DiAnne Proctor, Ed.D, LCMHC(NH), LPC(VA), CGP, CDBT, opened Southern NH Counseling in 2009 to provide individual and group counseling support for adults (18+) who are struggling to manage life stressors at work, home, or within. Dialectical Behavioral techniques (DBT) are effective in helping individuals who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or experiencing difficulty with relationships.  Our offices provide a safe, soothing, and professional environment, where individuals can identify and work through barriers in order to find balance, wellness, and a greater sense of happiness.

What Individuals Should Know

People want to be able to manage their own stressors and struggles.  It is hard to accept help and reach out for support.  My goal is to help individuals to recognize the benefits of working with a counselor in order to get the help and support needed. By working together to navigate through the many transitions in life that create stressors and emotional distress, clients can gain a stronger sense of peace and balance.


DiAnne Proctor completed her Doctorate in Education at Rivier University with a research focus on “Training Graduate Students about Group Counseling.”  She earned a Master’s Degree from Northeastern University and majored in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with an emphasis on Health Psychology. DiAnne completed a practicum at McLean Hospital in the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Inpatient Institute (OCDI), followed by an internship at Rivier University Counseling Center.  She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in New Hampshire and has earned a certificate in Certified Group Psychotherapy (CGP), which is recognized by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists, is Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CDBT), and is Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Prior to opening private practice, she worked within a community mental health agency and created a group counseling program that included 22 weekly groups.  Currently, her clinical practice provides individual counseling, group counseling, and psychoeducational workshops, and training and mentoring to clinicians.