We have the most licensed psychologists and psychiatrists practicing in one location in New England
Dr. Sari Lessard earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology
from the University of California, San Diego. She received her
doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate
School of Psychology in Palo Alto, California in 2004. As part of her
training, Dr. Lessard completed her predoctoral internship and
postdoctoral residency at Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.
in Concord, New Hampshire where she provided outpatient
psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults,
including psychological testing and psychotherapy.
Dr. Lessard brings with her experience in treating individuals and
families who struggle with issues of depression, anxiety, trauma
and abuse (victims), parenting stressors, relationship problems,
difficulty adjusting to life changes, grief and loss, child and
adolescent behavioral problems, and self-injurious behavior. Dr.
Lessard has also received specialized training in Dialectical
Behavior Therapy (DBT), which helps individuals increase coping
skills, emotion regulation skills, and interpersonal effectiveness
skills, and in child sexual abuse treatment. In addition, she is a
member of the American Psychological Association, and the New
Hampshire Psychological Association.
Sari Lessard, Ph.D
Dr. Lessard utilizes a cognitive behavioral approach to treatment, which focuses on the relationship
between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, in conjunction with a psychodynamic and interpersonal
approach to help clients eliminate or control troubling and painful symptoms so that they can more
fully understand themselves and their environment, improve the quality of their interpersonal world,
and return to previous levels of functioning. Dr. Lessard also values and respects the importance of
genuineness, empathy and acceptance in the therapeutic relationship. She believes that these
factors are necessary components to foster an environment of healing, insight, and growth.
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