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Yvette Alvarez-Rooney, LPC, LISAC

(she/her)

Director of Behavioral Health

EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist

Licensed Mental Health Therapist


Yvette Alvarez-Rooney is a Wesley Community Center’s Director of Behavioral Health and EMDRIA’s Certified EMDR therapist and consultant in training.  Mrs. Álvarez-Rooney received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Special Education and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona.

An elementary teacher in Tucson and Phoenix or many years, Yvette then received her Master’s in Professional Counseling at Ottawa University, with an emphasis in Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation.

She was awarded the Phoenix Business Journal's Health Care Hero Award finalist in the non-physician category for her commitment to her profession.  Yvette has worked extensively in infant mental health and with the Department of Child Services prior to coming to Wesley.  Born and raised in Arizona, Yvette is fluent in Spanish, passionate about her family, her culture, her friends, her work, and her desire to bring hope to others through mental health.


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