Kate Lemire, LICSW

Hi, I’m Kate! I am a licensed independent clinical social worker with extensive experience working with pregnant women, children, teens, and families in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My primary goal is to build trust and safety so that I can support you, your child, or your family as you navigate the bumps that life can throw your way. These bumps often have the ability to negatively impact our mental health, and I am passionate about creating a safe space so we can begin to explore this together.

Starting out on a therapeutic journey can feel overwhelming, especially when it comes to our kids. It’s hard to always have the answer and, as children grow, they may encounter difficulties that can lead to anxiety, depression, self-harm, or negative self-image. In turn, these big feelings can lead to challenging behaviors and tension within family systems. As adults, we aren’t immune to these experiences either. Through individual therapy and family therapy, we explore these issues and help draw connections between emotions, experiences, and behaviors. We can then begin to work towards identifying strategies that will help you oryour child feel more like yourselves, deepen your bonds, and feel better overall.

Specializing in trauma-informed care with a focus on newborns through teens, I work with young children (0-3), adolescents, teenagers, pregnant women, parents, and families. I am a nationally rostered provider of Child-Parent Psychotherapy, as well as a certified facilitator of the Circle of Security model. Attachment is the basis for so much in life, and my focus often lies in how we can create deeper bonds with ourselves and the people we love. For prenatal women, pregnancy can be the perfect time to begin bonding with your infant, while also holding space for yourself and the emotions that accompany pregnancy.

If this feels like the support your family is looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can be reached at (207) 977-6435 or kburns@oldeportcounseling.com.

Insurance & Fees:

Private pay, Anthem, Optum Plans, Harvard Pilgrim, and Out of Network Benefits