OUR TEAM

Shelley Rorvick, LMFT

Our Team

Shelley Rorvick, MA, LMFT

(she/her/hers)

Co-Founder

Shelley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works primarily with couples and individuals, coming from a systemic perspective. She has worked with people who have engaged in sexual offending behaviors as well as with survivors of sexual abuse and sexual assault for over 10 years. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), focusing her work on helping clients heal trauma history. With her passion for assisting others in finding their path to well-being, Shelley meets individuals where they are at in an affirming way, supporting couples, individuals, and also families in their process of change. Shelley is fluent in both written and spoken Spanish, having lived abroad in South America and with a deep love of Latinx culture.

Shelley es licenciada en terapia matrimonial y familiar (LMFT por sus siglas en inglés), generalmente trabajando con parejas e individuos de una perspectiva sistémica. Desde hace una década, ha trabajado con personas que han perpetrado abusos sexuales y con sobrevivientes de abusos y/o asaltos sexuales. Se ha entrenado en técnicas de Desensibilización y Reprocesamiento por Movimiento Ocular (EMDR por sus siglas en inglés) que se enfoca en ayudar a clientes en la cura de sus traumas. A través de su pasión por ayudar a otros a que encuentren el camino a su propio bienestar, Shelley abre espacios afirmativos de soporte centrados en cada individuo para el apoyo en el procesamiento de los cambios que se dan a nivel individual, matrimonial y también familiar.

Jessica Metzger, MA

(she/her/hers)

Co-Founder

As a strengths-based therapist, I strive to help clients find and employ their natural strengths and use their successes to guide them on their therapeutic journey. The therapeutic relationship and process can be a  powerful tool in helping individuals reframe issues and find new ways of being that bring peace, happiness, and new perspectives. I have devoted my work to providing treatment, therapy, psychosexual evaluations, and evaluations of inappropriate sexual behavior to guide treatment planning for adults, adolescents, and children who have engaged in sexually abusive or harmful behaviors. Both in the community and in correctional systems, I have extensive experience in helping clients work through difficult and/or problematic sexual issues or behaviors, as well as those related to sexuality which may stand in the way of living life to the fullest. Additionally, I am an ally for and provide therapeutic services to individuals who identify with the LGBTQ+ community. My approach to therapy is affirming and non-judgmental, providing space to process through and explore past hurt and trauma, ineffective patterns of behavior, and explore new perspectives.

Sara Vaccarella, PsyD, LP

(she/her/hers)

Co-Founder

Since 2012, Dr. Vaccarella has worked with individuals who have engaged in abusive sexual behavior by providing treatment, psychosexual evaluations, and sexual violence risk assessments. She has experience in community, correctional, and inpatient settings . At Illumé North, Dr. Vaccarella serves to help clients identify their treatment needs through comprehensive assessment, as well as in the measurement of treatment gains throughout an individual's course of treatment. 

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