Rocio Tharp is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Certified Sex Therapist specializing in individual, couples, family and group therapy. Rocio maintains a private practice in West Houston, Texas, and offers bilingual services, in English and in Spanish.
With over 9 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, and as a graduate of Indiana University specializing in individuals, couples, families, and group therapy, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Sexual issues, sexual compulsive behavior, relational problems, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), anxiety issues, communication problems, conflict resolution, domestic violence, anger management problems, gender issues, stress management issues, career planning and life transitioning issues.
In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Rocio has presented at an International conference level to general audiences, speaking on the topics of mental health issues for a Hispanic population, communication, parenting, stress management, and conflict resolution.
Her interactive, solution-focused and post-modern therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach which is tailored to each client. With compassion, respect and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
Rocio holds a degree of Master of Science in Education from Indiana University with a major in Marriage and Family Therapy.
License, Certifications & Awards
Rocio holds two licenses; Marriage and Family License, and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) which oversees trauma, research and therapy strategies for trauma survivals. She is also a certified sex therapist through The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).
Trauma and Dissociation Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Gottman's Couples Training
Cross-Cultural Conversation Project: Reflecting on Migration, Language and Social Change
Dealing with Spouse Abuse
Sexual Abuse Trauma
Disaster and Trauma
Tobacco Dependence Program
Professional Activities and Memberships
Member of the National Association of Licensed Professional Counselors
Member of the National Association for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Maria S. Salazar, LPC, NCC, MA
Maria Salazar is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a certified Professional Life Coach. While working for 10 years in Chicago, she had the chance to worked with people of various cultural backgrounds.
For the past 10 years, she has been working in the reseach area, as a counselor, at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She participated in programs aiming to find an intervention that helps improve the quality of life of minorities. She also began her private practice. She has provided counseling and psychotherapy services to people going through different life stressors and transitions, some of who presented symptoms that might be affecting their functioning. Such symptoms could be linked to different diagnosis like anxiety, depression, trauma, and many others.
Maria holds a degree of Master or Arts in Community Conseling from Concordia Univerity of Chicago.
License and Certifications
Maria holds a license as a Professional Counselor and two certifications: National Certified Counselor and Certified Professional Life Coach.
Motivational Interviewing and Problem Solving (MAPS)
Tobacco Treatment Specialist-Smoking Cessation Training
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Life Coaching Training
Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and elaboration of diagnosis of mental disorders