Rebecca  Kushins

Rebecca Kushins

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts, Washington Accepting Online

I am licensed in MA and WA states, but I am unfortunately not licensed in Washington DC.

Updated March 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA topics
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Rebecca Kushins is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts and Washington states, who works with individuals across the lifespan, with a focus on LGBTQ+ community members. Her clients pride themselves on being intelligent, strong, committed, loyal and independent.  Yet still, they find themselves spinning, feeling groundless, unable to shake feelings of stress and anxiety.  They are not ones to ask for help lightly, but recognize that sometimes, their uncertainty is paralyzing.  They have tried mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise and more.  They are relieved for a time, until it all comes back, sometimes worse than before.  They doubt themselves, their capacity, their purpose.  This doubt affects them in many ways:  their daily lives, their careers, their relationships.  Rebecca is particularly sensitive to clients from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as clients who feel othered in many ways.

Rebecca’s approach is rooted in Mindfulness Based-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected, so that they can begin to make targeted change. She works to help clients understand their systemic response to both internal and external stressors, and begin to problem-solve ways to introduce experiences of calm, connection and self-compassion, to choose to respond rather than react in the face of change.

Rebecca is focused on ensuring that her clients see real progress, as quickly as possible: her style is consistent, supportive, intuitive, patience and person-centered (providing care for each individual as an individual). 

Rebecca’s first priority in starting with a new client is ensuring that they feel safe, seen, heard and understood.  She sees her own role as helping clients to deeply know their own worth, clarity, and confidence.  As a board certified telemental health provider, she offers the convenience of remote sessions to help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar.  She looks forward to helping clients lead a mindful, insight-filled life – both inwardly and outwardly.


Message to clients

You are not sure what you need, where to turn; you feel strange reaching out for support - you wonder if you are even worth helping. You’ve tried a lot of things to help yourself - mindfulness, meditation, yoga, exercise and more. You are relieved for a time, until it all comes back, sometimes worse than before. On the outside, you pride yourself on being an intelligent person, a strong individual, a committed worker, a loyal friend. Perhaps you identify as a member of the LBGTQ+ community. Yet these days you find yourself spinning inside. You can’t shake these feelings of being out of control. Sometimes your behavior really is.

I can assure you: you are worth it. You’ve decided to seek out therapy because a part of you already knows this. You don’t yet know how, but you are ready to lead a mindful, insight-filled life – both inwardly & outwardly. You are ready to access that deep calm and compassion within yourself, no matter what difficulties you face every day.


Specialties

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Rebecca Kushins is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $140 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Tue 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Thu 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Fri 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6:30am-9:30am
  • Tue 6:30am-9:30am
  • Wed 6:30am-9:30am
  • Thu 6:30am-9:30am
  • Fri 6:30am-9:30am
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private practice, 2018 - Present
Swedish Medical Center, 2013 - 2019

University of Hawaii, MSW, 2013
Bates College, BA, 2004


Licensure

Massachusetts: 121290

Washington: LW60681877


Languages

English