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.
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.
Leigh sees clients at her home office in Bedford and at: 184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma. 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 102), Fax: 603-488-1682
In New Hampshire call 603-472-5279 (ext 102)
Leigh Bryant, LICSW
New Hampshire Office
Jen Cochrane, LMFT brings 25 years of experience working with adolescents and families struggling with mental health and behavioral issues. Jen has been a part of this group practice for 10 years. During that time she has specialized in supporting transitional age youth, adults as well as couples. Jen takes great pride in building a strong, trusting, supportive therapeutic connection with each client she serves. Helping someone understand the inter-relationship between the self and the world around them is Jenís main focus. In her individual work, Jen focuses on understanding the needs of her clients and in developing a meaningful partnership. Through this relationship, Jen works with her clients to develop an individualized and strengths-based approach. In her work with couples and families, Jen supports clients in understanding the communication and thought patterns that cause distress and helps to co-develop strategies to resolve challenges. During in-person sessions, Jenís clients enjoy getting to know Shylo, her sweet companion dog.
Jen sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Paula Tirone, LICSW, PMH-C 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. She is certified in Perinatal Mental Health and is dedicated to guiding people through their pregnancy and post-partum period of their lives. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and reading.
Paula sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma. 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133, Fax: 603-488-1682 AND-
173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Paula Tirone, LICSW
Jessica Mason is a licensed LCMHC with over 10 years experience in the field. She uses evidenced based, client centered, and mindfulness practices with her clients to support clients in learning about themselves, what is important to them, and how they can best reach their goals. She has experience working with children, families, adults, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, thought disorders, self esteem, and life transitions. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.
Jessica sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 203), Fax: 603-488-1682
Shannon Bosworth, LICSW As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Shannon utilizes a strength-based and solution focused approach with her clients to promote personal growth and achieve lifetime goals. She is a firm believer in her clients being the expert on their own emotional health but that at times they may need guidance and support when feeling overwhelmed with life's challenges. Using a combination of CBT, DBT and mindfulness interventions, Shannon's goal is to help her clients achieve their personal best. Shannon has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient medical clinics, medical hospitals and residential schools. Shannon also has a strong managed care background where she has advocated for the care and coordination of behavioral health services. She has worked with clients facing a wide range of issues including anxiety, mood disorders, chronic medical issues and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Shannon sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279, Fax: 603-488-1682
Shannon Bosworth, LICSW
Jacquelyn Georgallas, LICSW, is also a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT), and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTPII). She graduated from UNH and received her MSW at Fordham University. She specializes in using a holistic and integrative approach to therapy. Jacquelyn uses mind-body practices and a humanistic perspective to support clients navigating stress, healing from trauma, or self discovery. She believes we all have the capacity to heal and grow when given the space to pause and explore. She has experience working with children, teenagers, and adults with co-occurring mental health conditions, and specializes in anxiety disorders, complex trauma, and life transitions. Jacquelyn can offer a more direct or passive approach, meeting you wherever you are at in each moment. She has extensive personal experience practicing Yoga, and utilizing it as a treatment tool. Jacquelyn enjoys spending time outside with her dog, the ocean, laughing, and playing music or creating art of any kind. She currently sees clients in Bedford office, and is licensed in MA and NH.
Jacquelyn sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110