Veronica L Rocha, MA, LPC-S, CPT
I am a psychotherapist in private practice in south Austin. I am passionate and dedicated to my work with adults and teens struggling with eating disorders, body image, compulsive exercise, and trauma. I am unwavering in my belief that your full recovery is possible, and would be honored to be your guide in creating a more meaningful, fulfilling life. Because of the complexity and chronicity of eating disorders, I am committed to my own continuing development and education as a practitioner, and often work in collaboration with dietitians, physicians, psychiatrists, and other therapists to prove the best possible care. I am a specialist, supervisor, activist, and educator in this field.
I am Health at Every Size aligned, an ally for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and/or gender non-conforming/non-binary, and am committed to my own anti-racism work both professionally and personally. I am also EMDR trained and trauma-informed. My experience as a therapist has spanned a variety of issues of the past 10+ years: the full spectrum of eating disorders, trauma, addiction, family of origin issues, interpersonal violence, anxiety, depression, and grief/loss.
You can read more about me and schedule a consultation here: http://veronicalrocha.com
I am also a body-positive, HAES- and trauma- informed Personal Trainer. I specialize in Exercise Rehabilitation for compulsive exercise or overexercise in eating disorders. I own a small, private, mirror-free studio in south Austin. I believe that tremendous healing can occur when you learn to connect with your physical body in an empowering, fun, and safe environment.
Strength training is a powerful tool in creating physical and emotional strength, body respect and appreciation, self-trust, and can help you heal your relationship with your body and exercise. I’ve been a personal trainer for 8+ years, and I find that exercise rehabilitation is often a key in the treatment of compulsive exercise in eating disorders. I am a proud fat-positive practitioner, and believe that all bodies are worthy of respect and autonomy. Learn more about my personal training specialties (as well as scheduling options) here: http://veronicalrocha.com.
I am here to guide, empower, and support you in your journey toward a healthful and peaceful relationship with food, your body, and your life. I look forward to connecting with you.Works With:
Adults and TeensSpecializes In:
Eating Disorders (the full spectrum of EDs, including Orthorexia)
Body Image Distress
Compulsive Exercise, Overexercise
Virtual & in-office (and private studio for personal training) in south Austin.Theoretical Background:
I am experienced in the following modalities:
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Internal Family Systems
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Trauma-Informed Treatment for Eating Disorders
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Personal Training Credentials:
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Women's Fitness Specialist
Complimentary 20 minute phone consultation
$165 per 50 minute session
I am out-of-network for all insurance panels, however I can provide you with a superbill that you may submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement.
$115 per 50 minute Personal Training session