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Psychologists and Licensed Professionals

 
 

Clinicians and Their Specialties

 
 

William B. Flynn, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Licensed Psychologist, MA, NH
 
 
William Flynn Psychologist - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Flynn offers individual and couples therapy, including addiction, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Dr. Flynn is a licensed psychologist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He received his Master's Degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Assumption College, Worcester, Mass., and his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. His major areas of specialization include individual, marital, and family therapy. His professional background includes several years of full-time undergraduate and graduate teaching and counseling experience at Franklin Pierce University, Rivier University, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Antioch New England Graduate School, and the University of New Hampshire. He has completed internships at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester.
 
He is a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Psychological Association. He is a fellow of the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists. He is also a clinical staff affiliate at both Southern New Hampshire Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, New Hampshire.
 

Lori Sipes, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, NH
 
 
Lori Sipes Clinical Psychologist - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Sipes counsels children and adolescents (age 12 and up) as well as adults, couples and families for depression, anxiety, stress and trauma. She also provides psychological evaluations and neuropsychological screening. Dr. Sipes is a Licensed Psychologist in New Hampshire. She received her Master's Degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Akron. She has held positions in private practice, an outpatient chemical dependency treatment facility, a community mental health center, a brain injury rehabilitation program and a residential treatment center.
 
Dr. Sipes believes that therapy is a collaborative process that helps mobilize personal strengths and resources to heal, grow and achieve goals. Psychological testing often aids in understanding a person's functioning in a variety of areas to better target goals and intervention strategies. She is a member of the American Psychological Association.
 

George Ruppel, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Licensed Psychologist, NH
 
 
George Ruppel Assistant Director - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Ruppel offers psychotherapy for adults, adolescents and the elderly, including grief, adjustment disorders and sports psychology. George Ruppel, Ph.D. received his master's and doctorate degrees in psychology from Ohio State University. He is licensed as a psychologist in New Hampshire, and is listed in the National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Ruppel provides assessments and counseling services in community mental health programs, middle and high schools. He has worked with multi-specialty medical clinics in establishing and providing biosocial care of patients/clients. He is an adjunct professor of psychology at Franklin Pierce University and Nashua Community College.
 
 

Karen Meteyer, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist, NH
 
 
Karen Meteyer Psychologist - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Meteyer provides therapy for all ages and evaluations for children with behavioral disorders and learning disabilities, including parenting training. Karen Meteyer, Ph.D. Dr. Meteyer earned her B.A. in psychology with high honors from Dartmouth College. She completed her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Her areas of specialization include individual and family therapy with children, adolescents and adults. Her work has been published in several journals including Fathering and Family Relations. Dr. Meteyer's professional background includes working with families at the Yale Child Study Center. She completed her clinical internship at the State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY and her post-doctoral work at the Greater Binghamton Health Center. She is a licensed Psychologist in the State of New Hampshire. Clinical Specialties Psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults and families.
 
 

Kenneth Golden, M.D.

Licensed Psychiatrist, NH, MA
 
 
Kenneth Golden Psychiatrist - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Golden provides many clinical services for children and adults, including behavioral disorders, treatment for phobias, eating and sleep disorders and dementia. Dr. Golden is a Board Certified psychiatrist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He received his bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and his Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Texas. He received his medical degree from Southwestern University, Cebu City, Philippines. He completed internships in psychiatry at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He completed fellowships at Thomas Jefferson Medical College and the Hahnemann Medical College, Eastern Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute. He is Board Certified in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults.
 
 

Art Sweed, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, NH, MA
 
 
Cara Garso Psychologist - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Art Sweed has been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for over fifteen years. He received a BS in Social Work, a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University, and an MS in Social Work from Boston University.

For a number of years he practiced in Lowell and Gardner, MA on the PACT Team. Most recently he has been working in Nashua, NH, particularly with adults. However, he also has expertise working with college students, helping with work-related problems, post-relationship issues, domestic violence, adult shyness and a variety of other issues. Art is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and has also been a candidate for the NH State Legislature.
 
