Dr. Beth Connolly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, cum laude, from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. Dr. Connolly subsequently earned her Master of Science and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. Dr. Connolly attended her accredited predoctoral internship at Park Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Connolly's internship training included a variety of training experiences, including multimodal outpatient therapy, psychological testing, and multidisciplinary work in childhood day treatment programs. Dr. Connolly's practicum training includes work within residential, school, outpatient, and inpatient settings. Dr. Connolly is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Play Therapy. She will complete her post-doctoral training hours at The Counseling Center of Nashua preceding licensure in the state of New Hampshire.
Dr. Connolly employs an integrative approach to treatment based on the needs and presentation of the individual with whom she is working. Dr. Connolly believes that psychotherapy necessitates flexibility of approach and intervention in order to appropriately serve clients. Dr. Connolly has a strong interest and background in working with children and families, and tends to utilize cognitive-behavioral interventions in combination with a strong emphasis on the relational aspects of the therapeutic alliance. Dr. Connolly's specific areas of interest include working with individuals dealing with the effects of trauma, childhood behavior disorders, severe mental illness, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Connolly's psychological testing background includes a variety of assessment experiences, such as evaluation of learning and memory problems, diagnostic clarification, parenting, and personality. Dr. Connolly places strong emphasis on the strengths of the client and family, and incorporates this into treatment in order to provide individualized and effective therapeutic interventions.