Dana Peters
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, MLADC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
I am a Masters level Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of addictions and co-occurring disorders. I specialize in the treatment of opiate dependence, and work closely with medical providers in that specialty. I also have extensive experience with DWI aftercare services, as well as court-mandated counseling. I am available to provide substance use evaluations for courts, schools, attorneys, and families.
(603) 427-6858
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
I am a Masters level Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with over 30 years of experience in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of addictions and co-occurring disorders. I specialize in the treatment of opiate dependence, and work closely with medical providers in that specialty. I also have extensive experience with DWI aftercare services, as well as court-mandated counseling. I am available to provide substance use evaluations for courts, schools, attorneys, and families.
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Ellen Ronka
Counselor, LCMHC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Compassion and safety, metaphors and stories, laughter and creativity, brainstorming and education are some of the tools I will combine to help you feel understood, heal, and then grow. I will adjust my style to what I sense you need as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit. I frame my work in psychodynamic theory, while using cognitive-behavioral and experiential techniques. I infuse all sessions with the principles of mindfulness. I can help you organize your thoughts on difficult decisions, coach you to be more assertive, and help you establish better boundaries. I will teach you a variety of coping skills for managing stress.
(603) 392-7340
Verified

Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Compassion and safety, metaphors and stories, laughter and creativity, brainstorming and education are some of the tools I will combine to help you feel understood, heal, and then grow. I will adjust my style to what I sense you need as a whole person: body, mind, and spirit. I frame my work in psychodynamic theory, while using cognitive-behavioral and experiential techniques. I infuse all sessions with the principles of mindfulness. I can help you organize your thoughts on difficult decisions, coach you to be more assertive, and help you establish better boundaries. I will teach you a variety of coping skills for managing stress.
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Michael G. McCay
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I'm currently full and not taking new clients. Couples, families, individuals. I hope to help couples regain the closeness that you felt when you were first together. I hope to help families to resolve conflict and find new ways to be together in a way that brings the family closer together. I hope to help adults to resolve personal difficulties and to work through the barriers that keep you from having the kind of life that you want. I also hope to help children in foster care and adoptive homes be able to feel accepted and welcome parts of their new families.
(978) 297-6365
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I'm currently full and not taking new clients. Couples, families, individuals. I hope to help couples regain the closeness that you felt when you were first together. I hope to help families to resolve conflict and find new ways to be together in a way that brings the family closer together. I hope to help adults to resolve personal difficulties and to work through the barriers that keep you from having the kind of life that you want. I also hope to help children in foster care and adoptive homes be able to feel accepted and welcome parts of their new families.
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Adrienne Cress
Counselor, LCMHC, REAT Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Life is not always an easy road to navigate and sometimes we need a guide to help us find our way again. In my work I enjoy helping my clients heal the blocks to the true authentic Self. Our fears, wounds, self-criticisms and identity issues are not who we are, but we must resolve them before we can live the life that is waiting to be ours.
(603) 787-5179
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Life is not always an easy road to navigate and sometimes we need a guide to help us find our way again. In my work I enjoy helping my clients heal the blocks to the true authentic Self. Our fears, wounds, self-criticisms and identity issues are not who we are, but we must resolve them before we can live the life that is waiting to be ours.
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Kelly L Fournier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, PLLC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
No one person is immune to the trials and tribulations of life ; sometimes a quiet space to explore the ups and downs presented throughout our lifespan can prove helpful in decreasing stress and any unsettled feelings as a result of being overwhelmed - by utilizing therapeutic intervention to address concerns associated with maladaptive coping & overall mental health - the goal is to guide you in living your best life possible!
(603) 319-4545
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
No one person is immune to the trials and tribulations of life ; sometimes a quiet space to explore the ups and downs presented throughout our lifespan can prove helpful in decreasing stress and any unsettled feelings as a result of being overwhelmed - by utilizing therapeutic intervention to address concerns associated with maladaptive coping & overall mental health - the goal is to guide you in living your best life possible!
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Balanced Lifestyle Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Offers online therapy
My view of therapy is an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process by which the therapist and client work together towards enriching lifestyle, and enhancing overall well-being. Additional treatment modalities I draw from include cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques aimed to help reframe and replace negative thought patterns leading to healthier responses in challenging situations. Furthermore, I work from a strengths based perspective that amplifies each individual's unique qualities through the process of self-discovery, healing, acceptance and forgiveness of self and others.
