Mental Health Therapist
Rocio was born and raised in the vibrant community of City Heights in San Diego. From a young age, Rocio has been passionate about social justice and community organizing. As a result, Rocio became a first generation college student at UC Berkeley, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare and Chicano Studies. Her education provided her with the necessary tools to help those in need, and she quickly found her calling in the field of mental health. She then went on to earn her Master’s degree in Social Work at San Diego State University as a City Heights Mental Health Scholar.
Rocio has experience working with K-12 students in school-based settings, mental health clinics, and non-profit organizations. Rocio’s passion for providing trauma-informed mental health support has been informed by her personal experiences growing up in City Heights. She understands the challenges faced by many members of the community and is committed to providing accessible, bilingual, culturally responsive mental health services. She believes that providing and investing in mental health is critical to ensuring a healthy and thriving community.
When she’s not working, Rocio enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, and engaging in community activism.