Dr. Savoy is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming adolescents and adults. In addition to working with clients to actively explore identity, foster healthy relationships, and navigate the journey of transition, Dr. Savoy also works with a variety of concerns that clients may bring to therapy, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, eating disorders, weight management, and school/ work-life balance issues.
She works with clients to collaboratively identify concerns and establish goals that will help enhance relationships, increase self-acceptance and confidence, improve coping skills, and manage sources of anxiety/stress. She uses trauma-informed and mindfulness-based approaches in therapy, and believes that people are generally very resilient and have a great capacity for healing and change toward living more authentically.
Dr. Savoy earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and completed her predoctoral internship in the University of Illinois-Chicago Psychiatry Department. She previously worked as a staff psychologist at the UNC-Charlotte Counseling Center. Dr. Savoy has published in psychology and psychiatry journals on the topics of sexual identity development, LGB-affirmative attitudes, and multicultural attitudes and empathy. She is a founding member of the Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group and a member of WPATH. In addition to her clinical practice, she is involved in LGBT advocacy and provides training and consultation services on transgender issues in healthcare and in the workplace.
WPATH-World Professional Association for Transgender Health
The Charlotte Transgender Healthcare Group -
An Interdisciplinary Group of Licensed Healthcare Professionals Providing Care to and Advocating for Transgender Individuals in the Greater Charlotte, NC Area