Fishing is a popular means to generate revenue, but sometimes fishing for answers to your own personal questions can be hard. Luckily, a counselor in Concord is ready to help you find these.

Concord is a city that was settled many years ago by the Abenaki tribe that was called The Penacook, famous for fishing across the rapids and such.  Since then, it was given the name the Plantation of Penacook, which was where they were.  The citizens of the area worked with one another, creating a healthy atmosphere, and you can learn to work in harmony with others as well through the help of a counselor in the area. 

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Valerie Starr

Offering therapy in NH
License: MA, LCMHC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
38 years of experience

My name is Valerie Starr and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Professional Counselor, specializing in individual and couples counseling. I have served clients from early childhood to elders for over thirty years in both community mental health and private practice. Over the years, I have worked with a broad range of client issues, from depression and anxiety to self-awareness and personal development. I have worked with many people recovering from trauma and loss, individuals seeking to improve their relationships, and mothers and fathers who wish to gain enhanced skill in parenting. In addition to my work as a Mental Health Counselor a Clinical Professional Counselor, I taught for eleven years as an Adjunct Professor in a local college. I taught graduate level courses to adults wishing to enter the field of Mental Health Counseling. The courses I offered were Family Systems Therapy and Ethics in the Counseling Profession. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I am deeply committed to a person-centered practice. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit, in our ability to heal within the context of a caring and non-judgmental relationship, and in the potential for wellness and joy in each and every human being. I stay away from the use of labels, but prefer to meet each person as a unique individual who is striving for happiness and a better life. I honor your genuineness and your authenticity. I have deep respect for people who seek the challenge and the satisfaction that come with personal growth. I will honor your choices and provide support and insight along the way. I look forward to working with you.

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Camila Crawford

Offering therapy in NH
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi! I’m Camila, a licensed clinical social worker. I’ve worked as a therapist in different capacities for about eight years, and I am a firm believer in compassionate, solution-focused therapy. We are hardwired for connection, which means we solve problems better together. Therapy can help you figure out how to maximize adaptive responses to the challenges we all face in life. My therapy style is client-centered and strength-based. I typically use CBT and motivational interviewing because they are effective. I think it's important to address affect regulation and attachment issues in therapy, but I don't set the agenda; you work on whatever you are ready to work on. Relationship is key; if you don't feel safe, it won't work. I look forward to meeting you!

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Brenda Slongwhite

Offering therapy in NH
License: MA LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
14 years of experience

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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.

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Luis Rosa

Offering therapy in NH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Mavish Khan

Offering therapy in NH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

It can be difficult to weather the storms of life alone. You took a crucial step in finding refuge from those storms by reaching out for help. Showing up to therapy takes incredible strength and courage. I am here to offer you a non-judgmental, empathetic, and safe atmosphere to process your worries and stresses, yet also equip you with the tools to heal from your past and grow into your full potential. I have expertise in treating depression, anxiety/panic attacks, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, grief/loss, and trauma. My counseling approach combines various evidence-based interventions to include lifestyle modification, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution-focused. You took a really big step by getting this far in your journey. I invite you to take the next step by reaching out to me to find your refuge from the storms of life. I will be here to empower you to take yet another step to feeling better.

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Sarah Benoit

Offering therapy in NH
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. 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. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Yvette Smith

Offering therapy in NH
License: NCC,LPCC,TCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesAnger managementDepression
7 years of experience

I am a knowledgeable therapist - Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, who takes a non-judgmental, open-minded, practical approach, with an understanding that we are all different. Utilizing this approach, along with evidenced-based practices, I educate, encourage and empower clients to increase growth and healing. I have first-hand experience with the military culture. I am a veteran and I was a military spouse. I understand the challenges that the military can bring - from military trauma, separation due to deployment, to combat-related stress. I am currently independently licensed in Washington state and Kentucky, specializing in addictions, primarily substance use. I am experienced working with individuals who struggle with mental health disorders - depression, anxiety, trauma and issues coping with daily life stresses. I am no stranger to teens and young adults as I have worked in a youth group home setting. I look forward to working with you towards wellness and wholeness!!!

