Dr. O’Neill has been a practitioner of Counseling Psychology since she earned her Masters Degree in the specialty from Gonzaga University in 1981. She then worked in private practice in Seattle, WA for a few years, after which she decided to deepen her education and training in the specialty by seeking a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. She was awarded her Doctorate degree in 1990 from Washington State University. Her doctoral training included a Counseling Internship at the University of California at Berkeley.
After becoming a Licensed Psychologist in Arizona, Dr. O’Neill was employed at Northern Arizona University’s ‘Counseling and Testing Center’. She worked with students on a broad range of counseling issues, but specialized in working with students challenged by eating disorders. She was a part time professor in N.A.U.’s Psychology Department, where she taught the ‘Psychology of Women’ course for seven years. She concurrently built her private practice in the town of Flagstaff where she worked with faculty and staff of the University, as well as a broad spectrum of clientele from the Flagstaff community, who were seeking individual and couples counseling expertise. Dr. O’Neill provided her specialized approach of counseling to the people of Flagstaff in her Private Practice for 20 years.
Dr. O’Neill and her family engaged in a ‘change of venue’ in their lives and relocated to Colorado. She became a Licensed Psychologist here in 2009. She opened her practice in the Vail Valley, where she offered her specialty of individual and couples counseling in her traditional office, as well as outdoor “Walk and Talk” counseling to the people of the Vail Valley for six years.
She and her spouse, Don, with their Bernese Mountain dog, Moseley, came to a life crossroads. They knew the time had come to engage and settle deeply into a thriving, connected, mountain community. The offerings and the community of Durango swept them away, so they moved here in 2015. Dr. O’Neill is thrilled to now be offering her counseling expertise here at “Counseling Psychology of Durango”.
Member of the American Psychological Association since 1991.
Colorado Licensed Psychologist #3121.