Does the change of seasons make you feel depressed or sad? There are many people who suffer from a type of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which can cause you to be depressed at certain times of the year. Although it usually happens in the winter, it can happen at any time. The counselors in Keene can explain how this works. 

In Keene, New Hampshire it gets downright freezing cold during the winter and the sun does not show itself much during much of the fall and winter seasons. The lack of sunlight can be one cause of SAD because sunlight is needed for vitamin D and with a lack of this vitamin, depression can set in. Speak to one of the fantastic counselors in Keene about light therapy and other types of therapies that can help with SAD. 

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James Cameron

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): MA, LCMHC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsEating disordersParenting issuesAnger management
35 years of experience as a therapist

The emphasis on my training is in child, adolescent and family therapy. I received a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Antioch University of New England. I specialize in eating disorders and I have a combined 35 years experience as a psychotherapist. I am certified in eating disorders. I have implemented Bio-Feedback as a tool. It has significantly reduced stress in people with ADD/ADHD, anger management, anxiety, and panic disorders. This system has also been found to effectively manage pain I trained in Okinawa, Japan, focusing on meditation, and presently I have a 8th degree black belt. I use karate and meditation practices to further enhance my therapy. Take the first step to help. I look forward to working with you. Qualifications License: New Hampshire / 378

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Julie Mayer Norvilas

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issues
12 years of experience as a therapist

As a rooted relationship therapist, I am passionate and committed to helping my clients explore their growth potential, both in relationships and individually. By nurturing insight and providing consistent support, you will have the opportunity to work at your own pace and work through issues that you feel are preventing you from moving forward. I provide Individual, Couples and Family therapy in addition to Life Coaching. I have extensive experience supporting clients from the full spectrum life cycle. I am passionate about play therapy, parent coaching, relationship therapy as well as individual therapy to help all of my clients identify where they may want help and how to build skills to meet their goals. I was recently named 2021 Best of Perkasie's Counselor of the Year! I use a warm, and curious approach. This is a collaborative process, and we will work at a pace that feels comfortable for you. Together we will work on identifying goals that meet your unique needs.

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Christine McKenna

Offering therapy in NH
AddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
4 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Amelia Jensen

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

Welcome to my Therapy Room. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in Mental Health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including refugees, geriatric, chronic mental illness, relationship issues, and trauma. I have had special training in diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum using the ADOS 2. My therapy style is person centered and solution focused. I believe you already have answers within you but may need someone to shine a flashlight on parts that may be hidden or buried. I will tailor our dialogue to meet your unique and specific needs. I am an introvert and will be more of a listener and guider. My style is not as interactive and upbeat as compared to an extroverted therapist. I am straightforward and go straight to the work in most cases, rather than spending lengthy time on small talk. I am part of the LGBTQ+ community. I came to this country as a refugee in the 1980s and am a survivor of trauma. Age is important to clients so I will disclose I am in the 40 to 45 age range. My hobbies, include hiking, board games, reading, drinking tea and playing with cats. Betterhelp does not allow us to diagnose people. In some cases diagnoses may not be helpful, as they can tend to place people into self defeating pattern. If medications are required such as in the cases of Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, diagnoses and medications can certainly be helpful to obtain prior to attending therapy. A little explanation on how I use different therapies: Somatic- helping you locate the feeling in the body and describing it based on a feeling meditation that originates from Eastern philosophies (this is a common technique used by therapists in recent years) CBT- working on thought distortions. Specifically, I like to teach a session on 13 common thought distortions and help you identify how they show up for you. ACT- working on seeing things can be both this way and that way, it's not black and white. We add the word "and" rather than "or" to your view of the world. AEDP- exploring how anxiety is really a cover for other emotions such as disappointment, rage, fear etc. Compassionate Inquiry- identifying how the emotional flashbacks (aka triggers) you are experiencing now are related to things that took place in the past. Awareness leads to initiation and we work on no longer letting these patterns take control of your life. Therapist self disclosure with personal stories that relate to yours is necessary. (this goes against some older styles where therapists didn't self-disclose) Motivational Interviewing- looking at how your goals don't match your current behaviors. Regular talk therapy and venting is great too- it helps me reflect back your patterns to you. For instance if you say a certain phrase frequently I will point this out to you. Poetry- I enjoy mixing in poetry when it pertains to certain issues and especially if you are a writer/poet. Shadow Work- exploring your unconscious patterns and stored memories and how they affect your way of thinking. Please take advantage of the journal feature. If you share it with me I may comment and we can discuss highlights during our sessions. I am ok with you having to multitask/snack/cook/text as long as you are dressed appropriately and engage in therapy. While we try our best to have a professional setting, sometimes working from home entails apartment noises, and a less than perfect setting. I may eat a snack or use my standing desk and exercise my feet for health reasons. If you are here for relationship struggles I will ask you and your significant other to take the Gottman Relationship Checkup which will cost $39 per couple. It will give us a comprehensive map of areas to focus on. My sessions are 30 to 45 minutes. We can see how the session is flowing and the stopping point will occur naturally for each session. However the minimum is 30 minutes. I can't accept less than that due to financial reasons. I look forward to meeting you!

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Mavish Khan

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience as a therapist

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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Daniel Quinn

Offering therapy in NH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
34 years of experience as a therapist

I am a therapist with many years of professional work experience. I have experience helping clients cope with addictions, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Using solution-focused methods, I work with my clients so they achieve their desired goals.

