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.
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
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)
Leigh Bryant, LICSW
New Hampshire Office
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
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
Jen Cochrane, LMFT
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.
Jenessa Deleault Psy.D.
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
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.
Laura sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
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.
Margreta Doerfler, MSW, LICSW
Margreta sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 4), Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, HP, UHC, UBH,Tufts, and Cigna