Meredith Hamel

Biography

Treatment Philosophy

I believe people can change. Given knowledge and an open space to explore our relationship with ourselves and others, we all have the ability to make things right.

Professional Journey

I went into mental health to figure out problems in my own family. I enjoy helping people as well, so the two blended into a life’s passion of social work. It has had a snowball effect reaching different areas including schools, community health, and finally settling in private practice, working with people with substance abuse disorders.

Special Interests

Addictions, anger management, emotion regulation, anxiety, spirituality and mindfulness and working with groups.

Education

B.S. – Social Work, Salem State University

Combat Arms Instructor  – US Air National Guard

Associates Degree  – Mental Health Counseling, North Shore Community College

Professional Certifications & Associations

Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor

NH Batterer Intervention Program Provider

Prime Certification Aftercare DWI Provider

Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor

PRI Certified Instructor

Other Professional/Educational Achievements

  • Opiate Drug Task Force
  • Drug Court Planning Board Member, 2002

When not with my patients, I enjoy… spending time with family, nature & outdoor activities like kayaking, hiking, skating and motorcycling, and adventure sports like zip-lining and motocross. I like pet care taking, visiting farms, horseback riding, reading inspirational books, laughing and finding joy.