Navigating Life's Challenges

Senior Staff Clinicians

Gary S. Barnes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with nearly 30 years of practice. Dr. Barnes is the Executive Director of Maps, and has a clinical practice in Keene specializing primarily with seniors. Originally trained in humanistic and existential psychotherapy, Dr. Barnes has expanded his practice to include Cognitive Behavioral and 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 pursue an 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

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 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

Jessica Braught, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist in the Keene office. Jessica specializes in working with children and their families, adolescents, and adults. She uses a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit through verbal and non-verbal approach. These treatment approached include cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy,  and the remarkable healing power of breath, mindfulness, and movement. To contact Jessica please call 603-355-2244, ext. 8105 or email at jbraught@mapsnh.org

Jill Burns, LCMHC, MLADC, is dually licensed in NH as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor as well as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Jill specializes in treating co-occurring mental health and substance misuse disorders in adults of all ages in Peterborough. Jill also is experienced with anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, eating disorders, grief, trauma and life transitions. Her theoretical orientation is integrated, drawing upon various schools of thought including person-centered, solution focused, transpersonal, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing strategies. Jill believes in working with clients from a holistic approach where the mind, body and spirit are all addressed for optimum overall health and happiness. Contact Jill at 603-924-2240, ext. 8309 or by email at jburns@mapsnh.org.

Bethann Clauss, LICSW, is the Clinical Director of Maps. She also 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

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

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.

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.

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

Lucinda (CL) Nightingale, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, trained in several trauma treatment modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT). CL works with all age groups, including children 0-6, using Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). With over 20 years in practice, CL learned early to trust positive regard as the key to change, whether for seniors or infants. To contact CL, please call (603)355-2244, ext. 8107 or email at lnightingale@mapsnh.org

Gina Pasquale, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals across the lifespan. Working from the Keene office, Gina specializes in Infant and Child Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Geropsychology. Gina works in a variety of therapeutic modalities and is also available for psychological testing and consultation. To contact Gina please call 603-355-2244, ext. 8315, or email at gpasquale@MAPSnh.org

Jessica Pierce, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Keene.  Jessica works with children and their families, adolescents and adults, and specializes in trauma-focused work. Jessica  has experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief, behavioral issues and parenting concerns.  She utilizes several therapeutic modalities including TF-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, MATCH, and play therapy, while using person-centered therapy as a basis to her approach to treatment.  Jessica believes integrating spirituality and mindfulness techniques with evidence-based practices to support individuals and families on a path towards healing, wellness, and finding deeper meaning in one’s individual journey. Jessica can be contacted at 603-355-2244, ext.8133 or email jpierce@Mapsnh.org.

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

John Sannicandro, LCMHC, is a licensed mental health counselor in Keene who works with adolescents and adults with a variety of issues such as substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, relational issues, trauma, men’s issues, and life transitions. With more than 25 years of experience, John uses an eclectic, client-driven approach in his work. John enjoys working with his clients to develop a plan of action that may include cognitive and behavioral strategies, lifestyle changes, mind body strategies, and wellness. John’s experience makes him especially qualified to help clients with substance use disorders develop effective action plans to achieve and sustain recovery. John can be contacted at jsannicandro@mapsnh.org or at 603-355-2244 ext. 8106