Rosemary O’Brien , PsyD, LP
Rosie O’Brien is a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor at Hamm Clinic. She is a Member of the Psychology Training Committee and Cultural Responsiveness Committee. Rosie earned her MA at St. Mary’s University, and her PsyD at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology. Rosie provides psychodynamically and relationally informed therapy to individuals and works from an emotional focused and Gottman informed perspective with couples. She provides supervision to trainees in our training program and is currently supervising two post-doctoral candidates.
Rosie thinks the way humans develop and function reflects their experience with early relationships with significant others, and other individual, intergenerational, and cultural factors. Through exploration and reflection, she works to provide a safe and supportive environment in which the client and she can collaborate in deepening the client’s understanding of who they are and what they are experiencing. Rosie works to increase clients’ understanding of how they relate to themselves and to others. Her approach to therapy focuses beyond symptom relief and seeks to increase the ability to cope and develop resources that support new ways of being and relating outside the therapy office. She thinks that therapeutic change happens in the presence of a relatively unconditionally accepting presence of an interactive and interpreting other. Rosie also realizes that we are all cultural beings and as such individual change cannot be separated from how the culture to which an individual belongs changes.
Rosie has special training and/or interest in: grief and loss, anxiety, depression, couples, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, relational work, trauma, and group therapy. Rosie is committed to working from an anti-oppressive framework, understanding the impact of her identities on the clinical relationship, and maintaining cultural humility. Rosie has been licensed since 1998 and has worked in various mental health settings including in-home, community mental health, college counseling and private practice.