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Amy Lovelace

Offering therapy in NH
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

Thank you for considering working with me on your therapeutic journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based out of the Greater New York City area. I have been working with clients since 2009. Life comes with unforeseen challenges and how we work through those circumstances can demonstrate who we are. Seeking help from licensed professionals during these difficult moments can help you learn new ways to grow and more fully enjoy life. My goal for our sessions is to focus completely on your needs by cultivating a warm and inviting atmosphere in order to nurture the strengths that you already possess. I use an integrative therapeutic approach based on building self-esteem and courage to help clients gain insight into negative thoughts and challenging emotional/behavioral patterns that often get us sidetracked. I provide trauma-informed care that addresses issues surrounding anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationships, career changes, life transitions, domestic abuse, and healthy coping skills. I aim to guide my clients to empower themselves to reach their full potential in their own lives. A caring therapeutic relationship can help maximize your potential, enhance your communication skills, and work through areas of personal pain. Taking the time to read this and find a therapist that suits your needs is a great first step in this journey. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to create a happy, healthy life for yourself.

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Aisha Jakachira

Offering therapy in NH
License: LPC,CSAC,EMDR
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuse
10 years of experience

Ever since I was 12 years old I knew that I had a passion for helping people. I started working in a daycare, moved to school settings, and continued moving up from there. I have over 20 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field. I have been fully licensed for 10 years. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree and a double major in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Alverno College in 2007. In 2010, I received my Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling with a minor in Addiction Studies. I'm originally from Wisconsin but I've been in Tucson for over 2 years. I have my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) in Wisconsin and Arizona. I also have my CSAC (Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor) in Wisconsin as well. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I've worked in a lot of settings including; online, inpatient, outpatient, residential, in-home, in the community, comprehensive treatment centers, corrections, and schools providing mental health therapy, addiction counseling, parenting skills, daily living skills, and anger management. I've facilitated groups, worked with couples, families, and 1 on 1 therapy. I incorporate several methods including; EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered Therapy. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. You've taken that courageous first step, you're here. When you are ready to take the next step, click the "Work with me" link. I look forward to supporting and empowering you!

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LaVerne Kalafor

Offering therapy in NH
License: EdS, ,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
38 years of experience

I love to help others deal with life challenges to help them feeling happy, productive and whole again. Using combined a client-centered, humanistic approach, I have had years of experience working with all ages and helped many deal with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD and life transition issues. Positive psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are used to improve self-esteem, motivation and confidence. I include interpersonal hypnotherapy, guided meditation, EFT and mindfulness techniques to deal with anxiety, panic attacks, traumatic experiences, loss and grief. My view of therapy is that it is a joint process, taken at a pace that is comfortable for the person seeking services. Sometimes we just get stuck. Sometimes we just need to learn skills. Sometimes we just need someone outside of a situation to talk to for insight or support. What ever the issue, together we agree upon a plan based upon what is most pressing for you. I offer my knowledge and skills that I think would be most helpful to address your concerns, learn ways to make changes you want to make happen and move forward with life! I am here for you so take that first step and get in touch with me. I will be happy to answer you!

How to find counseling in Concord

Finding the best therapist close by in Concord can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Concord. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Concord, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Concord or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Concord area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Concord, elsewhere in Merrimack, or in the greater state of New Hampshire.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Concord area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Concord therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Concord due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Concord may not take health insurance, some in the state of New Hampshire may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of New Hampshire you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Concord, New Hampshire working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Concord above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Concord helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Concord therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Concord therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Concord therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in NH, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 03305 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Concord counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Concord licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Concord, New Hampshire can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Concord has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Concord:

03301, 03302, 03303, 03305

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