Naomi Rose

Therapist, MSW, LICSW

You may be here because you feel overwhelmed, unhappy, lost, or alone. Nonetheless, you got yourself here. That’s an accomplishment! You are already moving in the right direction. As a therapist, my job is to help you keep moving in that direction and to be your ally. Whatever brought you here, whatever you are seeking, you don’t have to do it alone.

I am a strengths-based therapist, meaning I see you as the expert in your own life. Whereas some therapy might feel problem-focused and heavy, I am committed to reminding folks of all the strengths they possess, even as they identify their struggles.

I am passionate about healthy relationships, both romantic and non-romantic. Having worked as a sex educator for years, I specialize in issues related to sexuality and relationships, from anxiety about dating, to couples’ therapy, to gender and sexual identity issues. I have experience with LGBTQ+, kink, and nonmonogamy communities. I am affirming of all genders and all relationship types. I also have extensive experience working with victim/survivors of sexual violence.

In addition to sexuality and relationships, my clinical interests include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, and social skills. Some theories and techniques I often lean on include mindfulness-based practices, experiential and existential therapies, and systems and attachment theories. As a couple’s therapist, I gravitate toward emotion focused therapy.

As a social worker, I consider issues of power, privilege, and marginalization in my work. With case management and advocacy experience, I recognize that there are significant structural and societal factors that cannot be isolated from individual mental health. I strive to make therapy a safe place to explore barriers both internal and external to the kind of meaning you are seeking.

BHA Staff