Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Amy Chouinard, LCMHC
Clinical Director & Senior Therapist
Amy has shared a deep passion for mother and infant health and wellness since she was very young, being the youngest volunteer to assist in a local community crisis pregnancy center while in high school. She began her counseling career working with teens. As her family grew, so did her original passion. She is devoted to help a woman's transition into motherhood; to develop new skills, to enhance personal growth, and to increase insight, awareness and self-understanding.
In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Amy is a certified School Counselor, is credentialed as a National Certified Counselor, and holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Counseling. She has been trained by Karen Kleiman, founder of the Postpartum Stress Center and Author of many books including "This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression."
Amy serves as an Executive Member of the Postpartum Stress Center's Council for Advanced Clinical Practice. She has also trained and has been certified by Alice Domar of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health for Infertility. Amy serves as a member of the Elliot Hospital's Postpartum Task Force Committee and the NH State Postpartum Alliance Committee. Amy is also EMDR certified.
Meghan Santos, MSW, LICSW
Meghan is a 2003 graduate of Boston University School of Social Work. She is a licensed social worker and has worked in mental health, both as a clinician and as a researcher, for over 15 years. Meghan became passionate about working with women during very important life transitions on her own journey to becoming a mother. She believes in the importance of honoring and supporting the well-being of women as they navigate the emotions and stressor's that frequently accompany these transitions.
Meghan completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate with Postpartum International and utilizes cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, EMDR, and positive psychology techniques in her work.
Jessica Turgeon, MS, LCMHC
Jessica has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with psychiatric and developmental disabilities and their families since 1999. She is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University and is a board certified Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Jessica's therapeutic approach begins with building a therapeutic relationship and alliance with her clients, creating a safe and nurturing environment where the fear of judgement is reduced and her clients can feel safe to process and grow from their personal life experiences.
Jessica practices with a mission to look beyond presenting symptoms and diagnosis, using ones strengths to help develop stronger coping strategies, perspective, and self exploration. She has extensive experience working with children and adolescents and has professionally grown to work with women and families who are experiencing transitions to parenthood.
Jessica's therapeutic experiences includes trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem and mood related disorders, anger and explosive disorders, school and social anxiety and depression, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Gender Identity Disorders. She has experience working in various settings including intensive in-patient, residential, and intensive home-based settings in collaboration with DCYF (Division of Children, Youth and Families) and DJJS (Division of Juvenile Justice System), as well as intensive outpatient office based and school based settings. Her treatment based modules included Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive and Familial Based Therapy, Relaxation and Mindfulness Therapy, Crisis Stabilization, Clinical Case Management, and 20 years of post-graduate clinical and intake experience.
Lesley Wotton, MA, LCMHC
Lesley is a graduate of Springfield College and is a New Hampshire Board Certified Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She was the Executive Director of a Pregnancy Care Center for 6 years and worked with numerous families in regards to pregnancy, pregnancy loss, infant and child development, parenting and grief. She currently teaches a Child Impact Class for the State of New Hampshire, with a focus on Co-Parenting.
Lesley’s therapeutic approach is person-centered. She firmly believes that people have innate strengths and the capability to grow and change, as they desire. She believes in building resilience through harnessing that strength, learning positive coping strategies, and providing time and space for growth and healing.
Lesley has a broad range of experience with a varied age range; she has worked across the developmental spectrum, from young children to adults. Her therapy experience includes: anxiety, depression, personality disorders, grief, parenting, trauma, and self-esteem. She has a wide range of therapeutic techniques including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Center Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Cammy Adler-Roth, LICSW, CCLS
Cammy is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Child Life Specialist. She has spent her career helping children and adults navigate difficult life transitions, particularly those surrounding issues of grief and loss. In medical settings, Cammy has worked to support families in scenarios ranging from the routine to end-of-life. For the last 6 years she managed a children’s grief program at a large hospice supporting all members of a family before, during, and after a loss.
As she entered her own journey into motherhood, Cammy observed the many similarities that accompany the beginning and end stages of life; loss of control, finding one’s new sense of self, balancing feelings of hope and despair. All this within a system that isn’t designed to support new or aspiring parents. So often, the unique needs of a person are overlooked as they navigate the ups and downs of the perinatal journey. Many of us struggle to find or utilize our “villages of support”.
Cammy has a gentle, inclusive, and relational approach. Her goal is to empower clients to find trust in their own ability to make choices that honor their unique selves through a non-pathologizing and supportive environment that validates each client's lived experience.
Alexis Reale, MA, LCMHC, R-DMT
Alexis Reale is a Meredith NH-based dancer, psychotherapist, and dance/movement therapist. She holds a Master of Arts degree in dance/movement therapy and clinical mental health counseling from Lesley University.
Alexis has worked with a variety of demographics, including seniors, children, teenagers, and adults, in retirement homes, inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions, cancer support organizations, and eating disorder treatment clinics.
Alexis’ own journey towards becoming a mother guided her to offer support during what she considers to be one of the most emotionally vulnerable moments in women’s lives. Drawing from over thirty years of movement experience, Alexis offers her clients the opportunity to work experientially through dance/movement therapy and other expressive arts processes. By actively engaging clients in learning about the intrinsic wisdom of their bodies, Alexis hopes to assist clients to understand what's holding them back and to bring about positive, lasting change in their lives.