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Gloria Whaley, PhD, LSP, NCSP

Gloria’s background and training allow her to provide a unique and diverse array of approaches to help medical students remain resilient and to effectively reach their academic, professional, and personal goals. As a developmental psychologist, she draws upon her understanding how humans learn, mature, and adapt over time to help them to optimize their development and to negotiate challenging situations. As a school psychologist, Gloria works with students of all ages. She supports their mental health and academic needs by providing coaching, counseling, skill instruction, and assessments and evaluations to help them thrive at home, in school, and in life.

Gloria has over 10 years of experience providing counseling and psychological assessments within schools, mental health clinics, and hospitals. She has been trained in a variety of methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, trauma-focused therapies, and psychodynamic, attachment-based, and relational approaches. She tailors her approach to address each client’s specific needs and goals. Gloria is looking forward to working with the Geisel Medical School and helping students to successfully attain their goals and to traverse the challenges they may experience at different points during medical school.

Gloria has a range of experience teaching, mentoring, and supervising graduate students during their professional training. In addition to her current work with interns at Counseling Associates, she served as a psychology faculty member at both the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin.  She is licensed as a school psychologist in the states of New Hampshire, Virginia, and Maryland and is nationally certified as a school psychologist.  She is currently working toward her license as a clinical psychologist while working as a candidate-for-licensure at Counseling Associates.


Gloria completed her graduate degrees at the University of Minnesota.

  • Advanced Psychoanalytic Training: Minnesota Institute for Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (2 years)
  • Clinical Psychology Fellowship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychology Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center, Psychiatry
  • School Psychology Internship: Wayzata Public Schools
  • PhD: School Psychology and Developmental Psychology
  • MA: Child Development
  • BA: Child Psychology