Colleen McCarthy, PhD

Senior Staff Psychologist

Additional Roles: Gender Support Services Coordinator, Practicum Coordination

Pronouns: She/Hers

BA, psychology, University of Texas at Austin 
MA, counselor education, University of Texas at Austin 
MS, counseling family and human services, University of Oregon
PhD, counseling psychology, University of Oregon 

Professional Interests/Theoretical Orientation and Therapy Approach: I am passionate about my job as a therapist, and feel truly honored to work with college students. I believe it can be both a place and developmental period where individuals encounter dramatic growth, as well as potential changes within their social support, academics, identity development, and emergence of mental health concerns. My training as a generalist has allowed me to work with clients from a relational, integrative, and strengths-based approach. I have found that this approach has helped facilitate my clients’ development of coping skills, insight, resiliency, and better mental health. I am trained as a generalist, and am also particularly interested in therapeutic work related to trauma, family of origin and relationship concerns, and anxiety.

Supervision Approach and Model: I am passionate about training and investing in the next generations of therapists. I take a developmental, feminist, multicultural approach, where I meet my supervisee where they are at, while incorporating clients’, the supervisee, and my own experiences within the world we live, and the systems of power and oppression that impact us.