Timothy Runk, L.I.C.S.W., M.L.A.D.C.

Katherine Frick
I love to help people recognize and reach their potential. What feeds my enthusiasm for the work I do is that, time and again, I have been able to witness change that is both startling and profound. That dark cloud can lift and the answers can reveal themselves at the most surprising moments, often within fairly short periods of time. Sometimes it happens when we least expect it, just when we feel like giving up. But when a brave soul is willing to challenge some negative thinking; to feel some healthy emotions that they had been keeping at bay; to take bold, new action - that's when they become energized. That's what excites me about the therapy process.

I see my role as a facilitator and as a guide - someone who can lay the groundwork for these moments of change. My goal is to help others break free of their limiting beliefs and start creating the lives they truly want for themselves. That may mean offering a fresh perspective, teaching a new concept or strategy, listening with an open mind, or helping sort through a range of confusing options.

People seek therapy for many different reasons: to restore self-confidence; to find ways to connect with other people; to rebuild relationships; to find relief from pain; to set and achieve goals; to rediscover a sense of purpose; to recover and bounce back from loss; or to learn to relax and find joy in life. I believe that the process of mental health counseling requires the right blend of compassion, mutual respect, humor, and willingness to step into new territory together.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker - New Hampshire
Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - New Hampshire
Master of Social Work - University of New Hampshire, Durham
Bachelor of Arts in Communication - University of New Hampshire, Durham

Clinical ExperienceHaving been committed to human service work since 1989, I bring 23 years of experience to my practice. Over the years, I've worked with men, women and teens looking for help to manage a broad spectrum of challenges. My knowledge base and skills have expanded through employment in a variety of settings: outpatient counseling; inpatient treatment; group home care; partial hospitalization programs and foster care placements. I have supervised and trained graduate student interns and master's level clinicians, developed curriculum and designed treatment programs. I have extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of mental health disorders. I've worked not only with people who have sought therapy voluntarily, but also with those who are doing so under court orders or because of some form of external pressure.

Professional AffiliationsMember - National Association of Social Workers, New Hampshire Chapter
Black Belt, 4th Degree in Isshin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo - practitioner and instructor of martial arts.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."

Albert Einstein