Serving: 13-15, 16+, 18+, 67+
Candace Stohl is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Psychology, with focus on Behavioral Medicine, Neurobiology of Mood Disorders, Psychobiology, Health Psychology and Epidemiology. She completed her undergraduate internship at Krempels Center in Portsmouth, NH under the John Winant Fellowship where she provided case management, group, family and individual counseling to adult members with Traumatic Brain Injury. In addition she completed her undergraduate research apprenticeship at McLean Hospital in the PAIN lab studying fMRI with migraine patients. Candace obtained her Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2014 at New England College with a focus in Integrated Care and Trauma. She completed her graduate internship at Families First in Portsmouth Health and Support Center, in Portsmouth NH, as a Behavioral Health Consultant where she was trained in both traditional counseling and short term Solution Focused Behavioral Health interventions working collaboratively with the Primary Care team to improve health conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, sleep problems, substance use, smoking cessation and cancer diagnoses.
Prior to joining The Counseling Center, Candace was a Clinical Supervisor and Adult Clinician at the Center for Life Management (CLM), a community mental health agency in Derry, NH providing outpatient counseling, assessment and crisis stabilization to adults struggling with a range of short term and long term mental health conditions. She has also has experience working with cancer patients and their families through Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Candace has worked with older adolescents, adults, and elders. She maintains comfort working with various populations with a diverse range of clinical issues. She has interest working with individuals who are affected by chronic health conditions, trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, psychosis, addiction and phase of life transitions, placing emphasis on holistic care. Candace is a member of the Somatic Experiencing Institute and has completed trainings in Integrated Health Care, Addictions and Neuroscience of Anxiety. She specializes in providing therapy utilizing a range of approaches, tailored to individual need, including Somatic Experiencing, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Mindfulness and Stress/Anger Management and more. Candace is passionate about establishing strong therapeutic alliances and collaborating with clients, their families and medical providers in effort to effect change that embodies whole health care and recovery. The therapeutic relationship fosters each individual’s intrinsic ability to heal, teaching skills to cope with life’s challenges while promoting independence and autonomy.