Therapy For The Modern Man
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Team

Get to know us, before we get to know you

Why are we doing this? 

It is a well known fact that men who need counseling, rarely seek it out. Despite the reality that working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the U.S, there is a toxic assumption that men should be able to solve their own problems. When a man needs an attorney, or surgeon, or accountant he hires one, because he neither wants to be sued, die, or commit tax evasion. It is time that we realize that we hire professionals for most aspects of our lives when we are lacking a skill-set, and knowing how to not feel like garbage is not an innate skill-set. Getting help and wanting to be a better partner, friend, parent, employe, boss, or any other identity takes courage, let us help. 

 
 
 

Counselors

 
 
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Steve Pierog, M.A., LCMHC

The decision to enter into counseling can be difficult and overwhelming, especially if you have had bad experiences in the past. I will work with you, at your own pace, to develop and implement a plan to improve your life and reach the goals you set for yourself. I work with adults that are struggling with mental illness or find it difficult to manage the stress of life. Together we will develop a view of how you want your life to look and then work on the plan to get you there.   

I focus on primarily helping men through the counseling process. For many men, therapy can be an uncomfortable process where they are asked to explore emotions that they have not “looked at” for a long time.  I know that for some of these men, a more hands on, less talking approach can be beneficial.

I also have training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a therapeutic technique to help people change their relationship to memories that are of traumatic events or other difficult memories.

If you want to meet with me and begin to take your life back! You can come in to our office and set up a time to meet or call

 

Education

Antioch University
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Hesser College
B.S. Psychology

Therapeutic Approach

• EMDR
• Motivational Interviewing
• Cognitive Therapies

Licensure

• New Hampshire

 

 
 
 
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Andrew Lapin, M.S., M.A., LCMHC

Andrew founded  Americas first outpatient clinical care farm, a nationally renown program. Andrew understands the complex landscape of the mental health field and has experience working with diverse populations and is an advocate for social inclusion. He has worked in various treatment settings and has unique expertise working with adolescent and young adult clients. His treatment approach is very hands on and he incorporates clinical interventions designed to inspire action.

Andrew has experience treating an array of mental health disorders, as well as helping through life transitions including: 

  • Navigating relationships

  • Grief/ loss

  • Professional/ career/ educational development

  • Complex medical conditions

  • Gender and sexuality affirmation

Andrew co-founded The Lodge Counseling in a effort to bring together men who need support by men who are qualified to give it. Finding a good counselor is difficult, fining a good male counselor can be impossible. Through both in-office and tele-therapy delivery systems, he hopes to bring health and wellness to his clients and their families. 

When not seeing clients at The Lodge, Andrew breeds and trains dogs as emotional support animals for clients seeking canine companionship and stability. 

 

Education

Antioch University
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Northeastern University
M.S. Nonprofit Management 

Brigham Young University- Idaho
B.S. Political Science

Therapeutic Approach

• Gestalt Therapy
• Certified in Animal Assisted Psychotherapy
• Motivational Interviewing
• Cognitive Therapies

Licensure

• New Hampshire