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When it comes to youth struggling with mental health and behavioral problems, it's hard to get good help these days.  

Why is this the case?  We believe that the approach taken by most mental health professionals -- while well-intentioned -- is misguided.  As a child psychiatrist and therapist who have treated thousands of kids together over the past 15 years, we'd like to share what we've learned, and why we do things differently.

Below we will be creating posts related to a wide range of issues, including behavioral disturbances, family dysfunction, substance abuse, psychiatric conditions, and the place for medication.  In addition, many of the posts describe Wholeistic Education (WED), Joe Walsh's proprietary approach to therapy, parenting, and healthier relationships.  


For information about our Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program located in Nashua, NH, visit our program website at:




Direction Behavioral Health Associates
5 Pine Street Extension
Nashua, NH 03060