GERARD MCNICHOLAS, PSY.D.
Prior to formally studying psychology, Dr. McNicholas worked as an educator for L.I. Teen Freedom, a federally-funded youth development program focused on abstinence-based education and sexual integrity training. He went on to study Mental Health at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and during this time, devoted himself to intensive psychological and spiritual formation as a member of the university’s Priestly Discernment Program. After completing his undergraduate degree, he was employed as a behavioral specialist, and provided treatment to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Inspired by the pillars of teaching, research, and therapeutic treatment, and in pursuit of academic excellence rooted in the tradition of the Catholic faith, Dr. McNicholas went on to complete his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. Throughout his clinical training, he has had the opportunity to serve children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families within a variety of treatment settings, including community mental health, private practice, and inpatient psychiatric hospitals.