Meet your new therapist

We have a staff with a wide range of expertise on a variety of issues and techniques. In addition to our specialty areas, we also commonly work with grief, divorce, work/career problems, parenting support, and personality disorders.

Research at Spencer Psychology

Spencer Psychology is collaborating with the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute.

We have two studies currently running. Our first examines the impact of trauma and stress on the brain, body and behavior. Our second is to validate use of the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) in clients with trauma diagnoses. The SSP is being used with success by many clinicians internationally to ease trauma responses, but has not been formally validated in the research for use with trauma diagnoses. Both studies are headed by internationally renowned researcher Dr. Stephen Porges, and based on his development of the Polyvagal Theory.