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Heather O'Leary


Heather O'Leary

Clinical Faculty, Psychological and Educational Services
113 West 60th Street, Room 1008E
New York, NY 10023

Heather O'Leary is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York. Prior to joining the counseling psychology faculty at Fordham University, she served in various clinical roles, providing psychodynamically-based psychotherapy to adults and children in hospital and community mental health settings. Previously, O'Leary taught clinically oriented courses as an adjunct professor within the Graduate School of Education at Fordham. In addition to her role at Fordham, she currently works part-time as a Psychologist in a college counseling center and is a candidate at the William Alanson White Institute. 

O'Leary provides clinical advisement and administrative support for field-based and clinical experiences to students in the Mental Health Counseling and Counseling Psychology programs. She is available to students for consultation and advisement on clinical placements and all matters related to field-based experiences. O'Leary also serves as a liaison between on campus field-experience instructors and on-site supervisors. Additionally, she is responsible for administrative support related to field placements, as well as developing and enhancing relationships with clinical placement sites in the community.


Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Fordham University

M.A. Counseling for Mental Health & Wellness, New York University

B.A. Molecular Biology, University of California - Berkeley

Research Interests

O'Leary's research interests include attachment, interpersonal trauma, chronic relationship difficulties, play therapy, developmental testing, trauma, therapeutic relationships, and training and supervision.

Courses Taught

Foundations of Professional Counseling & Consultation (PSGE5621)

Pre-Practicum in Counseling Process, Skills, and Techniques (PSGE 5623)

Pre-Practicum in Applications of Counseling Theory to Practice (PSGE 5633)

Ethical and Professional Issues in Counseling (PSGE 6650)

Field Experience I/II in Counseling (PSGE 6651/6653)