With three rivers and over two square miles of water in the town of Dover, many people in this town enjoy fishing, boating, and just hanging out on the beach. The town is also only a short drive from the famous Ogunquit Beach in Maine and hundreds of miles of coastline along Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

Whether you enjoy boating, swimming, fishing, or just sitting on the sand, the beach seems like a place where everyone is happy. However, we know that nobody is happy all the time so when you need to talk to someone about your mental health, reach out to one of the dedicated counselors in Dover. 

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am Kathryn Starratt and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. I have over twenty years of experience working with a variety of people, including adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups. My professional growth has been advised by my work in Emergency Services, Community Mental Health and work with families formed from adoption and foster care. Whether working with families or individuals, I provide a non-judgmental, caring, safe and respectful environment for individuals to find their authentic self. I have ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

I am a New Hampshire Licensed Psychologist and Life Coach with over 25 years of experience as an evaluator therapist and life coach. I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, trauma, life transitions, attachment issues, serious health issues such as cancer. I work with adults, children, teenagers, couples and families. Over the years, I have had a large number of Hispanic clients due to my Bi-lingual/Bi-cultural background I have a good sense of humor which makes...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed. in Counseling,License NH 324 LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 42

I have been a counselor for 40 years, working in a variety of settings from elementary school to mental health agency, to inpatient hospitals. I have worked with young children, families, and aging adults. I strongly believe our self image is formed in childhood and we make decisions about ourselves as a result of our youngest formative experiences. Sometimes we make bad decisions based on bad experiences. With work, we can change these assumptions about ourselves. People who opt to work in therapy have taken a courageous step toward mental health. I honor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

My therapeutic style is holistic, inclusive and trauma informed. I support folks with connecting to their most authentic and resilient selves. I work with folks wanting to process, reframe and change behaviors; individuals interested in exploring their generational trauma and how it relates to their anxiety and fear-based behaviors; and those experiencing social justice, burnout and compassion fatigue.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! If you are reading this and looking for help, you are exactly where you need to be :) I like to think of myself as an "UNshrink" . I believe in helping to de-pathologize you and whatever it is that you are struggling with, and to help you to experience yourself, situation, partner(s), family, kids, LIFE, in a whole new way. I'm usually a good fit for people that aren't into traditional "therapy" for whatever reason: anxiety, skepticism, bad or unsuccessful past experiences..or if you think you, your family, everything is/are beyond hope! Not true :) I spec...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor with more than 15 years experience working with very diverse populations. My clients have had a range of issues they have sought to resolve including addiction, family disruptions, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and many others. My practice modalities include Solution focused care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Dialectical Behavioral techniques and Person Centered Care with a focus on the goals of the client. I work with adults, adolescents and couples. I believe in looking at the whole person and e...

This is Ruth MacBain's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Community Mental Health and have a master's level certificate in Substance Use Disorders. My background is in working in residential treatment and Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders. The modalities I use in a collaborative approach with clients; are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Seeking Safety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integration for Substance Use Disorders when teaching groups. I have experience and training in LGBTQ, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD as ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 8

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile page. Being a supportive clinical social worker is one of the greatest joys in my life. I enjoy listening to others and helping them to find a way through tough times. My experience includes a Masters and Doctorate in Social Work and for almost 20 years, I have worked with teens and adults. Currently, I counsel the chronically ill on end of life decisions, help couples navigate marriage and families, individuals with mental health struggles, and teach at a local university. I "retired" after 15 year...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,BA,B.Ed
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have helped clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting problems, and personality disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and sexual trauma or emotional abuse. I am an outside-the-box thinker, and my counseling style is warm, empathetic, creative, and non-judgemental. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral therapy, humanistic, psychodynami...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

Hi, I am Stephen, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts with over 20 years of experience working with people who struggle with their relationships (including alternative relationships), parenting problems, career challenges, or have experienced trauma (physical or emotional), that you would like help working through. Helping people through therapy and coaching, improve their quality of life is my goal. I have significant experience working with issues related to adoption as well. My approach is interactive, trauma infor...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed clinical social worker in Maine and New Hampshire with 8 years of professional work experience working with children, adolescence, teens and adults. I have experience ranging from helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, depression, grief and the grieving process, motivation and self-esteem, gender identity struggles & more. During the day time I am a high school social worker, and by night I work to help the growing demand for mental health support. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment thr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi my name is Jamie and I'm not your traditional mental health therapist. I have 30 plus years experience providing supportive counseling, crisis intervention and life coaching/encouragement in the setting of acute medical hospitals, nursing homes, and community physical rehab centers. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, grief/loss and life changes ( empty nest, divorce, retirement ). People experiencing physical /emotional abuse have also found my support helpful. I have a Bachelor of Social Work degree fr...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, & 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. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Massachusetts with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in New Hampshire and Vermont with 12 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 seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Chaya Choen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 14

I am a family counselor licensed in New York with over 14 years of experience working as a case manager. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, social anxiety, trauma relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD.,LMHC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome. My name is Barbara Barzilai, and I am Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor licensed with over 25 years of experience. Throughout my years of providing professional counseling, I have worked with individuals, teenagers, families and couples. My counseling focus addresses issues of depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addition issues, teenager and adolescent counseling, couples counseling, and family relationship issues. My counseling style has been described as being warm, cari...

This is John  Hudzik's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

I am licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and South Carolina with 22 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience in helping clients with a large range of issues, including stress and anxiety, anger management, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and in starting where the client starts and progressing as the client progresses.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! Thank you for sharing about yourself. Here's a little about me... I am a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire with more than 10 years of professional work experience as a therapist, educator and coach. My clinical experience has been working with people from later childhood to elder adulthood in several regions of the US. I am adept at helping clients with stress and anxiety, interpersonal interaction challenges, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, along with mood and challenges related to neurodivergence. I aspire to treat everyone w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Dover, New Hampshire (Dover, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a mother, wife, friend, adventurer, optimist and free spirit. This has allowed me to be able to calmly and with an open mind assess each individual’s needs and different problems that may arise in their life and support skill building. My counseling style tends to be focused on problem solving and looking for positive and healthy ways to live your best life. I have been described as being relatable, kind, considerate, genuine, supportive and empowering. I hope to help you find your strengths and help you reach your goals. I’m here to help you make sens...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Dover?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Dover area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Dover and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Dover or elsewhere in Strafford or the state of New Hampshire.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Dover therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Dover due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Dover and elsewhere throughout the state of New Hampshire you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Dover to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Dover, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Dover, NH, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 03821 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

03820, 03821, 03822

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.