About Dr. Connolly

Dr. Connolly has over 20 years of experience in psychology and mental health. Her private practice provides individual counseling, executive coaching, career development assessment, and talent assessment for organizations. Dr. Connolly also provides clinical supervision for provisionally licensed counselors and other professionals.

She is licensed as a professional counselor supervisor (LPCS) and has national certifications in counseling and supervision (National Board for Certified Counselors, Approved Clinical Supervisor).

Dr. Connolly’s approach to counseling is influenced by cognitive, emotion-focused, and psychodynamic theories with an emphasis on mindfulness. Good outcomes are be achieved in a meaningful therapeutic alliance that is conducive to challenging, supporting, and healing.

In addition to her work as a professional counselor, Dr. Connolly’s university teaching experience dates back to 2000 when she began teaching Ethics & Professional Issues in Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She taught practicum and internship classes there, providing clinical supervision and instruction to master’s and doctoral students for fourteen years.

In 2011, Dr. Connolly joined the faculty in the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte as an adjunct professor. She teaches in both the MS in Executive Coaching (MSEC) and MS in Organization Development (MSOD) programs there. She designed and taught Applied Assessment and Measurement in Coaching, and currently teaches Introduction to Coaching Theories and Application as well as Advanced Coaching Theories and Application.

Dr. Connolly's approach to executive coaching is informed by positive psychology, cognitive and psychodynamic theories, as well as an interest in emotional intelligence, particularly as it relates to leadership. She works with both for-profit and not-for profit organizations and is often sought out to employ psychometric assessments in her consulting and coaching engagements. Those engagements have been in a variety of industries including manufacturing, engineering, human services, and small business.



Connolly, K.M. (2012) Using a Narrative Approach to Facilitate Career Transition. Career Developments. Summer 2012.

Connolly, K.M. (2008). Empowering the client. Australian Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 36(2), 191-192.

Connolly, K.M. (2008). Exploring an Underlying Discourse: The Mattering Narrative. Career Developments. Winter 2008

Connolly, K.M. (2005). Wellness counseling in business and industry. In J.E. Myers and T.J. Sweeney (Eds.) Counseling for Wellness. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Connolly, K.M. & Myers, J.E. (2003). Wellness and mattering: The role of holistic factors in job satisfaction. Journal of Employment Counseling, 40, 152-160.

Connolly, K.M. (2002) Work: Meaning, mattering, & job satisfaction. In D. Sandhu (Ed.), Counseling the employees: A multifaceted approach. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Connolly, K.M. (2002). Do You Feel That You Matter? American Counseling Association: Counseling Corner.

Connolly, K.M. (2002). Understanding the Benefits of Clinical Hypnosis. American Counseling Association: Counseling Corner.

National Board of Certified Counselors North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors Center for Cedentialing and Education