Navigating Life's Challenges

Senior Staff Clinicians

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Gary S. Barnes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly 30 years of practice. Dr. Barnes is the Executive and Clinical Director of MAPS, and has a clinical practice in Keene specializing with adults, seniors and couples. Originally trained in humanistic and existential psychotherapy, Dr. Barnes has expanded his practice to include CBT and most recently, control-mastery psychotherapy. Since joining MAPS in 2006, Dr. Barnes has pursued a deeper understanding of the meaning of spirituality in both the lives of his clients and his own life, and continues to develop an deeper understanding of how spiritual practices help us find balance and healing in our lives. Dr. Barnes may be contacted at 603-355-2244, ext. 8104, or by email at gary.barnes@MAPSnh.org

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Tina Borsa, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Keene who specializes in caring for children and their families, adolescents and adults. Ms. Borsa brings her experience with play therapy to working with children who are dealing with trauma, behavioral and emotional problems. Tina works with children on the Autism Spectrum as well as children and adolescents with behavioral, school and social problems. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) as well as mindfulness techniques and family systems theory. With adults her clients include those with depression, anxiety, relationship problems and trauma. Tina has a holistic approach focused on helping people find purpose and hope in their daily lives. Tina may be reached at 603-355-2244, ext. 8118, or by email at tborsa@MAPSnh.org

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Bethann Clauss, LICSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a child and family therapist working in the Keene office. Bethann specializes in working with children and families who have experienced trauma and need to reestablish safety and a sense of security. She primarily uses an attachment focused therapy approach while also utilizes therapeutic interventions like TFCBT, CBT, behavioral modification and play therapy. Building on her own background as a person of faith, Bethann seeks to engage children, adolescents, adults and family systems in their own personal healing journey towards wholeness. To reach Bethann, call 603-355-2244, ext. 8307, or email at bclauss@MAPSnh.org

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Monika Faber, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Keene who specializes in treating adolescents and adults suffering from anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and dissatisfaction with life. She uses a holistic approach to psychotherapy that incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Psychodynamic Therapy along with mindfulness and relaxation techniques. Monika is able to conduct therapy in English, Spanish and Catalan. Monika may be contacted at 603-355-2244, ext. 8102 or email at mfaber@MAPSnh.org

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Julie Higgins, LICSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years clinical experience. Julie sees children, adolescents, adults and families in the MAPS office in Peterborough and Keene. Julie’s approach to therapy involves recognizing the inherent strength within each person and providing a supportive environment for growth and change. Julie uses evidenced-based practices to help clients cope with issues, and facilitates finding deeper meaning through connection with a spiritual source. You can contact Julie at MAPS by telephone at 603-924-2240, ext. 8311, by email at jhiggins@MAPSnh.org.

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Leela Howard, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Leela works with adolescents, adults, seniors and couples. She works holistically with issues such as depression, anxiety, communication, trauma, grief, life transitions, and helps clients to feel supported and empowered. Leela also specializes in counseling health care providers with issues of boundaries, burnout, work stress and personal problems that impact on their professional effectiveness. Leela oversees the MAPS Help for the Helper program in Peterborough. Contact Leela at 603-924-2240, ext. 8304, or email at lhoward@MAPSnh.org

Louise Howlett

 

 

Louise Howlett, M.Div., LMFT, is a licensed couple and family therapist. Louise works to support couples, families, and individuals with life transitions, communication, spirituality, and sexuality, as well as multicultural, gender and sexual identity issues. Louise’s work is guided by the belief that everyone needs and wants to give and receive love. 

Louise works collaboratively with couples, families and individuals of all ages, helping them clarify and achieve their relational goals. She utilizes an attachment-based, contextual model. Louise has training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and is a certified Prepare-Enrich marriage counselor. To contact Louise, email lhowlett@mapsnh.org or call to leave a message at 603-355-2244 ext. 8103.

