About Rebecca

Rebecca Townsend

Rebecca Townsend, SrLPE, LPC

Rebecca is a Senior Licensed Psychological Examiner and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Rebecca is a listed TN Supreme Court Rule 31 Family Mediator. She has been working in the field of mental health for over 15 years. Her professional and personal experiences with children, families and couples has led her to complete professional trainings in working with stepfamily development, couples communication, and parenting. Rebecca also has extensive training and experience in working with military service members and their families. She was in the first class of graduates to receive a Post-Masters Certificate in Military and Veteran Behavioral Health through the Department of Defense’s Center for Deployment Psychology.

Rebecca is an experienced workshop leader and trainer in military culture and military mental healthcare. She has presented to Vanderbilt Psychiatric hospital, the Tennessee National Guard and given a three-part series to the Austin Peay State University faculty and staff.  She has also worked with Tennessee Association of Licensed Professional Counselors and the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill.

Rebecca attended Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology with honors in 1993. Rebecca then moved to Clarksville, Tennessee and attended Austin Peay State University and completed a Masters degree with a double concentration in Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychology. Rebecca worked for several years in juvenile residential facilities and developed assessment programs at two of these facilities. In 1998, Rebecca was licensed as a mental health health service provider through the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology.

Rebecca began working as a school psychologist in 2000 and started her studies at Tennessee State University where she earned her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology in 2006. During this time, Rebecca also honed her counseling and therapy skills with numerous professional workshops and certifications.

 

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