2nd Vice Chair
Psychologist – Resides in Manchester, NH: Dr. Colby opened a private practice in psychology, Colby Counseling of NH, in November 2014. She sees clients in Manchester, NH and Hampstead, NH. She provides individual adult, couples, and child therapy and testing, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness meditation for chronic pain and adjustment to disability. Dr. Colby was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy as a child. Prior to starting her own practice, Dr. Colby worked at Silverman and Associates in Hampstead, NH.
Dr. Colby completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH. She completed practical training at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Braintree, MA, where she provided short-term therapeutic interventions for inpatients and their families. She was an intern at Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, NH where she provided assessments at the residential school for children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As an intern at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center, in Effingham, NH, Dr. Colby worked with people with neurodevelopmental disabilities and TBIs. She was also trained at Genesis Behavioral Health, a community mental health clinic in Laconia, NH. As Practicum Student at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, Dr. Colby provided individual psychotherapy for senior adults in partial hospitalization program.
Dr. Colby has also volunteered and assisted senior citizens at Caregivers, Inc. in Bedford, NH and facilitated support groups for adults at Great Bay Mental Health Center in Dover, NH.
When Dr. Colby is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, their Catahoula Leopard dog, Nike and their extra furry yellow cat, Simba. (Experience with disability – Cerebral Palsy)