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Gloria Whaley, PhD

Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Candidate for NH Licensure: School Psychologist & Clinical Psychologist
Coordinator, School-Based Programs

Areas of Specialty :
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Externalizing Behaviors
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Parenting
  • Family Conflict
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Academic Achievement
  • Collaboration/Consultation

Client Focus:
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Families
  • School-Based Services

Gloria brings to Counseling Associates 10 years of experience in the mental health field working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in the states of Minnesota and Maryland. She has experience with providing individual and group psychotherapy services and assessment services to a wide range of clients within schools, mental health clinics, and hospitals. Gloria has concentrated much of her efforts in the area of child and family services, and specializes in addressing issues related to attachment, trauma, emotional and behavioral problems, and school achievement. Using an integrated approach, she blends elements from different approaches in order to tailor treatment to address each client's unique needs and goals.

Gloria has served as a consultant to many school districts, community agencies, and hospitals to help promote positive academic, emotional, social, and behavioral outcomes for children and adolescents. She has an extensive research background in which she has studied the effects of trauma and has published in the areas of parent-child attachment relationships, child abuse and neglect, children's school achievement, developmental psychopathology, children and families' responses to disasters, and more recently, the effects of child deployment and combat injuries on military children and families. She has also served as a graduate and undergraduate faculty member at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin.

Upper Valley

  • Clinical Psychology Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Psychiatry Department
  • School Psychology Fellowship: Minneapolis Public Schools
  • PhD: University of Minnesota
  • MA: University of Minnesota
  • BA: University of Minnesota

Treatment Approaches:
  • Attachment-based
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive Behavioral
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief
  • Strengths-based
  • Trauma Focused

Professional Affiliations:
National Association of School Psychologists
American Psychological Association
APA Division 7 Developmental Psychology
APA Division 16 School Psychology
International Association of Trauma Professionals
Military Child Education Coalition
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children