COUNSELING
ASSOCIATES
OF MA & NH
Leigh Bryant, LICSW
Jen Cochrane, LMFT
Copyright Counseling Associates of MA & NH, LLC 2018. All rights reserved.

Leigh Bryant, LICSW, founder, has worked over 30 years with clients around issues of anxiety, trauma and challenges with life transitions (such as divorce, childbirth, death of a loved one). A major clinical focus of hers is on maternal wellness. She is also a Level II EMDR practitioner. A co-founder of the practice in 1992, much of her time is now spent as an administrator of entire practice. She does see clients in her home, located near the Bedford NH office.  In her free time, she loves hanging out with family and friends along with her wide array of animals which include 2 ponies from the Personal Pony program.  She can often be seen around the offices with her smallest member, Gus, a 9 1/2 pound pup.


 
Jen Cochrane, LMFT, Intake coordinator and office manager NH. She received her Masterís degree in Counseling Psychology and holds an Advanced Graduate Degree.  Jen has extensive experience working with children with mental health and substance use issues and their families. She is highly effective working with adults, couples and families focusing on enhancing the parent-child relationship. Jenís areas of specialty include anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, trauma treatment, and children behavior issues. Jen enjoys spending time outside on the New Hampshire trails with her dog Shylo, who is a welcome addition to Jen's sessions.



Cheryl Azza, LICSW is a licensed, clinical social worker with extensive experience working with youth, adults and families. She has a particular interest in work with adolescents and young adults with histories of trauma and behavioral challenges, and has worked extensively with youth in foster care and with court-involved adolescents. Cheryl offers both youth and adults a supportive, empowering therapeutic experience. Cheryl is an avid traveler who enjoys experiencing different cultures, people and outdoor activities. In addition to her work at Counseling Associates, Cheryl is a Field Instructor and Advisor with the Boston University School of Social Work and is a contracted social work provider with The Committee for Public Counsel Services, the state's public defender office.

D. Stephenson Bond, LMHC, helps clients work through issues of depression, anxiety, workplace dilemmas and stage-of-life transitions. He also sees couples needing communication and negotiation skills. As a trained psychoanalyst, he also works with dreams and individuation. In his free time he writes fiction, including the novel Healing Lily (2010). NOTE: STEVE IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME


Sarah Hood, LICSW, Intake Coordinator and Office Manager, MA offices. Sarah is a clinical social worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with such issues as anxiety, depression, anger management, mood disorders, OCD, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings with children and adolescents experiencing behavioral or attention issues at school or in the home. She uses a client centered approach drawing heavily on cognitive behavioral techniques and strategies to help clients create real and lasting change. She and her children enjoy exploring the many sights of New England.






Donna Schroeder, LICSW, has more than 30 years experience working with all ages in a wide variety of agencies.  Currently she sees adults--both young and not so young--and specializes in women's issues, parenting concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar, adjustment disorders and trauma issues. Donna enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Reina Smoley-Balog, LMHC is a bilingual therapist who brings a family systems approach to counseling children, teens, adults, and families. Reina has specialized in culturally competent counseling in Spanish and English for Latino youth and families for over seventeen years. Reina enjoys counseling clients of all backgrounds with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, depression, trauma, grief/bereavement, life transitions and emotional self-regulation problems.  Recently Reina has completed postgraduate training in treating postpartum depression and anxiety. Reina enjoys yoga, walking on the beach, gardening and spending time with family and friends.


Laurie Sullivan, LICSW, is a seasoned psychotherapist helping adult clients with a wide range of concerns, including marital and relationship issues,  job stress, depression, anxiety,  shame, and self esteem.  Providing both long term and solution-focused brief treatment, she also offers effective strategies for pain management, OCD and panic symptoms, and stress reduction. Laurie's other enthusiasms include animals, gardening,  painting and playing musical instruments.  See her credentials on Psychology Today.


Sarah Hood, LICSW
Cheryl Azza, LICSW
D. Stephenson Bond, LMHC
Reina Smoley-Balog, LMHC
Laurie Sullivan, LICSW





Leigh sees clients at her home office in Bedford NH  184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206, Methuen Mass.01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 102),  Fax:   603-488-1682.
In New Hampshire call 603-472-5279 (ext 102)  

Jen sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 ( ext 202),  Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted: Anthem, HP, UHC, UBH, Cigna,Tufts
Laurie sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Cigna, and Medicare
Reina sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP and  MBHP
Donna sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818.  
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare
Steve sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP
Cheryl sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare, Harvard Pilgrim, GIC, Senior Whole Health, Cigna and Aetna
Sarah sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP,  Aetna,  Magellan, Cigna and Medicare,




Cerelia Rand, LICSW is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with youth, adults and families.  She works with those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment and behavioral difficulties as well as working to enhance the parent-child relationship. Cerelia integrates evidence-based interventions (i.e. CBT) and engages clients in the therapeutic process in the support of positive change. Cerelia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, taking their dog to the beach and taking day trips to Boston/Maine.
Cerelia sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818.  
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare
Cerelia Rand, LICSW
New Hampshire Office
Massachusetts Offices

Our Beginnings

In 1992, Robert Seyler, D.Min, LICSW and Leigh Bryant, LICSW joined their solo practices to form Counseling Associates of Dracut and Methuen. Becoming partners and dear friends, they recognized the need for more comprehensive services in the community hence slowly added more staff.  After Dr. Seyler's retirement at the end of 2015, Leigh opened a third office with more therapists in Bedford NH.  In April 2018, the name changed to Counseling Associates of MA & NH to reflect the expanded practice.
Our new logo, the birch tree, is not only the state tree of NH yet also a symbol of new beginnings, adaptability, regeneration, hope and the promise of what is to come.

Meet Our Clinicians
A Psychotherapy Practice
Jessica Mason is a licensed LCMHC with over 10 years experience in the field. She uses evidenced based, client centered, and mindfulness practices with her clients to support clients in learning about themselves, what is important to them, and how they can best reach their goals. She has experience working with children, families, adults, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, thought disorders, self esteem, and life transitions. When she is not at the office she enjoys spending time with family and friends and reading.


Jessica sees clients at: 173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279 (ext 203),  Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted
Jessica Mason, LCMH

Kim Tornberg, LMHC
Kim Tornberg, LMHC has worked with adults for over 12 years, both in inpatient and community based settings, to navigate a variety of life challenges and mental health symptoms.  She utilizes a trauma informed, strengths-based approach to help clients understand and normalize their thoughts and feelings in order to move toward more self-compassion and acceptance.  She believes in using the therapy relationship as a pathway toward developing greater connection in other relationships.  She enjoys helping clients to clear away the mental and emotional clutter and identify values, dreams and talents in order to embrace a more engaged, meaningful life.  In her downtime Kim likes reading and spending time with her family.
Kim sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818.  
Insurance accepted
Donna Schroeder, LICSW

Katheryne Colon, LMHC
Kathryne Colon, LMHC brings over 10 years of crisis interventions with high risk populations and has extensive experience with children and adolescents struggling with anger management, self esteem, anxiety, ADHD and depression in various settings including residential, educational, outpatient offices and home settings.  She also offers parenting sessions to support overall family stabilization. Kate utilizes a strength-based client centered approach that focuses on age appropriate cognitive behavioral techniques as well as implementing coping skills, behavior modification, increasing self-regulation and awareness. She also specializes in transgender transitional aged youth.  She enjoys running, hiking and traveling with her son.

Kate sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818.  
Insurance accepted

Paula Tirone, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her Masterís in Social Work at Simmons College in 2010, has worked in a community mental health setting for adults, and in a special education therapeutic school. She enjoys working with adults to navigate their mental health. Using a focus of CBT, Narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care, Paula supports people with a wide variety of issues and comorbidity such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and relational issues. While working with children or adolescents, she has years of experience in crisis management, various agency involvement, play therapy, family therapy, and utilizing a family systems approach to encourage family involvement to work towards overall family stabilization and progress. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling throughout New England, and reading.



Paula  sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 603-488-1682  -AND-
173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Insurance accepted
Paula Tirone, LICSW
Paula Tirone, LICSW, is a clinical social worker with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. She earned her Masterís in Social Work at Simmons College in 2010, has worked in a community mental health setting for adults, and in a special education therapeutic school. She enjoys working with adults to navigate their mental health. Using a focus of CBT, Narrative therapy, and trauma-informed care, Paula supports people with a wide variety of issues and comorbidity such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, trauma, grief/loss, and relational issues. While working with children or adolescents, she has years of experience in crisis management, various agency involvement, play therapy, family therapy, and utilizing a family systems approach to encourage family involvement to work towards overall family stabilization and progress. In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling throughout New England, and reading.



Paula Tirone, LICSW
Paula  sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 603-488-1682 -AND-
173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Insurance accepted

Kelly Perry, LICSW is a clinical social worker with a background working with children, adolescents and adults in residential, hospital and community settings. Prior to joining Counseling Associates of MA & NH, she worked in crisis intervention for over 10 years. She has experience working with individuals who suffer from depression and anxiety, have parenting challenges as well as children with behavioral and anger management issues.  Kelly takes a respectful, strength-based perspective while joining with her clients. She works together with clients to build coping skills, symptom management and formulate strategies for success.  Outside the office, Kelly enjoys time with her family and dog, travel and time in nature.

Kelly sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted
Kelly Perry, LICSW

Shannon Bosworth, LICSW. As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Shannon utilizes a strength-based and solution focused approach to help support individuals  foster personal growth and achieve lifetime goals. Shannon is a firm believer in individuals being the expert on their own emotional health but at times they may need guidance and support when dealing with an unexpected lifetime event or experience or feeling overwhelmed. Shannon has worked in a variety of clinical settings including outpatient medical clinics, medical hospitals and residential schools. Shannon has a strong managed care background where she has been an advocate, to ensure care coordination and case management of behavioral health services. Shannon has worked with clients facing a wide range of issues including anxiety, mood disorders and chronic medical issues. Shannon's intent is to meet each individual where they are using a combination of CBT, DBT and mindfulness interventions. Shannon's goal, through a collaborative working relationship, is to help each individual achieve their personal best.
Shannon Bosworth, LICSW
Shannon sees clients at:  173 South River Road, Suite 3, Bedford NH 03110
Phone: 603-472-5279,  Fax: 603-488-1682
Insurance accepted

Jeannine A. Kaatz, MS, MA, has worked for over twenty years with children, teens and adults specializing in a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, and OCD.  She holds a Masterís in Criminal Justice and most recently completed a Masterís in Counseling Psychology at Merrimack College.   She is a pre-licensed clinician working towards independent licensure, and receives in house clinical supervision.  Her therapeutic approach is client centered and solution focused while incorporating compassion, acceptance, and elements of CBT and ACT.  Jeannine also has extensive experience working with all grade levels in the school system as a professional licensed school counselor, and has spent time in recent years working in elementary schools meeting one on one with students as well as facilitating support groups geared toward self- esteem, empowerment, resilience, and problem solving.  In addition to her work as a private psychotherapist, she also serves on the Psychology Advisory Board for the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Northern Essex Community College.   For self-care and downtime, Jeannine enjoys spending time outside, Pilates, and going to the beach with her family and three dogs.
Jeannine A. Kaatz, MS, MA
Jeannine sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted