Roxy Salamanca is a Bi-Lingual, Spanish and English, practicing Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes with working with children, adolescents, and individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Roxy also works with adults and families in rebuilding attachments within the family system and improving the family communication. Roxy understands the importance of creating a strong therapeutic rapport and an alliance with the family and will work with the client to find their safe space. She also has a wide range of experience working with individuals with symptoms related to Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar I and II, Paranoia, and Panic Disorders.
Roxy graduated from Temple University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She then learned her passion with Mental Health while working as a Therapeutic Staff Support for children and adolescents, which motivated her to further her career in psychology. Roxy then obtained her Master’s in Science at Chestnut Hill College where she concentrated on Children and Adolescents and a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since graduation, Roxy has gained her clinical experience in a residential treatment facility and at an intensive outpatient facility where she was able to implement the various interventions such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma therapy, Family therapy and rebuilding attachment, Crisis Management and Safety Planning, and Motivational Interviewing.
Roxy emphasizes the importance of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness, which are all connected to her experiences implementing DBT interventions. While teaching DBT interventions, Roxy assists clients in learning how to regulate their distress, manage/control urges to engage in dangerous behaviors, and improve communication skills. She also emphasizes working with the family and working with the system to help improve the family dynamics in the home.