About Us

Tim Bray - Ph.D. Director

Dr. Bray received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1998), an M.A. in Theological Studies (1996) and an M.A.in Clinical Psychology (1994) from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He is licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts as a Clinical Psychologist. He is the original Director of the Willowdale Counseling Center and has been with the Center since it's inception in 1998.

The hallmark of the Clinical Psychology program at Fuller Seminary is the integration of solid clinical psychology with sound Christian theology. That is the focus around which Dr. Bray centers his work with adults and adolescents. His specialties include working with couples, working with men with compulsive sexual behavior, working with individuals recovering from trauma or abuse histories, working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety, working with individuals about relationship issues and other areas of personal growth. With respect to adolescents, Dr. Bray works with young men with depression or anxiety or who have concerns about relational issues, behavioral problems or other personal growth concerns.

Dr. Bray employs primarily a psychodynamic approach to doing psychotherapy, but he also adapts insights from cognitive behavioral theories to inform his work. Dr. Bray also performs psychological evaluations including intelligence, achievement and personality measures.

Kristen Johnson - RN, MA

Ms. Johnson received her nursing degree in 1968 and is currently licensed in New Hampshire. She had several years of psychiatric nursing experience before completing a Masters of Counseling Degree from Gordon Conwell Seminary in South Hamilton, MA (1998). She also served as a Teaching Director for Community Bible Study for 10 years in Amherst, NH. She has been with the Willowdale Counseling Center since its inception in 1998. She is currently completing supervision hours in pursuance of licensure in NH as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

The degree program at Gordon Conwell is formulated in accordance with licensing standards for the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy. The goal of the program is to prepare the Christian therapist to integrate psychological theory with Biblical truth and principle. Ms. Johnson is committed to seeking the route of emotional and spiritual health with her clients.

Ms. Johnson works with adults and adolescents. Her specialties include working with sexual abuse recovery, marital issues, relationship problems, depression and anxiety, post-abortion recovery, and issues relating to practice of faith. Kristen uses a family systems approach favoring an attachment theory orientation.

Codie Chevalier, LCMHC

Codie Chevalier is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. She received her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in 2000, and her master's degree in counseling from Regent University in 2007. She has served in therapeutic settings for the past 12 years. As a respite provider in rural Appalachia, she worked with mentally and physically disabled children, providing respite for families. As a residential group leader in a wilderness school she lived in the wild with troubled teens and learned the value and power of empathy and encouragement. She served as a leader in a residential group home. As a child and family therapist in a community mental health center, Codie worked with children and their families on a range of mental health issues.

Codie counsels women, children, teens, and couples with issues that include anxiety, depression, divorce-related issues, stress management, relational issues, and personal growth. She works collaboratively with the families of children and teens, believing that parents play a vital role in helping their children. Codie employs an eclectic approach, drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy Nouthetic/Biblical Counseling, family systems and attachment theories, provided through a Christian worldview.

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