Michele Primavera, Ph.D., LCP
Dr. Primavera provides individual, couples, and group therapy to people ages 18 and up in the Hanover office. She comes from a strong background of over 17 years serving students of all ages at universities across the country including Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington State University, New York Institute of Technology, and Queens College/CUNY. Dr. Primavera also provided community mental health clinical services in Moscow, Idaho. She has served diverse populations including student athletes and first generation college students, individuals with disabilities, and future healthcare professionals.
Dr. Primavera brings an integrative perspective to her practice that considers the individual’s personal beliefs, cultural and societal influences, and the therapeutic relationship itself. She also believes it is important to examine the roles gender, physical health, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation play in individual mental health. In addition to working with mood disorders, Dr. Primavera gravitates towards concerns like: grief and loss, unresolved family of origin issues, adult AD/HD, balancing work and family, career and academic difficulties, adjustment, and multicultural issues. She looks forward to facilitating an interpersonal process therapy group at CCA, as she has co-led many such groups in the past and believes fully in the power of group therapy.
Dr. Primavera began her mental health training in New York City by earning her baccalaureate in psychology at St. John's University and her master’s degree in human relations from the New York Institute of Technology. She earned her PhD in counseling psychology at Washington State University and completed her post-doctoral training at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.