About

“It is not a sign of good health to be well adjusted to a sick society.” ~ J. Krishnamurti

SoleilORoxAcacia Rising Counseling & Roxanne George

Acacia Rising Counseling was founded by Dr. Roxanne George and Linda Seidel, LCSM (a dear friend and mentor) in 2004 in Corvallis Oregon. Roxanne relocated Acacia Rising Counseling to Bend Oregon from 2008-2016, and currently resides in lovely Ranchos de Taos, NM, but continues to serve clients in both locations. For more information, see the Contact Us page!

Formal Education & Training

Roxanne George is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Oregon (#T0762) and New Mexico (#0185271). Roxanne received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Science specializing in Family Intervention from Oregon State University (2004); her M.Ed. degree specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Oregon (2003); her M.S. degree in Water Resources Engineering from Oregon State University (1999), and her B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines (1988).

Continuing Education

Roxanne George is committed to growing and learning as a therapist and human being, and participates in over 20 hours of continuing education and training per year. Roxanne is a Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) through EMDR HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the effective treatment of traumatic stress disorders in under-served communities in the world). For more information on EMDR, visit www.emdria.org. Roxanne also has extensive experience in drug and alcohol assessment and treatment for teens and adults.

Extracurricular Activities

Giving time back to the community is a core value for Roxanne. While residing in Bend, Roxanne was the steering committee presentation coordinator for Clinicians Network, and also volunteered her time to the Central Oregon Human Dignity Coalition (HDC) and Pride events. For fun, Roxanne spends as much time as she can in the outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, rafting, and camping to name a few. Roxanne has also climbed 45 of 54 Colorado’s (her home state) 14’ers, and is hoping to finish all of them before she is 54. And then she is going to take up scuba diving, as it is way easier on the body!

Rox with Bella campingMs. Soleil & Bella

Ms. Soleil (1999-2014), my therapy companion for almost 15 years, was awesome at making everybody feel welcomed and cared for. Her nemesis Bella, a rescued German Shepherd with a very traumatic past, is slowly healing & learning to trust humans. If you have allergies or are uncomfortable with dogs, please let me know.

Roxanne George, PhD, LMFT, EMDR Certified; Acacia Rising Counseling; 94 El Tros Road, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557; Phone: (575) 758-4270; Text: (541) 760-8799; Email: acaciarising@proaxis.com