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Meet Our Team

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.

Elizabeth Palazzollo, LMFT, Elizabeth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with training and experience in working with couples, families and individuals.  She obtained her BS in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2009 and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University New England in 2014.  Elizabeth enjoys working with families, adolescents, couples and adults.  Prior to joining Novus Vita Counseling, Elizabeth worked with a team that provided intensive therapeutic services to adolescents and families referred through the juvenile and family court system.  Elizabeth approaches difficulties that clients are experiencing from a strength-based and systemic perspective, drawing on interventions from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and general systems theory.  She has also completed intensive training in DBT and is certified in Prepare Enrich and the Nurturing Parenting Program.

Leslie D. Trueman, LICSW, (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker).  Leslie received a Master's degree in Social Work from The University of New Hampshire.  She also has a doctorate in Comparative Literature from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her undergraduate degree is in philosophy at Concordia University.  Leslie works with young adults to seniors who are experiencing problems with anxiety, depression, disconnection, or any longstanding repetitive patterns that cause distress. She uses an approach that is customized to each person to help them overcome obstacles and lead a more satisfying life.




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.  












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Erica Goodman, Executive Administrative Assistant
 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.