Phoebe Manchester, M.S.


A native of New Hampshire’s Upper Valley, Phoebe Manchester’s experience teaching, guiding, and empowering adolescents and young adults is extensive. A 1996 graduate of Dartmouth College, she earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Plymouth State University in 2017.

Phoebe’s experience as a mental health counselor includes time at the Clara Martin Center in Bradford, VT where she worked with young law students from Vermont Law School who were experiencing difficulties related to perfectionism, depression, and anxiety. She also spent time as a counselor at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH where she had the opportunity to work with bright, talented, anxious perfectionists.

Prior to becoming a therapist, ice hockey was Phoebe’s passion.  After playing for the Dartmouth College women’s team for four years, she pursued a career in coaching.  Phoebe spent ten years coaching college hockey, including eight years as a head coach of two different NCAA programs. Phoebe’s interest in counseling developed when she found that she was spending more time working with players on their mental health, self-esteem, and anxiety than she was teaching players about the game of hockey.

Phoebe is a member of the American Counseling Association and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors.  Phoebe still plays hockey and officiates high school and youth hockey.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Perfectionism and self-esteem
  • Depressive disorders
  • Social psychology
  • Performance anxiety and sports psychology

Phoebe can be reached at