From Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove
My office is conveniently located in Hyde Park (at Bailey Building) in a private and secluded setting. It is a very appropriate space to care for patients suffering from anxiety, depression, having relationship issues, or are looking for a long-term (more in-depth) type of therapy.
My well-rounded doctoral and master education in clinical psychology provided me with an array of techniques and settings to treat children, teens, young adults, adults, older adults, couples, families, and groups.
For children, I use play therapy, behavioral therapy, and mindfulness – as children have great difficulties to recognize and voice their emotions, play therapy helps the child to create a warm, trusting relationship with me, where life situations can be “played” in sessions. I have treated children with behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression, and children from split and/or unconventional families. Parents’ participation in therapy is welcomed and sometimes required.
For teens, I use techniques from different theoretical views, such as art therapy, play therapy, psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I value confidentiality and teens feel safe to share their inner thoughts, ask difficult questions and explore themes of anxiety, depression, friendship, relationship, sex, etc. Parents will sometimes be part of therapy, as I value parents’ participation and adult modeling of behaviors.
Having experience with a University Counseling Center, I use many different techniques in working with young adults. Based on building a good relationship with the client, I see young men and women who are dealing with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, academic/work issues, “adulting” issues, and who are now confronting their inner feelings about their past (or present) traumas. Talk therapy (Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]) and other techniques are the core of this treatment.
My experience and bulk of my work are with Adults and Older adults dealing with difficulties such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, life transitions, separation/divorce, death/dying, work/retirement, mood, and personality issues. Talk therapy (Psychotherapy, psychoanalytical exploration, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Freedom Technique [EFT]) and other techniques are the core of treatment adults. I also offer some Group Therapy for qualifying individuals.
Support for parents is found in many different ways in my office:
Before conception, I provide support for individuals dealing with fertility issues or making the decision of having children or not. I also work with parents going through the adoption process (before and after).
After conception, I provide support for mood and anxiety issues, as well as support for parents who have lost their child (due to miscarriage, abortion, or neonatal loss).
Parenting skills (and sometimes Parents’ Group) are taught throughout treatment.
Couples (before and after marriage) come to me when they have either exhausted their communication skills and still frustrated with where the relationship is, or are having issues of trust, intimacy, and need help (re) building the relationship they dream/want. I use Gottman therapy and other psychotherapy techniques.
Regardless of the issues presented by my patients, I truly love my profession and the work I do now.
Coming from a complex background (I’m a first-generation immigrant) and having an “analytical mind” (I studied Architecture and later Civil Engineering prior to Psychology) helped me to connect with both men and women from all kinds of backgrounds.
Using my education (and my experience as a human being, adoptive-mother, student, teacher, friend, family member, and being LGBTQ friendly) I help my patients to “normalize” themselves, using positive psychology, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness.
Regardless of your age, I am very dedicated to my patients, providing a good, safe, and non-judgmental environment where you can be “real” and really work out your problems.
On a more personal note, when I am not in “working mode,” you may find me walking in neighborhoods, eating good meals, cooking Brazilian food, being focused on doing different types of crafts (painting, knitting, making pieces of jewelry, rock-painting), gardening, meditating, or just soaking up the sun. I try to apply to myself what I preach to my clients.
If you are questioning if you are ready to commit yourself to therapy, give me a call for a 15-minute FREE consultation and find out how you can start this process.
Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove