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Rocio Tharp

Rocio Tharp is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a Licensed Marriage and Family 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 8 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-Supervisor; also, she is member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP) which oversees trauma, research and therapy strategies for trauma survivals. She completed 100 hours training in Sexuality with Texas Sex Therapy Institute. 

Additional Training

Trauma and Dissociation Training

Gottman's Couples Training
Cross-Cultural Conversation Project: Reflecting on Migration, Language and Social Change
Positive Discipline 
Dealing with Spouse Abuse
Money Management 
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