Rebeca Rocha

Rebeca Rocha (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


I am an LCSW with a Ph.D. in Psychology and Culture, providing social justice-oriented, trauma-focused, and culturally sensitive services.

Client Status

accepting clients



1125 SE Portland

Suite 201

Portland, 97202

At a Glance


Rate: $175-$250

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

The majority of my clients are young and middle-aged adults from historically marginalized cultures and racial backgrounds. In order to serve our community efficiently, I prioritize individuals from historically marginalized groups or those with specific cultural needs..

My Approach to Helping

I approach my work with compassion, full presence, and a nonjudgmental stance, focusing on individuals' strengths. Witnessing the transformative journey of self-acceptance is a profound passion of mine. It would be an honor to earn your trust and accompany you on this special path. Taking into account each person's unique wishes and needs, I have effectively utilized therapeutic interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Somatic Experiencing (SE), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Mindfulness. My experience includes working with diverse populations, including domestic violence survivors, unaccompanied immigrant and refugee youth, and individuals addressing trauma, grief, depression, substance use problems, psychosis, and anxiety. While recognizing the impact of oppression, ableism, racism, misogyny, heterosexism, and trauma on well-being, I commit time to understanding the resources, qualities, values, and resilience of those under my care.

My Values as a Therapist

I hold the belief that humans are inherently social beings, continually influencing and being influenced by their environment. Furthermore, I acknowledge the profound connection between the body and mind. Following traumatic experiences, our bodies may retain the impact of those events as we strive to endure and move forward with our lives. Lacking sufficient support, these traumas can become overwhelming, manifesting in diverse forms like anxiety, depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and a range of other physical and mental health challenges.

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 historically marginalized 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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