Meet Rylan Rosario, MA

Rylan Rosario welcoming a patient to Health Psychology Partners

Our newest addition to the HPP team, Rylan Rosario, MA, brings a host of specialized clinical experience with children, teens and adults, among other areas of expertise. We are thrilled to have her! Here are some of her many accomplishments and professional interests.

  • Rylan discovered her passion for health psychology through her work with military veterans coping with chronic health conditions. Rylan spent several years training and working at Veteran Affairs (VA) hospitals, across several states, providing therapy and assessment services to veterans seeking care within the VA system.

  • Rylan served as an onsite school therapist to children aged 4 to 13 affected by trauma. She offered both individual and group therapy, and collaborated closely with school and district staff. During this time Rylan also received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and trauma-informed treatment tailored specifically for children.

  • Rylan more recently trained at the Children's Hospital in Washington D.C. in the epilepsy clinic and neuropsychology department. There she conducted assessments and provided individual therapy to children ages 4 to 16.

  • Rylan has spent years volunteering for non-profit organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community. For example, she helps coordinate queer prom events for LGBTQ+ adolescents in Virginia and California, with the goal of fostering an inclusive and safe environment conducive to social development. She has also provided CBT and trauma-informed therapy to LGBTQIA+ homeless youth in the DC metro area.

  • Rylan currently works for the Headspace Health app as a mental health coach and risk assessment specialist, in addition to seeing clients at HPP. She is simultaneously earning a certification as a Health Coach through the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching training program.

You know, I really enjoy working with kids and teens. It's such a fulfilling experience to create a safe space where they feel empowered to express themselves and have some autonomy. When they feel heard and validated, it's truly a privilege to be a part of shaping their journey into adulthood. I believe in equipping them with the skills to navigate their emotions, build healthy relationships, and establish personal boundaries. Just imagine how different things could've been for previous generations if we had these tools early on? Whether it's in my professional role or in my personal life, the satisfaction of helping even just one kid is incredibly rewarding. It's like planting a seed and watching it flourish.

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