Seacoast Youth Services offers positive youth development
programs to coastal New
Hampshire youth and their families.
Our goal is to reach all those who can benefit from our programs, including youth and family members who typically do not receive services.
Seacoast Youth Services, Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency based in Seabrook, NH.
Vic helped found Seacoast Youth Services in 2001. The agency was initially created to provide youth
and their families a “second chance” to address negative social behaviors and to avoid involvement
with the court system. Over the years, the agency has grown in response to the community need for
prevention, intervention and treatment services for teens struggling with mental health and/or
substance misusing behaviors. With one of the largest after school programs and the only
co-occurring adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in the region, school based therapists, and
contracts to provide numerous state services in both Rockingham and Strafford Counties, SYS is
serving many youth that otherwise could fall through the cracks.
"Most adults agree about the kinds of things that are important for them to do for the young people in their lives: encourage success in school, set boundaries, teach shared values, teach respect for cultural differences, guide decision making, give financial guidance, and so on. However, for a myriad of reasons, many adults lack the skills necessary to provide the guidance and support young people need, particularly during adolescence. When children and families are struggling and out of control, they really need someone in their corner. SYS's clinicians and staff try to be that person by providing youth and families support, guidance, education, and resources they need to implement positive change. It is my hope that working with SYS will provide youth and their families the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to be successful."
Scott joined Seacoast Youth Services in 2004 and currently serves as Clinical Coordinator. He holds a
MSW from University of New England and specializes in solution-focused counseling, cognitive
behavioral therapy, anxiety and depressive disorders, and behavioral skills training for the
assessment and treatment of ADHD. Scott has been treating children, adolescents, adults and families
in his private practice since 2002. He has a close working relationship with a number of local
school districts, collaborating frequently with special education personnel, guidance counselors,
and administrators while assisting and advocating for his patient's needs, especially in the areas
of assessment and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 plans.
In his free time, Scott enjoys participating in sports as both a player and a coach.
"The most satisfying thing about working at SYS is being part of something that started at a true grassroots level and being part of the evolution that the program is today."
Sarah joined Seacoast Youth Services in 2015 and currently serves as the Director of the Odyssey
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Sarah holds a M. Ed. from Cambridge College in Mental Health
Counseling and School Adjustment Counseling and specializes in both adolescent and adult
populations. She attributes her foundation in group dynamics to the practice of dialectical
behavioral therapy (DBT) at McLean Hospital's Hill Center. Sarah is originally from the Seacoast of
New Hampshire and is deeply connected to this community and committed to working with its youth and
When away from work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, as well as taking advantage of beautiful New England through snowboarding in the winter and running along the beach in the summer.
“Part of what makes working at SYS so amazing is the commitment to local families and the community in which we live and work. This organization has solid roots, and it shows through the staff and their love for this field. Not only do we dedicate ourselves to serving this community, but as a staff we are dedicated to supporting one another."
Stephanie joined Seacoast Youth Services in 2006 and recently served as Student Assistant Counselor
at both Hampton and Seabrook Middle Schools. She holds a MSW from the University of New Hampshire
and is both a Project SUCCESS counselor and a certified prevention specialist. Stephanie's work with
SYS, and previous experience in community mental health facilities and a residential home for
adolescent boys, have informed her commitment to the therapeutic process and her passion for helping
youth and families.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys being in the outdoors hiking, taking trail walks with her crazy lab, and enjoying the local beaches.
"What I love about SYS is that we have a wonderful work family. To me it is about intention and heart. Showing up to work is easy when you are surrounded by people that have a genuine desire to do 'whatever it takes' to help the youth and families they serve.”
Julie has been involved with Seacoast Youth Services in multiple capacities for over 10 years and
currently serves as Clinical Staff Supervisor. She received her MA in Counseling from New York
University and has a professional diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, Julie is an
Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
With over 25 years of serving vulnerable youth and their families, she has a passion for dealing
with the effects of trauma on individuals and those who care for them. Julie has been a statewide
and national trainer/presenter at conferences covering the fields of resilience, trauma, mentoring,
post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide prevention / postvention, and substance abuse. She has also
provided training, webinars and consultation to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Prevention grantees, Department of Defense grantees, Child Protective Services, community agencies,
and public schools.
In her free time, Julie enjoys ceramic art, painting, yoga and learning.
