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Dartmouth Cares: Mental Health Awareness, Crisis Intervention, and Suicide Prevention


Counseling & Human Development
Dick's House, 2nd Floor
7 Rope Ferry Road
Hanover, NH  03755
Phone: (603) 646-9442
Fax: (603) 646-9410

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Care is provided by mental health professionals including: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric residents and psychology interns.  CHD clinicians are committed to helping students get the most from their college experience.

(All counselors see students with a wide variety of concerns. This staff list only partially identifies areas of interest, experience and expertise.)

Heather Earle, Ph.D., Director, Psychologist

University of Wisconsin
Predoctoral Internship Program: University of California, Berkeley, Counseling and Psychological Services
Interests: gay, lesbian, bisexual, ethnic/racial and cultural identity concerns, substance abuse, sexual assault and abuse survivors, couples counseling

Bryant Ford, Ph.D., Associate Director, Psychologist

University of Wisconsin
Predoctoral Internship Program: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Interests: substance abuse/dependence, multicultural and gender development concerns, identity development, sexual violence/abuse concerns

Sarah Chung, Psy.D., Staff Psychologist

Yeshiva University
Predoctoral Internship Program: Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT
Interests: identity concerns pertaining to culture and/or sexuality, substance abuse, relationship issues, acceptance, trauma, psychodynamic psychotherapy

Kristin Hambidge, Psy.D., Staff Counselor

Pacific University
Predoctoral Internship Program: University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Counseling and Psychological Services
Interests: Eating disorders/body image concerns, relationship concerns, adjustment disorders, mood disorders, grief/loss, identity-related concerns, substance use disorders, sports psychology, and organizational/consulting psychology

Mark Hiatt, Ph.D., Staff Psychologist

University of Virginia
Predoctoral Internship Program: Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Interests: psychotherapy, sports and performance psychology, multicultural issues, anxiety and mood concerns, adolescent and young adult development

Da-Shih Hu, M.D., Staff Psychiatrist
*requires a referral (please call for details)

Thomas Jefferson University, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Residency in Psychiatry
Interests: psychopharmacology, clinical hypnosis, GLBT/multicultural issues, arts psychology, sports psychology

Todd Lindsley, Ph.D., Staff Counselor

Utah State University
Predoctoral Internship Program: Montana State University
Interests: individual and couples counseling, anxiety concerns, cultural and diversity concerns, relationship problems, difficulties adjusting, identity and self-esteem, depression, stress and relaxation

Claudette Peck, LCMHC, RD, CSSD, LD, CEDS, Staff Counselor

University of Vermont
Internship: University of Vermont Counseling Center
Interests: psychotherapy, young adult developmental issues, eating concerns, mood concerns

Elizabeth Stahler, MSW, Staff Counselor

Berklee College of Music
Simmons School of Social Work With a Certificate in Urban Leadership
Internships: The Home For Little Wanderers, Wellesley College Counseling Center
Post Masters Fellowship at University of California, Berkeley Counseling Center
Interests: sexual assault, dating violence and sexual trauma, eating disorders and body image, racial, sexual, gender and general identity development, multicultural issues, LGBTPQIAA+ students and developmental trauma

Arlene VĂ©lez, Ph.D., Staff Counselor

Purdue University
Predoctoral Internship Program: Student Counseling Services, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Interests: crisis intervention, interpersonal issues, family of origin concerns, identity development, diversity and multiculturalism, emotion focused therapy 

Shira Evans, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, Coordinator of Nutrition Program
*requires a referral (please call for details)

Ithaca College
Framingham State University, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Interests: Eating disorders/disordered eating, sports nutrition, weight management, diabetes, food allergies, general nutrition.

KC Wright, MS, RDN, LD, Staff Nutritionist
*requires a referral (please call for details)

University of New Hampshire
Interests: general nutrition, food allergies, sustainable food

2016-17 Veterans Affairs Medical Center Predoctoral Psychology Interns:
*Interns have a nine month rotation (1 day/week) at CHD.

Matthew Golley

Laura Rathke

Jeffrey Taylor


Administrative Staff:

Annie Greenwood, Clinical Service Coordinator

PHONE: 603-646-9487 / EMAIL:

Dominique Walton, Clinical Service Coordinator

PHONE: 603-646-9488 / EMAIL:


To make or change appointments or inquire about counseling services please call 603-646-9442. Office hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m. Fall, Winter and Spring terms. 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Summer term and during breaks.

Last Updated: 10/11/16