(603) 732-9256
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Portsmouth, NH 03802
Offers online therapy
My view of therapy is an opportunity to engage in a collaborative process by which the therapist and client work together towards enriching lifestyle, and enhancing overall well-being. Additional treatment modalities I draw from include cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques aimed to help reframe and replace negative thought patterns leading to healthier responses in challenging situations. Furthermore, I work from a strengths based perspective that amplifies each individual's unique qualities through the process of self-discovery, healing, acceptance and forgiveness of self and others.
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Sally Wool
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, LMHC, MLADC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Being 60+ and a hospice volunteer has heightened my sensitivity to the issues of aging well. My belief is that people are inherently resilient, and therefore capable of seeing the past in a way that can benefit the future. The therapeutic process is a blend of science and art, parallel to life, a journey (with frequent benchmarks) rather than a destination.
(603) 267-4367
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Being 60+ and a hospice volunteer has heightened my sensitivity to the issues of aging well. My belief is that people are inherently resilient, and therefore capable of seeing the past in a way that can benefit the future. The therapeutic process is a blend of science and art, parallel to life, a journey (with frequent benchmarks) rather than a destination.
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Silver Linings Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MLADC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I personally want to welcome you in taking the first steps to bettering your life and well being! My goal in therapy is to help and assist being the best YOU—whatever that means. Therapy requires you to give and take, and the more you are open and honest about your strengths, as well as your struggles, the more meaningful the process will be. My goal is for you to not only feel a reduction of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; but to also find the “silver linings”, the little moments of comfort and hope throughout your therapeutic experience!
(617) 468-3671
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I personally want to welcome you in taking the first steps to bettering your life and well being! My goal in therapy is to help and assist being the best YOU—whatever that means. Therapy requires you to give and take, and the more you are open and honest about your strengths, as well as your struggles, the more meaningful the process will be. My goal is for you to not only feel a reduction of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors; but to also find the “silver linings”, the little moments of comfort and hope throughout your therapeutic experience!
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Diane Koehler
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LMHC, LCPC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Sometimes in life we question where we are going or cannot seem to find a path to get to where we want to be ~ to be happy with ourselves and at peace. My goal is to create a safe, respectful and caring atmosphere where one may explore and begin to understand one's thoughts, behaviors and feelings. To begin to understand is to open a door to accepting and loving oneself. Together with my clients, we explore their dreams, challenges and fears. Along this journey there can be self-discovery, problem solving and self love.
(978) 961-9414
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Sometimes in life we question where we are going or cannot seem to find a path to get to where we want to be ~ to be happy with ourselves and at peace. My goal is to create a safe, respectful and caring atmosphere where one may explore and begin to understand one's thoughts, behaviors and feelings. To begin to understand is to open a door to accepting and loving oneself. Together with my clients, we explore their dreams, challenges and fears. Along this journey there can be self-discovery, problem solving and self love.
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Kristin Trapane-Otis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed social worker in the state of NH. My true love is working with children and families. My main goal is to develop a positive rapport with all members. Good work can not begin until all are comfortable. I specialize in treating children with anxiety, depression, ADHD and ODD as well as family conflict that often accompanies these issues. I work to give parents the support needed to better relate to their children, at the same time giving the child the opportunity to have the confidential and secure environment to explore their own feelings, behaviors and goals.
(603) 303-2090
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed social worker in the state of NH. My true love is working with children and families. My main goal is to develop a positive rapport with all members. Good work can not begin until all are comfortable. I specialize in treating children with anxiety, depression, ADHD and ODD as well as family conflict that often accompanies these issues. I work to give parents the support needed to better relate to their children, at the same time giving the child the opportunity to have the confidential and secure environment to explore their own feelings, behaviors and goals.
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Holly Cerny
Counselor, LCMHC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Significant loss, sadness or anxiety can impact our functioning at any point in our lives. A good therapeutic relationship can offer support and clarity. Emotions can seem overwhelming, but having a safe place to process them can be life-changing. Holding emotions alone can create an internal experience of overwhelm, but a connection with a therapist can lessen the feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and/or stress.
(603) 769-3633
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Significant loss, sadness or anxiety can impact our functioning at any point in our lives. A good therapeutic relationship can offer support and clarity. Emotions can seem overwhelming, but having a safe place to process them can be life-changing. Holding emotions alone can create an internal experience of overwhelm, but a connection with a therapist can lessen the feelings of isolation, anxiety, depression and/or stress.
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Dean Ludington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
TRUST Peer reviewed articles published in recent years regarding and quantifying the importance of trust between a client and his or her mental health clinician indicate that the professional’s education or credentials have less to do with positive therapeutic outcomes than trust between the client and clinician. Finding a clinician you might trust can be a time consuming proposition. However, a relatively quick and totally free phone call may give you an initial indication of whether the professional on the other end of the phone may be suited to help you with the present difficult situation at hand.
(603) 541-7811
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
TRUST Peer reviewed articles published in recent years regarding and quantifying the importance of trust between a client and his or her mental health clinician indicate that the professional’s education or credentials have less to do with positive therapeutic outcomes than trust between the client and clinician. Finding a clinician you might trust can be a time consuming proposition. However, a relatively quick and totally free phone call may give you an initial indication of whether the professional on the other end of the phone may be suited to help you with the present difficult situation at hand.
Teresa Johnson
Psychologist, PhD, CST Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
As an AASECT certified sex therapist, I specialize in helping clients address intimacy issues. I offer therapy sessions to clients in AL, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, & DC and intimacy coaching sessions nationally. Sessions can offer a path toward more fulfillment personally and relationally. Engaging in a rich and meaningful life requires knowing ourselves deeply and acting on intentional choices guided by our core values, feelings, and desires. Our relationships can become more intimate as we develop clarity about our needs and courage to be vulnerable with those we trust.
(603) 865-1934
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
As an AASECT certified sex therapist, I specialize in helping clients address intimacy issues. I offer therapy sessions to clients in AL, AZ, CO, DE, GA, ID, IL, KY, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NC, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, & DC and intimacy coaching sessions nationally. Sessions can offer a path toward more fulfillment personally and relationally. Engaging in a rich and meaningful life requires knowing ourselves deeply and acting on intentional choices guided by our core values, feelings, and desires. Our relationships can become more intimate as we develop clarity about our needs and courage to be vulnerable with those we trust.
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Peg Correia
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MEd, MLADC, CCFC, CCDVC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Offering EMDR therapy in person or online. I am an EMDR therapist who specializes in working with clients who are struggling with issues such as trauma (sexual abuse, family violence, combat trauma, accidents, natural disasters), attachment and/or addiction. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Facilitator. I provide groups and individual services for therapists wanting to enhance their EMDR therapy practice both on-line and in person. Other areas of expertise include Substance Use Disorders.
(603) 718-3945
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Offering EMDR therapy in person or online. I am an EMDR therapist who specializes in working with clients who are struggling with issues such as trauma (sexual abuse, family violence, combat trauma, accidents, natural disasters), attachment and/or addiction. I am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and a Trauma Recovery EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs Facilitator. I provide groups and individual services for therapists wanting to enhance their EMDR therapy practice both on-line and in person. Other areas of expertise include Substance Use Disorders.
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Tris Dashti-Gibson
Counselor, MA, MS, LCMHC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Group therapy is a supportive way to practice and learn about coping skills, communication and relationships. Interested? See below for the groups I offer or inquire for more information. Reach out to make your first appt. through the website link or phone number to connect with the LifeStance Office, or email to contact me directly.
(603) 413-3901
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Group therapy is a supportive way to practice and learn about coping skills, communication and relationships. Interested? See below for the groups I offer or inquire for more information. Reach out to make your first appt. through the website link or phone number to connect with the LifeStance Office, or email to contact me directly.
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Meredith Orchard-Blowen
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, MLADC, LLC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
*Currently my practice is full* Welcome to my 100 % telehealth practice. I provide psychotherapy and substance use services to individuals, couples and families. I am committed to working with diverse individuals (LGBTQ+), ages 14 and older, tailoring varied therapeutic methods as needed to best support them in creating meaningful change in their lives. I also work with couples; providing space and support to deepen their connection, further their communication skills and enable them to move more successfully through conflict. Additionally, I provide court ordered substance use treatment and evaluations.
(603) 678-4304
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
*Currently my practice is full* Welcome to my 100 % telehealth practice. I provide psychotherapy and substance use services to individuals, couples and families. I am committed to working with diverse individuals (LGBTQ+), ages 14 and older, tailoring varied therapeutic methods as needed to best support them in creating meaningful change in their lives. I also work with couples; providing space and support to deepen their connection, further their communication skills and enable them to move more successfully through conflict. Additionally, I provide court ordered substance use treatment and evaluations.
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Ginny Lougee
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, RYT500 Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed professional counselor and 500 hour certified yoga teacher currently offering virtual individual sessions for adults and parenting support for parents of children and adolescents. Whether you are living with depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, traumatic memories, stress or simply wish to invest time in personal inquiry and growth, I would be delighted to talk with you to decide how we can journey together.
(603) 821-9009
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed professional counselor and 500 hour certified yoga teacher currently offering virtual individual sessions for adults and parenting support for parents of children and adolescents. Whether you are living with depression, anxiety, grief, relational issues, traumatic memories, stress or simply wish to invest time in personal inquiry and growth, I would be delighted to talk with you to decide how we can journey together.
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Mark D Moses
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I feel honored to be engaged in this work and gratified when the individuals, couples and families whom I serve 'find their way'... healing, growing and discovering the possibilities in their lives.The benefits from psychotherapy may be symptomatic relief and solutions to presenting concerns. You also may learn to better cope with your family or other relationships, thus experiencing more satisfaction from those relationships. Another possible benefit may be a better understanding of your personal goals and values towards making life decisions.
(603) 728-4515
Verified
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
I feel honored to be engaged in this work and gratified when the individuals, couples and families whom I serve 'find their way'... healing, growing and discovering the possibilities in their lives.The benefits from psychotherapy may be symptomatic relief and solutions to presenting concerns. You also may learn to better cope with your family or other relationships, thus experiencing more satisfaction from those relationships. Another possible benefit may be a better understanding of your personal goals and values towards making life decisions.
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The Couples Center / Couplespeak™: Susan Lager
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, BCD, CPC Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I provide a wide array of services for married and unmarried, heterosexual and same-sex partners at all stages of the coupling process. I'm passionate about helping individuals and couples to develop necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their highest potential for joy, growth, and problem-solving. I also know that not every relationship can be saved, and work with those clients, individually or together, who need to let go as amicably as possible. *I am also a Certified Discernment Counselor providing specialized brief treatment for couples presenting with ambivalence about staying married or getting divorced.
(603) 262-1792
Verified

Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients only
I provide a wide array of services for married and unmarried, heterosexual and same-sex partners at all stages of the coupling process. I'm passionate about helping individuals and couples to develop necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their highest potential for joy, growth, and problem-solving. I also know that not every relationship can be saved, and work with those clients, individually or together, who need to let go as amicably as possible. *I am also a Certified Discernment Counselor providing specialized brief treatment for couples presenting with ambivalence about staying married or getting divorced.
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Tracie Warner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW Verified
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
My practice is currently full, but I'm happy to provide approximate wait time on openings. I have deep appreciation for the strength it takes to reach out for support when life becomes overwhelming, stressful or we find ourselves stuck. Recognizing that we might be in need of support can be difficult, I see it as a bold and courageous endeavor that can lead to a happier and more enriched life. I utilize an eclectic approach in my practice to support my clients with managing a variety of mental health issues, to assist in finding symptom relief, to work towards achieving improved relationships and overall increased life satisfaction.
(603) 392-7907
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Portsmouth, NH 03801
Offers online therapy
My practice is currently full, but I'm happy to provide approximate wait time on openings. I have deep appreciation for the strength it takes to reach out for support when life becomes overwhelming, stressful or we find ourselves stuck. Recognizing that we might be in need of support can be difficult, I see it as a bold and courageous endeavor that can lead to a happier and more enriched life. I utilize an eclectic approach in my practice to support my clients with managing a variety of mental health issues, to assist in finding symptom relief, to work towards achieving improved relationships and overall increased life satisfaction.

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