Florence Rozario is a graduate student from the University of the District of Columbia. She will be graduating with a Master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, specializing in mental health. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Psychology and completing the Certificate in Women's Studies. In her studies, Ms. Rozario became passionate about mental health and its vital role in acknowledging and reducing disparities amongst vulnerable populations.
Ms. Rozario is passionate about reducing disparities in access to quality mental health care in communities of color and those impacted by poverty. In her experience as a helper, she has worked with veterans, homeless populations, and those impacted by domestic violence, focusing
on children and families. Mental health advocacy is fundamental in her work as a crisis counselor concentrating on suicide prevention and trauma.
As a counselor, Ms. Rozario is committed to providing psychotherapy and vocational services to those living with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health concerns. In her psychotherapy, Ms. Rozario utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, specifically dialectical behavioral therapy, and other theories, modalities, and intervention that best serve her clients.
Ms. Rozario is devoted to self-care. She loves reading, painting, writing and listening to music. One of her favorite pastimes is going to concerts. Her friendships and family life keep her grounded and she is devoted to creative self-expression. Ms. Rozario strives to live authentically and to help others do the same.