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

Sean Flemming is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who received his Master’s degree from Hofstra University in Long Island, NY. Sean specializes in working with substance use problems and adults with a wide range of mental health problems. Sean has advanced training in Creative Arts Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Sean works with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings and has particular expertise counseling individuals struggling with addiction, depression, and loss. Clients who work with Sean find his gentle collaborate approach hopeful and supportive. Sean guides clients to look within to find strengths and solutions to life challenges and welcomes clients who wish to incorporate spirituality into the counseling process. Sean may be reached at ext. 8106 or by email at sflemming@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

Patti Dion Marshall, MA. LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in our Keene office. With over 10 yrs. of experience as a counselor, Patti specializes in working with substance use problems in adults and adolescents as well as issues of depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, divorce, domestic violence, school-related issues, learning disabilities, chronic health issues, caregiver issues, women’s issues, and weight management issues specifically related to clients who have undergone bariatric surgery. She also specializes in working with family members of those struggling with addiction. She uses cognitive behavioral and interpersonal strategies and works mindfully and compassionately with people to help them achieve a more balanced lifestyle fostering long-term happiness and stability. Patti may be reached at ext. 8302 or my email at pmarshall@mapsnh.org

Larry McFarland, M.Ed., LCMHC, works principally with adults, youth, and families. Larry has specialized training and experience in depression and anxiety (including bereavement), the treatment of aggression, the management of serious mental illnesses, marriage and family therapy, and 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. He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and works in our Keene office. To reach Larry call 603-355-2244, ext. 8117 or email at larry.mcfarland@MAPSnh.org

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

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

Romy Valdez, Jr., Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, energy/vibrational medicine practitioner and certified yoga instructor. His doctorate in psychology is from Michigan State University and he completed intensive clinical training at the Department of Psychiatry at both Dartmouth and Harvard Medical Schools. His extensive 33 years as a practicing psychologist has included working with children, adolescents and adults with varying emotional difficulties across all socioeconomic strata. Romy’s passion and expertise is in helping people facilitate change in their lives by exploring their whole being (body, mind and spirit). His specialty in holistic and integrative therapy (which includes meditation, yoga and sound therapy) comes from years of additional training and a daily spiritual practice. Romy works with individuals, couples and families as well as providing group therapy. Contact Romy at 603-924-2240, ext. 8110 or by email at rvaldez@mapsnh.org.