Tsunemi Maehara Rooney


tsunemirooney@gmail.com | 720-560-5542

1800 30th St. Crossroads Gardens Ste. 308
Boulder, CO 80301

Psychotherapy. Buddhism. Social Justice.

I have been a therapist and educator for ranging in age from toddlers to older adults. I have supervised over 100 master’s level counseling interns, given over 1000 hours of trainings, workshops, lectures on topics such as Parenting, Healthy Relationships, LGBQ & T Inclusivity, Intersectionality of Oppressions, Anti-Racism, Later Life issues, Family Violence, Inter-racial Adoption, PTSD and Loss and Grief.  I taught Multicultural Counseling Skills, Women and Mental Health, and Asian American Women’s History at Naropa University and University of Colorado at Boulder.

As a Buddhist raised by a shamanic mother and politically active father in Japan, spiritual healing and social activism are profoundly personal to me. My clinical work is rooted in the teaching of Buddhism’s liberating ideas of personal growth and collective social transformation. In working with you, my goal is to create the environment in which you most readily evolve into a growth enhancing experience. My approach is to work with you in your cultural and historical contexts respecting your individuality without trying to fit you into a theoretical orientation. Our goal in working together is to increase your awareness of your needs, behavior patterns, and responsiveness to yourself and the world around you in order to further fulfill your innate potentials. I approach therapy holistically drawing on a wide variety of tools and methods to most effectively meet your unique self.