Rebecca Sperber, M.F.T.

Welcome to the site of Rebecca Sperber. Rebecca is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice for over 25 years. Rebecca works with individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with communication, conflict resolution, and emotional coping skills. Areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, addiction recovery, marriage counseling, codependency, autism, and dating and relationships.

Rebecca also holds a PPS Credential for School Counseling for grades K-12. As Director of the Miller Method Resource Center, Rebecca advocates, treats and educates children and families dealing with autism.

Rebecca assists clients in a variety of settings, including personal and group counseling. Among her work with addiction recovery, Rebecca has conducted inpatient and outpatient groups at Promises rehabilitation center in Malibu, as well as other local area recovery centers.

Goal-Directed Therapy

Rebecca’s approach to therapy is eclectic, with an emphasis towards Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She applies strategies that help individuals develop personal insight and coping skills to better deal with the challenges and issues occurring in their lives. Her therapy encourages a substantial dialogue between therapist and client, with strategies assigned to practice outside of the therapy session. Her goal-oriented approach lends itself to either short- or long-term therapy.

Noted Speaker and Author

Rebecca has lectured nationally on topics related to relationships, addiction, self-esteem, autism and workplace issues. She has written many articles on these subjects, published in national and local magazines and newspapers. Over the past 20 years, Rebecca has also been featured on local and national television and radio shows. She also co-authored the book The Ten Foolish Dating Mistakes That Men and Women Make, a guide to better understanding and improving dating and social behaviors. As a noted author, Sperber’s published works offer insight and strategies for dealing with issues affecting our personal, family and work life.

Dating & Relationships

Featured on national television, Sperber co-authored Ten Foolish Dating Mistakes That Men and Women Make and How To Avoid Them. Sperber also writes a variety of articles and resources on healthy dating and successful relationships.

  • Ten Foolish Dating Mistakes – Buy on Amazon Now!

    Stop ruining your chances of lasting love. Develop attitudes and behaviors that foster healthy, positive and romantic relationships. Learn how intimacy unfolds, discover your own errors in judgment, perception and behavior, and uncover what your dating actions really say about you.

  • Couple Closeness Gone Too Far – EzineArticles.com

    spotting and avoiding the isolation that results from an overly-connected relationship

  • Guidelines For A Successful Relationship

Individual & Family Counseling

A licensed psychotherapist, Sperber draws on more than two decades working with individuals and families on topics of healing, self-improvement and communication.

  • Resolving Conflicts From Childhood

Addiction Recovery

An extension of her practice, Sperber has written many articles helping adults and families heal and recover from addiction.

  • Parents: Understanding and Healing With Your ACOA

    For parents and families of adult children of alcoholics (ACOA) – helping families validate, come to terms with, and heal from a difficult past

  • Work Addiction and Relapse

    For employees, EAP and HR programs, and families of workaholics – reorienting life’s priorities

Autism & Advocacy

An international expert on autism, who brings her first-hand knowledge as a parent of an autistic child, Sperber writes for numerous special needs publications and has been a regular contributing expert for several national publications.

  • The Miller Method: Cognitive Therapy Intervention (CTI) for Children with Autism

  • The Autism Perspective

    A mother’s perspective on applying cognitive therapy strategies with her autistic son

  • Functionally-Based Curriculum for Teens with Severe Cognitive Impairment – Special Education Advisor

    For students with severe autism, intellectual disabilities, brain damage

  • Creative Cognitive Approaches – Special Education Advisor
    in the treatment and education of the severely autistic child

  • Autism Isolation Syndrome – Autism Today

  • Social and Personal Strategies for families with autistic children

  • Improving Deficits in Communication, Collaboration & Creativity – Special Education Advisor

    Education goals for the severely autistic child

  • Clinical Parenting Approach To Autism – Autism @ Home Series

  • Encouraging Independence and Initiative – Autism @ Home Series

  • Increasing Engagement Through Novel Experiences – Autism @ Home Series

  • Regressive Periods of Functioning: Treatment and Coping Strategies

    >>more of Sperber’s articles in the Autism @ Home Series


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