutic services.
Empowerment and Advocacy: There are numerous interdependent systems entangled within our society that are ineffective and detrimental to many individuals and families. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and demoralized. I will fight for you in those moments when your energy is depleted. While working together, we will uncover and celebrate your strengths. We will use those strengths to help you reclaim your own sense of empowerment, so you can advocate for the life you want and deserve.
Early Attachment: One of the fundamental qualities that makes us human is our need for social connection. We are biologically wired for it. As such, understanding how our past relationships patterns contribute to shaping and influencing our current ones gives us the power to decide what and how to change the patterns that no longer serve us. This knowledge gives us the tools to improve and build better relationships in the future.
Concierge Therapy: Concierge Therapy is designed to fit into your busy life and provide you the support you need in a world that can be fast paced and unpredictable. This means that you get to determine what type of support and how much your family may need on any given week (see Services page for more detail). Part of what makes my work tailored to you is my recognition that life happens outside of 9-5pm weekdays. Because of this, I offer extended business hours for phone check-ins, email communication, text messaging,* and additional support. I am here for you when you need me.**
*text messaging is not recognized as HIPAA compliant**In the event of a true emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.