Mariah Rooney

Mariah Rooney is a trauma specialist and psychotherapist who has practiced in outpatient, community, hospital, and specialty care settings.

Mariah has served as a faculty member in the graduate Schools of Social Work at Winona State University and the University of St. Thomas; a trauma-informed care consultant for the American Institutes of Research; and a fellow at the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute. She has extensive experience in clinical work with children and adults—treating the complex challenges that arise from traumatic stress, attachment trauma, intergenerational trauma, and dissociation. Additionally, her research and writing have focused on areas such as gender-related violence, sexual trauma, military trauma, trauma-informed embodiment practices, developmental trauma, and systems-level interventions.

Mariah is also a trauma consultant who supports capacity-building and systems change work to prevent and address the effects of violence and trauma within individual agencies and schools, federal and state agencies, state-wide coalitions, and multi-agency collaboratives. She is also the Co-Founder of Trauma Informed Weight Lifting, a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute.