Patty Rocklage is a Marriage and Family Therapist who lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts. She has helped many families, couple, and individuals who are struggling through rough times and need a caring person who will listen to them and provide sound advice on how to cope. Rocklage’s patients have commented on how her warm and understanding style of communication has helped them work through the issues that they face and come out stronger in the end. She has been in practice for over 30 years since she graduated in 1981 with a degree in Psychotherapy from the University of Southern California.
In addition to helping people in her psychotherapy practice, Patty Rocklage has also helped people through her philanthropic work. One of the examples of this is when Patty and her husband, Scott, were honored by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for a generous gift that they gave to the Chemistry Department. Dr. Scott Rocklage had earned a Ph.D. at MIT where he conducted research under the guidance of Richard R. Schrock who eventually earned a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. When Patty and her husband approached by a former head of the Chemistry Department, Sylvia Ceyer, to donate for needed upgrades of the labs the couple didn’t hesitate in opening up their checkbook and making a donation that resulted in both the nanotechnology and nanochemistry labs being completely renovated with the latest in cutting-edge technology. The pair were honored by the whole Chemistry Department and a plaque commemorating their charity was placed just outside of the labs.
Recently, outside of her work, Patty has been heavily involved in renovating the home that she and Scott share. She had identified numerous problems with the house that needed to be addressed by professionals due to their nature. She initially started to hire different contractors but then one day she walked into a local location called Sudbury Kitchen & Bath. There she met Ed Freedlender who could take over the entire project. The couple is very happy with their “new” house which has now been completely renovated from top to bottom.