COUNSELING
ASSOCIATES
OF MA & NH
Leigh Bryant, LICSW
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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 smallest member, Gus, a 9 1/2 pound pup.


 


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 102)  


Laurie sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 108),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 108),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Cigna, and Medicare
Reina sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 110),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 110),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP and  MBHP
Donna sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 106),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 106),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare
Steve sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 109),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 109),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP
Cheryl sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 107),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 107),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare, Harvard Pilgrim, GIC, Senior Whole Health, Cigna and Aetna
Sarah sees clients at:
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),
Fax: 978-683-9818
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),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare
Cerelia Rand, LICSW
Massachusetts Offices

Our Beginnings

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 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.

Meet Our Massachusetts Clinicians
A Psychotherapy Practice
 

Kim Tornberg, LMHC
Kim Tornberg, LMHC has worked with adults for over 12 years, both in inpatient and community based settings, to navigate a variety of life challenges and mental health symptoms.  She utilizes a trauma informed, strengths-based approach to help clients understand and normalize their thoughts and feelings in order to move toward more self-compassion and acceptance.  She believes in using the therapy relationship as a pathway toward developing greater connection in other relationships.  She enjoys helping clients to clear away the mental and emotional clutter and identify values, dreams and talents in order to embrace a more engaged, meaningful life.  In her downtime Kim likes reading and spending time with her family.
Kim sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 108),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 108),
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted

Kathryne Colon, LMHC brings over 10 years of crisis interventions with high risk populations and has extensive experience with children and adolescents struggling with anger management, self esteem, anxiety, ADHD and depression in various settings including residential, educational, outpatient offices and home settings.  She also offers parenting sessions to support overall family stabilization. Kate utilizes a strength-based client centered approach that focuses on age appropriate cognitive behavioral techniques as well as implementing coping skills, behavior modification, increasing self-regulation and awareness. She also specializes in transgender transitional aged youth.  She enjoys running, hiking and traveling with her son.

Kate sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444 (ext 108),
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted
Katheryne Colon, LMHC

Paula Tirone, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her Masterís in Social Work at Simmons College in 2010, has worked in a community mental health setting for adults, and in a special education therapeutic school. She enjoys working with adults to navigate their mental health. Using a focus of CBT, Narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care, Paula supports people with a wide variety of issues and comorbidity such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and relational issues. While working with children or adolescents, she has years of experience in crisis management, various agency involvement, play therapy, family therapy, and utilizing a family systems approach to encourage family involvement to work towards overall family stabilization and progress. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling throughout New England, and reading.



Paula  sees clients at:
Dracut Village Square, 14 Loon Hill Road, Dracut Ma. 01826 Phone: 978-934-9444
Fax: 978-441-0800 -AND-
Methuen Executive Park 236 Pleasant Street,  Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818
Insurance accepted
Paula Tirone, LICSW