MaryBeth Grove, Ph.D.

Pronouns
she/her/hers
Title
Psychologist
Office Phone
Office
McCosh Health Center, Second Floor
Bio/Description

Education

Lehigh University, Ph.D.

Internship

Counseling & Psychological Services, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Fellowship

Counseling & Psychological Services, Princeton University, NJ

Certification

Licensed Psychologist, New Jersey

Bio

As a therapist, I strive to co-create with each client a safe, supportive, and secure environment in which personal exploration through curiosity, compassion, and gentle challenges leads to meaningful insight and self-directed change. My professional interests include working with the unique challenges faced by undergraduate and graduate students, sexuality and gender identity considerations, experiences of intimate partner and gender-based violence, complex trauma histories and navigating the patterns that one learns to survive these experiences, and the impact and intersections of interpersonal (e.g., bullying, family or intimate partner abuse) and systemic (e.g., racism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism) violence. Clinically, my work is best characterized by a third-wave cognitive lens with a social justice framework and an appreciation for the meaningful impacts of relationships and experiences throughout a person’s development. In general, I believe in the power of authenticity, self-compassion, and the ever-ongoing development of awareness of self and others. I am grateful for each opportunity to provide someone with a source of support, an interactive space to experience themselves authentically, and a skills-based approach for navigating the more difficult moments in school, relationships, and life more generally.

Professional Interest
Advocacy and social justice
Anxiety
Couples counseling
Depression
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Diversity and inclusion
Education/Training
First-generation student experience
Gender affirming care
Graduate students
Group therapy
Identity
Leadership
Learning and attention disorders
LGBTQIA+ experiences
Motivational Interviewing
Prevention
Racial/cultural identity
Relationships
Religion/Spirituality
Risk reduction
Sexual and reproductive health
Social influences on health
Substance abuse (AOD)
Trauma
Violence and abuse