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Moonyeen “Molly” P. O’Phelan, Ph.D.

Clinical Administrator for the Family Life Center


  • Ph.D., St. Mary’s University
  • M.A., St. Mary’s University
  • A.A.S., St. Mary’s School of Nursing
  • B.A., University of Minnesota


Molly O’Phelan first came to St. Mary’s University to earn her master’s and then later her doctorate, after having reared a family while they served in assignments around the globe in the U.S. Air Force. She is both a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor. Her love of nursing and caring for those critically and terminally ill set the stage for her desire to become a therapist specializing in loss and grief. Connecting the dots between the clinician’s experience of loss and how it affects one’s therapeutic practice is of particular interest.

Besides spending time with her husband, two grown children, and two cats, O’Phelan enjoys entertaining guests with a good meal, gardening, being out in nature, travel and most things German.

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