kathy ireland® Recovery Centers

Laconia, New Hampshire – Outpatient

Our Laconia, NH outpatient drug treatment program functions as a bridge from residential treatment to independent living, or as an entry point for initiating treatment for a substance use and/or mental health disorder. You can step down from a more immersive level of care to an outpatient program, or step up to a more immersive level of care from an outpatient program.

At our Laconia, NH program, our experienced, compassionate team of drug and alcohol counselors apply an integrated, holistic approach to treatment. We treat the whole person, not just the symptoms of the disorder. We create a custom treatment plan based on your individual physical, emotional, and psychological needs, designed to maximize your strengths and start you on the road to sustainable, lifelong recovery.

Outpatient Treatment Programs in Laconia, NH

At our Laconia facility, we offer the following levels of care:

Partial Hospitalization Program
(PHP) (Coming Soon!)

6 hours of evidence-based treatment per day, 5 days per week

Intensive Outpatient Program

3 hours of evidence-based treatment per day, 5 days a week. This can be done at our facility or via our virtual evening IOP program.

Outpatient Treatment Program

Treatment hours & frequency determined by you & your treatment team

At the outpatient level of care – partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, or outpatient – your personalized, integrated, treatment plan will include a combination of the following therapeutic approaches:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Experiential Therapies
  • Expressive Therapies
  • Community and Peer Support Groups

We also use medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when medically necessary for patients in recovery from opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or alcohol use disorder (AUD).

Comprehensive Support for Lifelong Recovery

Every patient in our outpatient treatment programs participates in our thorough Prescreen and Assessment process. Our clinical team gathers all the information relevant to your treatment and recovery, including:

  • Personal medical history
  • Family medical history
  • Personal substance use history
  • Mental health disorder history
  • Substance use treatment history
  • Mental health treatment history

Once we learn who you are and what you need – and you identify your personal goals for treatment – we design a plan that gives you the best chance of a successful recovery. Your plan covers you while you’re with us, and also includes critical case management and aftercare services that support you after you complete your formal treatment program.

Laconia NH Substance Abuse Recovery

Aftercare and Case Management Support Includes:

  • Referrals to physicians, therapists, and addiction counselors for your ongoing care
  • Referrals to other kathy ireland® Recovery Centers programs and levels of care
  • Vocational support
  • Family support services
  • Information and help with federal and state financial and housing resources
  • Contact information for 12-step groups, advocacy organizations, and sober living communities

The goal of case management and aftercare is to provide the support you need to maintain your recovery and sobriety for years to come. We promise to stand by your side for as long as you need us. Your time in treatment is the beginning of your journey, and it’s important to build a solid foundation and a set of recovery skills that are durable, resilient, and serve you when you need them most. That’s why we create an aftercare plan based on your specific needs – and offer a broad range of continuing care services to support you as you learn and grow.

Your Journey, Your Recovery, Your Life

We give you tools that empower you to move beyond the cycles of addiction and live free of alcohol and substances. Our clinical team initiates and provides treatment while you’re with us, our case managers ensure you receive the support you need as determined by your treatment plan, and our aftercare support system connects you to the resources you need to manage your sobriety when you transition to independent living. That’s what holistic care means: we have you covered from every direction we can think of.

Experience The Facility

kathy ireland® Recovery Centers –
Laconia, NH

745 N Main St
Laconia, NH 03246

Contact us for a tour of our facility on an appointment or walk-in basis.

Meet the Team

  • Kelly Schoonover, MS, LCMHC, MLADC
    Kelly Schoonover, MS, LCMHC, MLADC
    Clinical Director
  • Joey Ferguson
    Joey Ferguson
    Director of Business Development & Patient Access
  • Wendy Hanley
    Wendy Hanley
    Outreach Coordinator
  • Julia Velie, MS
    Julia Velie, MS
    Clinical Coordinator & Therapist
  • Sarah Mazzola
    Sarah Mazzola
    Nurse Practitioner
  • John (Jack) Dunn
    John (Jack) Dunn
    Clinical Therapist
  • Karen McClain
    Karen McClain
    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

You focus on recovery. We focus on you.

Our outpatient drug treatment programs provide a safe space where you learn the skills you need to navigate recovery and live a full, independent life based on your personal vision of health and wellbeing. The team at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers is here to offer compassionate support and evidence-based treatment. When you’re ready for change, we’re ready for you.

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Kelly Schoonover, MS, LCMHC, MLADC
Clinical Director

Kelly Schoonover is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Master Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor in New Hampshire who has been practicing since 2017. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University at Albany, SUNY. Kelly has more than seven years of professional experience working with adults with diverse needs. She makes sure to use a person-centered approach with the clientele she works with, as no single approach works for all. Kelly loves spending as much time as possible with her family and her dog. She’s always open to doing anything outdoors that allows her to move her body. And she’ll never say no to tacos!

Joey Ferguson
Director of Business Development & Patient Access

Joey started his professional addiction career by helping to develop and launch a mindfulness-based treatment center called Jacobs Ladder, which is featured in Netflix documentary “Recovery Boys.” Joey has traveled both internationally and locally to participate in screenings and community discussions on substance use disorder and treatment. Joey helped develop the collegiate recovery at West Virginia University where he served as a graduate assistant in their program. He helped WVU Medicine develop a detox and residential treatment center called the Center for Hope and Healing, which is open and operational in Morgantown, WV. During his time at WVU, Joey spoke for the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and various other organizations. Joey has work experience with nationally renowned treatment programs and serves individuals needing treatment on the front lines. Joey has been with the ki®RC–Williamson team from inception to opening.

Wendy Hanley
Outreach Coordinator

Wendy is kathy ireland® Recovery Centers’ Outreach Coordinator. Serving in the recovery field for more than four years, her journey in helping others started with her work with the homeless whom she provided warm meals and clothing to during the cold, winter months. Wendy enjoys traveling, boating, and enjoying the ocean with her husband, Tom. Together, they have four daughters, three of whom live in NH and one who lives in Virginia. She is very passionate about helping everyone and is very active, and beloved member of our community, where she regularly volunteers.

Julia Velie, MS
Clinical Coordinator & Therapist

Bio Coming Soon!

Sarah Mazzola
Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Mazzola has Master’s of Nursing from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and a Bachelor’s of Nursing from Simmons College in Boston, MA. With over 10 years of nursing experience, Sarah Mazzola has experience in-patient, outpatient and in the community. Most recently, she has worked in private practice and various in-patient psychiatric settings on the seacoast of NH and MA. She recently moved to Laconia with her husband and three children to be closer to family. Sarah has a passion for dual diagnosis and adolescent mental health and is excited to work with the team at Laconia and is excited to start prescribing Sublocade!

John (Jack) Dunn
Clinical Therapist

Jack is a a graduate of Capella University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and did his fieldwork in child and adult partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in several states. He splits his time between a community mental health agency and Ascension Recovery Services in New Hampshire. He enjoys seeing clients find recovery and better themselves; “that’s the best part of the work,” he shares.. He lives in the White mountains with his wife and 4 children.

Karen McClain
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant

Karen is our Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) at Laconia. She received her degree certification from West Virginia Junior College in Morgantown, WV in 2017. Shortly after, she moved to New Hampshire with her husband and daughter.

She loves collecting candles, battery/solar candles, and purses/handbags/totes. She also enjoys spending ample time with her husband and daughter.

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