Psychologist provides free help to students
Leeward Community College now offers even more resources to help the student body with any counseling services they may need. Dr. Annie Rohr, a psychologist, was recently added in the counseling department to help students with concerns other than academics.
Although college counselors are often willing to help students with issues other than academics, the student body now has access to Rohr. She is qualified and able to help students with issues including depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment issues, and even relationship problems. Rohr is able to see a student for up to eight sessions at no cost. If a student requires more intensive services, she can refer a student to them.
She advised that if a student is stuck on a problem and can’t see clearly, someone who is objective and professionally trained can help one gain clarity on the issue. While some students may feel they can handle their own problems and deal with them, Rohr pointed out some problems are “bigger than you can handle.”
Rohr grew up in Palolo Valley and attended Chaminade University. After graduating from there, she continued her education at Argosy University and received her doctorate in psychology two years ago. She is a licensed psychologist in Washington and a clinical psychology postdoc working on her Hawaii licensure. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist.
Appointments can be made by calling 455-0516.
— By Suzette Farnum