Meet Dr. V

Dr. Victoria McNeil-Young (she/her/hers) is a therapist, scholar, and professor with a passion for empowering individuals and communities. In all roles, personally and professionally, she operates using the values of equity, diversity, and intersectionality and strongly believes that social justice and an understanding of culture are integral components of the therapeutic process. Further, Dr. V is committed to enhancing the wellness of Black Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and has a specific interest in providing psychological services to BIPOC individuals and communities as well as organizations servicing these communities.  Her research interests include understanding experiences of oppression and hate as well as justice and liberation among BIPOC groups and Dr. V regularly provides consultation, workshops and trainings on these topics.


 Dr. V is an assistant professor of psychology at Jacksonville University and is a pre-licensed professional working towards licensure in the State of Florida. Her clinical work is supervised by Dr. Amanda Lawson- Ross, Licensed Psychologist ( PY9093). In her free time  Dr. V enjoys reading, brunching, binge-watching reality TV and movies, and spending time with  her family and friends.

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My Professional Background

Educational Background

PhD-  Counseling Psychology, University of Florida 

MS- Counseling Psychology, University of Florida

Coursework in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- University of Central Florida 

BS- Psychology and African American Studies, University of Florida  

Clinical Experiences

Private Practice 

  • Individual and Couples Therapy for Adults

University of Maryland Counseling Center (APA Accredited Internship)

  • Individual Therapy 

  • Group Therapy 

  • Personality and Career Assessment

University of Florida Counseling Center

  • Individual Therapy 

  • Group Therapy 

  • Learning Disability, ADHD, and Personality Assessment 

Malcom Randall VA Medical Center

  • Individual Therapy 

  • Group Therapy 

  • Couples Therapy 

  • Assessment 

PACE Center for Girls Alachua

  • Individual Therapy w /adolescents

  • Group Therapy w/adolescents

  • Family Counseling 

University of Central Florida Community Counseling and Research Clinic​

  • Individual Therapy 

Select Research Presentations

McNeil-Young, V (2021, March). Multicultural Mistakes: Racial Trauma and Healing. Presented at the University of Florida’s Symposium on Healing and Transforming Racial Trauma: Gainesville, FL


McNei-Young, V., Campbell, K., Blanchard, S., and Zounlome, N. (2021, April). Centering the Collective: The Importance of Racial Affirming Spaces on College Campuses. Symposium presented at the University of Maryland’s Student Affairs Conference.


Bellamy, P. & McNeil, V. (2020, October). Bringing World Politics into the Classroom. Webinar. Presented at CUNY’s 15th Annual Pedagogy Day.

Bellamy, P., McNeil, V., Ross, G., Mejia, J., Adam, A., Dahn, C., & Mosley, D. (August, 2020). Responding: Moving Towards a Decision-Making Model for Individuals Facing Anti-Black Racism. Poster presented American Psychological Association Annual Convention.


McNeil, V. (2019, February). I Am Enough: Racism-Related Stress, Self-Esteem, and Racial Identity in the #Blackgirlmagic Era. Presentation. Presented at the State University of New York: Cortland, NY.