Rory McNicholl, MS
Rory McNicholl graduated from West Chester University with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. Before graduate school, Rory pursued a bachelors degree in Psychology with minors in German and Cognitive Neuroscience at Temple University. His position as a research assistant in the Mood and Cognition Lab allowed him to research mood disorders, functional neuroanatomy, and addiction. Additionally, Rory is a certified trauma professional (CTP).
Rory developed his skillset working in community mental health settings, drug and alcohol treatment centers, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Rory has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping others heal from trauma. Rory has extensive experience in helping others with chemical and process addictions. He also enjoys providing care for those with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, grief and loss, and a variety of other mental health conditions.
Rory takes a person-centered approach to therapy, employing an assortment of theoretical approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused therapy. Additionally, he utilizes techniques from dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to build the skills of mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotional regulation. Rory views therapy as a collaborative process involving trust and empowerment. In his free time, Rory can be found snowboarding, traveling, or relaxing with his cats, friends, and significant other.