Hallie Colorado, Psy.D.

Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Studies


M.A. (Counseling) – University of South Florida

Psy.D.– California Southern University

Dissertation: "Faith as a Coping Mechanism: Benefits in Times of Trauma and Grief"

Academic Interests

The psychological benefits of faith in dealing with trauma, and grief; Faith and coping skills; Catholic psychology


Hallie Colorado was raised in Vancouver, Washington and is the oldest of five siblings. While in high school she fell in love with Hawaii on a family trip and made it her mission to attend college on the island. Chaminade University of Honolulu would become her home for four years, and it became the place where she fell more in love with her faith and Psychology. After graduation she moved to Crete, Greece where she worked for the United States government and would meet her husband, an officer in the Navy. The Navy would take her to Florida, where she received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling, and then off to California where she is completing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Colorado joined the seminary in the Fall of 2017 and has loved having the opportunity to work with the  men that will be the future of the Church.

Selected Publications

Parsons H.N., (2004) "The Social-Psychological Correlates of Divorce on You g Adults and Future Life Events"