Stephanie Desmarais, LICSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adult

Stephanie Desmarais, LICSW

Stephanie Desmarais graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX in 2011. She went on to graduate studies, and obtained her Master’s in Social Work through the Advanced Standing program at the University of New Hampshire in 2015. Ms. Desmarais completed her internship at Team Coordinating Agency in Haverhill, MA, where she facilitated group and individual therapy with clients diagnosed with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Prior to joining The Counseling Center of Nashua, Ms. Desmarais worked for 4 ½ years at Greater Nashua Mental Health Center. During her time there, she provided case management, functional support, and clinical services on an Assertive Community Treatment team to clients struggling with severe and persistent mental illness. She was then promoted to a Team Coordinator position, where she supervised clinical and administrative staff. In addition, Ms. Desmarais provided clinical services in individual therapy to adults diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Anxiety, self-harming behaviors, trauma, and personality disorders.

Ms. Desmarais uses a strengths-based approach in her practice, focusing on using solution-focused approaches to assist clients in developing strategies to overcome challenges. She draws from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness in her clinical work to help clients achieve their goals.

Specialties

  • Adolescent/Teen Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Bereavement/Grief Counseling
  • Binge Eating
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
  • Bullying
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Couples Conflict Resolution
  • Cultural Diversity Issues
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorder
  • Emotional Overeating
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Irrational Fears/Phobias
  • Loneliness
  • Malaise
  • Marriage Conflict Resolution
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mental Health Consultation
  • Mental Health Problem
  • Mental Illness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Swings
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Parenting Counseling
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling
  • Pre-College Fears
  • Pre-Move In Couples Counseling
  • Premarital Conflict Resolution
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology Consultation
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Relationship Struggles
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Therapy
  • Worry

Education & Certifications

  • MA - University of New Hampshire from BA - Midwestern State University

Locations

Manchester, NH
148 Coolidge Ave
Manchester, NH 03102-3493
Nashua, NH
8 Auburn St
Nashua, NH 03064-2614
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