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Blue Mountains
Blue Mountains

Lisa Rutherford, MSW, LICSW

Do you often feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety and depression? Together we will work on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build a sense of calm, acceptance, and desire to live a meaningful life.

I use therapeutic methods which include psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed care, mindfulness, and solution focused therapy. The most important component in my approach is forming a trusting, honest, and respectful therapeutic alliance with you, so we can collaborate on a plan to move forward from obstacles that may be impeding your growth and happiness.

In addition to working with adults and adolescents, I also enjoy working with a very specific population of children, who have experienced an acute trauma. My approach to treating acute trauma with children, is typically to start with positive coping skills, feelings identification, affect modulation, trauma narrative and processing, and safety. Parent involvement in this treatment model is pivotal.

I chose to become a mental health professional after my own struggles with loss and grief. Participating in therapy was a life-changing experience for me and I am hopeful to be able to provide you with the same benefit. I look forward to working with you on your own journey of healing.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of NH and my Bachelor’s Degree from Notre Dame College. I have been working in the mental health field since 2003.

My hours of availability are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9AM - 5PM.

Insurances accepted: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts, Cigna, Harvard Pilgrim, Health Plans, Inc., United Behavioral Health, Aetna, Tricare, Martin’s Point and Compsyche.

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