MEET DR. Rachel O’Neill

DR. Rachel O’Neill

 Rachel O’Neill, Ph.D., PCC-S

Dr. Rachel O’Neill is an Ohio-Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory Endorsement. Dr. O’Neill earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Kent State University, a M.S.Ed. in Counseling and B.A. in Psychology from Youngstown State University. Dr. O’Neill currently works as a full-time faculty member. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Counseling Association.

Dr. O’Neill has over 14 years’ experience in the mental health profession. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including community-based mental health and addictions treatment, psychiatric hospitals, college counseling settings, and inpatient facilities. She has extensive experience working with addictions, psychological trauma, and suicidal and self-injurious behavior. Dr. O’Neill has served in multiple leadership positions, including clinical supervisor, program director, and clinical director for a large non-profit primary medical care and behavioral health organization.

Dr. O’Neill has authored over 17 scholarly journal articles and book chapters. She has presented over 70 times at national, state, and local conferences and workshops. She has been recognized by her peers as a leader in the counseling profession. Most recently, Dr. O’Neill was recognized as the Outstanding Alumnus for Youngstown State University’s College of Education. Dr. O’Neill has also been recognized by the Ohio Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (OACES) with their Outstanding Supervisor Award. She is also the recipient of the 2010 Ohio Counseling Associations’ Herman J. Peters Award, which recognizes an individual who promotes innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field. Dr. O’Neill was also recognized by the Mahoning County Foundation as a 40 under 40 Award Recipient, a program which recognizes leaders under the age of 40-years-old who positively impact the Mahoning County area through professional service.

Dr. O’Neill is the Editor of the Journal of Counselor Practice and Associate Editor for Research for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. She is active at the national, state, and local levels in counseling-related organizations and advocacy activities.



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