I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Rutgers College in 1980.  I received my graduate degree (doctor of philosophy) from Georgia State University in 1990.  I have been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1991 (Georgia License #PSY0001437).


Over the years, I have sought training in many modalities of therapy, including Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Restructuring, Bioenergetic (Body-Centered), Holotropic Breathwork, Transpersonal, Pesso System Psychomotor, Brain Spotting, Mindfulness Practice, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT),  EMDR,  EFT, TRM, etc.*  I utilize any and all of these modalities in the context of a larger model that emphasizes the integrity and depth of our relationship as the “container” in which therapeutic change and transformation are catalyzed.


If there is anything else about me that you feel is important for you to know – now, or doing our therapy work together – please feel free to ask.


*[I’m not making up these acronyms, I swear! :)]

           The Boring Stuff...            


As you may have noticed, "things are different now."


The advent of COVID-19 has pretty much required that psychotherapeutic encounters take place in the realm of remote digital communication -- at least for now.

Although I first assumed this would significantly weaken the power of the psychotherapeutic encounter in general, I have been happily surprised to discover that there are both disadvantages AND advantages to this medium of communication and connection.

Given a sane choice, I would much prefer to meet in person.  However, for the time being, my assessment of the downside risk of possible infection renders meeting in person highly undesirable, if not downright unethical (for one thing, my wife and office partner has a compromised immune system, which makes it out of the question for me to risk becoming a carrier).

We can utilize the platform of your choice (Skype, FaceTime, zoom -- or my HIPAA compliant web portal).  


I will make some suggestions about how to maximize our sense of connectedness with some simple adjustments...

© 2020 by Tony Rooney, Ph.D.