Living in the City on the Lakes is quite a privilege. Not only do you have the pleasure of enjoying lakeside life on one lake, you get the bonus of a second lake. Wherever you go in town, you’re bound to run into some water.

For some of us, however, all that water can be a little too much to handle. If you feel like you're drowning emotionally instead of treading water, you may benefit from talking to a mental health professional. Whether you just need a little support to get through a tough time, or more intensive therapy, reach out to a therapist today.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

"It's a good day to have a good day". This quote hangs in my office and serves as a reminder that you can take control of your day and how it is perceived. Today is a new beginning and an opportunity for change. I am a licensed mental health counselor (LCMHC) with several years of experience in treating a variety of mental health diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD. I have almost 10 years of experience working with adolescents and teenagers and have attended several evidence-based trainings specific to children's mental health. I also have extensi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Are you experiencing stress from home, work, school or do you feel less joy in your everyday life? It can be intimidating to need or ask for help, but sometimes we need to work through our struggles, with the help of others. I will help you to build new and practical coping skills that are tailored to your situation. These methods are designed to work through your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC), I treat individuals with illnesses ranging from anxiety, depression, phobias, and other stressors. I special...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW,CTMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Welcome and thank you for starting your journey to wellness. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I have been working in the counseling field since 2009. I have experience in outpatient, residential and inpatient settings conducting individual and group therapy with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, trauma, substance use issues, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, relationship issues, gender issues, sexuality issues, insomnia, personal growth and adjustment i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of Experience: 35

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 pre...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,MLADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello my name is Angela. I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 13 years experience working in social work. My areas of expertise include grief and loss, cognitive behavioral therapy working with individuals who suffer from PTSD, depression, addictions and anxiety. If you need help with finding peace, joy, and balance in a hard chaotic world... I can help you find the tools that may help you achieve this. I tend to focus on finding meaning using a variety of approaches depending on the unique individual and their specific need. I believe if your willi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 18

My name is Darcie Kelly, and I have over 16 years of experience as a clinical social worker. I am licensed in several states and have training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This means that I can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. I have experience helping clients recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life interfering stressors. I take a direct approach to healing, and I enjoy meeting her clients where they are, and at in any point in considering making change. I earned my license as a Clin...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC ,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I am a dually licensed mental health counselor and alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, CT and Virginia. I have been working with people of all backgrounds facing the challenges of all types of mental health concerns for 12 years. I take a person centered approach and work collaboratively to help you meet your goals. I am a guide who will bring out the ability to change in you. We go at your pace and comfort level. I work with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, gambling disord...

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

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. My graduate degree was earned while married with two children at age of 39. I began focusing on the senior population in the community. I learned that the client is part of a larger constellation of family members, neighbors, friends religious community, etc. These influences My work soon expanded to include all adults and children . My adult clients tell me that I help them to see their situations from an new angle. Therapy is an opportunity to discover new ways of thinking about one or mo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

My name is Dr. Eric Niler, and I am a licensed psychologist who has been working in private practice for more than 30 years. Using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), I treat adults with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, trauma/abuse, adjustment disorders, and work-related stresses. In session, my personal approach is caring, compassionate and conscientious, but with a side of humor, since I think it's important that we don't take ourselves too seriously as we try to navigate and adapt to life's many challenges and stressors. Therapy is a collaborative proces...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Over the last 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have experienced higher level of stress/anxiety/sadness/helplessness and many more. The pandemic has resulted in stressors related to quarantine, remote learning and ongoing life changes. I provide a listening ear as well as a solution-focused approach to identify how my clients can increase coping strategies as well as quality of life. I am a Dialectical Behavior Therapist who has 5 years of experience working with adults, children and adolescents. I utilize a person-centered approach to meet my clie...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a psychotherapist licensed in New Hampshire with over 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and fe...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 43

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 43 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & depression. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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 - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with 5 years of professional work experience providing individual, group and family therapy. I have experience in helping clients with parenting issues, family conflicts, stress & anxiety, coping with grief and loss, as well as motivation and confidence issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Everyone encounters hurdles and challenges to overcome, and as the author of your story, no event, struggle or challenge has to define you. My goal i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Laconia, New Hampshire (Laconia, NH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in New Hampshire with 17 years of professional work experience. I have extensive experience working with children, teens, and their parents. Many of the children I have worked with have ADHD, autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders and behavior problems. I also work with individual adults. I am skilled in helping clients with stress, anxiety, grief/loss, depression, life transitions, and many other common difficulties. I am looking forward to working with you to help you meet your life's goals.

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

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 Laconia 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 Laconia 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 Laconia or elsewhere in Belknap 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 Laconia 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 Laconia 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 Laconia 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 Laconia 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 Laconia, 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 Laconia, 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 03246 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 Laconia:

03246, 03247

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.