Welcome to Counseling Associates!

Contact Us: If we can provide you with any additional information that would be helpful or if you are ready to set up an initial appointment, please call us at (603) 865-1321.

Choosing to Use Your Health Insurance Coverage: Most healthcare plans will provide coverage for psychotherapy services. We have participating providers on most major health plans including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim and United Behavioral Health as well as Medicare and Medicaid. We encourage you to contact your insurance company to verify your benefits.

Some individuals elect to pay for services directly due to concerns regarding privacy, autonomy and permanent medical records. We support both options and will be happy to speak with you further about your decision.

What to Expect in Your First Appointment: It is common for those new to therapy to feel both eager to get going and uncomfortable about starting the process of therapy. Do not let some awkwardness keep you from beginning what you know will be in your long-term best interest. If you have questions and you feel it would be helpful to have answers before this appointment, please feel free to call.

Initial appointments last approximately 45 minutes. In this appointment, you will discuss what brings you to therapy and your goals for the process. You will be able to ask the therapist any questions you may have and get a sense of whether this seems a good fit. The therapist will ask some background information, provide recommendations and will help you decide on where you go from here.

Checklist for your first appointment:

  • Completed forms
    • Adult Client Information or
    • Child & Adolescent Client Information
    • Agreement for Parents : This form is required for minors not residing in one home with both parents.
  • All insurance cards if you will be using health care benefits.
  • Co-Pay or Payment. Checks may be made payable to Counseling Associates.
  • Relevant school and health records.
  • Documentation of parenting plan in case of minor not residing in one home with both parents.
  • Completed Authorization for Release of Information for any individuals or agencies with whom you wish our office to coordinate services (e.g. school, medical providers). Also, please complete this form for any previous counselors with whom you or your child has worked.