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Elliot Behavioral Health Services

Meet The Staff

Timothy Breitholtz, M.D.

Timothy D. Breitholtz, MD is the Medical Director of Elliot’s inpatient and outpatient Behavioral Health programs. Dr. Breitholtz’s special interest is providing a comprehensive continuum of behavioral healthcare to patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. He has an accomplished background in psychiatry and leadership at Exeter Hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital and as Associate Medical Director at the Seacoast Mental Health Center all in NH.

Dr. Breitholtz studied medicine at Umea University and graduated in June of 1982. He completed his medical internship at Mora Hospital in Mora, Sweden. Dr. Breitholtz then began his surgical residency at Lenox Hill Hospital from
1986 thru 1988. In 1988, Dr. Breitholtz began his psychiatric residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY where he also completed a fellowship in
Gero Psychiatry.

Santharam Yadati, MD

Santharam Yadati, MD brings 32 years of experience in psychiatric medicine to Elliot Behavioral Health.  Dr. Yadati has extensive experience in both clinical and emergency psychiatry, counseling, electroconvulsive therapy, special program development, research, lecturing and teaching.  He will provide general psychiatric services.  Dr. Yadati offers assistance with depression, bi-polar disorders, schizophrenia, end of life issue, developmental disabilities, drug and alcohol abuse and psychopharmacology. 

Prior to joining Elliot Health System, Dr. Yadati held positions at: V. A. Medical Center, Manchester; Center for Life Management, Salem; Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua and Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua.

Dr. Yadati was named Top Psychiatrist of New Hampshire by his peers in New Hampshire Magazine in 2005 and 2006.  He obtained his Medical degree (M.B.B.S.) in India, is certified by the American Medical Association and has completed his Psychiatry training at University of Kansas at Wichita.   Dr. Yadati  successfully completed course work and has experience in Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Psychopharmacology and ECT.  He has been a practicing psychiatrist in NH since 1982.

Jodi Carner-Higgins, MS, CS, ARNP

Jodi Carner-Higgins, MS, CS, ARNP, is board certified as a clinical specialist in child and adolescent psychiatric and mental health nursing. She specializes in the psychopharmacological management of symptoms associated with AD/HD, mood/depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders.

Jodi is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, Emory University-Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Atlanta, GA, and Boston University-Graduate School of Nursing. Jodi has over 20 years of experience in both in-patient and outpatient mental health.

Faith Minard, ARNP

Faith Minard, ARNP, is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and has worked in the greater Manchester area since 1983. She provides counseling and medication management to adults. Faith specializes in women’s issues including emotional aspects of pregnancy, postpartum, depression/anxiety, infertility and pregnancy loss. She is a graduate of Bates College, Lewiston, ME and holds a Masters of Science in Nursing from Yale University, New Haven, CT.

Linda Bagshaw, LCMHC

Linda Bagshaw, LCMHC, specializes in children, adolescents and young adults with cognitive, emotional, and physical disabilities. She treats clients diagnosed with ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, and Conduct Disorder, depression, anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder and obsessive-compulsive behavior. She also provides therapy to clients who have been sexually abused or molested and children with Reactive Attachment Disorder.

Linda counsels children who have lost a parent through suicide, divorce, abandonment, abuse or neglect and works with foster children and children living in a group home setting. She has prepared teens for independent living, including teaching parenting skills to pregnant teens.

She obtained a Bachelors degree from Springfield College of Human Services, Springfield, MA and received a Masters degree from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH. Linda is a licensed clinical mental health counselor.

Tracey Coulon, LICSW

Tracey Coulon LICSW, brings many years of training and experience in counseling to Elliot Behavioral Health Services. She specializes in women's issues, parenting, PTSD, depression, anxiety and self esteem. She has an eclectic approach using cognitive behavioral therapy, relational cultural and others to suit the person she is working with to best meet their needs and goals. Tracey has been trained in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which are highly effective treatments for PTSD symptoms.

She received her Bachelor's of Science degree from Springfield College School of Human Services, Springfield, MA, and Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University School of Social Work, Boston, MA. Tracey is licensed by the NH Board of Mental Health as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.

Shawne D. Diaz, MA, LCMHC

Shawne D. Diaz, MA, LCMHC, practices adult individual counseling and group anger management. She is experienced in crisis intervention, short-term inpatient treatment and works within a cognitive behavioral framework. She specializes in adults with depression/anxiety disorders, ADHD, divorce, grief and particularly likes focusing on wellness issues.

