• Valerie Rojas, MS, NCC

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    Valerie Rojas, MS, NCC
    National Certified Counselor and
    Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Valerie’s passion for counseling stems from her diverse experiences in empowering others to find meaning in their lives, identify goals, take action in working towards them, and find joy in the process. Valerie believes that our relationship with ourselves and those arounds us determines our overall wellbeing and quality of life, and she works hard to help her clients develop healthy relationships.

    The focus of Valerie’s work is guiding individuals and couples through healing and improving relationships, managing life transitions, processing past trauma, learning to cope with anxiety, setting healthy boundaries and developing secure attachments.

    Valerie’s approach to therapy is influenced by her background as a nurse’s aide, where she worked with terminally ill cancer patients to create harmony in their relationships, heal emotional wounds from past experiences and find meaning in their stories; as well as her work in Cambodia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she worked in community development projects and learned, firsthand, the value of finding joy in our connection to others and the simple things in life that are entirely free.

    As a Venezuelan immigrant, Valerie is fluent in Spanish and passionate about helping the Latinx community.

    In her time off, Valerie likes to travel and explore new places and cultures as much as possible, and spend time with her family and her dog, Sheldon.

    Valerie’s Education

    • Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, Troy University, Tampa, Florida
    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

    Valerie’s Advanced Training

    • Gottman Method Couples Counseling Level 1: Bridging the Couple Chasm
    • Trauma-informed care – Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
    • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

    Let's start working together!

    Individual Counseling

    • 50-minute intake session $175
    • 50-minute counseling $150

    Couples Counseling

    • 50-minute intake session $200
    • 50-minute counseling session $175

    Hours: Hours Monday 1 pm – 6 pm, Wednesday 12 pm – 6 pm, Thursday 2 pm – 8 pm, Friday 10 am – 3 pm

    Therapeutic Approach

    The Relationship and Divorce Counseling Center uses an integrated approach that combines:

    • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
    • Internal Family Systems
    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    • Exposure Response Prevention
    • The Gottman Method
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy
    • Prepare/Enrich
    • Relational Life Therapy
    • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
    • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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