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About Us

Willowdale Counseling Center
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. 

Kalyn Hubbard-Cashin, LCMHC

Kalyn earned her bachelors degree in psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, and her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling at Southern New Hampshire University in 2012. She is licensed as a clinical mental health counselor in the state of New Hampshire. She has worked in the field of mental health for 13 years in numerous settings, giving her a wide range of experience and comfort working with several different populations. Kalyn has spent time working in research, case management with mentally ill residential clients, family therapy and mentoring with children and families involved with child protective services and the juvenile justice system, and as a child and family therapist in a community mental health center working with children ages 4-18. Kalyn came to Willowdale with the belief that she could most effectively reach people using her faith, counseling from a Christian worldview and viewing spirituality as a part of mental health.

 

Kalyn's specific areas of training and interest are in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce related issues, women's issues, marital and parenting issues. She has her certification in Early Childhood and Family Mental Health and has spent the majority of her career working with young children and adolescents but also has experience working with adults.

 
 

Cynthia Ludwick, APRN

Cindy joined Willowdale Christian Counseling as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in 2016. She received her Masters of Science degree in Nursing from Rivier University in Nashua, NH and she is certified with prescriptive authority through American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cindy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Liberty University and also graduated from Zion Bible Institute where she holds a diploma in Biblical Studies. Through the course of her career, Cindy has worked in various medical settings from inpatient to home care; dementia to addiction. Her years of clinical nursing add rich experience to her role as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

 

Cindy has experience working with a host of different mental health issues ranging from mood disorders, anxiety, trauma related disorders, schizophrenia, behavioral and developmental disorders and addictions. Cindy works from a holistic perspective, recognizing that dis-ease is caused by the diverse, yet closely interrelated facets of the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social person. Her philosophy in treatment utilizes the combination of medication management and therapy as tools to help people reach their optimal functional ability and health.

 

Cindy is also an experienced public speaker who enjoys presenting to church groups and other organizations sharing her passion about finding wholeness and the meaning in life. Her caring, empathetic manner, positive outlook and focus on overall wellness are an asset to her clients as they journey toward wellness.

Jillian Shillaber, Ph.D., LP, Retired NCSP

 

NH Licensed Psychologist
Retired Nationally Certified School Psychologist

 

Dr. Shillaber is a licensed psychologist in the states of New Hampshire and New York as well as a Retired Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is a member of a variety of psychological organizations as well as Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselors Network.

 

She achieved her Ph.D. in the combined counseling and school psychology program at SUNY Buffalo and has received continuing education through the American Association of Christian Counselors in order to integrate her faith with her knowledge of evidence based treatments. Prior to joining the team at Willowdale she has worked as an Assistant Professor, School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist and adjunct professor. She has previously taught developmental psychology at various institutions.

 

Dr. Shillaber treats children, adolescents, adults and parents. Her specialties include supporting individuals with academic, behavioral, and emotional difficulties. Her treatment methods include play therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and faith based techniques. She tailors treatment goals and methods to each client she works with to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship.

 

Tammy Kiniry, LMT

Tammy Kiniry is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Keene State College in 1992, and her Master's degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from the University of Connecticut in 2003. She's been in various positions over the past 15 years, experiencing an array of populations and challenges. Early on she worked as a direct care staff in a residential group home for boys who had significant abuse and neglect histories. She later worked in an intensive outpatient program providing therapy to adolescents who struggled with substance abuse which included individual, group, family and group family therapy modalities. As an outpatient clinician, Tammy worked with children, families and couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Her most recent experience includes working with an intensive in-home program serving families whose adolescents struggle with a variety of behaviors, including substance use, truancy, aggression, family conflict, couples conflict, and adolescents with problem sexual behaviors. Tammy came to Willowdale with the belief that her work could be enhanced and far more meaningful if done through a Christian worldview. She has attended American Association of Christian Counselors conferences. The workshops, covering a variety of clinical topics, have fueled her passion for Christian counseling. She is a member of AACC. 

 

Tammy's specific areas of training and interest include family therapy, parenting issues, and couples therapy. When working with children, Tammy emphasizes the need and value of caregiver involvement, knowing that a child alone cannot change in any sustainable manner unless his/her environment changes also. When addressing couple's issues, it's imperative to have both partners at the table to making any lasting change. Tammy tailors treatment to meet the needs of each person or family she serves and strives to ensure each client feels valued and respected.

 

Brigette Elgie, LMT

Brigette Elgie earned her B.A. in psychology at Smith College in Massachusetts and her M.A. in counseling psychology at Santa Clara University in Northern California with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. She has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2006.

 

She also holds a license as a Professional Clinical Counselor in California and a Marriage and Family Therapist license in the states of Utah and New Hampshire.

 

During graduate school, Brigette co-developed and directed a group treatment program for child witnesses of domestic violence. She has worked in a variety of settings including schools, county and city programs like social services and victims of crime as well as in private practice.

 

Brigette has been using play, art and sand therapy to work with children of all ages for many years and also treats adults and families. Her expertise includes parenting, women and family issues, anxiety, depression, childhood behavior disorders, social skills for children on the spectrum, domestic violence and abuse.