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Rebekah “Bekah” Estevez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Brannen Hall 2034
(912) 478-7929

Bekah (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University in the PsyD, Clinical Psychology program. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology from Berry College (2014), and her master’s in Professional Counseling (2016) and PhD in Counseling Psychology (2022) from the University of Georgia. Bekah’s teaching interests include multicultural psychology, psychotherapy skills, advocacy, and helping students learn the art and science of psychotherapy grounded in strengths-based, culturally-responsive approaches. Believing in the potential for psychology to attenuate human suffering based in racism, heteronormativity, and other axes of oppression, she works to use her privilege as a white queer cisgender woman to explore the lived experiences of risk and resilience of those living at the intersections of oppressive systems. Broadly, Bekah’s research interests include resilience, the impact of intersecting systems of oppression on mental health, best psychotherapy practices for working with the LGBTQ+ community, and bridging scholarly work and practice towards improving the field of psychology’s role in mitigating disparate health outcomes experienced in Black and Latinx LGBTQ+ communities. As a clinician, Bekah integrates multicultural counseling theory (MCT) and 3rd wave Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy approaches into her practice. Bekah’s approach to the work of psychology is informed by her experiences as a psychotherapist in a variety of settings working mostly with individuals and families from minoritized communities. She is also influenced deeply by the work of liberation-focused psychologists and critical scholars such as Ignacio Martín-Baró, Kimberlé Crenshaw, and Fransico Valdes.

Last updated: 1/23/2024