Therapist Spotlight: Introducing Viri Rodriguez
We are so excited to highlight one of our amazing therapists: Viri Rodriguez!
Viri is a Licensed Clinical Social with an extensive background supportive vulnerable populations in the local school district.
Viri will be offering individual and family therapy as well as offering energetic healing as a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner to support her clients in their healing journey.
She currently has openings for individuals and families on Saturdays! Read more about Viri below and reach out to schedule an appointment with her HERE.
Viridiana Rodriguez, Clinician (She/Her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker #73554
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT GATHER AND GROW OC?
My role is to provide a vulnerable space to individuals who are allowing me to be part of their healing process as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
SCHOOL AND TRAINING HISTORY
I received my AA in Sociology from Fullerton Community College and my BA in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton. I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I completed my Master’s with a concentration in Families & Children and sub concentration in Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC). Most of my clinical work has been with the Orange County Department of Education where I provide therapy to children and adolescents within a school setting. These clinical services with vulnerable youth are critical to their education and a thriving future after high school. I strive to continue removing the stigma of mental health in my role at Gather and Grow OC and in our community!
In my individual clinical practice I have worked largely with Latino families, children & adolescents. However, my passion is working with any individual, from any background, across different socioeconomic levels, who are willing to grow through life's challenges in therapy! I’ve learned that LIFE is not to be done alone. My approach is to meet you where you are at and make therapy fun and effective.
I'm bilingual and bi-cultural in Spanish. I'm also a Reiki Level 1 practitioner. I utilize modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness techniques, motivational interviewing, problem solving therapy and solution focused therapy. Other less traditional modalities I utilize are holistic approaches such as aromatherapy (essential oils) and meditation.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT BEING PART OF THE GATHER AND GROW OC COMMUNITY?
The moment I attended the grand opening of Gather and Grow OC I wanted to be part of this group practice. The goals and mission of Gather and Grow attracted me because our practice has the values of growth and improving the lives of the most vulnerable. What excites me the most is helping our community become better versions of themselves with our services and to be able to provide a space where any ethnicity, race, gender and culture feels welcomed! I’m looking forward to creating a sense of belonging for many individuals willing to Gather and Grow with us!