Specializes in therapy for ages 13 through adulthood including eating disorders; women’s issues; mood disorders; abuse issues; life transitions; grief and loss counseling
Treats adolescents and adults in individual counseling and various forms of joint counseling which includes couples counseling, parent-child counseling, counseling with sibling groups and counseling involving other types of relationships. Roseann considers her approach to counseling as eclectic, utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Rogerian, and Gestalt theories.
Roseann has been treating clients with mental health issues since 1992. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Elmhurst College in Secondary Education in 1970. After 20 years as a stay-at-home mom, she began her graduate education in 1990. Roseann earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Services at Indiana University South Bend in 1992. She completed her doctoral studies in counseling psychology at Andrews University in 1999.
Roseann has extensive training and experience evaluating and treating individuals who suffer from eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. She encourages clients to explore their relationship with food and the role eating has played in their lives. She uses a “non-diet” approach in treating clients who are overweight or obese with a focus on health and well-being rather than weight.
In addition to evaluating and treating people with eating disorders – adolescents and adults, as well as men and women – Roseann works with individuals who struggle with other mental health issues including depression; anxiety; phobias; obsessive compulsive disorder; relationship/interpersonal difficulties; sexual, emotional and physical abuse; trauma; and grief and loss.
Roseann believes that a trusting and affirming relationship between counselor and client is paramount to problem resolution and healing. She sees each client as a unique individual with unique problems; thus, her treatment approach is tailored to the individual rather than to a diagnosis.