Education: Rebeca graduated from Hutchinson Community College and Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS) with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Administration of Justice. She graduated with Honors from Newman University (Wichita, KS) with a Masters in Social Work. In 2008, she gradu-ated from Mid America Nazarene University (Olathe, KS) with a certificate in Play Therapy. She is a registered play therapist-supervisor. She has completed additional training in trauma-based treatment, sand tray therapy, filial therapy, theraplay, bereavement issues, foster care/adoption issues, sub-stance abuse and attachment-based issues.
Experience: Rebeca Sandoval is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Work-er with more than fifteen years of experience working with individuals and families. Rebeca specializes in working with children, teenagers, couples and families. She specializes in treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attachment issues, adoption issues, trauma, grief/loss, and family discord issues. She has an eclectic therapeutic model approach. She believes that no one particular model or theory works for everyone when it comes to their specific situation. She focuses on building rapport with individuals and assisting them in setting their own therapeutic goals. She is very client centered. She loves to be creative in therapy and “thinks outside the box”, when needing to come up with solutions to specific struggles.
Rebeca worked at the Community Mental Health Center in Hutchinson for over seven years. She has worked in the Child Welfare System as a Clinical Director for Outpatient Mental Health services and as Clinical Director for Inpatient (Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility). She worked as a Case Manager with severely persistently mentally ill adults, an Advocate with women in domestic violence situations, and as a Houseparent with children in an emergency children’s shelter home. Rebeca has had many Social Work experiences including the corrections field with both offenders and victims, the criminal justice field and in substance abuse counseling. She is also expe-rienced with supervising students in the Social Work profession.