Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

  • Roz Gjessing, MSW, MPH, LSW, RYT-200 Roz Gjessing, MSW, MPH, LSW, RYT-200

Roz Gjessing, MSW, MPH, LSW, RYT-200

Therapeutic Style:

My therapeutic style is strengths-based and collaborative and is informed by solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness-based approaches. I personalize my approach based on individual need and strongly consider social and cultural factors that are impacting clients.

Professional Interests:

My professional interests include healing from trauma, family of origin issues, depression, anxiety, social identity development, relationship concerns, body image/eating concerns, and adjustment issues related to college. I enjoy working with all students, including the LGBTQ+ community, refugee/immigrant community, first-generation and non-traditional college students, international students, students from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and students with disabilities.

Groups and Liaison Roles:

I co-facilitate Surviving to Thriving, Group II, with Heidi DeLoveh. I also facilitate the bi-weekly Yoga for Wellness drop-in workshop.

Educational Background:

I have a Master of Social Work with a clinical focus on mental health and substance abuse and a Master of Public Health from The Ohio State University. I am a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher and have also received training in trauma-sensitive yoga.

Personal Interests:

I love art, spending time with family and friends, being in nature, good food, hanging out with my cats, and all kinds of social/cultural documentaries. 

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