407 E 2nd Ave Ste 250 Spokane WA 99202 | (509) 315-9776

Becky Rudd


Pronouns: She/Her

License & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental health Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Nationally Board Certified Counselor
  • TFCBT Certified
  • CBT+ Certified
  • Certified Gottman Couple Method
  • Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor

Population Specialty

  • Children (ages 3-11)
  • Tweens and Teens (11-18)
  • Adults
  • Couples

Treatment Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Couples
  • Grief and Loss

Specialty Training

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Child-Centered Play Therapy
  • Personality Disorders
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Behavioral Addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy

Population Ally

  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Veterans
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Vegan Allied

About Becky

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 from the University of Nevada, Reno. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from Western Governors University and a Bachelors in Applied Developmental Psychology from Eastern Washington University. 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 17 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 certification as a Gottman Method Therapist.

Prior to founding the expansion of Center for Solace, Dr. Rudd was a tenured Associate Professor at a regional CACREP accredited university. She taught many courses to include psychotherapy theories, family dynamics, child and adolescent counseling, addictions, research methods, practicum and internship.

Dr. Rudd presents on the topics of play and sand tray therapy. 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's research is in parental bereavement due to a sudden and unexpected death. She has partnered with the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program (www.sudc.org) 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 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 over the course of 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.

Specialty Areas

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce or Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Chronic pain
  • Life transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • OCD
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, prenatal, postpartum
  • Relationships Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma

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 count 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.