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Stephanie Kimber, LCMHC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Keene, and skilled in working with both adults, adolescents and children experiencing a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, relationship problems, and parenting concerns. Stephanie also works with couples with marital difficulties and families coping with loss and trauma. Stephanie offers the After the Divorce program in Keene.She may be reached at 603-355-2244, ext. 8264 or email at skimber@MAPSnh.org

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Larry McFarland, M.Ed., LCMHC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Worker in Keene who works principally with adults, youth, and families. Larry has specialized experience in cognitive therapy for depression and anxiety (including bereavement), in the treatment of aggression, in the management of serious mental illnesses, and in helping individuals and families cope successfully with substance abuse or other compulsive behaviors. In addition, he works with families whose children show signs of ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Larry’s therapeutic philosophy focuses on helping clients to free themselves from the problems that stand in the way of individual achievement and interpersonal love and connection. To reach Larry call 603-355-2244, ext. 8117 or email at larry.mcfarland@MAPSnh.org

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Adele Michaelides Thomas, LCMHC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Keene. Adele specializes in counseling with adolescents and adults. She also specializes in work with the emotional consequences of chronic pain and chronic illnesses. Other specialties include the creative use of music and art in therapy, and Sand Tray Therapy to help clients find unique and effective ways to tell their stories. Adele is the coordinator of the Oasis Program for Pain in Keene and Peterborough, and leads our Cancer Support Group in Peterborough. Adele specializes in CBT and in Multidisciplinary Pain Management Approach to help clients build on strengths and remove barriers that intrude on quality of life. Adele may be reached at 603-355-2244, ext. 8302, or by email at amichaelides@MAPSnh.org>

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Gina Pasquale, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and families in Keene. Gina specializes in Infant and Child Mental Health and Autism Spectrum Disorders. In her clinical work, Gina offers several approaches to help troubled children including play and sand-tray therapy. Gina also provides psychological testing to address a broad array of psychoeducational, cognitive and diagnostic questions. To contact Gina please call 603-355-2244, ext. 8315, or email at gpasquale@MAPSnh.org

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Vincent Pignatiello, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who works in the Peterborough office. He offers a variety of services for adults and seniors, including individual and group psychotherapy, couples therapy and psychodiagnostic testing. Dr. Pignatiello completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute for Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology in New York City, where he trained to conduct psychoanalytically informed psychotherapy. There, he also received specialized training in eating disorders, compulsions, and addictions. Dr. Pignatiello works relationally and interpersonally to help people with grief and loss, trauma, depression, substance use, and eating disorders as well as existential, cultural, and spiritual concerns. To reach Dr. Pignatiello, please call 603-355-2244, Ext. 8107 or email him at vpignatiello@MAPSnh.org.

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Amy Reynelli, LCMHC, MLADC, is dually licensed in NH as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Amy specializes in treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in both adolescents and adults in Keene. Amy also is experienced with anxiety and mood disorders, trauma recovery, gender and sexuality issues, impulse and adjustment disorders and food addictions. Her theoretical orientation is integrated, drawing upon various schools of thought including psychodynamic, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing strategies. Amy works mindfully and compassionately with people to help them let go of unhelpful and destructive ways of being and to move forward with a more balanced lifestyle that fosters long-term happiness and stability.  Amy oversees the MAPS Substance Abuse Service. Contact Amy at 603-355-2244, ext. 8106 or email at areynelli@MAPSnh.org

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Susanne Riemer, MSW, LICSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with children, adolescents, and their families, including military families, both retired and active duty, in our Peterborough office. Clients who work with Susanne have a variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, family conflict, school or work problems, and trauma history (including PTSD), to name a few. Susanne sees clients individually, or together with their families, as well as couples. Contact Susanne at 603-924-2240, ext. 8306 or email at sriemer@MAPSnh.org

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Megan Turchetti, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with children (ages 3 through 18), adults, families, and couples in our Peterborough Office. She is available for a variety of services including psychotherapy, psychological testing, and consultation. She has specific experience with attachment disorders, trauma, adolescents, oppositional behaviors, infant mental health, and in the assessment and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has received specific training in child-parent psychotherapy, family systems theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, psychoanalytic theory, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. To reach Megan, please call 603-924-2240, ext. 8305 or email at mturchetti@MAPSnh.org