MAPS adds three to staff

Three mental health clinicians have joined the Peterborough staff of MAPS Counseling Services.

Now in its 40th year, MAPS Counseling Services has been providing outpatient mental health care to the Monadnock region.

Dr. Gary Barnes, executive director of MAPS Counseling Service, said Ann Lammers, Susanne Riemer and Sean Flemming are joining the MAPS Peterborough office at 44 Concord Street.

“With the addition of these three outstanding therapists, our Peterborough office now has five licensed clinicians serving clients of all ages,” Barnes said.

Lammers, a marriage and family therapist who earned a master of divinity at The General Theological Seminary and her Ph.D. in theology and psychology from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University, has specialized for 20 years in therapy for adults and children coping with trauma. She has extensive experience in helping people recover from acute stress, anxiety, depression and bereavement. Lammers is a noted editor and translator of the works of Carl Jung. Her most recent book, “The Jung-Kirsch Letters” sheds light on the relationship between Jung and James Kirsch and challenges accusations that Jung was anti-Semitic.

Riemer, a senior staff therapist, had been in a private practice in Milford before joining MAPS in January. Prior to that, she was program director for the Behavioral Health/Youth Services program for Catholic Charities in Metuchen, NJ. Riemer, with more than 30 years of clinical and administrative experience, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and the School of Social Work at Boston University. In clinical practice, she works with children, adolescents and their families as well as couples, including both active duty and retired military families. She works with clients with a range of symptoms, including depression, anxiety, family conflict, school or work problems and trauma history (including post traumatic stress disorder).

Flemming has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy, often encouraging clients to explore thoughts and feelings through artistic expression. He also has a background in substance abuse counseling and years of experience working in mental health inpatient and outpatient settings. He welcomes clients who wish to incorporate spirituality into their counseling.

He works with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings. He holds a master’s degree from Hofstra University on New York’s Long Island.

For information, contact MAPS Peterborough office at 355-2244.

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