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Kathryn Smith

Offering therapy in NH
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

Kathryn E. Smith, MSW, LCSW, LICSW, is licensed to practice Independent Clinical Social Work in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Kathryn received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science and Psychology from The University of Maine in 2005. In 2008, she earned a Master of Social Work from The University of New England. Early in Kathryn's career, she completed 4 years as an Ambassador for the National Health Service Corps (NHCS), in settings that are identified to have a high number of individuals who have limited access and resources to healthcare, as well as in statewide emergency services and crisis debriefing to first responders. Kathryn also completed 2 internships with a local Area Agency on Aging as well as continued to gain clinical experience and practice under supervision throughout statewide emergency services while she was obtaining her Master of Social Work Degree. From 2008-2017, Kathryn continued to practice in nonprofit mental health settings as a LCSW in Maine in outpatient settings and on call statewide emergency after hours. Her current practice of social work is working independently contracted as a Generalist. Kathryn practices from a Relational Cultural Theoretical perspective, Kathryn received Intensive training in this From the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. Kathryn continues to find the most beneficial in her practice of Social Work is empowering the individuals' she works with by the practice of the Relational Cultural theoretical model. Kathryn believes that having authentic mutual empathy and mutual support is essential in providing treatment for others to make positive growth and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives. Kathryn practices implementing Relational Cultural Theory to support all evidenced based models she uses that allow and recognize the importance of a therapeutic alliance in her treatment settings. Without having an ability to connect authentically, one can become disempowered, oppressed and isolated. Her primary focus over the past 4 years have been focused on continuing to provide support to the community through volunteering and entrepreneurship of pursuit that encompasses core values of Social Workers. Kathryn continues in her Generalist practice as well as working with clients who are impacted with oppression and social injustice and isolation. She defines her current practice as a privilege that is both challenging and rewarding and feels honored to have had opportunities to make positive changes and continues to strive toward effectively empowering others to make healthier lives. Kathryn has formal training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, The Relational Cultural Theoretical Model, Working in High Performing Teams, she has extensive experience of Trauma Informed Care and Crisis debriefing as well as supporting those who are approaching or entering into Partial Hospitalization and Intensive outpatient settings for Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse Disorders, Personality Disorders as well as Trauma/ Anxiety and Depressive Disorders. She has practiced individual therapy with all ages. In 2015 she practiced TFCBT with children and also had the opportunity to be contracted to work with military veterans and their families during that time as well. She also has worked within primary care settings, Emergency Rooms and in Med Surgical atmospheres, outpatient Medicated assistance treatment programs, Intensive outpatient programs for Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders and Co-Occurring Disorders. Kathryn has provided ongoing Clinical Consultation and supervision for a Substance Abuse Residential Treatment facility throughout New England, and also in an Adult and children’s Crisis stabilization Unit until 2017. She worked intensely as the Home and Community Based Treatment Therapist with the Department of Health and Human Services, Children's and family Services in Aroostook County, Me, being described as very supportive and influential to others during parental reunification process. She was a clinical director for non profit outpatient mental health practices in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, as well as worked in Medicated assisted outpatient facilities for individuals who are recovering from addictions in several therapeutic settings. She created and sustained ongoing groups for adults who suffer with anxiety and depression using her skills from trainings in DBT and CBT as well as implementing a variety of community collaborative work and creative Arts Therapy that had measurable successful outcomes. Currently Kathryn often resides in New England and takes advantage of the outdoor aspects of this area in all seasons.

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Carole LaFreniere

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Carole LaFreniere, and I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced trauma and sexual assault. I have my Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and hold certifications as a Trauma Professional, Grief Therapist and as a Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I have training in EMDR as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. I have worked in the mental health field for the last 6 years, both with inpatient psychiatric patients and individual patients in the community. I consider the client/therapist relationship to be the most important piece in therapy. I believe in a collaborative approach to setting goals and working on problems with an eye to finding solutions. My approach in therapy combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive therapy. I take a strengths approach and consider the whole person in the environment they are in. Since everyone is an individual, I will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals. I am non-judgmental, empathetic and incorporate a sense of humor into our session. If your ready to take the first steps toward making changes, i would love to help you achieve those changes. I take appointments in the evenings and weekends to accommodate working adults.

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Keeneya Glenn

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
15 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, families and extensively to Veterans. My treatment style is caring, support and interactive, utilizing skills of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Client Centered Care. I provide evidenced based practice at a relaxed pace to allow clients to connect to emotions that impact life and behaviors. I look forward to working with you on your journey. I am available M-W 12-4 and Friday 12-4.

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Angela Jackson

Offering therapy in NH
Counselor License Type(s): MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
17 years of experience as a therapist

I am a super geeky counselor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Counseling is my career because I love collaborating with my clients while they improve their daily lives and find their peace. The focus in my sessions is using positive psychology, specifically solution focused methods. No matter the current situation, we can work together to find bright spots of success to build on. We will work together to get around those roadblocks to success and find a better path. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tulsa and certifications as a Licensed Professional Counselor and School Counselor in the state of Oklahoma. I also have a sizable collection of Doctor Who and Star Wars swag.

How to find counseling in Keene

Finding the best therapist close by in Keene 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 in Keene that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Keene. 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 Keene, 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 in the Keene region and in the state of New Hampshire. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Keene or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Keene 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 Keene, elsewhere in Cheshire, 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 Keene area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Keene 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 Keene 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 Keene 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Keene, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Keene 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 Keene helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Keene 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 Keene 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 Keene 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.

Keene therapists 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 Keene 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 Keene 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in NH, therapists 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 03431 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Keene 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Keene.

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 from a therapist. A Keene 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Keene, 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.

Keene 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 to customer service 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 Keene:

03431, 03435

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