In our mission to offer an Integrated Approach to Mental Health, our treatment team is varied in their ability to provide clinical advice, support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. Our treatment team consists of Licensed Psychologists, Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, and MLADCs.
Dr. H. Alan Goodman PhD, Licensed Psychologist, LCMHC, Dr. H. Alan Goodman PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, holds a BA from California State University, an MA from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a Ph.D from St. Mary’s University. Dr. Goodman is a past-member of the New Hampshire State Board of Mental Health Practice and Past President of the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors' Association. He is a retired Air Force Behavioral Scientist and a past corporate Director, and in academia a past Professor, Department Chair and Dean. Dr. Goodman sees couples, teenagers, adults, and seniors. In addition he works with spousal abuse victims, those with anxiety, depression, and more severe trauma and behavioral health issues. He also has a fairly unique area of specialization working with business executives including corporate and government leaders. Dr. Goodman is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Mental Health Counselors' Association (AMHCA), the New Hampshire Psychological Association (NHPA) and the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors' Association (NHMHCA).
Ellen V. A. Papanikolaou MA , LCMHC provides counseling and consultation services to individuals and couples using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, family systems, psychodynamic and solution focused techniques. As a practical, interactive therapist, her treatment approach is to provide support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She received her MA in Clinical Counseling/Psychology in 1997. Her undergraduate degree is a BA in Communications/Public Relations and Public Speaking. She is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors' Association (AMHCA), the current President Elect of the New Hampshire Mental Health Counselors Association (NHMHCA), Who's Who for American Women, a former member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the former Production Manager for the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program. A Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) since November, 2006, she has also received significant training in the treatment of individuals with substance abuse/addiction disorders. She has completed an intense training course in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and continues her training in motivational and positive psychology. Her professional/personal experiences also include developing a speakers bureau, production management, public relations/public speaking, writing for a medical trade publication, and teaching at the college level.
Tyler J. Bristol, MA, LCMHC, (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor). He received his undergraduate degree with a double major in psychology and sociology from Stony Brook University in 2010. In 2012 he earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. He also received extensive training in the treatment of individuals with substance use disorders and in working with children and adolescents. He counsels clients from a motivational and strength based perspective using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavioral therapies.
Bonnie R. Cote, MS, LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) Earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College in 2010 and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health in 2012. Her approach promotes individual wellness - Mind, Body, and Spirit by employing psychodynamic, emotionally focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapeutic techniques. She works with teens, adults, couples, and families facing a variety of issues including, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Trauma, Eating Disorders and Victims of Domestic Violence. Additionally, she treats individuals experiencing Life transitions due to physical illness and has a unique understanding of its impact on family members and caregivers.
Heather Crowell, LCMHC, MLADC, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Saint Joseph's College, her Master of Education degree in Counselor Education from Plymouth State College, and her Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Mental Health Counseling from Rivier College. Heather is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Counselors as well as the corresponding state organizations.
Heather brings a wealth of knowledge in the field of mental health and addiction and views the counseling relationship as the foundation of any success in treatment. Heather is trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), and Motivational Interviewing strategies. She utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques in her everyday practice. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress management, personality disorders, and addiction. Heather has a particular interest in behavioral addictions including gambling, food, shopping, and Internet addiction.
Dr. Sarah Hall, PhD. is a licensed clinical psychologist. She earned her B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University in Medford, MA, in 1999, attended graduate school at George Mason University where she earned her M.A. in Psychology in 2007 and then her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2011. Sarah has experience working with children, adolescents and adults and offers individual, family and play therapy for clients facing a range concerns including depression, anxiety/worry, difﬁculties with emotional regulation and expression, social and relationship problems, and difﬁculty adjusting to life changes. Sarah’s treatment approach is pragmatic with roots in client-centered Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral perspectives. She works with young children and their families to increase coping strategies, manage challenging behaviors, express and regulate emotions, and improve interpersonal relationships. Sarah also has experience conducting neuropsychological evaluations for attention deﬁcit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, as well as evaluations for anxiety, depression and other psychological and behavioral concerns.
Dr. Laura Halvorsen PsyD is a Licensed Psychologist offering psychological assessment services for teenagers and adults. She received her BA from Hamilton College in 2009 and her PsyD in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in 2014. Laura has experience in personality and psychodiagnostic assessments and in conducting evaluations for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and age-related cognitive impairments. While her primary focus at NVC is in testing and assessment services, she has additional experience as a clinical therapist and has worked with people suffering from loss, trauma, relationship difficulties, depression, and anxiety. Her background includes providing therapy and assessment to individuals at a university counseling center, community mental health centers, inpatient and outpatient medical settings, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.
Paul H. Wright, Licensed Psychologist. Paul Wright is a psychologist with over 27 years of behavioral health experience. He was first certified in 1988 and later licensed as a New Hampshire psychologist and has been in private practice in Derry and Londonderry since that time. Paul earned an undergraduate degree in religion, philosophy, and psychology from American University and a master’s degree from the New School for Social Research in New York. He originally came to New Hampshire in 1975 and has worked at the Youth Development Center, the New Hampshire State Hospital, and the Regional Special Education Consortium before moving into private practice.
Paul has counseled clients between the ages of 5 and 75 with varying emotional difficulties. He particularly enjoys couples counseling and working with substance abuse clients, as well as those with depression and anxiety disorders. Paul also treats young children using a more systemic approach that integrates the whole family into the process.
Erica Goodman, Office Manager
Erica has a BA in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and an MEd in School Counseling
from Rivier University. She is a Certified School Counselor and member of the New Hmpshire School Counselor Association (NHSCA). She is also the Novus Vita Counseling Office Manager and maintains responsibility for practice operations.
Gloria Bingel, Office Administrator
This office accepts all major insurances however; not all clinicians accept all insurance. Please inquire when selecting a clinician to work with that they accept your insurance.