Dr. Rene Mooney PSYD LP RPT-S RTY-200

Biography

Dr. Mooney graduated with her BA from the University of MN in 1999. She worked as a research assistant in the U of MN Psychology labs and also as a Primary Care Counselor for the Wilder Foundation (children) and Guild Incorporated (adults) until she started Graduate School at the MN School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University) in 2002. Dr. Mooney obtained her Master’s In Clinical Psychology in 2004 and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Major in Child and Family therapy in 2006. Dr. Mooney completed her Assessment Practicum with Children and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services MN at Wilmar Regional Hospital in 2004.  She completed her Therapy Practicum, Clinical Internship  and Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Washburn Center for Children in Minneapolis and obtained her Licensure as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007.  Dr. Mooney has remained a Licensed Psychologist in good standing since that time. A significant part of Dr. Mooney’s training included Supervision and Consultation. Training graduate students, education others, and all-types of consultation are strong passions of hers.  Dr. Mooney is a registered Play Therapist-Supervisor with The Association for Play Therapy. Dr. Mooney sees patients of all ages and presenting concerns and tends to be more experiential in her approaches to therapy. Overall Dr. Mooney takes a trauma-informed eclectic approach to treatment with strong roots in Attachment, Developmental, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Person-Centered, Brain and Mindfulness-Based conceptualizations. Dr. Mooney has been trained in EMDR, TF-CBT, CBT, ACT, and many other therapeutic modalities, all of which she draws from when working with people. In October of 2019, Dr. Mooney completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Love And ALL Is Coming in Chamonix, France. Yoga has been found to be a very effective partner for psychotherapy and she also uses those teachings as part of her therapeutic interventions.Dr. Mooney believes strongly in the significance of the mind-body link and the importance of movement and connection to our breath, ourselves, and others. Research supports mind-body interventions as part of mental health treatment and Dr. Mooney continues to learn and apply brain-based interventions in every aspect of her work. Dr. Mooney also teaches Yoga Classes in the community.

Dr. Mooney is very excited to provide individual, couples, and family therapy to people across the lifespan at Quotable Kids.  She is also looking forward to providing play therapy, all types of pediatric assessments, multidisciplinary assessment, yoga and movement therapies, consultation, education and training, supervision, parenting skills training, court ordered interventions, and group psychotherapy as part of her role at Quotable Kids.  Lastly, Dr. Mooney is so looking forward to the opportunity this new adventure offers to build new relationships, develop new programs, learn new things, and join and connect children and their families to all the services they truly need in an integrated and multidisciplinary setting!

Dr. Mooney is originally from the Twin Cities area.  She has lived in Thief River Falls for 11 years.  Dr. Mooney is married to her husband Paul and has four children.  Dr. Mooney is an active member of the community and has many many hobbies!  She enjoys running, Zumba, beekeeping, hanging with her 20+ animals, gardening, signing, dancing, yoga, acting, watching her children sing/act/and play, spending time with friends and family, traveling, and so many more things.  She is never bored and wouldn’t have it any other way!