Cerissa Desrosiers PsyD, Clinical Director

Cerissa is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience treating adolescents and their families in higher levels of care. Before starting Endurance with Chris White in 2014, she worked in both residential and intensive-outpatient programs. She also has past experience as a Watch Officer for Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and as a firefighter and EMT. Outside of work, Cerissa can be found building Legos with her daughter, playing outside with her Goldendoodle, Chloe, and — in early spring — tapping her maple trees to make maple syrup!

Christopher White LSW, Director of Operations

Chris is a Licensed Social Worker who has worked with struggling youth since 2001. He served as a residential counselor and Assistant Residential Director at Nashua Children’s Home, Southern New Hampshire’s largest residential treatment organization, for over eight years. He then worked as Site Coordinator and Counselor for Direction Behavioral Health’s Seacoast IOP until opening Endurance with Cerissa in 2014. A former semi-professional football player, Chris enjoys spending time with his four daughters, cooking, and supporting New England sports.

Danielle Bouchard MSN, PMHNP-BC, Medical Director

Danielle has served as Medical Director at Endurance since it opened in 2014. She is dedicated to improving the lives of adolescents affected by psychiatric illness by providing compassionate, specialized and effective clinical care. Her focus is utilizing the highest quality evidenced-based pharmacotherapy interventions to reduce suffering and improve functioning of young people in the acute phase of illness so they may reclaim what is meaningful to them. In addition to her job in psychiatry, Danielle enjoys travel, country music and giant dogs, especially her beloved Newfoundland, Bernard.

Natalie Fekete, LMHC, PMHNP-BC, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Natalie is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner who has been working in the field of mental health for over 18 years in various treatment environments. With her additional training as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Natalie has always taken a whole-person approach to treating patients, understanding that oftentimes there are various contributing factors to the presenting symptomatology. She individualizes patient care to enhance treatment outcomes. Outside of Endurance, Natalie enjoys being outdoors with her family, boating, fishing, hiking, playing tennis and snowboarding.

Andrea Sawyer, MS, RN, PMNNP-BC, Board-Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Andrea has treated children and adolescents with complex psychiatric needs in outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings for more than 18 years. Her goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate, and quality care, and to determine whether psychiatric medication may be a useful part of one’s overall mental health treatment. She uses a strength-based, collaborative, approach, while emphasizing the importance of combining psychoeducation and pharmacology with psychotherapy. Outside of work, Andrea loves spending time with her family, friends, and playing with her cute Bichon puppy, Lenny!

Steph Grandmont, RN, Registered Nurse

Steph is a registered nurse with a background in psychology, specializing in mental health and wellness. After working in Med-Surg in a busy Syracuse hospital, Steph moved into the mental health field, first working in private practice and then in Community Mental Health for the City of Manchester. Steph worked for two years supporting adults with serious and persistent mental illness, and is passionate about medication education, building social supports, and harm reduction. Outside of work , Steph enjoys spending time with her family kayaking, hiking and gardening.

Erika Willis, LCSW, Program Director

Erika is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in the child protection system, as well as providing family, group, and individual therapy. Before Endurance, Erika worked as a clinical supervisor in an adult community clinical services program, supporting adults with serious and persistent mental illness. Prior to that, she worked as the clinical director of an adolescent girls’ group home. Outside of work, Erika enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, weekend trips to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, and hanging out with her dog, Bruce Willis.

Jessie Felber, LICSW, Therapist

Jessie’s areas of interest include anxiety disorders, trauma, eating disorders, ADHD, and sensory processing challenges. Before Endurance, Jessie worked with children and families in a variety of settings, including an integrated primary care/behavioral health program and a therapeutic foster care program. She is nationally rostered with Child-Parent Psychotherapy, an evidence-based model used to support children and caregivers with attachment-related challenges and/or trauma. Outside of work, Jessie loves to run, hang out with her Australian Labradoodle, Lily, and spend time with her family.

Melody Gregory, MS, Therapist

Melody is a Master’s level clinician who is pursuing licensure for Mental Health Counseling.Before Endurance, she worked at Girls Inc. of Lynn, supporting at-risk girls and young women through advocacy, education, and enrichment programs. Melody aims to bring light-heartedness and humor to her work in order to support youth and families in an authentic and genuine way. Outside of work, Melody loves to create art, cook, spend time outside, be a nerd, spend time with her family and friends, and most of all, spend time rescuing and fostering guinea pigs!

Nicole Butterfield, MSW, Therapist

Nikki’s areas of special interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, personality disorders and trauma. Her goal as a clinician is to foster a safe and healing space for her clients. Before Endurance, Nikki worked at Future’s Behavior Therapy Center in Massachusetts, with clients from ages 3-22 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She also gained clinical experience at a safe house for domestic violence in California, and at an Orthodox Jewish community in Las Vegas. Outside of work, Nikki enjoys being a new mom and spending time with her husband and two miniature dachshunds.

Kelsey Finigan, LMHC, Therapist

Kelsey specializes in working with adolescents with complex trauma and developmental disorders. Before Endurance, she worked as a school-based therapist for high-risk youth navigating anxiety, depression, and complex trauma. Kelsey takes pride in taking a client-centered approach, while also leaning in to empathy and humor. Outside of work, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and Goldendoodle, Moxie. Kelsey also loves going to the beach on Cape Cod, as well as accumulating fun facts to share at the most random times (ask her about her impromptu audition for American Idol)!

Emma Goudreault, MA, Therapist

Emma specializes in working with children and adolescents with complex trauma and attachment disorders, as well as treatment for anxiety disorders. Before joining the team at Endurance, Emma worked at Hampstead Hospital as an individual and family therapist on both inpatient and residential units. She also worked across the state of New Hampshire, providing in-home therapy to children and families. Outside of work, Emma loves to spend time with her beloved orange cat, Manny with the Beans… Ask her about him!

Megan Pickford, BS, Therapist

Megan specializes in Adventure Therapy and Experiential Education and has past professional experience in therapeutic boarding schools, private wilderness-therapy inpatient programs, and residential treatment centers. She incorporates as many hands-on, experiential activities as possible into the therapeutic groups that she runs. Megan is an avid sports fan and fills her time off with hiking, biking, canoeing, and traveling. She recently completed hiking all 48 of the 4000’ foot peaks in the New Hampshire White Mountains range.

Jessica Hannon, Office Manager

Jessica wears many hats at Endurance (including updating the website!). She coordinates intakes for new clients and helps families complete the required paperwork. She is also your go-to person for questions about your insurance coverage and billing. Prior to scheduling your intake appointment, she will research your insurance benefits to ensure you understand any financial responsibility you may have. Before joining the team at Endurance, Jessica taught high-school English and had a career in educational publishing. She spends her time away from the office playing with her daughter and enjoying the outdoors.