Rebecca Kern, MS, LPC-S, NCC, CDP, CADDCT, is The Center for Pursuit’s Director of Clinical Services with oversight of the Counseling & Behavioral Supports Department, Adult Activity Center, and Memory Care. She originally joined The Center in 2007 as a part-time Behavior Specialist, as well as a Special Education Teacher in Humble ISD. During that time, Rebecca also pursued her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling and in 2014 started full-time as The Center’s Licensed Professional Counselor and Director of Behavior Services.
As a clinician, Rebecca provides behavior supports, counseling, and psychotherapy to clients served at The Center as well as members of the community who have special needs or their families. Her previous experience as a Special Education Teacher for Humble ISD has also provided her with the ability to adapt to varied levels of receptive and expressive communication as well as cognitive functioning. As a result of such varied experiences, Rebecca understands that individualized adaptations are necessary to best accommodate the persons she serves. Rebecca understands sensory, communication, and behavioral challenges for those with special needs and emphasizes non-traditional modalities being provided by the clinicians in the Counseling and Behavioral Support department.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human and Social Services Administration, a Master’s in Clinical Counseling, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the dissertation stage of a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Gerontology. She is a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist, a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), a Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT), and a Gerontologist. Rebecca is also an NTG Affiliated Regional Trainer (National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia).
In Rebecca’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and family pets. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and amateur rockhounding.