Rebecca B. Gaeta, MS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Is this you?
I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me.
My partner and I keep arguing about the same things, over and over again.
I love my partner, but I’m not “in love” with my partner, and I don’t know what to do next.
I’ve been in therapy before, but nothing really changed for good.
I didn’t sign up for this.
Here’s the good news – you’re not alone. So many of my clients have thought or felt this way, and that makes sense. It’s normal to feel confused, frustrated, anxious, and alone when your relationship isn’t the way it used to be, or isn’t the way you want it to be.
And that’s where I can help. As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in helping my clients build strong and fulfilling relationships – with their partners, with their children, with their bosses, with their friends. I help you rewrite your story so that you are empowered to create the relationships – and the life – you want.
I combine a “tell-it-like-it-is” approach with an accepting and nurturing attitude. I bring my passion, expertise, and energy to help you uncover the answers you already have but aren’t tapping into. Rather than simply treat symptoms, together we will zero in on what’s keeping you stuck, whether it’s communication, finances, parenting, sex – nothing is off limits. I do more than just listen – I give you a strategy and tools that you can use not only in my office, but at home, at work, or anywhere you want to create change. And I will never ask you to do anything I’m not willing to do myself.
Many couples say they have a hard time communicating with each other, but let’s be honest – usually the problem isn’t what you’re saying, it’s what you’re hearing. You might be communicating your position clearly, but is your partner hearing and understanding you? And are you hearing and understanding them?
That’s why when we work together, we’ll look at how you talk AND how you listen, so that every discussion doesn’t turn into an argument. We’ll tackle your unique communication blocks – whether it’s giving in, going into a rage, or avoiding discussion altogether – so that you and your partner can strength your relationship, rather than damage it.
When couples are willing to dig in and join me in this work, not only do they see themselves and their partner differently in my office, but they bring home this newfound sense of connection and partnership, creating permanent, lasting change.
Did you know that your relationship with yourself is just as important as your relationships with others? It is! In therapy, you’ll get to know the You you’ve never met – the You you’ve kept hidden, the You you never felt safe to share, the You you were told wasn’t good enough. I help you free yourself from self-criticism and doubt, and tap into the essence of who God created you to be.
When we work together, we’ll uncover old patterns of behavior that kept you stuck in a cycle of powerlessness and held you back from being who you really are. You’ll chart a new path forward and create a new way of relating to yourself and others, one that’s in harmony with what matters most to you.
In therapy, you’ll have the opportunity to rewrite your story so that you see yourself as a survivor rather than as a victim, as powerful rather than helpless. You’ll embark on a journey towards greater self-confidence as you learn how to advocate for yourself and stand in your truth. With that comes an inner peace, knowing that whatever life throws at you, you can handle it. Your scars transform into badges of survival and courage.
If you’re ready to begin the journey, I’m ready to work with you. You can schedule your appointment by calling (252) 633-9465.
Feel free to contact Rebecca B. Gaeta, MS, LMFT with questions or to schedule an appointment
Office: (252) 633-9465
Fax: (252) 633-1005
Address: 1425 S. Glenburnie Road, Suite 5, New Bern NC 28562
Education & Experience:
Rebecca B. Gaeta has been in practice since 1997 serving individuals, couples and families in Eastern North Carolina and beyond. Rebecca earned her BA from the College of William Mary and graduated with her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University.
As a therapist, Rebecca is licensed and trained to treat and diagnose mental health disorders. Utilizing a systems theory approach Rebecca assists clients in conceptualizing their problems within the context of family and other significant relationships. Throughout the course of treatment, Rebecca guides clients to safely explore past and present relationships in an effort to achieve greater insight and identify their own skills to resolve distress.