Rylan Rosario is a third year counseling psychology PhD doctoral trainee at Howard University and current intern for the Bridges Wellness Group. She also holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from San Jose State University with focus in public health, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco with focus in marriage and family therapy and professional clinical counseling.
Rylan’s approach to psychotherapy and counseling is based on Dr. Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT postulates that people’s emotions and behaviors are influenced by their perceptions of events. In therapy the client will ultimately focus on their core beliefs, dysfunctional assumptions, and negative automatic thoughts. This is a problem oriented model that focuses on the present to raise awareness and provide new skills such as problem-solving, healthy coping and new behaviors.
In addition to providing therapy and being a full-time student, she is heavily involved in the governance for the professional organization American Psychological Association for the following divisions: The Psychology of Black Women, Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, and The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues. As well as a student member of the DC Psychological Association.