Loyola University Maryland

Department of Pastoral Counseling

Kari O'Grady, Ph.D.

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Kari A. O'Grady

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling

Loyola University Maryland
Pastoral Counseling Department
8890 McGaw Road
Suite 380N
Columbia, MD 21045


Ph.D., Brigham Young University
B.S., Brigham Young University

Dr. Kari O’Grady received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Brigham Young University and has research interests in the integration of spirituality/psychology and counseling/psychotherapy. She has written a number of articles, book chapters, and a book on the subject and has presented on this topics at national and international conferences. Dr. O’Grady is certified with the American Red Cross as a disaster relief mental health worker. Her current research direction focuses on the influence of individual’s relationship with God or Higher Power on post traumatic growth. Dr. O’Grady also has interests in and has taught courses on multiculturalism. She served as the multicultural liaison for counseling services during her post-doctoral work, and is currently conducting a study on spiritual components of acculturation. She is a member of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association and a member of the American Counseling Association

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
American Association of Pastoral Counselors: Professionally Integrating Psychotherapy and Spirituality
American Counseling Association: Your Passion, Your Profession. Our Purpose