Rebecca Hobson, LMSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan before entering the field of social work and earning her Master of Social Work from Wayne State University in 2006.
Rebecca’s background in international studies led her initially to work in the field of international adoption, and has grown to include more than 15 years of experience in adoption and child welfare with numerous private agencies. Her experience includes work in all aspects of international and domestic adoption, including providing support to birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees. This includes supporting couples in resolving grief and loss related to infertility, their journey to adoption, and in navigating issues they face in adoptive parenting. Rebecca’s background also includes extensive experience within the child welfare system, including working with children and families to overcome the issues that brought children into out-of-home care and healing from their own and/or children’s trauma.
Rebecca joined Wellspring as supervisor for the Wayne County Family Reunification Program, overseeing services to families with children coming home from out-of-home placement in 2021. She also currently works as an adoption supervisor with Morning Star Adoption Center and an adoption social worker with All God’s Children International, where she previously held full-time positions as midwest regional director and birth parent coordinator, respectively. Rebecca is excited to be part of the Wellspring behavioral health team, and the opportunity it provides to work with parents and children on a deeper level.
Rebecca grew up in West Michigan and has spent her years following college living and working in the metro-Detroit area. Rebecca is a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She specializes in attachment and utilizing relationship to overcome difficulties and/or past trauma. She is also trained in Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy; she believes strongly in the power of individuals to find their own strengths and path to resolving challenges, and that everyone will likely need some support in this at some point in their life. Rebecca approaches her practice and work with clients from a humanistic perspective, which is rooted in unconditional acceptance and positive regard for the individual as a human being with a unique history and experiences that have contributed to any issue they may be facing.