Rebeca Rocha

Rebeca Rocha (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I am a LCSW with a PhD in Psychology and Culture offering social justice-oriented, trauma-focused, and culturally sensitive services.

Client Status




1125 SE Portland

Suite 201

Portland, 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2011

Languages: English, Español, Português


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield

My Ideal Client

Most of my clients are young and middle age adults from minority cultures and racial backgrounds. In order to serve our community efficiently, I will prioritize individuals from minority racial/cultural groups or with a specific cultural need.

My Approach to Helping

My approach is compassionate, fully present, nonjudgmental, and focused on strengths. I am passionate about witnessing the process of self-acceptance and transformation among those I support. It would be an honor to have your trust and work with you in this very special journey. Considering each person wishes and needs, I have successfully used therapeutic interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness . I have worked with domestic violence survivors, unaccompanied immigrant and refugee youth, and individuals as they worked through trauma, grief, depression, substance use problems, psychosis, and anxiety. While I am aware of the impact of oppression, ableism, racism, misogyny, heterosexism, and trauma on well-being; I dedicate time to learn about the resources, qualities, values, and resilience of those under my care.

My Values as a Therapist

I believe that humans are social beings that influence and are influenced by the environment. I also appreciate the strong connection between the body and mind. In order to survive and go on with our lives after traumatic experiences, our body can hold onto the impact of those events. Without adequate support, the trauma experienced can take over our lives and manifest itself in various forms such as anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and other physical and mental health problems.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I have received my Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training in 2012 /2013 through EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program (EMDRHAP).

  • Somatic Therapy (Body Centered) External link

    I am a Somatic Experiencing (SE) practitioner. I have received the 3-year professional training from SE International. SE is a body-oriented therapeutic approach for trauma healing.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    I have employed Mindfulness practices in my work since 2012. I have attended a DBT mindfulness training through the Behavioral Tech in 2012 and a mindfulness training in 2016 through PESI.

Issues I Treat


  • Cultural and Systemic Oppression External link

    I have 6 years of experience working with immigrants and people of color. I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Culture, and I am knowledgeable about issues of systemic oppression. Having come to the U.S. as an immigrant from Brazil myself, I have a deep understanding of the challenges of adjusting to a new country or being part of a minority group.

  • Spirituality External link

    I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology and Culture. Spirituality is a important cultural component. My dissertation explores spirituality, religion, and substance use problems.

  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in EMDR and have experience working with individuals with significant trauma history. I am enrolled in the Somatic Experiencing 3-year professional program. I am in the last year of the program.

  • Depression External link

    I am trained in EMDR and Mindfulness practices to manage symptoms of depression specifically. I have also provided services to individuals with a history of depression and worked as a crisis therapist from 2018 to 2020. I also am specialized in risk assessments and working with individuals who are considering suicide.

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