Meet Our New Hampshire Team
Nidhi Turner, MSW, LICSW
Vice President of Community Based and Outpatient Services
Nidhi received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College . Nidhi has over 13 years experience working with children, youth and families in a variety of settings including residential, school, hospital and community based environments. Nidhi has been working in community and home based treatment for the last 9 years in Massachusetts and has been with Northeast Family Services since 2012. Her training has focused on Solution Focused, CBT and Trauma Informed Care for Children, Youth and Families. Nidhi serves as the V.P. overseeing our 5 regional offices in Massachusetts as well as the Clinic Administrator for our Outpatient Clinics in Massachusetts.
Andrea Mitchell MA, LCMHC
Andrea received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and her Masters Degree in Forensic and Counseling Psychology from William James College. She has been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years in a variety of settings. These settings include residential homes, community crisis centers, prisons, and hospitals. Andrea has worked with a variety of ages, focusing her post graduate training on maternal wellness, and the effect this can have on the family system. Andrea is the director of the newly formed New Hampshire office, working with DCYF/JPPO offices to provide ISO services and NFI North to provide Fast Forward services, both of which are intensive in-home services to provide families with structure and treatment.
Brenna Luedecke, MA
Brenna received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Substance Abuse from Keene State College, and her Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rivier University. Brenna has experience working with those suffering with a dual diagnosis of mental health and substance misuse. Brenna is currently working in the newly formed office in New Hampshire, working with DCYF and the JPPO system to provide ISO services, and working with NFI to provide Fast Forward services. Both are intensive in-home services that help provide the affected families with the support to learn how to maintain a safe and structured home as well as providing therapy within the family system.
Bridgette Phillips, MSW, QIDP
Bridgette received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the Northeastern Illinois University, her Master’s degree in Social Work from Dominican University and is currently enrolled at Simmons University part time to obtain a Master’s in Behavioral Analysis. She has four years’ experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including residential, community and home-based environments. Bridgette also has experience working in homes providing ABA Therapy for children. Her main post graduate work has been focused primarily working in non-profit residential homes for older adults with developmental disabilities and other mental health issues. Bridgette takes a collaborative approach with clients and families in order to develop goals and strategies that best meet their needs.
Patricia Esposito, MS
Patricia received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, from Hesser College in 2013, and her Masters of Science in Psychology Degree concentrated in Child and Adolescent Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in 2019. Patricia has over 5 years experience working with families and children on Behavioral Modification Therapy as well as reunification supervision as a Parent Aide before receiving her Masters Degree. Patricia is currently working in the newly formed office in New Hampshire, working with DCYF and the JPPO system to provide ISO services, and working with NFI to provide Fast Forward services. Both are intensive in-home services that help provide the affected families with the support and education on how to provide a safe and structured home while providing therapy to the family as a whole.
Ashley Ayala, MSW
Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Menlo College and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Ashley has experience working with those suffering with mental health disorders and learning disabilities. Ashley as worked with a variety of ages and is currently working primarily with children 17 years and under. Ashley is now working in the newly formed office in New Hampshire, working with DCYF and the JPPO system to provide ISO services, and working with NFI to provide Fast Forward services. Both are intensive in-home services that help provide the affected families with the support to learn how to maintain a safe and structured home as well as providing therapy within the family system
Doris Kendall, MA
Doris (Dot) Kendall received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education and a Specialist in Educational Psychology and Counselor Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. Dot has worked in Mental Health for more than 8 years providing support to those in need. Dot has worked with ages across life span in Community Mental Health, Residential, and in-home settings. She has completed additional trainings in TFCBT, Trauma focused care, substance use treatment, psychosis and domestic violence. Dot utilizes CBT and solution focused approaches to support her families while they develop a physically and emotional safe environment for the family. Dot has worked collaboratively with DCYF and other supporting agencies for more than 2 years in NH providing Intensive Home-Based treatment. Dot has joined the newly developed New Hampshire location of Northeast Family Services, providing ISO and HBT services to Concord and Northern NH communities
Ann-Marie Gelinas, BA
Ann-Marie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a Minor in Human Development from Granite State College. She is currently enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University in the Master of Psychology program, with a minor in Adolescent Development. Ann-Marie has extensive experience working with children, working in the childcare field for twenty years. She has two years’ experience working in an Autism Clinic, providing ABA Therapy on an individual basis. Ann-Marie is currently working at the newly formed New Hampshire office, working with DCYF/JPPO offices to provide ISO services and NFI North to provide Fast Forward services, both of which are intensive in-home services to provide families with structure and treatment.
Adam Robinson, BA
Adam received his Bachelor's Degree BA from Virginia Union University in Criminal Justice with a Minor in History/ Political Science. Adam also has an extensive history in working with Juveniles. He was a Juvenile Detention Officer in Newark NJ for 2 years. Adam also worked for the State of New Jersey for 5 years as a Family Service Specialist. Adam has also taken on positions a substance abuse counselor for not only poly-substance users, but also for dual diagnoses on an adult level. He has held various positions as a former case manager for Becket Family of services and Greater Nashua Mental health.