Lucy Rooney (she/her), LCSW

Clinical Director-NYC

Licensed in NY, CA, NJ; CA LCSW 93521

Lucy Rooney (LCSW) is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™️️ and is the Clinical Director of the NYC office at BPS. Lucy holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University in New York with a specialty in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & Economics from Bucknell University. While at Columbia University, Lucy completed the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. André Ivanoff, President of Behavioral Tech. Lucy completed her intensive DBT training in 2017 with Randy Wolbert & Gwen Abney-Cunningham.

Lucy believes that trauma is relative to our own experiences and that most people carry some trauma with them. She is passionate about unblocking stored trauma that keeps us stuck from living the lives we dream of. Lucy completed her basic training in Somatic and Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through the Personal Transformation Institute in Monterey, CA in 2019 and completed her intensive training in Prolonged Exposure (PE) with Dr. Melanie Harned virtually in 2022; both treatments targeting PTSD and complex trauma.

Lucy enjoys working with couples, integrating both Gottman and DBT for couples techniques, to facilitate communication, provide deeper connection, reinforce the importance of validation, and improve conflict resolution. Lucy weaves attachment theory into her work and helps couples identify relational needs and work towards earning a more secure attachment. Lucy is also trained by Alan Fruzzetti in Family Connections, a free program to help loved ones foster understanding and empathy for those who love someone with chronic emotion dysregulation.

Lucy has experience working in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Outpatient settings as a Primary Therapist. Prior to BPS, Lucy was a member of SoCal DBT, a comprehensive private practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Prior to SoCal DBT, Lucy worked as a Program Therapist at Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, CA for over four years in the Outpatient Program. Prior to licensure, Lucy worked as a DBT intern at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, CT.

Lucy holds licenses in California (remotely), New Jersey, and New York.

In her free time, Lucy can be found planning her next trip, arranging flowers, thrift shopping, organizing random drawers, reading, doing yoga, or walking her dog, Goose, in Central Park.