Rose Halama, M.Ed.


Mental Health Therapist, Multicultural Specialist in Counseling Center

Rose is excited to start her first year at Gustavus. She is currently a doctoral student entering her third year in her Counselor Education and Supervision program. She is also a Hatha yoga instructor with an additional certification in trauma-informed yoga. Her research interest is in alternative counseling interventions for trauma-exposed first-generation college students of color.

Prior to pursuing a career in clinical mental health, Rose worked in various roles in higher education providing counseling and student support services at multiple colleges and universities that allowed her to support, retain, and develop historically underserved students’ academic, professional, and personal growth. Rose sees herself as a partner and guide in helping students improve their lives and overcome challenges. Coupled with being direct, honest, and kind, she uses an Internal Family Systems (IFS) framework, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and other therapeutic approaches to help students. Rose’s experience has included work with various concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and relationship conflicts.

Outside of work and school, Rose enjoys organizing spontaneous road trips, practicing yoga and meditation, and bribing her family and friends to join her for a fun evening of bad karaoke.


M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from DePaul University; B.S. in Psychology from University of Florida (Go Gators!)


Travel, Plants, Reading, Yoga, and Spirituality