About

Rocio Tharp, MS.Ed, LPC, LMFT, CST, Owner

Rocio

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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 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.

Education

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).

Additional Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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

Positive Discipline

Dealing with Spouse Abuse

Money Management

Sexual Abuse Trauma

Disaster and Trauma



Maria Salazar

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 work with people of various cultural backgrounds.

For the past 10 years, she has been working in the research 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.

Education

Maria holds a degree of Master or Arts in Community Counseling from Concordia University of Chicago.

License and Certifications

Maria holds a license as a Professional Counselor and two certifications: National Certified Counselor and Certified Professional Life Coach .

Additional Training

Motivational Interviewing and Problem Solving (MAPS)

Tobacco Treatment Specialist-Smoking Cessation Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Solution Focused Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Health Coaching

Life Coaching Training

Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) and elaboration of diagnosis of mental disorders


Aimee McAndrew

Aimee McAndrew, MSW, LCSW

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Aimee McAndrew is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years experience, who provides counseling services to adolescents (13+) and adults. She has provided psychological care in a variety of settings including detention facilities, private practice, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient clinics and therapy within a medical milieu.   

Her goal is to promote the healing, growth and healthy functioning of individuals, couples and groups through compassionate and professional guidance. As a social worker she views her clients in context and considers not only the psychological and emotional aspects of her clients but also the environmental societal factors that may influence their well-being. She believes wholeheartedly that successful therapy begins and ends with a supportive and collaborative relationship between therapist and client. From the initial assessment to the last therapy session,  her client’s goals and wishes are included and respected. Aimee provides a safe, supportive and nonjudgmental environment which is crucial to building the trust required for honest communication and progress.  

She has extensive experience helping those who suffer mild to severe psychological distress. She assists people with anxiety and related disorders, grief and loss, depression, stress and adjustment issues.  With a background in child welfare and medical social work, Aimee specializes in helping individuals who have suffered traumatic experiences and survivors of emotional, sexual and physical abuse. She is also skilled at working with those who have chronic and severe physical illnesses and their loved ones. 

Education

Aimee earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Houston with honors. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Additional Training

EMDR/Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Trauma-Focused CBT

Motivational Interviewing

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

She uses the Gottman Method, which is based on over 40 years of research, to successfully help couples.