In growing cities, it can seem like everything is perfect. But that may not always be the case. You can find a counselor in Nashua that’s ready to help you overcome these problems, allowing you to live life to the fullest. 

This was named the “best place to live in America” twice by money magazine, and it’s gotten the number one ranking on multiple occasions. It’s known for the textile industry that was there before, and this economic expansion made it a highlight in the Boston area. But, life can be hard, and finding a counselor will allow you to live in this place and feel even better about it as well. 

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Tara Parisi

Offering therapy in NH
License: LMHC, LCMHC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
22 years of experience

Hi. My name is Tara and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor. My degree is in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family therapy. I have been supporting people of all ages for almost 20 years. I have worked with adults , teens, families and couples. My areas of strength when working with people include helping them improve their quality of life by managing: depression, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, stages of life transitions and challenges such as parenting support and career counseling, trauma, and life stressors. My belief is that it is my role to support you with the struggles and challenges that you have identified. I believe everyone has the strength and skills to make the changes in their life that they want and its my job to help you recognize and use those strengths. I am very down to earth and provide a safe, non judge mental, empathic environment. My techniques include strategies from Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Rogerian and Family Systems theories. My approach is individualized based on your needs. I am a good listener and use humor and genuine interactions in my practice. It can be a big step to initiate therapy. I believe it is like buying shoes in a way , its has to be a good fit. I would like the opportunity to help you reach the goals you have for therapy. However, if you decide my style is not a fit for you, I encourage you to let me know and I will do my best to help you find support that works. This process is about making sure you have what you need so I encourage open, honest communication. ( you wouldn’t walk around in shoes that don’t fit, right?) I look forward to working with you. Tara

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Kaitlin Aubin

Offering therapy in NH
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseADHD
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Illinois with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I have specialized training in Integrative Mental Health Medicine, Mindfulness, Trauma Sensitive CBT, and Somatic Experiencing. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that with the right support, you have within you the strength and tools that will assist you in overcoming your personal challenges. 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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Heather Murphy

Offering therapy in NH
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCareer difficultiesDepression
13 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! Seeking support can be a challenge and taking the initial step can feel out of reach at times, but bringing support into your life can also be the best gift you can give to yourself. I am glad you are here. My name is Heather Murphy and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I earned my Masters of Social Work degree from Simmons College in 2015, and my Bachelors of Arts degree in Art Therapy from Emmanuel College in 2008. Since then, I have worked in a variety of mental health care environments. Throughout this time, I continue to work closely with adolescents, adults and families. My time working in mental health has allowed me to gain experience and knowledge to work with you to find ways to get through life's difficulties with a nurturing therapeutic relationship. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I combine my kindness, humor, creativity and objectivity in my counseling approach. My practice is rooted in psychotherapy and client-centered therapy through a humanistic lens. I bring a strong sense of trust to my clients and value the uniqueness of each person I have an opportunity to meet with. I believe that we all are deserving of realizing and expressing our truest, most authentic selves connected to our capabilities and growth. I am here to support you in developing the skills and the tools you need to navigate where you are in life -where ever that may be. Please let me know what questions you may have and I am excited and honored about the possibility of partnering with you through your journey.

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Jacob Champney

Offering therapy in NH
License: LCMHC,MLADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
11 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor and master licensed alcohol and drug counselor with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor. I’m a believer in a wholistic approach to overall health, and to do so by focusing on the areas of mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Therapy can be an effective way to address the struggles that you may be facing. It can also be a way to hone your focus on life goals. Some of my specialties include the following: Mindfulness based coping skill development, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Everybody deserves support and connections to create their best life possible. If you are looking to improve the quality of your life and explore the issues that may be holding you back, contact me and we can take the journey together. I look forward to working with you!

