Tracey Tucker, LCMHC

Founder and Managing Director

Tracey Tucker has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Aside from her extensive educational background, which includes an MA in Counseling Psychology and experience in the fields of adolescent development, attachment theory and resiliency, Tracey is certified as a Licensed Community Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in New Hampshire and has worked as a child and family mental health therapist in both community mental health and private practice settings. 

In Spokane, WA., Tracey worked with the Marycliff Institute’s “Circle of Security” program, which educates parents about attachment theory and their relationship to their children. In her private practice, she specializes in the clinical treatment of adults, children and their families and specifically addresses issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, parent/child relationships, relational issues and family counseling.

In addition to individual and family counseling, Tracey provides court ordered Co-Parenting counseling, Co-Parenting coordination and Reunification therapy. Tracey chose to work with these challenging court ordered cases after seeing the difficulties children, and eventual adults, have when they experience highly conflictual and negative dynamics between the two most important people in their lives.  

Over the last several years, Tracey has enjoyed supervising social work and clinical mental health candidates for NH licensure.

Contact Tracey: tradeportcounseling@gmail.com

Hayley Ringwood, MS, LCMHC

I believe the therapeutic process begins with an individual making the decision to work collaboratively with a therapist, to create individual and/or family goals, to explore and work through challenges at own pace and for hope, dreams and healthy goals to become one’s reality. I encourage and empower my clients to work on creating a healthier and happier way of functioning that provide the client with high levels of motivation and accomplishment. I am grateful to be a part of each individual’s journey, in providing unconditional support and strive to brainstorm healthy, effective solutions. I like to take an eclectic approach in working with each individual, as every individual differs and then base the therapeutic approach that may be most beneficial to the client. I often utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused, family systems theory and behavioral therapy.

I have worked with children, youth, families and adults over the past several years, which have included a variety of different issues such as, but not limited to parenting difficulties, strained family dynamics, behavioral challenges within all environments, academic struggles, trauma, victims of abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression, self-injurious behaviors, suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, court-involved youth, stress management, ADHD, grief, sexuality, gender identity, and obsessive-compulsive disorders. I received my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2011. I became a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in February of 2015.

Contact Hayley: hayley.tcma@gmail.com

M. Kate Knight Dupuis, LICSW

Therapy is a collaborative effort between the clinician and client to address concerns and develop healthy and effective solutions. I use a strengths-based approach in helping client’s identify current coping skills and offer guidance in identifying additional healthy and effective alternatives. In each session, I try to incorporate a mixture of validation, support, gentle guidance, education, and humor. I find Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to be most effective in addressing the dynamic of mood, thoughts, behaviors, and health, but I also adjust my style based on the client’s needs. I give clients control over what therapeutic art activities can be integrated into the sessions, such as drawing, play, and music.

I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire in 2009 and became a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in 2012. I have experience working with all ages, starting at age 4. My areas of experience include anxiety, stress management, depression, ADHD, parenting, and domestic and sexual violence.

Contact Kate: kate.tcma@gmail.com

Amanda Cortese, LCMHC

As an Art Therapist, I believe that art is a deeply personal and individual thing, and the process of creating can be an incredible journey to self-discovery and healing. I find that by combining artistic creativity with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches, it is possible to not only explore our inner selves, but to discover unknown wells of personal strength, to improve on our weaknesses, to develop new ways of expressing ourselves, and above all, to heal the wounds of the past. The combination of art and talk can be a powerful union for finding answers to our questions and solutions to our problems.

I am licensed as an LCMHC as well as being a registered Art Therapist (ATR) and I welcome all ages and backgrounds. Clients who work with me will be invited to enter my Studio/Office, a safe space designed for open communication, honor, honesty and artistic expression. While art making can be intimidating to some, I believe that art is for everyone, regardless of skill level. I value the trust and comfort of my clients and people who work with me will never have their artwork, or any part of their being, judged or critiqued. Instead, my clients and their works of art will be listened to, cherished and honored. Art is what you want it to be and I believe that when we let go and trust our creations, those creations will show us the way to improved mental and physical health.

Clients who do not wish to create art can still find meaning and healing in working with me through other methods. It is my goal to encourage exploration and facilitate my clients’ healing in the most comfortable ways possible. I will be present with support and understanding as you travel your own path to healing with a variety of techniques and approaches. I am flexible in my work and open to finding the most appropriate ways of working with each individual I meet.

Contact Amanda: amanda.tcma@gmail.com

Ashley Keough, MSW (New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure)

In the words of Brené Brown, “loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do”. I have spent the last 6 years in this professional capacity, working alongside children, adolescents, adults and their families. I believe that therapy is about collaboration, partnership and helping people acknowledge the growth and power inside them, even in the most uncomfortable of situations. I am thoughtful in my collaboration and connections with clients and families. I strive to connect in a professional, educational, empowering way to help clients harness their own ability to own their story. I am well versed in utilizing evidence-based approaches to thoroughly assess and drive treatment planning. I am passionate, ambitious and I strive to help others find empowerment through good times and bad. I received my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire in 2018 and I am currently a NH Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure. I have experience working with all ages, beginning at 8 weeks and ranging on into adulthood. I have an expertise in early childhood brain development, mindfulness, parenting education, childhood social emotional development, trauma, stress, infant/childhood mental health and attachment. My areas of experience include but are not limited to parenting/family dynamics, anxiety, stress management, behavioral challenges and concerns, victims of abuse and neglect, depression, ADHD, domestic and sexual violence.

