Vanessa Rojas Claim

Specialties:

  • Sexual Addiction and Impulse Control 
  • Borderline Personality Disorder 
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder 
  • Marriage and Premarital Counseling 
  • Infertility Issues and Family Planning 
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Dr. Rojas received a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Providence College. She obtained an MSW in Clinical Social Work from Smith College and conducted her internships at River Valley Counseling Center, The Stone Center at Wellesley College, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She graduated with a PhD in Advanced Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and was a Council on Social Work Education Research Fellow funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Rojas conducted her dissertation research on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse, and HIV. Her education and training were in psychodynamic, family systems, relational, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Upon finishing her doctorate, Dr. Rojas did a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health – Mental Health Department.  She also completed the Level III Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy through The Gottman Relationship Institute, personally trained by Drs. John and Julie Gottman.  Dr. Rojas then obtained a certificate in the treatment of sex and love addiction through the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Additionally, she has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for the healing of trauma through the EMDR Institute and training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) via The Linehan Institute for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and emotion regulation issues.  Furthermore, she has training in Critical Incident Response through Robert Douglas & Associates.

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