Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., LCMHC
                   Core Attachment Therapy© - Secure Attachment For The Adopted Child

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About Me & Services

I, Dorothy Derapelian, M.Ed., LCMHC, am an experienced mental health counselor, educator, and the creator of Core Attachment Therapy©. I have been in private practice for over 25 years in Meredith, NH. I specialize in play therapy and teach several classes for Granite State College in the Education and Training Partnership with Division of Children Youth and Families. I also conduct home studies for Child and Family Services for families interested in domestic and international adoptions. I am a member of the New Hampshire Attorney General's Mental Health Providers for homicide crimes. I am a certified Advanced Trainer for the Nurtured Heart Approach®. I am listed in Who's Who in 1987, 1989 and 2004. I had the honor of receiving the International Peace Prize from the United Cultural Center in 2005. I am an adoptive parent. I adopted my daughter Nara in 1995 from Krasnodar, Russia.


Besides providing therapy for children with attachment related issues, I provide play therapy, in particular toddlers. I also provide counseling for older children, adolescents and adults, for issues relating to trauma, anxiety, depression and transitional issues such as loss. I do take most insurances.


 I also offer consultation services to those of you who are utilizing Core Attachment Therapy© and The Nurtured Heart Approach®. This can occur via phone or Skype and can be scheduled for 30 to 60 minute increments. Please pay below.

* After payment is received, I will contact you to set up a consultation time that works best for both of us* 

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