Brigid Connolly

Lead Psychiatrist
Brigid Connolly
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Identities & Language

  • White 
  • Secular Humanist
  • Language: English

Education & License

Dr. Connolly graduated from the University of Arizona School of Medicine and completed psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona.  She is board certified in psychiatry and licensed to practice in the state of Arizona.

CAPS Service Teams

  • ADHD Clinic
  • Psychiatry

Role at CAPS

Lead psychiatrist of the psychiatry team at CAPS.

Specialty Populations

  • DACA
  • Disabled
  • Neurodiverse

Specialty Areas

  • Academic Concerns
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medication Management
  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Self-Harming
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Performance and Test Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Social Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • Trichotillomania

Treatment Approach


Insurance & Payment Options

  • Aetna 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Campus Care
  • Cigna
  • Fee for Service
  • HealthNet
  • United Health Care/Optum
  • United Student Health Insurance

Professional Interests

Dr. Connolly has experience in evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression, psychosis, autistic spectrum disorders, traumatic brain injury and psychiatric impact of medical disorders such as chronic illness and chronic pain.  She enjoys working with college students because she is able to contribute to preventing and limiting the negative impact of mental health issues by intervening in a critical period of a person's life.  She believes seeing a psychiatrist should be a positive experience and strives to help students feel comfortable and accepted and safe when they meet with her.  

Personal Interests

Dr. Connolly could absolutely survive post-apocalypse, not because of physical ability, but because she has skills that would be useful.  She's an expert seamstress and can construct or mend nearly any garment.  She can cook anything and has an encyclopedic knowledge of small-scale food preparation, preservation, and production.  She is able to repair small engines and electrical devices and can start a fire under almost any conditions. Pre-apocalypse, she spends time with my dogs and constructing lego, especially the space sets. 

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