Retecka is a Resident in Counseling and graduated with an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health from Regent University. She received her B.A. in Human Services from Old Dominion University. In addition to her role at Free Spirit, she also currently serves as a Clinical Therapist with The Barry Robinson Center in the (residential) female adolescent program.
Clinical Focus Areas and Counseling Approaches
Retecka works online and in-person with individuals age 7 and up, couples and families. She blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy in her work supporting her clients. In addition, she can provide Christian Counseling upon request.
According to Retecka, “There is no doubt assisting clients to acknowledge, address and decipher life challenges is my passion and calling. Therapy can unpack layers of discomfort and is not always a comfortable road to travel. However, I deeply believe therapy is also a journey to discover strengths, an opportunity to gain tools to assist with everyday stressors and to rediscover or learn the greatness rooted in individual(s).”
Retecka brings over 20 years of experience supporting vulnerable populations and their families in her work as a Juvenile Correctional Officer, a Detention Center Counselor and Supervisor, and a Juvenile Parole Officer. She also worked with the Military One Source (MOS) program assisting military service members and their families with various support needs.
Fun Facts About Retecka
- Retecka loves spending time with her husband and her two incredible children.
- She also loves to travel, laugh, participate in community activities, and simply see other people happy.
- Her favorite color is orange.
- Her favorite music group is New Edition.