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 worked with 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, she also specializes in counseling a broad array of adolescents through young adults given her research focus and extensive clinical training 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 clinical 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 behavior. She also demonstrates refined family systems skills having worked with the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder and provides individual, group, and family services in an intensive outpatient curriculum.
Dr. Rothenberg is also devoted to teaching and program evaluation where she has worked with 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 theLet’s Talk it OUT curriculum through the Jonathan Spikes Foundation approved by the Miami Dade County public school system.
Dr. Rothenberg strives to foster a genuine connection with clients where communication heals through sharing, metaphor, and validation. She is also a vigorous supporter of multi-culturally empathic practice having lived abroad and assisted clients diversified by age, ethnicity, religion, gender orientation, and learning style. Additionally, she has extensive psychoeducational testing experience and is sensitive to clients with cognitive-linguistic and/or other medical challenges with multiple counseling and assessment needs.