Becky Rudd PhD, LMHC, LMFT


License & Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Nationally Certified Counselor

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Certified Gottman Method Therapist

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Fellow





About Dr. Rudd

Dr. Rudd earned a masters degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy and a doctorate in Counseling and Educational Psychology with an emphasis in counselor education and supervision both from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is licensed in the state of Washington as a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Mental Health Counselor. Dr. Rudd has been practicing for over 15 years and has received specialized training and additional experience in marriage and family therapy, trauma, grief and loss and play therapy. She is currently a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and has earned the disquisition as a Certified Gottman Method Therapist.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Rudd was a counselor educator for six years at a regional CACREP accredited university. She taught many courses to include psychotherapy theories, family dynamics, child and adolescent counseling, research methods, practicum and internship. She left her position as a tenured Associate Professor in 2019 to expand her clinical practice.

Dr. Rudd enjoys presenting on the topics of play and sand tray therapy since 2004. She is most famed for her engaging, enthusiastic and thorough presentation style. Her presentations have received outstanding reviews at local, state and national conferences. Furthermore, Dr. Rudd maintains a strong line of research on parental bereavement due to a sudden and unexpected death. For the past four years she has partnered with the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program ( to identify ways to improve support to bereaved parents.

Over the course of her career Dr. Rudd has been an active member of professional organizations and has served as a board member and officer. She was the 2007-2008 President of the Nevada Association for Play Therapy and was the first president to elicit participation from the Southern part of the state. Her efforts led to an increase in board representation, trainings and association membership state-wide. During the course of this appointment, the association won its first APT Gold Branch Award for meeting the association’s high standards for branch participation. She was also President for the Washington Association for Play Therapy from 2013-2014 and has served on the board in various positions for three years. She served as the President of the Washington Counseling Association from 2015-2016 and was elected the Western Region Chair for the Western Region of the American Counseling Association for 2017-2018 which is a high honor in the counseling profession.

A Message from Becky

I believe people find themselves stuck, unable to overcome a problem, when the usual means of coping with life no longer work. This period of "stuckness" is usually marked by an impasse when usual supports are no longer useful and the coping skills you would always fall back on don't seem to change anything. If you had all the answers you wouldn't be reading this right now. As an existential/humanistic therapist, I will help you identify the barriers to happiness and success in your life and then help you develop a plan to overcome these obstacles.

My collaborative, empathic and insightful counseling approach will not only aid you and/or your family in solving your initial problem but will help improve communication, functioning of the family or relationships and decrease intense feelings. You will leave each session with skills, tools and insight to breathe new life into any troubled relationship.