Susan Rooney

MA, GGCP

I offer sessions at your home or place of choice, or by phone. I see adults, and have special training in addressing the concerns of Elders.

Counselor in Portland, OR

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

With warmth and humor I help adults, including elders, feeling anxious/depressed, stuck and confused about what they want in life, who want to improve communication, need to untangle long held knots of anger and misunderstanding, or are a frustrated caretaker. I can help you explore new ideas, find solutions to old problems, and set appropriate and achievable goals (that you actually can meet!). Perhaps my favorite work is exploring what it means to be you! I'd be honored to work with you.

My Background and Approach

Education: I received a Master's Degree in Counseling from Pacific University in 2014. I also received a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Marylhurst University in 2015. I have extensive study and expertise in the (fluid) steps to forgiving, either someone else or yourself. I feel that humor, warmth and honesty are important assets to therapy. The tone will always be casual, accepting and non-judgmental. You are the most important person in the room (or on the phone. ;-) This is your life and your therapy. I can help you resolve personal issues such as anxiety and depression, find your own path, forgive others (and yourself), improve relationships with loved ones within your family, including elders, as well as with friends, at work and elsewhere, and get what you need from our time together, whether exploring the foibles of adult living or the challenges and pleasures of aging.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I feel empathy for every being with that spark of life in them: humans, animals and plants. I belong to many animal welfare organizations. My life focus and meaning is in meditation and my spiritual path (though I would never promote my beliefs to you!). Normally I try to not get too overwrought about politics, but boy have these last couple years been a challenge! At least I haven't gotten into any fisticuffs yet! I am comfortable with all ages (Yay seniors!), sexual orientations (including trans~ I have a lovely male to female woman as a roommate), races (of course), and religions. I am comfortable with pretty much anybody! (I reserve the right to not see haters or people that hurt things unless we can work on it.)

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 100/session

Info

503.358.0615 Email Susan
165 SW 97th Avenue
Portland, OR 97225
Your home, office or by phone/Skype!
Portland, OR 97229

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