A. Yvette Alvarez-Rooney

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Education & Experience

Yvette was born and raised in Arizona and Spanish was her first language. She received her Bachelor' s of Science in Elementary Education and a Master' s in Special Ed and Rehabilitation from the University of Arizona. She taught elementary education for many years/ She received her Master' s in Professional Counseling at Ottawa University, with an emphasis in Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation. She has worked extensively in infant mental health and with DCS prior to coming to Wesley. Yvette has recently completed her training for EMDRiA certification and would like to be a consultant soon in EMDR

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Spanish


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth