I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire (License # 2518) with 3 years of clinical mental health counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, parenting issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I am a Professional Member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA). As a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I am governed by the AMHCA Code of Ethics.
I have a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2019, from Southern New Hampshire University Manchester, NH.
Before entering private practice, I worked with families who are working with DCYF on reunification due to neglect or abuse at Home Base Collaborative Family Counseling (HBCFC). I have also worked with students who have difficulties engaging in school by helping develop a School to Home Connections program at HBCFC. I was the DBT Coordinator at HBCFC and completed the Marsha Linehan, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training from Behavioral Tech facilitated by Anthony P. DuBose, PsyD and Vibh Forsythe-Cox, PhD on 11/14/2022. Currently, I provide individual therapy for a wide variety of difficulties. My main areas of focus are anger, anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues. I work with all ages.
I use many different modalities such as CBT, Person Center, Solution Focused, and DBT. Since my DBT training I have focused on using DBT skills (mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, Walking the Middle Path, and emotion regulation). DBT is an evidenced based practice and although the strongest evidence exists for DBT as a treatment for people with borderline personality disorder, DBT has been found to be effective for a wide variety of mental health conditions and a way to make your life worth living.
I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
NH LCMHC 2518
Gary's combination of expertise and upbeat approach works wonders and has been tremendously helpful. I highly recommend his services!
Written on Oct 16, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Gary has been a true blessing in my life. Not only does his personal background greatly align with the troubles that caused me to seek out therapy but we also share similar interests and have a genuine connection which is extremely important for me when it comes to choosing a therapist. Gary is an absolute 10 out of 10 wonderful human being and I'm greatful to know him.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management
Gary has help me sort out my life in more ways than one. He’s reconnected me with my spirituality and has bettered my view of myself and my life. He’s a great listeners but also knows the right times to step in, but never over steps. He’s an amazing person healing amazing people and I couldn’t recommend him more.
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Gary listens, is respectful, and has given me good advice. I feel he has given me structure to apply to my daily life. I have been very pleased with Gary as a therapist and would ask for him in the future if necessary.
Written on Aug 21, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 months on issues concerning depression, grief, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
It’s been always so difficult for me to open up and talk about my struggles and call for help. Mr. Newton helped me through my darkest days, and without his help. It would have ended differently.
Thank you Mr. Newton for everything you’ve done and still doing.
Written on Aug 14, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
So far, so great! Getting myself in a better direction with the help of anger management for my episodes.
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coaching