Staff Spotlight: Becca

Let’s meet Becca!

Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health for JFS, working with all ages with specialties in children, young adults, and families; additionally, she works with adults who are experiencing stress, life transitions, grief, and other mental health concerns.

What inspires you to come to work every day?

“I really enjoy working with the Fellowship program as a clinical supervisor and helping the next generation of counselors and social workers. The training opportunities, culture, and people I work with make my time so positive and fun.”

What is the best part of your job?

“I can’t say enough about how awesome the people (colleagues, fellows, supervisors, etc.) are within the Fellowship program. Seeing how much we all want to aid each other in growth and consult fosters a safe learning and collaboration atmosphere.”

What is a fun fact about you?

“If I didn’t tumble into therapeutic work, I would have ended up being a park ranger in a major national park: Living in the wilderness and protecting nature. Plus, I could rock that ranger hat.”

If you could go anywhere in the world for your next vacation, where would you go? Why?

“Somewhere with mountains, sometimes Delaware gets too flat for me. Going to college and grad school in Pennsylvania up near the Poconos, you get used to feeling protected by the mountains around you.”

When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

“A singer of some sort, I had dreams to try out for American Idol, or something equivalent. I was in theater, had singing lessons, and sang at family events or karaoke all the time as a kid.”

What is one food you could eat every day?

“Pizza, extra sauce, from a mom-and-pop shop. But only if it’s from Philly; no other style of pizza is as good.”

What is the last show you binged?

Alone on the history channel, currently streaming on Hulu. People survive in the wild, completely alone, through primitive skills and it’s shocking how long they’re able to survive. There’s 10 seasons and it’s been my binge throughout maternity leave.”

What is the best book you ever read?

“So a lot of my recent books are either for clinical training or baby 101 books. I think, when I was a teen, I remember The 5 People You Meet in Heaven being super impactful about our ripple effect and impact on the people around us.”

What are you most thankful for you in your life right now?

“I’m super thankful for a healthy baby as we continue through the sick season! Also, the support around me, like my family and friends, keeps me sane and feeling like myself during this new motherhood journey.”