My Approach to Helping
Rochelle graduated with honors from Wichita State University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She attended St. Mary's University for her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has worked for two years as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate dealing mostly with severe mental illnesses (Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depressive Disorder, Personality Disorders), substance use, and extensive psychological trauma. She has received training in COPSD, SAMHSA, Trauma, PTSD, and Complicated Grief, and Understanding Addictions. She typically utilizes a systemic counseling approach with Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or Emotion-Focused Therapy.
She truly enjoys working with couples and families to provide more psycho-education on healthy relationships and boundaries. As a teenager, she realized she had a passion to help others and decided to pursue an education that would help individuals and their family members learn how to change their environment in order to increase their quality of life. During her work, she noticed most individuals were not educated on the mind and body connection and the effects of neglecting their physical and/or psychological needs. This prompted her to incorporate more mindfulness techniques into her therapy and to pursue advanced education to further her holistic approach. She offers a client-centered approach and strives to meet each client where they are in their counseling journey. Rochelle has been able to identify needs effectively and help guide clients through their transitions.
During her free time, Rochelle enjoys hiking, lifting weights, yoga, reading, writing and spending time with her dog, Frosty, and her son. She is currently taking courses to apply for Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine programs here in Texas.