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Dr. Meredith Maroney

Pronouns: she/her


Assistant Professor

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Counselling Psychology

Contact information


Office: EDT644



Licensed Psychologist, New York State, Office of the Professions,

Registered Psychologist, College of Alberta Psychologists,

Educational Background

PhD Counseling Psychology, The University of Massachusetts Boston,

MS Mental Health Counseling, The University of Massachusetts Boston,

BA Psychology, Loyola University Maryland,


Dr. Meredith Maroney was born and raised in the Boston area. She completed a BA in Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, her MS from the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) in Mental Health Counseling, and her PhD in Counseling Psychology at UMass Boston. She has clinical experience in college counseling centers, hospital, and school settings, and is a registered psychologist in Alberta and New York. She is the Chair for APA's Division 17 (SCP) Section for the Advocacy of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 


Areas of Research

LGBTQ+ Mental Health

Dr. Maroney's research interests are in the areas of sexual orientation, gender diversity, autism, and psychotherapy interventions. More specifically, she conducts social justice informed research which seeks to 1) promote an understanding of minority stress experiences among diverse LGBTQ populations 2), facilitate coping with minority stressors through the development of interventions for LGBTQ-autistic individuals, and (3) inform systemic changes to promote well-being among sexual and gender minorities

Intersection of autism and LGBTQ+ identities
Coping with and understanding minority stress
Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research


  • 2021 Division 44 Distinguished Book Award, APA's Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 2021