Kathy Stack, LCMHC
Life is hard sometimes. Whether it’s realizing that aspects of childhood trauma continue to impact your life in unwanted ways, or maybe you’re dealing with a major set-back like a significant loss or medical diagnosis, I will help you tap into your strengths that we will use to help you learn and utilize enhanced coping strategies to get you through.
I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and to grow in ways they desire, even if you doubt yourself sometimes. I have a keen ability to observe and utilize the strengths I see in my clients. I excel in using and adding on to those strengths to help you work towards, and eventually realize your personal goals.
I get it; you want to feel better, NOW, so that you can move forward with your life. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities that are proven to help decrease negative emotions like depression and anxiety, or the effects from a PTSD diagnosis. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) along with a variety of other CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapies) that have proven success in helping to reduce distress. So, let’s tackle these issues together so you can have the meaningful and contented life you want and deserve.
As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), I have over 20 years’ experience in the counseling field, specializing in helping those struggling with the sequelae of trauma related issues (physical/sexual/psychological). I earned a BA from St. Michael’s College in Vermont, her MA from Rivier College in NH, and a post-graduate certification in the Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Trauma from Boston University.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice, non-profit agencies, and several hospitals in both NH and MA providing both direct care and staff supervision.
My areas of specialty include: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Mindfulness, Co-occurring Substance and alcohol concerns, Integrated Healthcare (integration of mind/body – physical/psychological), LGBTQ and gender related, co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders, and chronic health issues including pain, and stress.