Rebecca Yops was born and raised in Marin County, California, and has relocated to Truckee, California. The Sierra Nevada have always been a source of peace and clarity for her, and now this has become her hometown where she feels she lives at camp every day. Rebecca spent each summer as an adolescent in the Sierra at Camp Tawonga, an outdoor based experiential camp and with Outward Bound, where she spent weeks in the wilderness in the Colorado Rockies. These programs combined with the environment of the mountains were not only life-changing, but life-shaping and hold an ever present source of comfort for her throughout all of the ups and downs of life.
Rebecca is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (License # 52702). She obtained her B.S. degree in Environmental Horticultural Sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1999, and an M.S. degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California in 2010. She enjoyed previous careers as a third grade teacher, a landscape contractor and a human resources specialist. Rebecca found her true passion as a psychotherapist, through helping people realize their potential and work through difficult life decisions while staying authentic to themselves. In her private practice Rebecca works with couples, adults and teens. She was a staff Therapist at Terra Linda High School and San Rafael High School in Marin County with Bay Area Community Resources. Here, she honed her skills working with teens dealing with academic pressure, depression, anxiety, self harm, substance abuse and binge drinking.
Rebecca also was a Therapist with Changing Strides, an equine assisted therapy program based in Truckee, where horses and humans worked together to overcome the many obstacles life brings.
Rebecca has completed the Level 1 training in Gottman Couples Therapy, which is an evidence based Couples therapy, based on the work of Dr's. John and Julie Gottman. She has also been certified as a level 1 EMDR clinician, where basic EMDR principles are utilized in trauma processing She is also member of CAMFT, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
Rebecca is proud to call Truckee home, where her Bernese Mountain Dog and daughter can live a slower paced, more grounded lifestyle. She enjoys community events and supports many causes in Truckee.