 Contact Ashley: Ashley.tcma@gmail.com

 

Deb Barlow, MSW (New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure)

 

I believe we need mutual respect and trust in a therapeutic relationship. I work to build relationships that have those aspects as a foundation in our work together.  I use active listening, empathy and understanding with evidence-based strategies to determine customized approaches that meet each individual’s needs. I have extensive experience with adolescents and their caregivers having been a school social worker for many years. I have a background that includes working with, and advocating for, abused and neglected children and adolescents.  I utilize a strength-based, solution focused approach in my work, identifying strengths and coping skills to be used as tools for increased success.  The use of cognitive behavioral therapy is the cornerstone of my work but other modalities may come into play. I am well versed in Systems Theory, ADHD, Executive Functioning, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Regulation, Crisis Management, Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Trauma and Grief.  I have also been a regional team leader for the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT) since its inception over 15 years ago.  I am trained in disaster response, trauma, critical incident stress management and psychological first aid.  

 

Contact Deb: deb.tcma@gmail.com

Jill Heath, MSW, MSEd (MA (New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure)

When I think of therapy, I see it as a collaborative journey that inspires people to imagine and develop healthy, meaningful connections within themselves and with others. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents, and enjoy using a person-centered approach to help each individual work through challenges, understand their strengths, and think outside the box to find solutions and reach their goals.

My objective is to focus on growth and healing in a safe and encouraging environment. I want to create the opportunity for clients to practice and improve skills to navigate transition, crisis, or change. My approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral (actively working on changing ones thoughts and behaviors) and mindfulness (learning to experience difficulties with awareness and self-compassion rather than judgment and avoidance). I also like to introduce mindfulness into my practice as a way of slowing down and coping with difficult thoughts or emotions.

I have over 35 years of experience working in education; counseling, teaching, and consulting in both special education and regular education. Much of my work in the past 25 years has focused on educational equity and supporting all learners in reaching their highest potential.

My hope is for clients to foster a deeper understanding of themselves through compassion, empathy, and forgiveness, and to fully engage in life with greater meaning, strength, and joy.

 

Contact Jill:  jill.tcma@gmail.com

 

 

Brianna Brickner, MA (New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure)

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Brianna received her Master’s degree at the University of St. Thomas in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Family Psychology in December of 2021. She is currently a New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure working under the supervision of Jennifer Golia, LMFT. By exploring and identifying recurring patterns in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, Brianna is interested in helping you to foster self-awareness, while understanding these patterns in relation to past experiences. She is passionate about exploring the connection between mind and body during the healing process. Her areas of specialty include: anxiety, depression, family conflict, relationship issues, communication issues, premarital counseling, divorce, blended family struggles, trauma, women’s issues, infertility, post-partum, self-esteem, perfectionism, body image issues, overwhelm, work/life balance, boundaries, and managing emotions. She serves not as the expert or someone with all the answers, but as a collaborative guide, who helps uncover your value and wisdom already present. Brianna believes that we require less fixing and more accepting, less criticism and more self-compassion, and less perfectionism and more good-enough. Through integrative and holistic practices, she holds space for your authentic self to be heard and accepted without judgment. Brianna provides family therapy and individual therapy for adults and adolescents.  

Contact Brianna:  brianna.tcma@gmail.com

Melissa Tarbox, MA (New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure)

Maya Angelou said, “do the best you can until you know better and when you know better, do better.” I believe that the problems presented in therapy are merely the result of each individual’s best attempts at coping with their lived experiences, using the knowledge and skills learned from their past and present experiences. I view life’s journey for each individual to be uniquely different, therefore, I utilize a flexible, non-judgmental and collaborative approach in therapy to meet individuals, couples and families where they are at to guide them toward greater experiences of self-harmony and harmony with others. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important relationship. As an attachment-focused therapist, my goal is to provide a nurturing and trusting environment, unconditional acceptance, and to build a culture of respect in our work together. This is the foundation of my work as a therapist. I aim to provide a safe and secure space for clients to explore your inner world, discover their true potential, and learn new ways of being human that are in alignment with their true self. In this approach, I focus on self-awareness, self-understanding, and acceptance of self and others to promote self-worth and healthier coping strategies that lead to greater emotional intelligence, autonomy, self-efficacy, assertive and respectful communication, and ultimately more secure bonds in all relationships. I believe problems can be solved using a multitude of different approaches, therefore I utilize an integrative, systemically oriented and solution-focused framework in therapy. I received my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire in August of 2022. I am currently a New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Candidate for Licensure working under the supervision of Jennifer Golia, LMFT. 

Contact Melissa:  melissa.tcma@gmail.com