Dr. Brigid Cahill received her bachelor's degree in psychology at St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1994, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to continuing her education, she worked first as a preprofessional trainee with the Devereux Foundation near Philadelphia, PA, and then as a research assistant at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. While in graduate school, she pursued research in treatment outcomes and in successful aging. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology at the University of South Carolina in 2002, after completing her predoctoral internship through the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Psychiatry. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship here at the University of Rochester's Counseling Center, she joined the faculty. She worked as outreach coordinator from 2005-2007 and has been the director of training since 2007.
Brigid's clinical specialty areas include working with survivors of trauma, individuals with anxiety disorders, and leading interpersonal process groups. She especially enjoys supervising therapists in training and teaches the Brief Treatment Seminar for the predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows.