Core Attachment Therapy (CAT)
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CAT¬ģ Certification Program¬†

Next Session:  Sept 20, 2024


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Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., LCMHC 

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I am an experienced mental health counselor, educator, and the creator of Core Attachment Therapy¬©. I have been in private practice for over 30 years in Meredith, NH. I specialize in play therapy and teach several classes for Granite State College. I¬† have conducted home studies for Waypoint Services for families interested in domestic and international adoptions, until 2022. I was a member of the New¬†Hampshire Attorney General's Mental Health Providers for those impacted by homicide crimes, until 2019. In addition, I am a Certified Advanced Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach¬ģ and am listed in Who's Who in 1987, 1989, and 2004. I am honored to have received the International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Center in 2005, and most recently,¬† was selected as an Honorary Member of the Nationwide Registries Women of Distinction (2023).¬†On a more personal note, I adopted my daughter Nara in 1995, at age 6 from Russia.¬†