 

Nancy K. Cohn, Psy.D., L.C.M.H.C.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NH
 
 
Nancy Cohn Mental Health Counselor - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Cohn treats many disorders including women's issues such as infertility, pregnancy and postpartum depression. Dr. Cohn is a licensed mental health clinician in New Hampshire. She received a master's degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Antioch New England in Keene, New Hampshire. She has completed internships and post-doctoral training in college and school based counseling. For the last five years she has worked and trained at the Boston Institute for Psychotherapy in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Dr. Cohn specializes in treating anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorders and women's issues such as infertility, pregnancy, new mothers, post-partum depression. She also specializes in counseling for Celiac disease and bereavement counseling, particularly sibling bereavement. She works with adolescents, adults, couples and families.
 
 

Sherie L. Friedrich, Psy.D.

Associate Clinical Director, Licensed Psychologist, NH
 
 
Sherie Friedrich Clinical Director - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Friedrich provides individual and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Dr. Friedrich received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England. She completed her pre-doctoral training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and was a post-doctoral fellow at Seacoast Mental Health Center in New Hampshire. Additionally, she was a fellow at Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute in their psychoanalytic psychotherapy program. Her training has included rotations in psychiatric hospitals, emergency rooms, trauma centers, and community mental health agencies treating children and adults. Clinical interests include interpersonal dynamics and relationships, trauma intervention, as well as working with clients to improved satisfaction and success in their work and personal life.
 
At Merrimack Valley Counseling Dr. Friedrich sees children, adolescents, and adults. Treatment modalities include individual and group psychotherapy as well as couples and family work. Additionally, she provides psychological testing and assessment for children, adolescents and adults.
 

Jennifer Penn, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Family Psychiatric Mental Health Practitioner
 
 
Maureen Gaynor Practice Registered Nurse - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Jennifer Penn is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who conducts psychiatric assessments and long-term treatment. She provides a combination of medication management and a blend of CBT, insight-oriented, and solution-focused therapy. She treats children, adolescents, and young adults. Her interests include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. She earned her Master of Science in nursing from the Boston College Connell School of Nursing in 2013. Prior to starting her career in nursing, Jennifer taught math and chemistry at an alternative high school for at-risk youth.
 
 

Mertie L. Potter, DNP, APRN-BC

Licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, NH
 
 
Mertie Potter Registered Nurse - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Dr. Potter provides medication management and psychotherapy for anxiety, adjustment disorders, grief and hyperactivity disorders. Dr. Potter earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, MA, her Master of Science degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI and her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.
Mertie has worked with clients as a nurse practitioner at The Lahey Hitchcock Clinic in Concord, NH and in her private practice in Concord, NH. Mertie is a Clinical Professor of Nursing at The Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA. She also has served for many years as a consultant to New Hampshire Hospital in Concord, NH. In addition, she is certified as an adult clinical specialist in psychiatric-mental health nursing. Mertie also is certified as a family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner.
 
 

Sylvia Durette, M.A., A.R.N.P., PMHCNS-BC

Psychiatric Nurse, NH
 
 
Sylvia Durette Psychiatric Nurse - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Sylvia offers therapy and medication management for anxiety, ADHD, personality and developmental disorders. Ms. Durette earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Notre Dame College in Manchester. She received her master's degree from Boston University in Rehabilitation Nursing and a CAGS from Northeastern University. She is a Licensed Registered Nurse and Psychiatric Nurse in the State of New Hampshire. She is board certified as an ARNP in psychiatric nursing by the ANCC, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents.
 
 

Kristie A. Plumb L.C.M.H.C., L.A.D.C.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor
 
 
Kristie A Plumb Clinical Mental Health Counselor - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Kristie provides treatment for addictions, court-involved treatment, self-esteem, adjustment and stress disorders. Kristie Plumb received her Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of New England and a Master's Degree in clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University. She is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in New Hampshire. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the New England Center for Existential Therapy.
 
In addition to specializing in the treatment of addictions, Kristie provides treatment for anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues, in both individual and group therapy modalities. Kristie also provided bereavement counseling and education on the death and dying process. She has held positions at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center and completed internships at Hospice Volunteers of Saco Valley, Merrimack Valley Hospice and has worked as a primary clinician at Habit Opco.
 

