I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been doing psychotherapy since 1999. I have worked with both individuals and couples, from a NICU setting to hospice:across the life span.
My style is warm and interactive, using a variety of methods, whatever it takes to help you achieve your goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is probably the best description of my theoretical orientation. Starting therapy is not an easy task, and my goal is to help you weather the storm, and get you to where you want to be.
Take a deep breath, give me a call, and let’s get to work!
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 19477
Great Therapist. Has really been helping me a lot.
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Dr. Rocco has been a great addition to my life. He helps keep me centered, and shows me different ways to look at what’s troubling me. He makes sure that we cover everything that I want to talk about. He asks me questions that gets me thinking about things in a different way. I am very grateful to BetterHelp and to Dr. Rocco.
Written on Dec 24, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. Rocco is very warm and compassionate. His system of counseling is helpful for me and he validates my feelings and offers helpful guidance on how to solve my life situations
Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks
Dr. Rocco is kind, gentle and understanding. He has guided me toward becoming the person I want to be. Time with him passes quickly and while I have shed tears and expressed frustrations, I have truly enjoyed my time talking to Dr. Rocco. It's been very helpful and a successful journey with his help.
Written on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 months
Dr Rocco is very kind and comforting and listens. I also talk a lot but it probably goes at the pace each individual needs, so in my case just listens. He’s already given me a couple of tools I’ve been using to help through some anxiety attacks and helped me understand why I might be having them.
Written on Feb 02, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Dr. Rocco is helpful and respectful of boundaries. He is respectful of my pace and progress. Couldn’t ask for a better therapist.
Written on Dec 29, 2021 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues