Central Psychological Services, LLC
Elizabeth Lachapelle, Ph. D. has been a professional psychologist helping people to lead healthier lives for over 25 years.
Many issues causing upset can be helped by short-term outpatient counseling. Counseling can be a respectful and encouraging place to receive guidance in making positive changes in your life. A healthy perspective and good habits are essential components of happiness.
Dr. Lachapelle specializes in short-term cognitive behavioral therapy (generally under twelve sessions), which is the preferred treatment for many mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. After ending active counseling, an individual might later request occasional appointments to help maintain their gains. She sees all age ranges and provides individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological testing and evaluation.
A psychologist is a mental health counselor that does not prescribe medication but can work with your physician or psychiatrist in a comprehensive treatment of your mental health concerns.
Generally, this practice does not provide substance abuse counseling or court ordered treatments. Additionally, this practice does not have the resources for clients that need to be seen frequently or require time intensive case management or emergency services.
All new clients please call or e-mail Dr. Lachapelle to request an appointment. She will discuss your needs to determine if a short-term outpatient treatment is best for you.
About the Provider:
I've been a licensed psychologist for over twenty-five years working in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut. My NH License No. is 891.
Before establishing my own private practice years ago, I worked in a variety of settings (including group private practice, hospital, and college counseling). In providing care for clients throughout the years, I have had regular interactions with psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, administrators, and community agencies.
In addition to office work, I have provided ‘on site’ professional services to state agencies and schools...delivered workshops on a number of issues such as stress management, violence prevention, and parenting... served as an Employee Assistance Program liaison for town governments, non-profit organizations, schools and business industries... worked as a college professor... and been active in pursuit of professional continuing education.
I work with adults, elders, adolescents and children with a broad range of clinical issues. These include, but are not limited to:
- anxiety and depression
- stress management (recent and chronic), adjustment disorders
- life transitions, personal growth
- psychological testing and evaluation
- mindfulness, relaxation, coping skills
- codependency and ACOA issues
- relationship issues, including couples, family, or parenting concerns
- workplace issues
- acute and chronic health issues
Treatment might include individual, couples, or family therapy. My style of treatment is respectful, direct, interactive, encouraging, and sometimes humorous.
Psychologists constantly update their knowledge as to what techniques and procedures will provide the best possible interventions or treatments for those they counsel. I provide treatment that is appropriate for the individual’s problems and so might ask to communicate with their physician. All are welcome to call to discuss an appointment.
If needed, I am able to administer a full-range of psychological evaluation and testing for children, teens, adults and the elderly for such issues as: bariatric surgery evaluation...attention deficit hyperactivity disorder....learning disabilities...emotional disorders…personality styles… intelligence levels…special education needs (elementary through college), dementia, etc.