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Amelia Jensen

Offering therapy in NH
License: LICSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

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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Christopher Henderson

Offering therapy in NH
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
3 years of experience

My name is Christopher Henderson and I provide therapy for individual adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups, treating a variety of therapeutic needs, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and the under lying causes of addiction. I attained my Master of Arts degree of in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Union Institute and University where I also received a post-master’s certification in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling. My therapeutic orientation is integrative and holistic, person centered and collaborative, strength based and present focused. I utilize an empirically based, multi modal approach, incorporating cognitive, behavioral, EMDR, existential, and mindfulness-based modalities in treatment to help my clients move forward, overcome their challenges, and develop new skills and understanding. I utilize research, experience, diverse training, and intuition, integrating an array of effective therapeutic interventions that will yield optimum results, tailored for the individual and the issues presented. As a clinician, I believe that meeting you where you are, and building a strong therapeutic relationship, is the most powerful way to help you achieve change. As your therapist, I will work with you is to develop an individualized therapy process to help you move towards your personal goals however great or small.

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Dr. James (Jimmy) Clifton

Offering therapy in NH
License: LCSW,Master of Science in Psychology,Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
35 years of experience

My name is Dr. James W. Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Mental Health Counselor and as a Clinical Social Worker. I am also licensed in Idaho (LCPC), Vermont (LCMHC), Utah (CMHC), New Mexico (PCMHC), New Hampshire as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University, a PhD from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary where I studied various therapeutic modalities, and a Doctor of Arts in Theology and Chaplaincy from JJBIHL. I teach clients how to change their thinking, be responsible for their feelings, and make better choices. I look forward to working with you. I focus on the present and behaviors and not on the past and feelings. I do not work with anyone under the age of 25 or relationship issues, or family issues, or addiction issues of any kind.

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Stephanie Lian

Offering therapy in NH
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire with 10 years of professional work experience. I have had the pleasure of working with both adults and older adults assisting in navigating their experiences experience with stress and anxiety, depression, family conflicts, life changes, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I truly believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I recognize that each person is different and look forward to partnering with you on your journey to wellness. I use a holistic approach where each session will be tailored for unique needs. 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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DeWan McPherson

Offering therapy in NH
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time to read my Bio. I have been a practicing therapist for over 9 years. I received my master’s from Central Michigan University and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan. I use an eclectic approach, which means that I tailor my approach to each individual client to make sure I always meet each person where they are. My non-judgmental style helps clients reach goals, while feeling empowered and capable to continuing to utilize skills learned during therapy long after counseling is done. I encourage all individuals to set the pace of counseling, determine what their goals are and change them as they see fit. I look forward to supporting and empower you along your journey towards your goals. At this time, I provide services for, individuals, adolescent's, and LGBTQIA, to help them work through life issues that may have hindered their quality of life. Thank you again and I look forward to hearing from you!.

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Dr. Vernice Richards

Offering therapy in NH
License: PhD,LMHC
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCoping with life changesCoachingADHD
12 years of experience

Dr. Vernice Richards is a compassionate and dedicated therapist who is committed to helping you on your journey towards mental and emotional well-being. As a liscenced Mental Health Counselor with expertise in evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based approaches, Dr. Richards creates a safe and collaborative space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, Dr. Richards will work closely with you to identify your unique needs and goals. She believes in empowering you to develop resilience and make positive changes in your life. With her expertise and support, you can gain self-awareness, develop healthier coping mechanisms, and achieve lasting positive change. You can trust Dr. Vernice Richards to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment where you can explore your concerns and work towards your goals. Through her expertise, compassion, and unwavering support, she will guide you towards greater mental well-being and help you lead a more fulfilling life. Take the courageous step towards healing and growth by reaching out to Dr. V today.

How to find counseling in Nashua

Finding the best therapist close by in Nashua 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 Nashua. 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 Nashua, 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua, elsewhere in Hillsborough, 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 Nashua area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua, 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 03061 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 Nashua 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 Nashua 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 Nashua, 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.

Nashua 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.

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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 Nashua:

03060, 03061, 03062, 03063, 03064

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