DR. Margaret O’Donoghue is a psychotherapist and adjunct professor at New York University School of Social Work. She has been a professor at NYU for 10 years, and a psychotherapist in private practice in Montclair, New Jersey. She is also a staff trainer for the Newark public schools in New Jersey.
A native of Limerick City, Co. Limerick, O’Donoghue received a bachelor’s degree with honors in social science from University College Dublin, a master’s in social work from Hunter College in New York, and a PhD in clinical social work from NYU.
O’Donoghue is a former board member of the Irish Professional Counseling Association and the Emerald Isle Immigration Center.
O’Donoghue moved to the U.S. in 1982 because of high unemployment in Ireland, and a chance to avail of new opportunities in New York. Married to Randolf Miller, and mother to two children, O’Donoghue visits Limerick each year.
“My Irish heritage means a strong connection to family and community. I am the second oldest of nine children and the sense of responsibility of support to others defines my view of life,” she says.
“In Limerick, my parents were involved in parish life, supporting neighbors, helping to build a community center and joining parish committees. As a result of this it provided me a sense of the need for all of us to give back.”
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