You do not have to be alone in your struggles, there is hope, and there are pathways for you to obtain the relationship and life you want. It is my passion and life’s work to help couples build their best relationship and individuals live their best life. Whether you are having marital or relationship difficulties, struggling with depression or anxiety, or simply feeling lost in life, I would be honored to walk along side you and work with you toward achieving that which has brought you and/or your loved one to counseling. I love my job, actually, it’s not my job, it’s my calling – which means it’s not work, it’s a joy. Hearing your story, and being invited into that story as a trusted support and guide is a beautiful, humbling, and rich experience that I hold as sacred.
In recent years, while still meeting with individuals, I have increasingly focused on marriage and couples counseling. Also mentioned in our “Why Us” section of the website –
“As our marriages and relationships go, so goes the family, as the family goes, so goes the individual, as the individual goes, so goes the society. With that understanding [I} aim to help couples build a strong relationship house, relatedly parents raise their children more effectively, and individuals find a pathway toward a hope filled and meaningful life – focusing in the area of couples counseling leads not only to marital, relational, and individual good, yet also the common good……Our homes are our sanctuaries – creating strong marriages & relationships enables a sense of safety and security – a sanctuary from the world and a key foundation for facing life’s difficulties.”
As a therapist I practice what I “preach” and have done my own personal work to have a strong and sustaining marriage, an optimum child rearing (so far) experience, and a personal life, that while imperfect, is full of contentment and satisfaction. My story is one of overcoming, beating the odds, and obtaining success and fulfillment. This story is shared with you as clinically appropriate and beneficial to your growth. While I cannot claim credit for the grace that afforded me the life desired (albeit not without difficulties), I have come to know some of the signposts that lead to a life well lived. I humbly declare, that I look forward to sharing with you what I’ve learned along this life’s journey and the ‘road less traveled.”
While my training and experience is very relevant to serving you – I have worked for county mental health, the Veterans Administration, addiction treatment programs, and in recent years committed myself to private practice – it is the therapeutic relationship that we build that will prove most helpful. My approach to counseling is eclectic, yet I draw upon evidence-based practices to secure the most advantageous outcomes. The core marriage and relationship approach I use is Gottman based. Other primary approaches used are cognitive behavioral therapy, relational therapy, positive psychology, and logotherapy. Let’s journey together to mend your relationship, build your sense of confidence and resiliency, and foundationally -build your STRONGHOUSE.
Do you feel like your worry is taking over? Do you tend to think about everything? Does this sometimes lead you to spend inordinate amounts of time researching only to find yourself paralyzed by indecision or so exhausted you don’t have the energy to implement what you learned. I help people manage anxiety because if it has a chance, it will take over! I can relate and am living proof of the highly treatable nature of anxiety.
I decided to specialize in anxiety after it threatened to narrow my own life back when I was 18 years old. After 25+ years of work and research on the topic I can confidently say I have mastered techniques that can help you too. Relationships, kids, work, life can feel like too much even for the healthiest among us. You can find relief, you can get back to a place that feels more free. If you are ready to escape from the binds of this necessary and initially helpful state, I can show you how to put it in its proper place, so it doesn’t take over your life.
I know your time and money are valuable, so I try to be as effective, and goal oriented as possible. I am an avid reader on the topic and keep up with the latest research discerning gimmicks from what we know works. My clients are typically high functioning and highly motivated to make changes and get back to their lives. In addition to anxiety, I have specific training and interest in couples work as well as effective parenting – parent coaching. If these are areas that are less than optimal in your life and you could use some tools and support, schedule an appointment. We are glad you are here. Welcome to STRONGHOUSE counseling!
Rosanna has a heart and passion to help build strong marriages and strong individuals. She is well known and trusted by owner/clinicians Matt and Angie McClenahan, and she attends to our clients in need of online services.
On a quarterly basis, Rosanna provides couples therapy intensives on site and facilitates marriage seminars with Matt, Angie, and or other contracted clinicians.
We are thankful to be contracting with Rosanna. She comes to us with experience in county mental health, the Veterans Administration, and has been working in private practice in recent years. Rosanna also has her supervisor designation and supervises clinicians seeking licensure.
Rosanna specializes in working with clients who struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as those who have experienced trauma. She also has a particular interest and training in working with couples (Gottman, Imago, and PAIRS) and working with individuals who are going through difficult life transitions, such as divorce, health concerns, or career changes. Rosanna's approach is warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental, and she believes that creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment is key to helping clients achieve their goals. Rosanna brings her own life experience to her practice as she, herself, is an overcomer of trauma and its impact.