Teletherapy for Merrimack, NH

Photo of Gary G McAree, LCMHC, MLADAC, IDSP, RPh, Counselor
Gary G McAree
Counselor, LCMHC, MLADAC, IDSP, RPh
Verified Verified
Merrimack, NH 03054
Life brings many Challenges. Are you Feeling Overwhelmed? Fearful? Do you feel broken? Are you struggling with PTSD? Are you suffering from anxiety and depression? Are you having problems with your relationships? Are you using substances to cope? You may be struggling to manage or stop behaviors that create shame, guilt or ongoing regret. Well these things can throw you off balance. Make the first step! And let me help…… My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to discuss your concerns. We will work together to discover your strengths and learn new coping strategies. I utilize various therapeutic approaches.
Life brings many Challenges. Are you Feeling Overwhelmed? Fearful? Do you feel broken? Are you struggling with PTSD? Are you suffering from anxiety and depression? Are you having problems with your relationships? Are you using substances to cope? You may be struggling to manage or stop behaviors that create shame, guilt or ongoing regret. Well these things can throw you off balance. Make the first step! And let me help…… My goal is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to discuss your concerns. We will work together to discover your strengths and learn new coping strategies. I utilize various therapeutic approaches.
(603) 825-4523 View (603) 825-4523
Photo of Cheryl Sutherland, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cheryl Sutherland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Merrimack, NH 03054  (Online Only)
Licensed in MA and NH. COUPLES only practice! If you want to change the "dance" (repeated negative cycle) you have with your significant other, Emotionally Focused Therapy can help. In fact, we have a roadmap to do just that. EFT is the only couple therapy with an effectiveness rating of over 90% (www.iceeft.com). As a Certified EFT therapist & ICEEFT-approved Clinical Supervisor-in-Training, I have advanced training in this scientifically-proven treatment for repairing a couple's relationship.
Licensed in MA and NH. COUPLES only practice! If you want to change the "dance" (repeated negative cycle) you have with your significant other, Emotionally Focused Therapy can help. In fact, we have a roadmap to do just that. EFT is the only couple therapy with an effectiveness rating of over 90% (www.iceeft.com). As a Certified EFT therapist & ICEEFT-approved Clinical Supervisor-in-Training, I have advanced training in this scientifically-proven treatment for repairing a couple's relationship.
(978) 616-3240 View (978) 616-3240
Photo of Erin O'Toole, MS, LMHC, Counselor
Erin O'Toole
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merrimack, NH 03054  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I’m Erin! While life can be absolutely beautiful, it can also be difficult to feel contentment and notice the joy when you are overwhelmed with anxiety, doubt, and negative beliefs about yourself. It can feel comfortable to stay stuck in a pattern that is not serving you, but I’m betting that you’re becoming more uncomfortable with staying the same than you have in the past. While working together, you will learn how to navigate difficult thoughts that promote hard feelings. You will obtain skills to self regulate and accept things outside of your control, while becoming familiar with healthy boundaries that promote balance.
Hi, I’m Erin! While life can be absolutely beautiful, it can also be difficult to feel contentment and notice the joy when you are overwhelmed with anxiety, doubt, and negative beliefs about yourself. It can feel comfortable to stay stuck in a pattern that is not serving you, but I’m betting that you’re becoming more uncomfortable with staying the same than you have in the past. While working together, you will learn how to navigate difficult thoughts that promote hard feelings. You will obtain skills to self regulate and accept things outside of your control, while becoming familiar with healthy boundaries that promote balance.
(585) 643-8844 View (585) 643-8844
Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.