Copyright Counseling Associates of MA & NH, LLC 2018. All rights reserved.
Jenessa Deleault Psy.D., has worked with many children, adolescents, adults, and families around issues of anxiety, depression, behavioral difficulties in childhood, family stressors and parenting challenges, and children facing adverse childhood experiences and challenges. She also has a clinical interest in maternal mental health and wellness. She integrates evidenced-based psychotherapeutic interventions with a client-centered approach. Dr. Deleault has helped clients with a variety of presenting problems and concerns, and her work in community mental health has provided her the opportunity to coordinate multiple systems of care to meet clientsí needs. Dr. Deleault works with children of all ages and adults, but she has a specialization in young children, and is trained in Child-Parent Psychotherapy for children ages 0-6. Dr. Deleault has experience providing trainings and consultations on a variety of topics including trauma, anxiety, and mindfulness. In her free time, Dr. Deleault enjoys spending time with her family, and exploring the lakes region and mountains of New Hampshire through hiking, skiing, snowshoeing.
Leigh Bryant, LICSW, founder, has worked over 30 years with clients around issues of anxiety, trauma and challenges with life transitions (such as divorce, childbirth, death of a loved one). A major clinical focus of hers is on maternal wellness. She is also a Level II EMDR practitioner. A co-founder of the practice in 1992, much of her time is now spent as an administrator of entire practice. She does see clients in her home, located near the Bedford NH office. In her free time, she loves hanging out with family and friends along with her wide array of animals which include 2 ponies from the Personal Pony program. She can often be seen around the offices with her newest member, Gus, a 8 1/2 pound pup.See her credentials on Psychology Today
Jen Cochrane, LMFT, Intake coordinator and office manager NH. She received her Masterís degree in Counseling Psychology and holds an Advanced Graduate Degree. Jen has extensive experience working with children with mental health and substance use issues and their families. She is highly effective working with adults, couples and families focusing on enhancing the parent-child relationship. Jenís areas of specialty include anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, and children behavior issues. Jen enjoys spending time outside on the New Hampshire trails with her dog Shylo, who is a welcome addition to Jen's sessions. See her credentials on Psychology Today
Laura Meyer, LCMHC, uses her work with children, adolescents, adults and couples to collaboratively achieve goals and make changes that are important to them. Using evidence based practice combined with down to earth explanations of the therapy process, Laura is passionate about working with women's issues, parenting strategies, child issues, including autism spectrum disorders, stress management and relationship difficulties. Outside of helping others, Laura enjoys baking, rock climbing and exploring New England with family and friends.
Margreta Doerfler, MSW, LICSW. It's easy to live life in autopilot and react to stress rather than slow down and respond in ways that are helpful to our relationships, well-being, and personal goals. Margreta integrates evidenced-based practices with a collaborative approach. Her perspective balances acceptance of challenging circumstances with change and growth. She has extensive training in mindfulness and likes to integrate it into therapy when appropriate. She has experience in working with anxiety, depression, trauma and adverse experiences, and prenatal issues and postpartum challenges. She especially enjoys supporting women using mindfulness for labor and delivery. She has experience providing trainings and consultations on a variety of topics including anxiety and mindfulness. Hobbies include traveling and exploring new places, cooking, exercise and spending time with family and friends.
Cheryl Azza, LICSW is a licensed, clinical social worker with extensive experience working with youth, adults and families. She has a particular interest in work with adolescents and young adults with histories of trauma and behavioral challenges, and has worked extensively with youth in foster care and with court-involved adolescents. Cheryl offers both youth and adults a supportive, empowering therapeutic experience. Cheryl is an avid traveler who enjoys experiencing different cultures, people and outdoor activities. In addition to her work at Counseling Associates, Cheryl is a Field Instructor and Advisor with the Boston University School of Social Work and is a contracted social work provider with The Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state's public defender office.
