About Rebecca Eddy Muccilli Psy.D.

How I Work

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I am a Clinical Psychologist trained to provide a variety of therapeutic interventions. I consider the initial intake and the following two to three sessions as consultations.   At the end of the consultations I leave time to collaboratively reflect upon the importance of a good match.  I work from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approach, incorporating several different treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, and EMDR.  Psychodynamic therapy focuses on understanding the roots of one’s psychological pain through self reflection, self awareness and the relationship between the patient and therapist to highlight patterns in the patient's life. I attune to the mind-body connection and how our bodies can respond physiologically to a number of life experiences. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), which is a highly effective treatment approach enabling one's ability to heal from emotional distress resulting from traumatic or disturbing life experiences.   I am currently receiving additional training to become a psychoanalyst.  Colleagues and patients have described my style as attuned, warm, authentic, connected, and at times, humorous. 


Rebecca Eddy Muccilli Psy.D. specializes in treating the following populations in Individual Therapy :

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  • PTSD, COMPLEX TRAUMA​
  • EATING DISORDERS/BODY IMAGE CONCERNS
  • ANXIETY DISORDERS
  • RELATIONSHIP AND INTERPERSONAL ISSUES
  • MOOD DISORDERS/DEPRESSION
  • LIFE TRANSITIONS
  • SOMATIC CONCERNS
  • SELF ESTEEM/CONFIDENCE BUILDING
  • SELF DISCOVERY/EXPRESSION

 

Education and Training

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I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (William James College) with a specialization in Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. My clinical training and experiences vary from working at college counseling centers, community mental health centers, providing testing and therapy in public school systems, as well as in hospital and health care settings. I completed my post doctoral work at Harvard Vanguard, Harvard Medical School. I have continued  my post graduate learning with training in group therapy and EMDR. Currently, I am completing my training at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis as a Psychoanalyst. 


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Presentations and Papers

  Eddy, R. J. (2010). The role of cognitive and affective mediating factors in the relationship between childhood physical abuse, bulimia nervosa and binge-purge type anorexia. 

  

 Eddy, R. J. (2014). Clinical case applications of unmet self-object needs in the development of eating disorders [Dissertation commentary on, The Lost Self: Unmet self-object needs in early childhood and the development of eating disorders].    


"Health Psychology and Eating Disorders," Framingham College, Health Psychology Course


"Eating Disorders and Trauma," Boston College School Of Social Work, Trauma and Victimization Course


"Eating Disorders on College Campus and Beyond," Emerson College Counseling Center Staff Training


Associations and Memberships

Massachusetts Institute For Psychoanalysis

Board of Directors, Candidate Representative

Strategic Planning Committee

APA Div39SP , Division of Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalysts for Social Responsibility

EMDRIA, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association

Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy

Conference Committee Workshop Co-Chair

Conference Committee Hospitality Member

AGPA, American Group Psychotherapy Association