Our Mission

Our mission is to help people manage life’s challenges.

Milford regional Counseling Services is a small, local, non-profit organization founded in 1984 by Dot Colson, a New Hampshire pioneer in the mental health field, who believed that all people should have access to affordable mental health care in their area.

As the only non-profit counseling services in the Souhegan Valley, Milford Regional Counseling Services aims to fill a critical gap in mental health care in the region.  We primarily serve people who live in the towns of Milford, Amherst, Mont Vernon, Wilton, Brookline, Lyndeborough,  Hollis, New Boston, Merrimack,  Bedford, Temple, Greenville, Francestown, Mason, Greenfield, New Ipswich, and Peterborough.We rely on the support of local town, grants, and generous individual donations to continue to offer our Milford Area Affordable Counseling Program. To find out ways you can help ensure this program continues, visit our Donate and Volunteer pages, or send us an email.

We offer a welcoming environment to all of our clients, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural or religious belief.

Our Services

We have counselors who work with adults, teens, and children. We meet with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

We can help you with counseling for many things including:

  • Depression/Self-Harm/Suicide
  • Stress/General Anxiety/Social Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks/Phobias
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family and Marriage Counseling
  • Divorce and Separation Support
  • Disability adjustment/HIV/AIDS
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
  • Anger/Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse/Addictions
  • Mindfulness
  • Life Management/Coping Skills


Milford Regional Counseling Services provides mental health treatment through a team of professional psychotherapists. The staff includes licensed clinical mental health counselors, masters level clinical counselors, masters level clinical interns, and graduate student interns. The providers have varied areas of knowledge and experience enabling the agency to offer a wide range of services.

The agency also specializes in providing counseling services to the homeless and individuals with dual diagnoses (those with both mental illness and substance abuse issues).  Since our beginnings, we have provided critically needed mental health treatment and counseling to thousands of individuals and families.

New patients will be contacted 24-48 hours after their initial phone call to our office, and can typically schedule an appointment within a week of this contact.  Please contact us for more information.


Member of the Partnership for Successful Living

In addition to the direct services provided by Milford Regional Counseling Services, clients have access to a full continuum of care through the Partnership for Successful Living member-agencies, a collaboration of six affiliated not-for-profit organizations that provide New Hampshire’s most vulnerable community members with access to affordable and supportive housing, health care, behavioral health care, education, employment, and supportive services. Milford Regional Counseling Services is able to better coordinate and deliver a comprehensive array of interventions designed to empower low-income individuals and families, and ultimately build a stronger community. Outcomes are enhanced through this Partnership model.

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Milford Regional Counseling Services
15 Union Street, Milford, NH 03055

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