Going to therapy sessions isn’t always at the top of people’s “to do” list. It can sometimes be very intimidating for an individual to open up to another person, especially a complete stranger.
Patty Rocklage of the greater Boston area is defying stereotypes about typical therapy sessions. Whether it is a family or marriage session, Patty’s inviting and calm attitude makes it less difficult for her clients to open up to her. This makes it possible for her to fully access the situation, conclude what the troubles are, and come up with a plan to help the individual or family. Read more: Patty Rocklage | LinkedIn and Twitter Rocklage | Twitter
When counseling is needed, people want someone that they can feel safe with, someone that is non-judgmental, and will listen to their worries and concerns. Deciding to go to therapy is challenging for most people, but it is often the first step towards a new, more rewarding lease on life.
Not only does Rocklage go above and beyond for her clients, but she also volunteers for the Sudanese Education Fund, which is a group determined to help individuals from Southern Sudan who have moved to Massachusetts. They aim to assist them in finding an occupation, continuing with education and reaching financial stability. Patty values giving back to the community as well.
Patty and her husband, Dr. Scott Rocklage gave a charitable donation to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, so the school could do renovations to the Nanotechnology and Nanochemistry laboratory that is located on campus.
A person like Patty is rare. Most people have an occupation to make money, but it is evident that Patty works because she loves what she does. Helping people is her passion and it shows through her love of her clients, giving back to the community, as well as her volunteering.