Staff Directory

Alison Brodhagen, Psy.D.

Therapist

EMAIL:
Brodhagen@groveschool.org
PHONE:
203-245-2778 ext. 421

Alison is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined Grove in 2015. Ali received her BA in psychology and sociology from Clark University. After Clark, Ali joined the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Harvard Medical School as a researcher in a 24-year longitudinal study to understand risk and resilience in adolescents and families. Ali then moved to Portland Oregon and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. Alison was trained in individual, family, and group therapy. Her interest in resilience continued and Ali has since published her research on how dispositional optimism is a protective factor in individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Alison then moved to New Haven, Connecticut and worked for several years at the Clifford Beers Clinic and Post Traumatic Stress Center. While there she provided individual and family therapy, coordinated the Trauma Center, and presented at conferences on issues related to trauma and resilience. Ali also had a private practice in Guilford, CT before joining the Grove team. Ali feels honored to be part of the Grove team and working with the wonderful adolescents and families on their journey of personal growth and wellness.

Ali enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, exploring nature, gardening, cooking, running, traveling, and reading.

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