New England Recovery & Wellness Center

Our Team

Don’t Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds that you Plant”
Robert Louis Stevenson
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
Elbert Hubbard
Traci McCarthy, MA, LCMHC
Clinical Director
Margaret holds a Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and is also trained as a Birth Doula as well as a Midwifery Assistant. Margaret has worked with adults with co-occurring mental health issues in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and community-based settings over the course of her time in the field. Margaret believes that her calling in life is to support individuals in their process of self-exploration and growth through life’s many transitions and stages. She possess a dedication to hold space for, and foster a sense of empowerment, greater awareness and healing in the lives of others. Through Margaret's caring presence as a therapist, she works to create an environment of acceptance and respect in which individuals feel safe and supported to explore their personal issues; to challenge themselves to push up against previously held limitations and to gain a richer understanding of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with themselves and others."
Steve Powell,MD, MPH, CPE, FAPA
Medical Director
Dr. Powell is currently the Chief Medical Officer for Pursue Care, and the Chief Executive Officer for New England Medicine and Counseling Associates which provides addiction treatment across New England. Prior to this role, Dr. Powell was the Chief Medical Officer for New London Hospital, a Dartmouth affiliate, for greater than six years. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from Clayton College and State University in Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies. He earned his M.D. from Mercer University School of Medicine in Georgia and his M.P.H. in Health Policy and Clinical Practice from The Dartmouth Institute at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. He completed internships in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, a residency in Leadership Preventive Medicine, and was Chief Resident in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry all at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, and he is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Powell is also Board eligible in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He is also a Certified Physician Executive through the American College of Physician Executives. Dr. Powell currently works clinically as an Internist and a Psychiatrist, with a focus on Addiction Medicine. He currently holds academic appointments at Dartmouth Medical School as an Instructor in Psychiatry and as an Instructor with The Dartmouth Institute.
Kris Lang
Operations Manager
Kris Lang is the Office/Operations Manager for Avenues Recovery Extended Care. She has an associate’s degree in Accounting and Business Management. Kris has worked in the Mental Health Field for over 20 years. She assisted in the development of a Substance Use Treatment Program in the local community recently and found this to be her passion. Her goal is to use her many years of experience to help build and maintain Avenues Recovery Extended Care’s success and respect in the treatment community.
Sandra Bell, APRN, FNP
Nurse Practitioner
Matt Boyd
BHT Supervisor
Margaret Sole, MS
Addictions Counselor
Margaret holds a Master of Arts Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and is also trained as a Birth Doula as well as a Midwifery Assistant. Margaret has worked with adults with co-occurring mental health issues in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and community-based settings over the course of her time in the field. Margaret believes that her calling in life is to support individuals in their process of self-exploration and growth through life’s many transitions and stages. She possess a dedication to hold space for, and foster a sense of empowerment, greater awareness and healing in the lives of others. Through Margaret's caring presence as a therapist, she works to create an environment of acceptance and respect in which individuals feel safe and supported to explore their personal issues; to challenge themselves to push up against previously held limitations and to gain a richer understanding of what it means to be in a healthy relationship with themselves and others."
Kristine Bailey, MSW
Addictions Counselor
Kristine Bailey holds a Master of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services from Southern New Hampshire University. From a very young age Kristine knew that she wanted to help others. She developed experience in community mental health while working with clients with severe and persistent mental illness in New Hampshire and connecting them to area supports and services. Her involvement with social services continued as a community care coordinator in Belknap, Northern Merrimack and Southern Grafton counties providing resources such as heat and fuel, medical, dental, therapy or mental health services and services from the Doorway for substance use treatment. Her impressive resume also includes a stint at New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s psychiatric hospital, engaging with severely impaired patients who needed inpatient treatment. Kristine found her calling in helping those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. It all began with an internship opportunity years ago and she has been making a difference ever since. In her role as counselor at Avenues, she works tirelessly at forging true connection with both clients and their families. With empathy and compassion, she gains understanding of their addiction and the struggle that comes with it and finds a way to their hearts.
Kelley Whitman, MLADC
Addictions Counselor
Kelly Whitman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Behavior Sciences at the University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health and Psychology at Springfield College, Springfield, MA. She is currently licensed as a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and working toward dual licensure. Kelly began her career in social work providing home based services to first time and at-risk families with children ages zero to five as well as families with young children and adolescents with behavioral and mental health diagnoses. She came to the field of addictions and mental health with the increasing awareness of the impact that these challenges have on individuals and families. Her work initially focused on outpatient services and targeted women in recovery and their families. Kelly has since worked with both men and women in both outpatient and residential settings including individuals incarcerated. In her role as counselor at Avenues, Kelly brings an empathic approach and focus on mind, body and spirit to her work in pursuit of recovery.