Phoebe Manchester, M.S.

Therapist

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 served as a graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State University from 2000 until 2002 where she was a Master of Science candidate in Health and Exercise Science.  She’s also done course work in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary.

Phoebe’s years as a mental health counselor working with young law school students experiencing difficulties related to perfectionism, depression and anxiety at Clara Martin Center in Bradford, VT and a school counselor at Proctor Academy in Andover, NH – where she had the opportunity to work with bright, talented, anxious perfectionists – prepared her well for her responsibilities working with the residents at Mountain Valley.

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 – a career that gave her the opportunity to work with young athletes both on and off the ice.  She spent eight years as the head coach of two NCAA Division III women’s programs and worked with USA Hockey as a player evaluator, coach and instructor for the USA Hockey Coaches Education Program. She has worked at numerous hockey camps around the world and has extensive experience as a private instructor, working with players of all ages and abilities, including NCAA Division I male and female athletes.  Phoebe has also been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2001.  She served as the Chair of the Executive Council for the NSCA Ice Hockey Special Interest Group from 2006 until 2012.

Phoebe’s certifications and professional memberships are many and are as diverse as her interests.  She is a member of the American Counseling Association – and the New Hampshire Ice Hockey Officials Association. She has volunteered for The Project to End Human Trafficking – and she has been a volunteer coach at the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association Summer Camp for the Deaf. She has been an NCAA Women and Ethnic Minority Grant Program Mentor – and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors.

Areas of Specialty and Interest:

  • Human growth and development
  • Social and cultural foundations
  • Complex family dynamics
  • Group counseling
  • Psychological assessments

Phoebe can be reached at pmanchester@nullmountainvalleytreatment.org