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Karly Nihal, CMHC

I utilize present-centered and mindfulness-based techniques to help clients cope with challenging life events, process past trauma, and tune into a path forward. I am trained in mindfulness-based therapy and somatic awareness, and often will integrate mindfulness exercises into the therapy room, when appropriate and desired. I believe strongly in each person’s innate wisdom and resiliency and reflect these qualities to you when in session. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental container for you to explore new ways of being, and shed old patterns that may no longer be helpful. I am also passionate about working with client’s dreams and believe our dreams hold wisdom and potential for understanding ourselves more deeply. I enthusiastically work with children and adults ages 10+. I have experience as a clinician at a residential treatment center for adolescents, and have worked with those in recovery from disordered eating, along with individuals who are survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. 


Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Under supervision by Judy McAuley, LICSW (NH License: 1864) 


  • TBRI: Trust-Based Relational Intervention - focus on working with young adults in crisis

  • Embodied Experiential Dreamwork with Dr. Leslie Ellis (*currently completing 10 month training)

  • Cultural Awareness Training - Department of Health and Human Services, Portland, ME

  • Safe Zone Training - LGBTQIA+ focus - University of Southern Maine

  • EMDR Training: Integrating EMDR Into Your Clinical Practice, 5-day Intensive 

Specialties: life transitions, anxiety, depression, body image and disordered eating, interpersonal violence, concerns about sex and sexuality, relationship challenges, parenting challenges, systems of oppression, identity issues


11 Kimball Drive Suite 104-105

Hooksett, NH

Also offering telehealth sessions



Ext 703


Insurance & Payment

Cigna, Evernorth & all subsidiaries 

Aetna & all subsidiaries 

Harvard Pilgrim & all subsidiaries 

Optum  & all subsidiaries

Tufts Health Plan & all subsidiaries  

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield & all subsidiaries 

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