Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Nashua, New Hampshire

Find a therapist in Nashua, New Hampshire that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Nashua, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Carrie Longest

MS,LMHC,NCC
13 years experience
Hello! I know starting therapy can be difficult. The first step is the most difficult and you have already done that! It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. As a therapist, my style is collaborative and adjusted based on each person’s individual needs. My approach to therapy is individualized often integrating Adlerian, cognitive-behavioral, and rational-emotive counseling. It is my priority to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you. I have over... Read More
Hello! I know starting therapy can be difficult. The first step is the most difficult and you have already done that! It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. As a therapist, my style is collaborative and adjusted... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Kathryn Starratt

MSW,LICSW
22 years experience
I am Kathryn Starratt and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. I have over twenty years of experience working with a variety of people, including adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups. My professional growth has been advised by my work in Emergency Services, Community Mental Health and work with families formed from adoption and foster care. Whether working with families or individuals, I provide a non-judgmental, caring, safe... Read More
I am Kathryn Starratt and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Hampshire. I have over twenty years of experience working with a variety of people, including adults, couples, families, adolescents, children and groups. My professional growth... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:22 years

Dr. Sarah Langley

PhD,LPC
10 years experience
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question your existence or purpose in life, and know there is more to explore out there, but just don't know how or where to start? Does your apathy impact your relationship, health, or kids, and you... Read More
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Trapped? Unfulfilled? Living for others and therefore, living very limited? Knowing that you have great potential, well, at least many see that you do, but you don't see it! Do you question... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Tara Bleakley

MA,LPC
10 years experience
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and ask for help. I understand this and will do my best to make you feel comfortable and confident in my ability to help guide you in the right direction. As we begin our initial... Read More
Welcome! I am so glad that you have reached out and decided to take steps to better your life and relationships. I know that it can be very difficult to reach out to someone that you don't know and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Jessica Sawyer Horne

MSW,LCSW,LISW-CP
16 years experience
Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a Master’s Degree of Social Work, with a specialization in Health/Mental Health, from Clark-Atlanta University, of Atlanta, GA. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Social Welfare from Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC. Mrs.... Read More
Jessica Sawyer Horne, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP, LCAS, CCS, DCSW, ACSW, is a licensed independent clinician with nearly 16-years of experience in the behavioral health field and overall 18-years in the social work/human services field. Mrs. Sawyer Horne has a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Dr. Paul Foster

Ed.D.,LICSW
5 years experience
I look forward to working with you. What ever your issue maybe I am confident that together as a team we can move forward and make progress. Life is too short to let problems bloc our ability to lead a happy and fulfilling life. I grew up in England and got my Masters in Social Work, from the University of Nottingham. A few years later I moved to the United States with my family.... Read More
I look forward to working with you. What ever your issue maybe I am confident that together as a team we can move forward and make progress. Life is too short to let problems bloc our ability to lead... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Nashua, New Hampshire

The bustling community of Nashua, New Hampshire is home to beautiful outdoor activities, such as Mine Falls Park, Greely Park, and the Nashua River Rail Trail. Visitors may enjoy a tour at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, or they may head to the Holocaust Memorial for a historical experience. Tourists and residents alike appreciate all that Nashua, New Hampshire has to offer.

With a population of over 87,000 and a median household income of almost $70,000, the city is a desirable place to live in terms of crime and amenities. Though there is a higher rate of theft in Nashua than in the state as a whole, the percentage still pales in comparison to the national rate. On average, the frequency of crime is 4% lower in Nashua than in the rest of New Hampshire and 45% lower in the city than the rest of the United States.

Though the city seems healthy on the surface, a deeper look into the residents reveals various mental health concerns. Poverty plagues many citizens of Nashua, New Hampshire, along with emotional instability and psychiatric disorders. Children are uniquely affected by the financial and mental problems that plague the city.

Poverty

Nashua’s poverty level is over 11%, while the rest of the state is right at 10%. Additionally, 4% of residents have an income that is below 50% of the poverty level. Three unique aspects of the community contribute to the financial concerns of the area.

  • Housing costs
  • Race
  • Single parenthood

According to the cost of living index, Nashua is over 19 points higher than the national average, with housing being the biggest factor. Renting is especially expensive, with a 2-bedroom home costing almost $200 more than the national average. With that in mind, it is not surprising that over 75% of renting residents are below the poverty level, a circumstance that correlates strongly with mental health concerns.

Lastly, single parenthood affects the city’s poverty concerns. Over 13% of Nashua citizens are divorced, which likely leaves many households with only one parent. Almost 55% of those living in poverty are classified as female with no husband present. This statistic aligns with the finding that the largest percentage of females living in poverty are between the ages of 18 and 34.

Emotional Instability

Many of the mental health concerns in the city revolve around emotional instability. Nashua has a greater percentage of mental illnesses than the rest of the state, largely a result of mood disorders and anxiety. Mood disorders refer to distorted or inconsistent emotional states, such as depression and mania. The three most used mental illness codes reflect the prevalence of people struggling with emotional well-being.

  • Moderate bipolar disorder: This is a chronic illness characterized by dramatic and unpredictable mood swings.
  • Moderate, recurrent, major depressive disorder: A patient with two or more major depressive episodes separated by at least 2 months meets the requirements for this mental health disorder. An episode includes five or more of a variety of symptoms, such as diminished interest or pleasure, fatigue or loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness, and recurrent suicidal ideation.
  • Severe, recurrent, major depressive disorder with psychotic features: The illness involves a major depressive episode with hallucinations and or delusions that may or may not match the patient’s mood.

Children

The poverty and mental health concerns of parents affect children. The rampant financial instability of single mothers could explain why the largest percentage of boys below the poverty level are between 12 and 14, and the second largest percentage of girls below the poverty level are under the age of 5. Emotional stability of children seems to follow that of adults with the most used psychiatric illness codes for those under the age of 18 being anxiety disorder, mood disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Resources

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