Naomi Rather, Ph.D., LCHMC

Mental Health Counselor

It takes courage to confront issues that are painful, or to make significant changes in your life. Whether you’re looking to work through a recent event, or a long-term problem, Naomi is honored to be a part of your healing journey. Her style is to be respectfully direct, in a warm and supportive way that helps you to move forward.

Naomi has expertise in the treatment of grief and loss, trauma, couples and parenting issues. She is committed to staying abreast of the latest treatment techniques and has recently spent a year studying neuroscience for psychotherapists through UNE. She spent three years at the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, and led bereavement groups as a Seacoast Hospice volunteer for many years.

Naomi is certified in EMDR, and has been using this effective technique since 1998 to treat trauma.  She is also certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT).  Naomi and Deb Curtis, a Newburyport-based Social Worker, have teamed to form Seacoast EFT.  Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy is the most successful research-based model for couples therapy available currently.  Their website,, offers a vast array of resources for couples, with blogs, handouts, book ideas and a find-a-therapist page. Their podcast, The Couch, is a delightfully informative series of conversations about relationships, where they share what they’ve learned over decades of working with couples. The podcast is available for free on iTunes.”

She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her Masters of Counseling from the University of Dayton. She completed her Ph.D. through Tilburg University, where she researched the topic of collaboration across disciplines with both the Family Practice and Integrative providers at Whole Life Health Care.  Naomi is an Associate of the Taos Institute, a community of scholars and practitioners committed to the development of ideas and practices that promote connection among families, communities and organizations around the world. To learn more about the Taos Institute, go to



Insurance Accepted

Naomi can provide you with a receipt that you can submit to insurance.

Forms of Payment Accepted

Cash, check, Venmo, PayPal.

Hours of Operations

  • Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursdays 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

How to Schedule an Appointment

Call 603.431.6677 ext 365

How to Contact Naomi

Call: 603.431.6677 ext 365

What to Expect from the First Appointment?

It can help to think of the first appointment as a way to know if we will be a good fit. I’ll take a history and then we’ll discuss what therapy could do for you. You will leave with a clear sense of how our work together would feel, and that will help guide you forward.

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“The gift she has for listening to people and helping them articulate what’s already happening on the inside was such a blessing to me. She made a tremendous difference in my life.”

“She is among the BEST at what she does—it was a pleasure working with her.”

“My husband and I are stronger in love and peace because of who Naomi is and what she did for us.”