Adrienne  Cress
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Adrienne Cress


Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, REAT
New Hampshire Accepting Online
Portsmouth Accepting In-person
Updated June 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Adrienne Cress is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Registered Expressive Arts Therapist in Portsmouth, NH. She accompanies her clients in healing from childhood wounds, discovering personal strengths, and designing a fulfilling life. Adrienne puts special emphasis on discernment between the voices and choices of the distressed ego and the wisdom and guidance that comes naturally from the True Self. Adrienne facilitates this process of discovery through guided meditation, expressive arts, action methods and talking things through.

Adrienne holds a therapeutic space that balances safety and risk. She establishes safety with ongoing care and attention into any and all concerns that emerge in the therapeutic process as well as creative practices that help to ground and connect her clients. She also invites clients to step into their growing edges by offering options to explore further through the arts, meditation and action methods.

Adrienne delights in witnessing the spiritual awakening that can occur when a client is released from the burdens of their negative beliefs, returns to their authentic being and comes to trust and feel connected to others and the world again.

Since she began her private practice in 2013, Adrienne has been leading expressive arts workshops and classes for personal, spiritual and professional growth. She also co-leads a spiritually-minded online community called The Loveliness, offering online courses, blogs and other inspiring resources meant to facilitate connection with the True Self. Her role as a therapist is strengthened, also, by her roles as a mother, spouse and entrepreneur as well as by her creative practice as a dancer, musician and visual artist.

Message to clients

If you find there is a curiosity and openness within you to take a less traditional road to your personal healing and growth, then we might be a good fit for one another.

Whatever your intention for therapy, I will delight in meeting you there. I like to think of the therapeutic relationship as an improvised dance. In our collaborative partnership my training, skills and experience allow me to respond in-the-moment to your needs in ways that feel equally safe and transformative. In addition to the creative process and meditation practices, talk is also a valuable component in therapeutic change that can help to concretize the changes you are making in your life.

No experience in the arts or meditation is required; "beginner minds" are welcome! In fact, I welcome all, including BIPOC and LGBTQ-identified populations.

Next steps? Reach out to me with some times that might work for you for a free 15 minute phone consultation. Sometimes that's a great way to get a sense for our fit and decide how to proceed from there.


Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Adrienne Cress is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $165 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $95 - $165
  • Initial session: $165 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Also accepting Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) cards


Online Sessions (New Hampshire)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Wed 8:30am to 5:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30am to 1:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Portsmouth practice
2456 Lafayette Rd. Suite 12, Suite #12, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:30 am to 5:30pm
  • Wed 1:30pm to 5:30pm
  • Thu 8:30am to 1:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years

Private Practice, Psychotherapist, 2013 - Present

California Institute of Integral Studies, M.A. Expressive Arts Therapy, 2009


New Hampshire: 955