Rebecca West
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Rebecca West

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As a compassionate and dedicated clinical psychologist licensed in Tennessee, I bring 12 years of experience supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative challenges. My expertise spans evidence-based clinical and assessment approaches, including those with foundations in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. I am deeply committed to fostering a safe and inclusive environment for all clients, with a particular passion for working with neurodivergent individuals. My personal values of genuineness, openness, and compassion guide my practice, enabling me to build strong connections and provide effective support to those I serve.

What motivated you to specialize in working with autistic adults?

My passion for working with neurodivergent individuals is both personal and professional. As a parent of a neurodivergent child, I have a deep understanding of the unique strengths and challenges they face. I am continually inspired by the diverse ways neurodivergent individuals think, perceive the world, and express themselves. I believe that by collaborating with clients and their families, we can unlock their full potential and help them achieve their goals.

How do you bring a strengths-based, affirming approach to your client work?

As a parent of a neurodivergent child, I embrace an affirming and strengths-based approach by celebrating my child's unique neurology. I prioritize understanding and appreciating their individual differences, focusing on their strengths and interests rather than deficits. By fostering a supportive and accepting environment, I empower my child to develop self-awareness, self-advocacy skills, and a positive sense of self. This approach guides my professional interactions, helping me to tailor communication, set realistic expectations, and collaborate to find solutions that work for them.

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PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Memphis; Masters in Psychology from University of Memphis; Bachelor of Arts from University of Memphis
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