Michael Edwards, MA, LCPC, LAC, is licensed in both psychological counseling and addictions counseling. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree from the University of New Hampshire, completing internships at UNH’s Health Services, and at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in NH. He earned dual licensure as a clinician in community mental health, established a private practice in NH’s Mt. Washington Valley, and has been with North Valley Behavioral Health since 2016.
Michael sees individuals for anxiety, depression, stress management, PTSD, marriage and family counseling, and individuals who do not have a substance use disorder. He also sees individuals who may have a substance use disorder, including alcohol and other drugs.
Research indicates 35-50% of individuals experiencing mental health symptoms may also be misusing alcohol and drugs, and 50-75% individuals with an addictive disorder may be experiencing mental health symptoms. Comprehensive treatment integrates both mental health and substance abuse assessment and treatment using evidence based protocols, including motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).