Dr. Micheline Hagan
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist, experienced in working with individuals across the lifespan, particularly adults and adolescents. I work from an integrative, strengths-based perspective with the strong belief that we all have the natural potential for growth and change. Every impasse or challenge we encounter truly represents an opportunity for growth. I approach my work with curiosity and compassion, and I strive to help my clients develop this same orientation towards themselves.
I offer brief and longer-term psychotherapy to individuals with a wide range of concerns, including anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, relationship and family issues, exposure to trauma, health-related matters, transition and loss, issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and concerns relating to school and work. Because life is complex, sometimes identifying the “problem” is the first important step in therapy.
I work collaboratively with clients help them to identify and reach goals specific to their unique lives and values. This could mean finding immediate strategies to address specific symptoms. Or it might mean rethinking behaviors or beliefs that no longer “fit;” and trying out new approaches to relationships, work, or school. It could also mean learning to see a situation, a loved one, or even yourself, in a new light.
Knowing that a strong and trusting relationship is essential to the therapeutic process, I work hard to maintain a safe and welcoming space in which clients feel comfortable sharing and exploring concerns important to their goals. I’ve been described as calm and accepting. I listen carefully, and I strive to offer my expertise in a manner befitting each client’s unique situation, recognizing each individual as the expert of their own experience.
Issues Commonly Addressed
• Academic concerns
• ADHD (and other attention/focus concerns)
• Emotional Disturbances
• Family Conflict
• Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
• Grief and Loss
• Health-related concerns
• Mood Disorders
• Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
• Peer Relationships
• Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
• Pre-teen and adolescent issues
• Relationship Issues
• Relationship Violence
• School and work-related concerns
• Self Esteem
• Sexual Abuse
• Sleep or Insomnia
• Suicidal Ideation
• Women’s Issues
• Internal Family Systems (IFS)
• Family Systems
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques
Visit our glossary to learn more about treatment approaches.
Age Groups Served
• Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
• Adolescents/Teenagers (14-19)
• Elders (65+)
• PsyD, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England. 2011
• MS, Clinical Psychology, Antioch University New England, 2008
• MA, English, University of New Hampshire, 1998
• BA, English, Colby College, 1990
• Licensed Psychologist, State of NH Board of Psychologists, No. 1398