Hello: I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist with 35+ years of clinical experience. Consequently I have a number of areas of interest and expertise that include: mental health, substance use disorders, grief and loss, spectrum disorders, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, relational issues and family therapy. I describe myself as a classically trained therapist with an eclectic tool box. Although I have worked extensively in the public sector, I received all of my clinical supervision for my license in private practice. I enjoy working with people who are seeking knowledge and self-improvement; however, I can work with just about anyone any point in their personal journey. My orientation is brief solution-focused therapy, but I have worked with individuals with challenging issues that require more time. I enjoy meeting new people and learning new things. I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA Psychologist PST 18919
Terry is amazing to talk with and really listens. I can be on tangents and he really understands where I’m going and can summarize my feelings after I’ve talked for 20 minutes straight. Can’t recommend him enough.
Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties
I have been in and out of therapy since childhood. Dr. Rooney is definitely one of the good ones. He is a good listener and very insightful. I live a fairly non-traditional life and was very nervous about opening up to a therpist about my relationships because I knew there was potential for feeling judged. Dr. Rooney did not know much about my lifestyle (polyamory) starting out, but took the time to understand and ask questions. I felt empowered and supported talking openly about my relationships and mental health struggles with Dr. Rooney. It was an incredibly validating experience to have him as my therpist for multiple years. 10/10 would recommend.
Written on Dec 03, 2023 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management
Dr. Rooney has ben an amazing therapist across a variety of situations. I lost my best friend at a young age to cancer and Dr. Rooney helped me cope with my grief, then a few years later he taught me some strategies for coping with anxiety. He's patient, responsive, and thoughtful in every session and has been a great therapist.
Written on Nov 03, 2023 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 2 years and 6 months on issues concerning grief
He is a fantastic counselor! I speak with him regularly and he has been incredibly helpful.
Written on May 08, 2023 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Great therapist. Hes really help me understand the feelings and emotions going through my teenage daughter and has given me a lot of confidence in working towards a better relationship with her.
Written on Jan 16, 2023 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues
Dr. Rooney is extremely professional and comforting. I've learned a lot about myself and how to manage anxiety and stress through Dr. Rooney's care. I would highly recommend his services.
Written on Nov 08, 2022 after therapy with Terence "Terry" for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem