COUNSELING
ASSOCIATES
OF MA & NH
Leigh Bryant, LICSW
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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.


 


Cheryl Azza, LICSW, is a MA 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, and in working with individuals with histories of trauma and behavioral challenges. She has worked extensively with youth in foster care and with court-involved adolescents and adults. Cheryl works from a strength-based, humanistic perspective, incorporating Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and DBT skill-building. Cheryl offers both youth and adults a supportive, empowering, therapeutic experience. Cheryl is an avid traveler who appreciates experiencing and learning about other cultures. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and outdoor activities. In addition to her work at Counseling Associates, Cheryl is an Advisor and Field Instructor with the Boston University School of Social Work and is a contracted social work provider with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, the MA public defender office. Cheryl is also an out-of-state telehealth provider for the states of Florida (https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/) and South Carolina (https://llr.sc.gov/TeleHealth/SocialWork.html).

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 SEEING 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 cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling adolescents, adults  and families. Reinanjoys counseling diverse clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, grief/bereavement, life transitions and emotional self-regulation problems.  Recently Reina has completed postgraduate training in treating postpartum depression and anxiety from Postpartum Support International. Top skills include EFT Tapping, Mindfullness, Relaxation Techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cross-cultural Competence.


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
Donna Schroeder, LICSW
D. Stephenson Bond, LMHC
Reina Smoley-Balog, LMHC
Laurie Sullivan, LICSW



Leigh sees clients at her home office in Bedford NH and at: 184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 102),  Fax: 978-683-9818.
In New Hampshire call 603-472-5279 (ext 102)  


Laurie sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 108),  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 Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 110),  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 Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 106),  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 Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 109),  Fax: 978-683-9818.
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, Tufts, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP
Cheryl has a large Telehealth practice and is also available to see clients at 184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1 - 206, Methuen, MA. She can be reached at cheryl@ma-nh-psychotherapy.com.
Insurances accepted:
Cheryl accepts all Mass Health plans, Medicare, and most public and private insurances including Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, and Tufts.


Sarah sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 101),  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 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.

*AT THIS TIME CERELIA IS TAKING ADULT CLIENTS ONLY*


Cerelia sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 105),  Fax:978-683-9818.
Insurance accepted: BC/BS of MA, UBH, UHC, Beacon, BMC, Fallon, Tufts Public, Anthem,  NHP, Medicare
Cerelia Rand, LICSW
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 Massachusetts Clinicians
A Psychotherapy Practice
 

Kim Tornberg, LMHC
Kim Tornberg, LMHC works with adults to assist in nativigating 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.  Kim 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 addition to traditional talk therapy, Kim is also trained in EMDR. 
Kim sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax:  978-683-9818.  
Insurance accepted: BCBS, Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim, Cigna, Tufts, Optum, Aetna

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 Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 108),  Fax:978-683-9818.
Insurance accepted
Katheryne Colon, LMHC

Paula Tirone, LICSW, PMH-C 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. She is certified in Perinatal Mental Health and is dedicated to guiding people through their pregnancy and post-partum period of their lives.  In her free time, Paula enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and reading.
Paula  sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St., Suite 1-206 Methuen Ma 01844 Phone: 978-683-0133 (ext 102),  Fax: 978-683-9818.
Insurance accepted
Paula Tirone, LICSW
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

Jeannine A. Kaatz, MS, LMHC, received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults in both the private setting and school system. Her areas of specialty include anxiety, OCD, women's issues and trauma work as well as behavioral issues with children. She uses a collaborative and respectful client centered approach while incorporating compassion, acceptance, and elements of CBT and ACT. Jeannine is dedicated to holding a safe and supportive space for her clients to explore their emotions, problem solve, and learn effective and empowering coping strategies to manage life challenges. 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 sees clients at:
184 Pleasant Valley St.,  Suite 1-206 Methuen, Mass. 01844  Phone: 978-683-0133,
Fax: 978-683-9818. 
Insurance accepted

Jeannine A. Kaatz, MS, MA
Kelly Perry, LICSW