Rosa Figueroa, MA, LCPC
I am a client-centered, trauma-informed therapist who believes in the importance of empathy, compassion, and a collaborative therapeutic relationship. I have been practicing in the field of mental health for 7 years and my specialization is working with adolescent and adult survivors of trauma, including sexual violence and abuse, military trauma and other forms of abuse and neglect. I also have experience working with individuals facing grief and loss, immigration concerns, chronic illness, anxiety, depression and other life transitions.
As a therapist, I acknowledge that hurt is often experienced within relationships AND I believe that a collaborative therapeutic relationship is a place where healing can take place. In order to build that relationship, I strive to understand the unique experiences of each client and the challenges they face and provide unconditional positive regard and support. It is important for me to maintain flexibility in my therapeutic approach in order to meet the client where they are and formulate the therapeutic environment to fit their unique needs. In therapy, I honor each client’s natural ability to create positive change for themselves, no matter the circumstance, and I provide a safe and empowering environment where clients can identify their personal needs and establish boundaries in their lives.
I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Human Services, at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adler University in Chicago. Prior to joining Wildflower, I was a Clinical Director at a rape crisis center where I oversaw the counseling program and helped support the community need for sexual trauma therapy. I have utilized art, play and mindfulness techniques within therapy, but pull from other approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and others as needed.
Selected training and affiliation
40-Hour Sexual Assault
60-Hour Child Sexual Assault
20-Hour Adult Sexual Assault
Attachment and Regulation Competency (ARC) Training
Vulnerability is the key to establishing connection.
It is an honor to hear another’s story and it is a privilege to witness another’s healing.
Self-care is not selfish but instead is a requirement for healthy sustainability.
More about me
Exercise and movement is an important part of my self-care.
Favorite quote: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” –Gandhi
I love different kinds of music and can find myself transported back in time or to a place based on a particular song.