Kathleen Wilbur M.A., L.C.M.H.C.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NH
 
 
Kathleen Wilbur Mental Health Counselor - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Kathleen counsel's adults, children and families for sexual abuse, parenting and assertiveness training. Kathy holds a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy from Rivier University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She also works with adolescents, adults and the elderly. She has worked in a number of clinical settings, including Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and The V. A. Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. She specializes in child and family therapy, women's issues, self-esteem issues, assertiveness training, stress management and relaxation techniques, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, panic, and trauma issues. Ms. Wilbur offers treatment for couples, individuals, and families.
 
 

Stanley Fonder M.S.W., C.C.S.W.

Clinical Director, Licensed Independent Social Worker, MA, NH
 
 
Stanley Fonder Clinical Social Worker - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Stanley provides brief systemic therapy, and treats anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders. Mr. Fonder has received his Bachelors Degree from Northeastern University and a Masters Degree in Social Work from Boston College. Mr. Fonder has held positions as an inpatient psychiatric social worker at both Calvert Memorial Hospital located in Prince Frederick, MD and Brookside Hospital located in Nashua, NH. Mr. Fonder is a licensed independent clinical social worker both in the State of Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire. He is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Mr. Fonder specializes in brief systemic therapy for adults, adolescents, couples and families.
 
 

Jennifer L. DeLorme, LICSW

Licensed Indepdent Clinical Social Worker, NH
 
 
Priscilla Bourgoine Clinical Social Worker - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Jennifer DeLorme is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker who graduated from Syracuse University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Jenn provides individual, couple, and family therapy to children and adults for the following issues:

Adoption, Attachment, ADHD/ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Dysregulated, Grief/loss, Major life changes, Peer/School issues, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), Relationship issues, Parenting challenges, Separation/Divorce, and managing stressors in life.
 
Jenn’s clinical approach is genuine, empathic, and goal oriented to meet specific health needs. Treatment approaches which Jenn incorporates into her practice are: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Theraplay, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, and Neurofeedback.
 

Linda J. Schommer, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
 
 
Linda Schommer Mental Health Nurse - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Linda offers psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for life transitions, parenting issues and women's health. Linda is a licensed Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with fifteen years of private practice experience providing comprehensive psychiatric services to adults. She earned a Nursing Diploma from New England Baptist Hospital, an associate's degree in Health Care Science from Pine Manor College, and a bachelor's degree in Community Health and Preventative Medicine from Rivier University. She received her master's degree in psychiatric nursing from Rivier University. Linda came to psychiatric medicine with a background in medical and holistic health care. Her prior experience included medical surgical nursing, mother infant care, long-term care, adult day surgery and extensive work in a critical care post-anesthesia care unit. Linda provides psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for adults as well as psychotherapy for life transitions, stress management, stress reduction and parenting issues. In addition, she has expertise in integrative medicine and psychiatry, premenstrual dysphoric disorder/ women's health, panic disorder, and relationship education.
 
 

Katherine Merrill, M.A., C.A.G.S.

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, NH
 
 
Katherine Merrill Clinical Health Counselor - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Katherine provides treatment for anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, mood and adjustment disorders. Kate Merrill is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and certified group therapist in the State of New Hampshire. She received her Bachelor's Degree in psychology from Framingham State College and her Master's and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has served as Program Director for Harbor Homes in Nashua, New Hampshire and as a clinician at Milford Regional Counseling Association in Milford New Hampshire, and Community Council of Nashua, New Hampshire. Kate also was a clinical case manager for the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in Manchester, New Hampshire.
 
 

Melissa E. Brien L.C.M.H.C BASW

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Social Worker, NH
 
 
Michelle Keyworth Clinical Social Worker - Merrimack Valley Counseling Association in Nashua, NH
 
Melissa is experienced in family and individual therapy for children and adolescents, as well as parent support and training. Melissa provides treatment for anxiety, depression, addictions, court-referred treatment, self-esteem, child abuse, mood and adjustment disorders.
Melissa holds a Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor Degree in Social work from Rivier University in Nashua, NH. She currently works as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Social Worker for the State of NH having worked with children and families for the last 24 years. Melissa is also an Emergency Clinical staff member at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center where she provides crisis evaluations in the emergency department. Melissa is also the Clinical Director of Camp Mariposa, a camp for children who have been impacted by substance abuse.