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 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)
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 202), Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, HP, UHC, UBH, Cigna,Tufts, and Minuteman
Jen Cochrane, LMFT
Tracey Coulon, LICSW is a Clinical Social Worker with a warm and authentic personality. She uses an eclectic approach tailored to meet the needs of each person she encounters. Tracey has extensive experience and training in trauma-informed care. She has been trained in EMDR since 2007. Her clinical interests include working with adults, maternal wellness, life transitions, trauma work, self esteem, depression and anxiety. She enjoys helping people to find a balance that works well for their mind, body and soul. When away from the office, she enjoys her time in nature kayaking, fishing, photography, gardening and being with family and friends.
Tracey sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 206), Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, Tufts, and Cigna
Tracey Coulon, LICSW
Nancy Rotkowitz, MSW, LICSW, MLADC. Each person has strengths and the ability to work toward self-efficacy and self-actualization. This Humanistic Approach is the focal point of her therapy. The focus of this approach is to support the individual in reaching their full potential and maximize their well-being. With a careful balance of mindfulness techniques and other evidence-based practices, Nancy supports individuals in learning more about themselves and what is important to them. She has a straight-forward approach and works to keep a focus on the solution. Nancy is trained in Anxiety treatment, Trauma Focused CBT and EMDR and has worked with individuals from age four through adulthood treating anxiety, trauma, addiction, parenting issues and school challenges and has experience with autism spectrum disorders. She also has experience in providing trainings and working with children and how they experience and process grief. In her free time, Nancy enjoys baking, running, cross training, spending time with family and friends and travel.
Nancy sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 207), Fax: 603-488-1682
Nancy Rotkowitz, MSW, LICW, MLADC
Kim Shaw, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, who brings a compassionate and empathetic manner to working with adults of all ages. Kim collaborates with her clients to help them to reach their goals and effectively balances evidence-based practices with a client-centered approach. She has experience in working with people around issues of substance use, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, self-esteem, and maternal health and wellness. Kim often incorporates mindfulness and awareness of the mind-body connection into therapy sessions to help clients make lasting positive change. When away from the office, Kim loves spending time with family and friends, being near the ocean, going to yoga, taking walks, and reading.
Kim sees clients at: Bainbridge Office Park, 18 Constitution Dr., Suite 4, Bedford NH 03110
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,