Lu Rocha is a licensed clinical social worker who has worked with the Latino community for over twenty years. She has a Master of Social Work from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Master of Arts from De Paul University, in Women’s Issues and Violence Against Women. She has worked as a bilingual trauma therapist with survivors/victims of sexual abuse/violence.
Lu’s work is dedicated to addressing trauma from a cultural perspective. She has worked with clients from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. She has provided services to children and youth who have experienced and/or witnessed family and community violence.
Lu's Method of Therapy
Lu prefers to provide therapy from a strength-based approach. This form of therapy emphasizes a person’s self-determination and strengths. It is a philosophy and a way of viewing a client as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity. However, Lu is open to using other forms of therapy that is compatible and meets the client’s needs and goals. She believes in working collaboratively with the client; encouraging the client to take on an active role in his or her treatment. Lu views her role as being non-directive, but rather supportive in the client’s journey to improved mental health.