John Plumer, Ph.D.

John Plumer
Prepared to Be of Help"Psychotherapy has been demonstrated to be very useful for most people and in most situations. Benefits might include the lifting of depression or no longer feeling afraid, angry or anxious. It is possible to improve relationship skills. You are likely to understand yourself better and grow as a person. Psychotherapy is a blend of science and art. As a psychologist in clinical practice for over twenty years, I believe my extensive education and experience enables me to be a helpful and caring therapist."

Doctorate: Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Licensed Psychologist: New Hampshire
MA: Psychology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
BA: Cum Laude, with High Distinction in Psychology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Predoctoral Internship: Clinical Fellow in Psychology, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Work Experience: In addition to involvement in private practice (NH and MA), I have held clinical and administrative positions across varied settings, including: Chief Psychologist , inpatient teaching unit affiliated with Cambridge Hospital Department of Psychiatry; Program Director, Portsmouth Pavilion, Portsmouth, NH; Staff Psychologist, Strafford Guidance Center, Dover, NH

Involved in My Profession"Dealing with psychological problems does not need to be a long and painstaking process. In psychotherapy, you can learn new skills, draw upon your inner strengths and enhance your self-sufficiency, thus building your self-confidence for the future. I have a level of active involvement in my profession that keeps me aware of new developments in my field and sharpens my skills to be more effective in helping others."

Continuing Education: Mood Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Treatment of Couples; Ethics in the Practice of Psychology; Brief Treatment Models; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Stress Management.
Past Academic Appointments: Adjunct Faculty, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.
Member: American Psychological Association.

"I believe that all those who come for psychological help can enhance their abilities to cope and to find creative solutions to their problems. I will enter our therapeutic relationship with optimism and an eagerness to work with you to achieve your goals."