Maria Roehrkasse, MSSA, LCSW (106225)
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom”
– Victor Frankl
I believe it’s an act of bravery to seek support and engage in the therapeutic journey. To sit with pain, fear, and discomfort can be challenging, yet it can have a profound impact on our growth, healing and overall well-being. Your whole self is welcome and encouraged in our work together. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment while empowering you to reach your goals through developing your
strengths and equipping you with practical psychoeducation and tools along the way.
Rooted in an ecological systems framework, I integrate various evidence-based methodologies and techniques to most effectively address your unique concerns and circumstances. I particularly enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques and strategies to assist with nervous system regulation.
I am committed to cultural humility and strive to prioritize culturally responsive, antiracist and trauma-informed values in my work and life. I try to work on my blind spots as a therapist and human being on a regular basis. I am affirming and open to working with LGBTQIA+ populations and those with alternative life and/or relationship styles and orientations.
LICENSE, EDUCATION, and EXPERIENCE
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Portland and a Masters of Social work from Case Western Reserve University. As a graduate student I specialized in Adult Mental Health and focused my studies on evidence-based practices in treating co-occurring disorders as a Clinical Leadership Fellow.
I have worked in a wide variety of mental health settings with adults and children including inpatient, community-based outpatient, private practice, psychosocial clubhouse, school systems and child welfare reformation. My postgraduate work and training has focused on healing a wide range of trauma. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and am currently in the process of becoming trained in EMDR.
Before moving to Texas, I lived in Oregon, Ohio and Panamá and am originally from northern California. Outside of the therapy office I support my own wellness through running, yoga, meditation, exploring nature and connecting with loved ones. I enjoy learning, traveling, cooking, reading and all things animals.
In addition to specializing in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders,
I have a special interest in treating clients with the below issues.