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Chrysalis Recovery Center LLC      &               CRC-IDCMP                                     603-998-4210

What is Chrysalis? (Chris - ah - liss)

Chrysalis is a term you may have heard before in regards to the process of transformation by which a caterpillar turns into a butterfly...we believe all human change is much like this same transformation. The word chrysalis actually refers to the safe and protected environment which is necessary for the change/transformation to occur. We provide that safe space and counselors who assist clients through their transformation and changes.

Why are we called "Recovery Center" ? Our name does not mean that everyone needs to recover. We are not bias is assuming everyone is addicted to drugs or alcohol. Our name means that this is a place where recovery can, and does happen on a daily basis - and for those who need it, our goal is to provide it.  Really, we are a counseling center but the name was already chosen as recovery center. 

 Since we have added the IDCMP - DWI program to our facility - we have become much more aware of the fact that a DWI is often a bad choice for some, while for others - their addiction is out of control. For others, they find themselves in the middle. Chrysalis Recovery Center offers to everyone a place to examine themselves and their current habits, and we offer the assistance to recover from unhealthy addictions, habits or even poor choices. Everyone can benefit from speaking to counselors at Chrysalis!

Chrysalis Recovery Center, LLC is a counseling center that has been transforming lives in New Hampshire since 2009.

In addition to being a State approved Impaired Driver Care Management Program (IDCMP) for DWI/DUI offenders we are the only program in the state with private single rooms and bathrooms, however our Northwood location with overnight classroom accommodations is temporarily closed due to Covid at this time.  We also offer an array of counseling services in our 4 locations in Concord, Franklin, Manchester and Northwood NH, however all sessions are done over the phone and telehealth at this time due to COVID.

We also offer: Intensive Outpatient Programs, DWI aftercare counseling, Military Family Transitions and Reintegration Counseling, Veteran Counseling, Addiction Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Dual Diagnosis Counseling, Anger Management, Mental Health Counseling, Groups, Evaluations, Assessments, Stress Management, Budgeting, Parenting skills, Vocational Assistance and more.

Our counselors have specialties in many areas, please explore our website to learn more about us and programs we offer, as well as funded programs we are providers of such as; NH Public Defenders reimbursement for Evaluations, NH DCYF/Juvenile Probation reimbursement for Evaluations, and the DATA program low cost options. We also are preferred providers of Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna, NH Medicaid, WellSense, Ambetter, NH Healthy Families and Ameri-Health.

We have been blessed with caring and compassionate counselors, therapists, recovery mentors and treatment team staff. Chrysalis counselors help you and your loved ones determine the best course of treatment that fits your busy lifestyle and personal, family and recovery needs. 

Chrysalis Staff:

Kirsten MacArthur MS, LADC, SAP, CAMT - Owner/Director/Counselor

Kirsten MacArthur MS, LADC, SAP, CAMT

Kirsten is the founder and Director of Chrysalis Recovery Center, LLC (CRC-IDCMP) which first opened in April 2009.

She has been licensed as a substance abuse counselor in 3 different states, since 2004, and has been working in substance abuse services since 1997.  She is a Certified Anger Management Trainer (CAMT) and is Certifed as a SAP - Substance Abuse Professional for the Department of Transportation for DOT Evaluations and Counseling.

She started Chrysalis because she believed that everyone has the power to change, and she wanted to help be someone that makes a difference in the lives of the clients and staff around her. 

You may reach Kirsten at

603-998-4210 extension 101

[email protected]

Jacob Champney LCMHC, MLADC - Clinical Supervisor for LCMHC Candidate Counselors

Jacob is a dually licensed clinician, he is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and he is a Masters Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC). 

 He has his Masters in Community Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelors in Psychology. He also is trained in EMDR - Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Jacob has over 15 years experience working in the mental health and substance both in residential and outpatient treatments and IOP's, groups and individuals therapy.

Jacob provides the supervision for Masters level counselors seeking supervision for license as a LCMHC.

George Bortnick - PhD, MLADC - Clinical Director

George is the clinical director for the agency.

George has a PhD in General Psychology and a Masters in Human Services. 

 He is a MLADC and an impaired driver service provider. 

 He has been a college professor for a number of years, as well as having a private practice and working in a wide range of treatment services.

Kyle MacArthur - Intake Coordinator

Kyle MacArthur

Kyle conducts all IDCMP intakes and has worked within the IDCMP since 2013,  so he can answer almost any question you have about the IDCMP process and steps.  

You can reach Kyle at

[email protected]      or

603-998-4210 x 108

Duane Drew - MS, LADC (working toward LCMHC) _ Counselor

Duane Drew - he just goes by Drew :)

Drew has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling and he has over 10 years working in the mental health and substance use field, with prior experience in medication assisted recovery programs, residential programs and outpatient counseling. He is a NH Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). He is under supervision currently to become a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) and he will have his hours early fall 2021.

Drew is also a Veteran and enjoys working with other Veterans in counseling.

Drew also is an IDEP - Impaired Driver Education Provider. Drew is also certified in Anger Management and is certified in family trauma and clinical trauma.

You can reach Drew at

[email protected] or

603-998-4210 x 114

Jen - Prime for Life Instructor

Jen is our weekend WIDEP instructors. She has been teaching prime for life for more than 5 years and does a wonderful job making the weekend overnight program fun, educational and welcoming. She even does a fire on Saturday nights! Jenn is working on her MBA and expects to graduate in 2019 and she also is working on her PhD in Clinical Psychology and expects to graduate in 2020.

Jen is an IDEP - Impaired Driver Education Provider.

Vincent Ardizzone MS  - (working towards LCMHC & MLADC licensure)

Elizabeth Pellegrini MS, LADC

Liz has her Masters degree from Southern NH University from 2013 and she has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Franklin Pierce College in 2008. She has years of experience working with clients within the criminal justice field, in residential and outpatient SUD programs, and within the school system with kids in middle and high schools. She has worked with DWI clients for a number of years, and is versed in the State statutes for DWI clients.

Liz is also a Prime for Life instructor from Prevention Research Institute and you may see her also teaching your class for the IDCMP.

Liz Pellegrini can be reached at:

[email protected]

Haley Davis -  Admissions / Case Manager

Haley will be completed with her associates degree in June 2022 and she will be starting her bachelors in psychology degree in August 2022.  She is working on her CRSW and is super helpful, very responsive to all the clients in our program.