Ms. Diaz graduated from Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. She completed her internship at the Community Internship Collaborative in Manchester, NH. She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of New Hampshire.

Dawn Wyman, LICSW

Dawn Wyman is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys working with individuals across the life span including children, adolescents, adults and families that are dealing with issues that inhibit growth and well being. Her specialties include women's issues, adoption, foster Care, health care, trauma, attachment, LGBT issues, and cultural diversity. Dawn has a special interest in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, adjustment/mood disorders, health and wellness issues. Her approach is solution focused and includes a strength based perspective. Narrative therapy, CBT, DBT, mindfulness, play therapy, attachment therapy, motivational interviewing, and psychoeducation are often used.

Dawn attended Smith College and later earned her Master's Degree from Simmons College School for Social Work in 2008. She completed her first internship at Exeter Hospital Outpatient Oncology where she worked with individuals who had cancer and their families. Dawn completed her second internship in Community Mental Health working with children, adolescents, and their families. She spent the following 4+ years working with children and adolescents in foster care and the juvenile justice system. Dawn enjoyed helping each child achieve the highest level of legal permanency possible.  This past year, Dawn has been working in the community mental health setting with adults who have chronic mental illness.

Brian Bedard, M.A., LCMHC

Brian specializes in general individual psychotherapeutic and group psychoeducational services for adults and adolescents.  His area of special interest is in assisting fathers improve the quality of their relationships with their children. 

He received his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Notre Dame College, Manchester in 2002 and interned at The Community Internship Collaborative also in Manchester.  Here, he began his psychotherapy practice.  Upon graduation, Brian joined the Community Council of Nashua first as an Inpatient Emergency Service Clinician at The Crisis Center and later transitioned into a position as an Outpatient Clinical Case Manager where he provided individual, group, and family therapy for adult persons who suffered from chronic mental illness. 

Prior to joining Elliot Behavioral Health Services, Brian worked for the Division for Juvenile Justice Services as a Treatment Coordinator and Therapist for the State of New Hampshire at the Sununu Youth Services Center, secure residential treatment, in Manchester.    His experience also includes providing emergency department based psychosocial/crisis evaluations. 

Brian is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of New Hampshire. 

Patricia (Trish) Fillio, LCMHC

Patricia Fillio (“Trish”) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who enjoys working with people of all ages and has experience providing treatment for such challenges as anxiety, depression, OCD, substance use, ADHD, grief and loss, blended family dynamics, emotional regulation including anger management, domestic violence, trauma recovery, and interpersonal relationship challenges.   Her experience with treatment delivery has included crisis management, long term therapeutic treatment and short term problem solving treatment within individual, couples and family settings. 


She received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education from Salem State University and her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from New England College. Prior to joining Elliot Behavioral Health Services Trish has worked with children and families involved with the Department of Health and Human Services and within an integrated care setting combining behavioral health treatment with physical health treatment.  Trish is actively involved with New Hampshire’s Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team and is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.  

Magdalena Romanowicz, MD

Education:
Medical University of Warsaw MD 2007 Warsaw

Internships:
Central Military Hospital Warsaw

Residency:
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine-MN Rochester, MN

Fellowships:
Stanford University Medical Center Stanford, CA

Certification(s):
Board Qualified, Psychiatry

Sean P. Kerrigan, MD

Education:
Louisiana State University - School of Medicine MD 2008 New Orleans, LA

Residency:
Harvard Longwood Boston, MA

Fellowships:
Stanford Hospital & Clinics Stanford,

CA Certification(s):
Board Qualified, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry, 2012

   
Kristy Moen LICSW, MLADC

Kristy Moen is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of New Hampshire.  She has special interest in Substance Use Disorders, Trauma and Women's Issues.  She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities based on client centered care including- Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and utilizing the Stages of Change when working with patients.  
 
Prior to joining Elliot Behavioral Health Services, Kristy held positions at the New Hampshire Prison System since 2008, including Program Coordinator of Women Services, Senior Psychiatric Social Worker at the Secure Psychiatric Unit and most recently as a Mental Health Clinician for women and providing staff trainings in Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Services within the Prison System.  She was also employed at a Community Mental Health Center for eight years as an Employment Specialist/Team Leader of the Individual Placement and Support Team where she provided support and symptom management techniques to assist individuals with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness find employment in the community. 

Kristy received her Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of North Dakota in 2000 and Master's in Social Work  from the University of New Hampshire in 2008.

   
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