Rebecca Balok-Searles MA LCMHC will provide mental health counseling for children and families through our behavioral health integration program. Rebecca will work primarily Lilac City Pediatrics and holds experience working with school systems and the special education process. Rebecca has experience with addiction/12 step recovery, divorce, and adoption, supporting children/families struggling with depression, grief, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, learning disabilities and ADHD. She uses play therapy to build a safe-space for children to explore self-esteem building skills and beliefs.
Tara Kenney, FNP-C, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from Regis College in Weston, Mass. Before coming to Goodwin, she spent three years at Interventional Spine Medicine in Barrington where she worked with many patients suffering from chronic pain. She is also a certified Level 2 Reiki therapist and is interested in alternative medicine. She is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Jessica Bacon, CNM, has nearly 20 years’ experience working with women and infants. As a registered nurse, she spent a total of 12 years working in the labor and delivery units of Portsmouth Regional Hospital, York Hospital and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. After earning her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in 2012, she worked as a nurse midwife at Garrison Women’s Health Center in Dover and St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, as well as serving as clinical educator for Wentworth-Douglass staff. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board.
Kevin J. O’Connell is Licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, an Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol & Drug Counselor, and a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC). He earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences in 1993.
He has twenty five years of experience working with adults, couples, families, and groups in private practice, hospital settings, and non-profit community based agencies providing creative and transformational therapy. He integrates eastern, western, traditional and transpersonal approaches to enhance health and wellness in body, mind, and spirit. He applies an integrally informed, strength based; solution focused approach and uses evidenced based principles in guiding individuals needing assistance with a wide variety of co-occurring disorders to enhance lasting change and improved quality of life.
Janice Vaughn, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, joined Goodwin Community Health in 2017. She is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire 2007 and completed her Nurse Practitioner education in 2010. She previously enjoyed caring for patients throughout the lifespan at a primary care practice in Bristol, NH.
Janice particularly values getting to know her patients and their family members. She is currently attending classes at the University of New Hampshire with the goal of earning her psychiatric certification. She hopes to provide continuity in care across physical and psychological conditions.
Monica is a Family Nurse Practitioner that came to Goodwin in 2016. She earned her Nurse Practitioner degree from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She has several years of experience working as a Registered Nurse on a busy, medical unit in a Connecticut hospital where she cared for many types of patients including those with arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, pneumonia and COPD. She also has some experience working with pediatric patients in the public school system.
Monica strives to develop a positive, lasting relationship with her patients and values their individual insight when developing a health care plan. She enjoys working with entire families, ranging from infancy up through older adulthood.
In her free time, she loves to read, travel and explore the Seacoast with her husband and two children.
Dr. Kelley McLaughlin is originally from Northern Vermont. She fell in love with the NH Seacoast while attending the University of New Hampshire where she received her B.S. in Biology in 2009. She later earned her D.M.D. from Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2014. She has worked in a NH private practice for two years before joining Goodwin Community Health. She is a member of the American Dental Association and New Hampshire Dental Society. During her free time, Dr. McLaughlin enjoys exploring new vegetarian recipes in the kitchen, hiking, a good Broadway show, and spending lots of time with friends and family.
Paige is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 2011 from Husson University located in Bangor, Maine. She has experience working as a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings including an acute cardiopulmonary care unit, home health, and Goodwin Community Health. She went on to get her Masters of Science at University of New Hampshire and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP). Her goal is to assist the patient in achieving quality care by providing a positive, supportive, and encouraging provider-patient relationship.
Paige grew up in Northern Maine and now lives in Somersworth with her wonderful dog Wilson. She enjoys listening to live music, traveling, and spending time with her family & friends. Paige provides care for people of all ages but really enjoys working with children and cardiovascular care.
Diep-Anh Nguyen is a licensed New Hampshire Pharmacist and Certified Diabetes Educator with over twenty years of experience who graduated from Northeast Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. She is specialized in diabetes through post graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and American Pharmacist Association. Diep-Anh is the mother of two boys. In her free time she enjoys biking, hiking, cross country skiing, and spending time with family and friends.