Areas of focus: stress, anxiety, mood disorders
Mark has been in practice in the Mount Washington Valley since 1996, working at Carroll County Mental Health (where he also served as Clinical Director) and in private practice, before co-founding Mount Washington Valley Psychological Services in 2003. He holds a BA from Rutgers (NJ) University, an MA from New York University, and an MSC from the University of Southern Maine. In addition to his clinical practice, Mark has been engaged as an adjunct professor and field instructor for Plymouth State University and Antioch New England College. Mark works with adults, children ages seven and older, and families, with a primary focus on the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression and other mood disorders. He is licensed to practice in both New Hampshire and Maine, and also holds certification as a National Certified Counselor.
Areas of focus: psychological testing, disability evaluation
Dr. Bildner is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of New Hampshire. She earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University and trained at Friends Hospital as a predoctoral intern. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bildner has worked as an independent practitioner at Mount Washington Valley Psychological Services since 2003. She provides testing and evaluation as well as counseling services for children and adults. She conducts a range of testing including intellectual assessment, psychological evaluations and safety evaluations.
Areas of focus: couples/family therapy, adolescents
Bio coming soon.
Areas of focus: behavioral issues, adolescents, Autism-spectrum disorders
Rick Hensley-Buzzell has a background in music performance, education and music therapy. He earned his Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England and has been employed with MWVPS for three years. He works with a wide variety of clients (kids, adults, families) and is firmly rooted in the Relational Approach of psychotherapy. Rick spends a good deal of professional time working in the local public schools with students, teachers and parents. He continues performing as a local musician, is married and has two young boys.
Areas of focus: adults, adolescents
Bio coming soon.
Areas of focus: couples/family therapy, children
Shawnna Lewis is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker who joined MWV Psychological Services in July 2011. She received her Master's Degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2002. Before going the team at MWVPS, Shawnna worked for 9 years in a community mental health setting with children, adolescents, and families seeking help with adjustment issues, family conflict, parenting, trauma, attachment issues, mood deregulation, depression and anxiety. Shawnna's therapeutic approach includes an eclectic collaboration of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Solution Focused and Structural therapy. She uses techniques that include expressive/ play therapy, sand tray, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Shawnna works with children, adolescents and adults providing individual, family, and couples therapy.
Areas of focus: couples/family therapy, adolescents, children
Emily Cowan enjoys working with families, couples, adults and teens. She is especially interested in parent-child problems, “inflexible-explosive” children, and step-families, and she has helped people of all ages with AD/HD, anxiety, depression, co-dependence, loss and other difficult life changes. Emily has specialized training in Internal Family Systems, a method of therapy that recognizes the underlying usefulness of all of a person's parts, and helps parts that are causing the client problems to transform. Additionally, Emily has training across the spectrum of cognitive, behavioral and Twelve-Step approaches. She believes that a therapist's deep listening, free of judgement, is an essential starting point for therapy.
Emily received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1991. In Maryland she worked with at-risk families and then with the elderly. She has lived in the North Country since 2000, where for eight years she worked as the clinical social worker at a rural medical center. In 2007 she opened her private practice in Lancaster, which she maintains.