Lu Rocha, MA, MSW, LCSW, RYI (Founder)
Lu is a bilingual Spanish speaking trauma therapist. Her professional experience includes more than twenty years of counseling, organizing, activism, and advocacy within the Latinx community and other marginalized communities. Lu identifies as a Latina with indigenous roots, first born generation in the United States, a proud daughter of a Brazero. She is the founder of Multicultural Consulting Services, a for-profit business dedicated in helping institutions make their services accessible to everyone.
Lu is dedicated in addressing trauma from a cultural perspective, while using methods that are evidence-based and trauma-informed. She works with clients from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and has experience in providing services to youth who have experienced and/or witnessed family and community violence. Her professional aspiration is to support the growth of providers of color in the mental health field so that communities of color can have more options in obtaining services that align to their cultural beliefs and values.
We are dedicated to providing mental health services that are diverse, inclusive, and culturally accessible to everyone.
*Due to the pandemic, all services are virtual, until further notice.
Is therapy that counselors use to help people overcome psychological trauma. A traumatic event is defined as one in which you perceive a threat to your life, bodily integrity, or sanity.
Sexual Assault/Harassment Survivor's Therapy
Therapy could help survivors/victims deal with the anxiety, anger, depressions, and/or the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experienced by people affected by these types of abuse.
Intergenerational / Historical Trauma
Intergenerational trauma refers to trauma that passes through generations. Historical trauma affects many people or even an entire generation, where it might also be referred to as ‘collective trauma.’ Understanding how this type of trauma affects you is crucial in leading a healthier life.
Acculturation is a process through which a person or group from one culture comes to adopt practices and values of another culture, while still retaining their own distinct culture. This navigation is often difficult and can feel isolating and confusing to some.
In the United States, many Latino/a families are first- or second-generation immigrants and keeping family relationships strong can be critical to an individual's identity. The possibility that a LGBTQ individual might lose that important support system by coming out to their family is daunting. Having the right type of support is helpful when dealing with the family and community’s response (and possible rejection) to one’s sexual orientation.
A serious but a common condition. It often causes people to feel sad or empty for long periods of time. It can also affect one’s thinking patterns and physical health. Depression can be treated. It is a mental health concern, not a personality flaw. There are many therapies which can help someone reduce their symptoms and regain happiness. With help from a mental health professional, recovery is possible.
Therapy for Victims of interpersonal/domestic violence
Therapy could help survivors/victims deal with the anxiety, anger, depressions, and/or the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often experienced by people affected by these types of abuses.
Bilingual Parenting Skills Workshops
This series of parent education workshops are customized for parents with children of different ages. The classes will cover some core effective parenting skills, such as effective discipline, respect, the power of encouragement, and communication skills. These workshops are specially designed for Latino/a parents.
Anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleep, eating habits, work, school, and hobbies. It is also one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Effective therapy can reduce or eliminate symptoms that come with anxiety in a fairly short time.
Clinical Supervision & Consultation
Lu provides individual and group clinical supervision and consultation to individuals who are working towards their clinical licensure (LCSW or LCPC).
Getting clinical supervision is such an important aspect in growing as a clinician in the mental health field. However, it can be extremely difficult to find supervision at a reasonable amount, especially during these unprecedented times of the pandemic. Therefore, Lu offers reduced rates for recent graduates and unemployed individuals.
Supervision is based on individual needs but usually consists of case consultation, discussion of clinical topics and/or sharing of resources.
While working with Lu, clinicians can gain:
• new ways of looking at complex cases
• Comprehend the effects of racism, oppression, and marginalization on clients
• Understand how to navigate the system you represent and how to best support your clients
• identify transference or countertransference issues
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• how to create healthy professional boundaries and self-preservation
• It can paid or unpaid work, part-time or full-time but must be direct practice.
• BSW’s are not eligible.
• MSWs must work for 3,000 hours under the supervision of an LCSW
• PhDs/DSWs must work for 2,000 hours under supervision of an LCSW
• You may meet individually or in group with no more than 5 people.
• You must meet 4 hours during the month.
Lu Rocha also provides seminars and workshops tailored for social service providers working with marginalized and undeserved communities. Please click the button to the right for more information.
30 Minute Intake Session
50 - 55 Minute Session
50 - 55 Minute Session
Please call for more details.
*Most insurances accepted. We will call your insurance provider to verify coverage.
**Payment may be made by credit card, personal check or cash.
LRCS's GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Create an emotional and physical safe space for clients.
View the client as an active participant in his/her/their treatment
Trustworthiness and Transparency
Establish a rapport with client that is authentic and honest.
Empowerment, Voice and
Agree to give the client permission to trust his/her/their own intuition and wisdom, without judgement.
Promote solidarity and support among the group attendees.
Cultural, Historical, and
Comprehend and validate the intersectionality of the client’s experience with culture, historical oppression and his/her/their gender identity.
• Office Location •
Lu Rocha Counseling Services, P.C.
4071 N. Broadway., Suite #1
Chicago, IL 60613
P: (773) 217-8571
F: (872) 231-2401
• Other Locations •
Back of the Yards
Co-located at Casa Tepeyac/SOS Village
4538 S Hermitage Ave,
Chicago, IL 60609
Co-located Sista Afya Office
1817 E. 71st Street
Chicago, IL 60649