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Areas of Expertise:

Areas of Expertise:

Rochelle Young, B.S.

Individuals and Couples Therapy

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Hi! I appreciate you checking out my page and learning a bit more about me. I’m looking forward to working together and I’m grateful for you entrusting me and Be Your Best Self & Thrive with your mental health needs. 

 

I have lived in the St. Petersburg area for about 7 years now and love it! My journey to St. Pete actually started in order to seek better mental health for myself. At the time, I was 23, living in Tampa, and struggling to find my way. I was not in the best relationship and needed to make some changes. I decided to take a leap of faith and move to St. Pete where I had heard nothing but amazing things. At that point, I started working two jobs and doing undergraduate school full time. It was an extremely stressful point in my life, which is when I began practicing a more holistic, mindful approach to my mental health. After 5 years of working on myself, my schooling, and my career, I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of South Florida in May of 2020.

 

Actually understanding the importance of mental health, however, started for me when I was a child. Like so many, my childhood was not perfect. As I grew older, I started to understand some of the ways poor mental health affected my loved ones and my upbringing. This realization became the catalyst for teaching the importance of mental health and working with others. I’m proud to be able to say that I helped so many children and families after lockdown in 2020 transition back to some sense of normalcy and adapting to what the new normal looked like. Working with these students and families helped me further understand that simply being a teacher was not the only way I wanted to help people with their mental health. With this in mind, in October of 2020 I then decided to enroll in graduate school to obtain my Masters in Mental Health Counseling.

 

My approach to therapy is holistic, drawing from mindfulness techniques to gain understanding of the mind, body and spirit. I will teach you how to use meditative techniques such as grounding, guided imagery, and deep breathing so that you can release your stress and overwhelm and feel more grounded and calm. I have found that many of the things that hinder us from moving forward are our own coping mechanisms, something that may have once served us well in the past, but is no longer working for us now. Taking the step to therapy together will mean learning more about yourself, how some of your coping mechanisms may be keeping you stuck, and learning how to be mindful and create a new, healthier, happier version of you! 

 

Currently, I am a student at Adams State University where I am focusing on deepening my expertise and expanding my clinical skills to better help those struggling with their past, present, or future. Together, you and I can take the journey towards decompressing your fears, worries, hardships, or traumas and help you feel more confident, grounded and present in your daily life. Taking that first step to focus on your mental health is a hard one, and I want you to feel proud to be here looking for an ideal therapist to navigate your own mental health needs. I feel lucky to be part of those possibilities and I look forward to seeing what magic we are able to make together!

Rochelle's Qualifications

Areas of Expertise:

  • Depression

  • ADHD

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Grief / Loss

  • Relationship Issues

  • Family Issues

  • Life Transitions

Credentials:

  • Bachelors of Science, Education, University of South Florida

  • Masters of Mental Health Counseling, In Progress, Adams State University

  • Supervised by Jamie Molnar, LMHC