Pastoral Counseling Services Expands To Seacoast

March 10, 2014
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS), an independent, non-profit counseling and consulting center serving New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts is proud to announce it has opened a satellite office on the seacoast at North Church of Portsmouth. PCS’ satellite office will be located inside the North Church Parish House at 355 Spinney Road, located just a mile and a half from Market Square in Portsmouth. Hours of operation are: Tuesdays, 10am to 7pm. To schedule an appointment call: Dr. Doug Stephens at 603.627.2702 ext: 117 or Carol Orze at 603.627.2702 ext. 151.

“We are extremely excited to offer our counseling services the seacoast area,” said Dr. David Reynolds, Center Director of Pastoral Counseling Services. “With this new satellite office in Portsmouth, we will be able to continue our mission of addressing mental health needs to this local community with compassion, acceptance and understanding. Our motto: Feel Heard. Feel Cared For. Feel Better., is truly about honoring each person’s journey, healing process and voice. We hope to restore each of the people we serve to a life that is spiritually, emotionally and physically balanced.”

“North Church of Portsmouth, United Church of Christ is a community of faith with people from a variety of religious backgrounds,” said Rev. Dawn A. Shippee, Pastor, North Church of Portsmouth. “We are a place where people find a diverse theological understanding and who, by the grace of God, worship and work together, that we truly may learn one from the other. We welcome Pastoral Counseling Services to our parish and look forward to the learning opportunities that our parishioners will have from their counselors. We are grateful that we have the opportunity to increase the options of mental healthcare on the seacoast.”

Carol Orze, M.S., LCMHC and Douglas Stephens, Ed.D., M.S.W., LICSW will be providing psychotherapy services from the new Portsmouth satellite office.

Carol specializes in anxiety/panic, depression, mood disorders, stress, women’s issues, parenting, grief, anger management, work issues and trauma. She works with women who are going through transitions in any stage of their lifespan. Carol assists women in moving through life challenges whether struggling with anxiety, stress, emotional exhaustion, or depression. Other issues that she addresses are grief and loss, relationship issues, work/life balance, and adjustment to empty nest and retirement.

With over 37 years of experience, Doug brings an impressive and diverse knowledge of psychotherapy to PCS. Currently, he serves as the Training Coordinator at PCS in which he develops and implements a clinical training program in which graduate students and postgraduate residents can complete clinical training. Dr. Stephens serves in the role of Adjunct Consultant for the Samaritan Institute, Inc. based in Denver, CO. He currently holds several licenses and certifications, including: AAPC Fellow; AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor; Board Certified Diplomat; Clinical Social Work; NH Independent Licensed Clinical Social Work; NY Licensed Clinical Social Work; and, NY Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In 2011 he co-authored with David Olsen, Ph.D. The Couples’ Survival Workbook.

PCS’ main office is located in Manchester at 2013 Elm Street. The new Portsmouth location is the third satellite office operated by PCS. They also have locations in Bedford and Nashua.

About Pastoral Counseling Services

Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) was founded in 1979 is celebrating 35 years and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. Our desire is to provide a community in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved & at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996.