Profile of Dr. Alyssa K. Rothenberg
Alyssa K. Rothenberg, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist whose passion for therapeutic work evolved from a deep and broad appreciation for communication. After several profound experiences assisting speech-and-language clients to recover their quality of life while completing her M.Sc. (Applied) in Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, she pursued her doctorate in clinical psychology at Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Rothenberg has supported clients across the lifespan in individual, group, and family modalities in community mental health, private practice, and university counseling settings. She has enriched her keen interests and expertise in crisis work as well as persistent challenges of living related to bereavement and life cycle changes, trauma, and family of origin issues.
Specifically, Dr. Rothenberg also specializes in counseling a broad array of adolescents through young adults given her research focus and substantial clinical experience in college mental health. During her graduate program, she produced a handbook entitled Best practices in suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention: A guidebook for college campuses while advanced work involved an APA-accredited internship at Clemson University in South Carolina and post-doctoral training at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
While grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, Dr. Rothenberg is foundationally trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to provide adherent DBT services for clients struggling with chronic anxiety, depression, and self-harm patterns. She also demonstrates refined family systems skills having collaborated with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and offers individual, group, and family services in an intensive outpatient curriculum.
Dr. Rothenberg is also a staunch supporter of recovery from co-morbid, traumatic medical stressors given her appreciation for and training in health psychology; in particular, for clients managing cognitive rehabilitation needs and when fertility concerns and complex grief are implicated. In terms of the fertility community, Dr. Rothenberg is ASRM trained and dedicated to family building, where a spectrum of third party reproduction options may be beneficial. She seeks to legitimize losses that may be unseen while also counseling patients, including within the LGBTQ+ culture, who are navigating high-risk pregnancies and/or who may benefit from postpartum support when benefiting from alternate technologies. With assessment, she is enthusiastic to offer donor egg evaluation and intended parent consultation for recipients. As a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional (PMH-C) and Gottman Trained Bringing Baby Home Educator, she is also a specialist treating birth mothers and their partners who may struggle with significant complications during pregnancy and the aftermath of early parental transitions.
Of equal importance, Dr. Rothenberg is devoted to teaching and program evaluation where she has scaffolded at-risk children and families through outreach projects such as One Community Partnership sponsored by the University of South Florida and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute as well as co-led anti-bullying initiatives such as the Let's Talk it OUT curriculum through the Jonathan Spikes Foundation/Affirming Youth Center approved by the Miami Dade County public school system.
As a mindfulness-based practitioner, Dr. Rothenberg strives to foster genuine connection where communication heals through sharing, metaphor, and validation. She is also a vigorous advocate of multi-culturally empathic practice having lived abroad and counseling clients diversified by age, ethnicity, religion, gender orientation, and learning style. Additionally, she has extensive psychoeducational testing experience and, as described, is sensitive to clients with cognitive-linguistic and/or other medical challenges with multiple counseling and assessment needs.
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