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University Counseling Center

Brigid Cahill, Ph.D.

University of South Carolina

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 the outreach coordinator from 2005-2007 and has been the director of training since 2007.

Brigid enjoys working with a wide variety of students, and is especially interested in family of origin work, anxiety disorders, group therapy, DBT, women’s issues and trauma survivors. She also enjoys supervising therapists in training and leading the psychotherapy seminar for our doctoral interns. She has been an active member of ACCTA since 2008 and and currently serves as Secretary.