Stan Rockwell

Stan Rockwell

As a therapist and teacher


I have worked as a mental health professional since 1977 and have been licensed as a professional counselor in Virginia since 1989. I believe that you are the expert on you. My job is to work as a collaborative partner with you to help you find your answers. I use Client Directed Outcomes Informed scales to help measure progress towards the goals you set and to assess our therapeutic relationship. I work with you as an individual. I am skilled in solution focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and other techniques, both Western and Eastern.

I earned my BA in Psychology and Philosophy from the College of William and Mary, my M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Counseling from the School of Education of the College of William and Mary, and my Doctorate in Psychology from California Southern University. I served in public sector mental health for over 30 years. I provided counseling to a wide variety of people in individual, couples and group settings. In addition, I provided crisis counseling and managed disaster services mental health. I have been trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Psychological First Aid. I am also trained in taijiquan, qi gong, and yoga. I am a member of the American Psychological Association,  American Counseling Association, the Virginia Counselors Association, and the Virginia Clinical Counselors Alliance. I am currently serving as a field tester with the World Health Organization in the development of the ICD 11. I moved into private practice in 2009.

I work with individuals age 15 and up, males and females and couples and families. I am experienced in working with individuals with:

  • Substance Use Issues
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Grief
  • Coping with Chronic Illness, both the Individual and the Care Giver
  • Stress Management
  • Life Coaching
  • Athletic Performance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Abuse Issues
  • Co-occurring Issues

My office is located at Psychological Associates of Williamsburg, VA.

I am also a taijiquan and qigong teacher. I am a member of the Tai Chi for Health Community and the American Tai Chi and Qigong Association. My teaching schedule can found here. I am also available to give workshops using eastern and western methods for health and wellness.