Rory McDonough


Many of us struggle with overwhelming emotions in isolation and find it difficult to cope with the enormity of how these emotions impact our everyday lives.

As a therapist my goal for each client is to meet them where they are and foster their intrinsic drive for change. Through encouragement, I work with my clients to heal from past experiences, focus on their strengths in the present, and create lasting, constructive changes to achieve a greater, overall sense of well-being. A person-centered, humanistic approach is integral to my understanding of a therapeutic relationship and as such I use empathy and compassion as a starting point for connection to my clients. I use this in conjunction with integrated, behavioral methods grounded in positive psychology to foster growth in every aspect of my clients lives.

As a therapist I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, sex-positive, and inclusive of all identities. I have over a decade of experience working in university and educational settings with adolescents and adults in life transitions. Through my professional experiences I have developed a great empathy for those who are going through major life changes like a divorce, change of career, intimacy issues, and a dysfunctional relationship, which often manifest themselves through anxiety, depression, and feelings of anger and dissatisfaction. I welcome clients in all life stages who are looking to heal from their past and make constructive changes moving forward.

I received my M.A in education from New York University and am pursuing an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Hofstra University. I have 10+ years of experience working as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Hofstra University.


The Soho Center for Mental Health Counseling
159 Bleecker St, 2nd Floor
New York City, NY 10012
Phone: 917-382-8075

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