Dr. Valerie Rock is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in La Jolla, California. Her awareness in the interest of helping others became clear after working in a shelter for domestic violence while attending undergraduate classes. She saw the need for professionals to intervene when individuals were unable to help themselves. After attending undergraduate classes at Cornell University and receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology at New Mexico State University, she pursued graduate studies at California School of Professional Psychology. She received a Master's and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in children and families. Dr. Rock enjoys spending time with family/dog, running, yoga, watching sports and traveling.
Everyday stressors can become overwhelming and sometimes debilitating.
Managing work, family responsibilities, caring for children, finances, and interpersonal relationships can be exhausting and difficult to navigate. When life is out of balance, it can affect your psychological and physical health. Building strength and resiliency to cope with these factors can be achieved through psychotherapy. You can learn to improve the quality of everyday life by confronting challenges with realistic strategies, an optimistic outlook and meaningful relationships. Getting help to find balance is now seen as a sign of resourcefulness.
Dr. Rock's practice is conveniently located in the Village of downtown La Jolla. Her naturally empathetic and comforting presence in conjunction with strict confidentiality, serves her clients as a dynamic agent of change.
Dr. Valerie Rock has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of psychology.
She has helped countless individuals overcome stress, anxiety, depression, and numerous other disorders. Her experience and training is multifaceted, ranging from school systems, inpatient hospitals, forensic work, outpatient therapy, immigration and family law assessments, and high-end professional matchmaking. She has also consulted and supervised Cognitive Behavioral Coaches for Wellspring, a well renowned weight loss camp.
Dr. Rock has facilitated numerous groups, including women's divorce groups, adolescent process groups, and brain tumor cancer support groups for patients and caregivers. She is actively involved with the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation.
She has also corroborated with media outlets and shared her training and knowledge of adolescents with television networks such as A&E and NBC news.