Dr. Rosette Elghossain, a licensed clinical psychologist, has been working at Tulane CAPS for counseling services since 2014, when she first joined the team as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Elghossain is first-generation Lebanese-American and received her undergraduate degree at the American University of Beirut, moving on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate in clinical psychology at the Florida Institute of Technology. Her training specialty was providing trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to children and adolescents who had experienced sexual abuse. As a generalist, however, she eventually began working within university settings. She works with undergraduate, graduate, and law and medical students of Tulane through brief individual therapy, as well as group therapy and crisis intervention when needed. Dr. Elghossain also provides therapy to people in the New Orleans community at her private practice.
For three of the years she has been at Tulane, Dr. Elghossain also served as the CAPS outreach coordinator while maintaining her primary therapeutic role. She was responsible for organizing and facilitating outreach and marketing efforts to help Tulane students outside of CAPS walls and in ways that provided targeted support to underserved and underrepresented student groups. Dr. Elghossain’s efforts were diverse, but some meaningful highlights have been those that reached out to survivors of sexual violence, students of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and those experiencing body image concerns. She also provided several workshops related to self-care and stress management and continues to be involved in outreach efforts as needed to meet Tulane community members where they are.