Casey A. Culligan earned her B.A. in psychology from Smith College and her M.S. in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England (APA accredited). She currently is in the final stages of completing her dissertation, and anticipates completing her Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) at Antioch University New England this October of 2019.
During her graduate training, Casey created and completed an Individualized Concentration in Multiculturalism and Social Justice. She has been fortunate to work in a variety of clinical settings throughout her career, including community mental health, college/university counseling and inpatient psychiatric hospital settings. Prior to The Counseling Center, Casey completed training at Stony Brook University Counseling and Psychological Services in New York (APA accredited predoctoral internship), as well as numerous facilities across the New England area.
Casey is trained as a generalist provider—assessing and treating myriad presenting concerns, and working with clients with diverse backgrounds and intersecting identities. She has substantial experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy, and facilitating educational/outreach activities. Casey has particular experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of concerns, including but not limited to, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, identity related concerns, family and other relationship distress, difficulties with social skills, body image, and challenging adjustments/life transitions.
Though Casey identifies as a generalist, she has special interests and specialized training in working with emerging adults (18-25), as well as marginalized populations (as it relates to gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, socioeconomic status, etc.). She has a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community. Casey also holds special interests in attachment, trauma, and the human-animal bond.
Casey views therapy as a truly collaborative process, in which treatment is inherently relational, compassionate and strengths-based. She works primarily from an integrative relational approach that regularly incorporates elements of cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness practices and motivational interviewing, as needed to best meet each individual client’s presentation and needs. Casey works hard to foster a space in which her clients feel valued and heard—providing support to identify and meet their individual goals.