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Kelley McNichols

Assistant Program Director for the Master of Arts in Counseling and Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Grant Advisor


Dr. McNichols serves as Assistant Director of the Graduate Counseling Programs and as core faculty in the Graduate Counseling Programs following an extensive work history in the field of community behavioral health, which includes working with individuals across the lifespan in various settings and levels of care.

Much of her work has focused on addictions and justice-involved individuals advocating for fair and just treatment of marginalized populations.

Dr. McNichols has a passion for addiction counseling, emphasizing trauma-informed care, and is committed to advancing counselor education and supervision. Her research interests include advocacy for justice-involved individuals focusing on addiction, co-occurring conditions, and trauma-informed care initiatives. 


PhD Duquesne University; MSEd Duquesne University; BA Indiana University of PA.