Roxane is a Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker and is supervised by Dr. Thomas Lucking, LMFT and by Dr. Adina Ascher, LCSW. Roxane holds a graduate degree in education from Columbia University Teachers College and a graduate degree in social work from the University of Southern California (USC), where she studied in the adult mental health and wellness program.
With a primary focus on adults and couples/relationships, Roxane practices neuroscience-informed therapy, integrating principles from the structure and function of the brain and nervous system to treat relational, behavioral, and mental health challenges. She believes deeply in holding her clients in therapeutic space hallmarked by nonjudgment and unconditional positive regard. Roxane embraces a strengths-based, client-centered, and person-in-environment approach to treatment. Her specialties, practice areas, and modalities are listed below.
On a personal note, Roxane transitioned to a career in therapy after significant careers in both high tech and higher education alongside dedicated volunteerism in crisis counseling, medical care for the unhoused community, coaching youth basketball, and community arts. She originally hails from Appalachia and has experienced marriage, divorce, dating, parenting, launching children from the nest, life-threatening illness, loved ones’ addictions, and grief and loss, and she draws from her education and training as well as from her life experience to offer empathy and connection with her clients along their therapeutic journeys.
- Anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidality
- Communication skill-building for individuals, couples, groups, and teams
- Gay-affimative therapy including gender-affirming surgery support
- Trauma and trauma-informed care, including the exploration of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on clients’ biological, psychological, and social health across their lifespan as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy for the treatment of PTSD
- Autism Spectrum
- Behavioral Issues
- Relationship therapy including: couples, dating, marriage, divorce, infidelity, parenting and co-parenting, polyamory/ethical nonmonogamy, and sex and sexuality, including BDSM/kink
- Stress management
- Wellness coaching
Clients: Adults, Couples/Relationships
Modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Expressive Arts Therapy (art, dance, music), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Gay-Affirmative Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Problem-Solving Therapy, and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use (SBIRT)
Locations: Telehealth, Bay Area Peninsula