Dr. Kathryn Shipley, Co-Founder of Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Newtown, PA. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Widener University. Dr Shipley is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA). Dr. Shipley enjoys working with adolescents and adults, providing individual psychotherapy and couples/marriage counseling. In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Shipley provides psycho-educational evaluations and ADHD testing for children through adults.
Dr. Shipley’s training was diverse and in-depth and provided a strong foundation in many avenues of treatment: psychodynamic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, solution-focused, family systems, and interpersonal psychotherapy. Because of the diversity of her training, her approach to therapy is flexible and individualized, incorporating the most effective treatment methods while taking into account the “best fit” for each person’s unique needs. She operates on a fundamental belief that the therapeutic relationship is one of the crucial elements to an individual’s success in therapy. Through a warm and highly collaborative relationship, individuals are better able to more powerfully affect change and restore balance to their lives.
Dr. Shipley completed her Post-Doctoral training at Newtown Therapy, under the supervision of Dr. Stacy Hunt. She completed her Doctoral Internship at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, where she provided individual, group, couples, and family therapy and completed comprehensive psychological, cognitive, and neuropsychological evaluations for children through adults. Dr. Shipley held Pre-Doctoral practicum placements at Four Winds Hospital, Department of Psychological Assessment, in Katonah, New York; Center for Psychological Services, Teaneck, NJ; Fairlawn Mental Health Center, Fairlawn, NJ; Family Services and Child Guidance Center, South Orange, NJ; Bonnie Brae Residential Treatment Center for Boys, Basking Ridge, NJ; Marlboro State Psychiatric Hospital, Marlboro, NJ.
In addition to her extensive training and experience as a therapist and diagnostician, Dr. Shipley has worked as an emergency psychiatric screener providing crisis intervention and evaluation of individuals in acute psychiatric crisis for hospitalization. She co-directed ‘Camp Friendship’, which is a specialized camp for children with a variety of challenges including ADHD, OCD, PDD, and ASD. She worked as a mental health consultant to the Head Start program, providing child evaluations, mental health screenings and intensive parent training. Dr. Shipley was project coordinator of a study on obesity. In addition to project coordination, she provided group therapy and psycho-education around eating, diet, and exercise, conducted exercise training, BDI and BMI assessments, and conducted data collection.