“It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with Vic Maloney and his wonderful staff and share his passion, mission and vision for helping youth and families.”
After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Hayley received her Master's of Education in Counseling from the University of New Hampshire. Her primary focus throughout her career has been to assist adolescents in identifying the obstacles that are preventing them from achieving success and working collaboratively to identify resources and solutions to reach their goals.
In her free time, Hayley enjoys being outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
"I am excited to be a part of the Seacoast Youth Services team! I believe in the SYS mission and resonate with the intention to do "whatever it takes" to help youth and their families."
Ross joined Seacoast Youth Services in August 2019 as a State Services clinician, providing home-based family and individual therapy to clients around Seacoast and Lakes Region. He holds a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a BA in English Teaching from the University of New Hampshire. Ross is clinically trained in evidence-based practices and provides experiential, solution-focused approaches that help guide families and individuals toward their goals.
Originally from New Hampshire, Ross loves to spend his time outside exploring all the beauty this great state has to offer.
Nicole joined Seacoast Youth Services in August 2019 working in State Services, providing home-based family therapy. She holds a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire as well as a BS in Psychology from the University of Tampa. Nicole is clinically trained in research-based practices and provides a solution-focused, experiential approach to guide families and individuals towards their goals.
A New Hampshire native, Nicole enjoys spending time in nature whether it's at the beach or in the mountains.
"I am honored to work in an environment that is truly driven towards the success of their clients, as well as their staff. I believe in the SYS mission and its commitment to the Seacoast community."
Jennifer joined Seacoast Youth Services in August 2020 as a State Services clinician, providing home-based family and individual therapy. She holds an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of New Hampshire, as well as an MA in Political Science from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Jennifer is clinically trained in evidence-based practices and provides experiential, solution-focused approaches to help guide families and individuals toward their goals.
Originally from California, Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors running, hiking, and cycling.
"I am honored to work with the team at SYS and inspired by the families in our community."
Megan joined Seacoast Youth Services in January of 2022 as a State Services Clinician providing in-home individual and family therapy services. She holds a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from SNHU and a BA in Psychology from SNHU. Megan is clinically trained in evidenced-based practices and has a background in substance use counseling. She utilizes a solution-focused, individualized approach to help guide each family and individual toward their goals.
Megan was born and raised in the Seacoast area and enjoys spending her free time at one of her favorite local beaches.
"It is a joy and an honor to work for an organization that takes so seriously their mission to help improve the community"
Nicole joined Seacoast Youth Services in the spring of 2022 as a Therapist in the Intensive Outpatient Program and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Nicole brings with her a strong business background and as well as a great passion for working with adolescents which is showcased in her years of volunteerism through local non-profit organizations aimed at providing sport opportunities for youth in the community. Nicole creates meaningful therapeutic alliances with clients by using a client-centered approach to build connections and assist teens in navigating their goals and commitments towards change.
When not working, Nicole enjoys running throughout the seacoast, reading for fun, and camping with family.
“I believe every client can walk away from SYS having gained something significant. Whether it be tangible change around substance use, improved family relations, or healthy connections with peers and/or adults, there is something here for everyone.”
Julie joined the SYS team as a therapist in the winter of 2022 after completing her master’s level internship in the Intensive Outpatient Program. Julie brings with her 8 years of experience in positive youth development and substance youth prevention in New England. Julie attended Cambridge College where she obtained her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her successes in the mental health field can be attributed to her commitment towards substance use prevention with community coalitions and restorative practices for adolescents with alternative to suspension programming. Julie has a passion for working with at-risk youth and providing safe environments for evidenced based practices to therapeutically explore and stimulate change.
Originally from the Seacoast area, Julie enjoys spending time outdoors, going to the gym, painting, and spending time with friends and family.
“I’m honored to work with the SYS team who truly embody the mission of whatever it takes.”
Mariah joined Seacoast Youth Services in September 2022 as a States Services clinician to provide home-based individual and family therapy. She holds a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a BA in Psychology, from the University of New Hampshire. Mariah is clinically trained in research-based practices and integrates various therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs and goals of her clients.
Mariah is a New Hampshire native who enjoys yoga, reading, skiing, watching football, and spending time with her family and friends.
“It is an honor to work at Seacoast Youth Services with a team that is truly passionate and committed to serve the community, and with clients who are so resilient.”