Rochelle J Holtzman, PhD

Rochelle J Holtzman, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Child Psychology, 2010, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Rise Center for OCD and Anxiety contracts with Dr. Holtzman to provide virtual psychotherapy to children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety disorders. Dr. Holtzman also has specialized training in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE), a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. Learn more about child and adolescent services at Rise and SPACE.

Dr. Rochelle Holtzman is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She attended Loyola University New Orleans for her undergraduate degree in psychology. She then went on to earn her PhD in Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas where she focused on evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Child/Pediatric Psychology at Children’s Memorial Hospital, now named Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. While there, she worked in a wide range of clinical settings including the Mood and Anxiety Program where she co-led groups for children with anxiety, adolescents with depressive disorder, and parent groups. Dr. Holtzman received extensive training in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders while completing her year-long post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for OCD and Anxiety-related Disorders at the Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She worked in their Intensive Outpatient Program conducting cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention with children, adolescents, and adults with severe OCD and anxiety disorders.

After completing her fellowship, Dr. Holtzman worked for several years as a staff psychologist at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital providing outpatient therapy with children and adolescents, particularly those with OCD, anxiety, and depressive disorders. She collaborated with the pediatric neurology department to provide psychological services to their patients. She also provided trainings to medical professionals on child mental health topics. Dr. Holtzman then moved to the Savannah, GA area and worked in the Child and Family Behavioral Health Services clinic at Winn Army Community Hospital for several years providing outpatient psychological assessment and therapy services for children and adolescents (ages 0-18 years) with a wide range of mental health concerns. She also supervised practicum students and trained staff on OCD treatment.

Dr. Holtzman is a New Orleans native and was excited for the opportunity to move back to her home state of Louisiana in 2022. Through the Rise Center for OCD and Anxiety, Dr. Holtzman continues her work in treating children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety disorders. She particularly seeks to increase access to evidence-based services for youth across Louisiana. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family.


American Psychological Association (APA)
Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (APA Division 53)
Society of Pediatric Psychology (APA Division 54)
International OCD Foundation

3500 Canal St., Suite 103
New Orleans, LA 70119

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