D. Stephenson Bond, LMHC, helps clients work through issues of depression, anxiety, workplace dilemmas and stage-of-life transitions. He also sees couples needing communication and negotiation skills. As a trained psychoanalyst, he also works with dreams and individuation. In his free time he writes fiction, including the novel Healing Lily (2010).
Sarah Hood, LICSW, Intake Coordinator and Office Manager, MA offices. Sarah is a clinical social worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, anger management, mood disorders, OCD, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings with children and adolescents experiencing behavioral or attention issues at school or in the home. She uses a client centered approach drawing heavily on cognitive behavioral techniques and strategies to help clients create real and lasting change. She and her children enjoy exploring the many sights of New England.
Donna Schroeder, LICSW, has more than 30 years experience working with all ages in a wide variety of agencies. Currently she sees adults--both young and not so young--and specializes in women's issues, parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders and trauma issues. Donna enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Reina Smoley-Balog, LMHC is a bilingual therapist who brings a family systems approach to counseling children, teens, adults, and families. Reina has specialized in culturally competent counseling in Spanish and English for Latino youth and families for over seventeen years. Reina enjoys counseling clients of all backgrounds with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, depression, trauma, grief/bereavement, life transitions and emotional self-regulation problems. Recently Reina has completed postgraduate training in treating postpartum depression and anxiety. Reina enjoys yoga, walking on the beach, gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Laurie Sullivan, LICSW, is a seasoned psychotherapist helping adult clients with a wide range of concerns, including marital and relationship issues, job stress, depression, anxiety, shame, and self esteem. Providing both long term and solution-focused brief treatment, she also offers effective strategies for pain management, OCD and panic symptoms, and stress reduction.Laurie's other enthusiasms include animals, gardening, painting and playing musical instruments. See her credentials on Psychology Today.
Sarah Hood, LICSW
Cheryl Azza, LICSW
Donna Schroeder, LICSW
D. Stephenson Bond, LMHC
Reina Smoley-Balog, LMHC
Laurie Sullivan, LICSW
Leigh sees clients at her home office and at: Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 102), Fax: 978-441-0800
In New Hampshire call 603-472-5279 (ext 1)
Jenessa sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 3), Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, HP, UHC, UBH, Cigna, Tufts, and Minuteman
Jen sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 ( ext 2), Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, HP, UHC, UBH, Cigna,Tufts, and Minuteman
Laura sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 101),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Mass. 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 101),
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem, NHP, Aetna, Magellan, Cigna and Medicare,
Cerelia Rand, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with youth, adults and families. She works with those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment and behavioral difficulties as well as working to enhance the parent-child relationship. Cerelia integrates evidence-based interventions (i.e. CBT) and engages clients in the therapeutic process in the support of positive change. Cerelia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, taking their dog to the beach and taking day trips to Boston/Maine.
Cerelia sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 ( ext 105),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Mass. 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 ( ext 105),
Deborah Eggers, LICSW is a clinical social worker who works with children, adults and families. She is a seasoned clinician with over 30 years of experience in the field of social services and mental health. She works with issues of anxiety, depressions, adjustment issues, stress management, life transitions, and behavior management. She integrates cognitive behavioral therapy, collaborative problem solving and mindfulness techniques. She connects to the clients strengths and teaches skills to help overcome barriers to facilitate growth and change. Deb enjoys yoga and travel.
Deborah sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 104),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street, Methuen, Mass. 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 104),
In 1992, Robert Seyler, D.Min, LICSW and Leigh Bryant, LICSW joined their solo practices to form Counseling Associates of Dracut and Methuen. Becoming partners and dear friends, they recognized the need for more comprehensive services in the community hence slowly added more staff. After Dr. Seyler's retirement at the end of 2015, Leigh opened a third office with 4 more therapists in Bedford NH. In April 2018, the name changed to Counseling Associates of MA & NH to reflect the expanded practice.
Our new logo, the birch tree, is not only the state tree of NH yet also a symbol of new beginnings, adaptability, regeneration, hope and the promise of what is to come.