New Perceptions, Inc. Amy Davenport Dakin, LCPC, LCMHC, NCC, CCTP, CMHIMP

Specializing in Treatment for First Responders


Therapy Practice

First Responders are faced with traumatic experiences on a regular basis as part of their jobs.  They have unique challenges that have a long term impact on their personal and professional lives.  I have at least 10 years experience working with this population.  I specialize in trauma treatment with First Responders, EMS personnel and military personnel as well as their family members.   I am also certified and have extensive experience with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Management.  I am certified with the IAFF Peer Support Training Program and act as a peer support clinician and director of the behavioral health program for the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine


Treatment Focus

My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment.  Many have experienced the healing effects of listening and being validated in the therapeutic environment.  I am EMDR certified, CISD, a Certified Trauma Counselor as well as dually licensed with Maine and New Hampshire.  I also offer telehealth options when it is deemed appropriate.  


Patient Promise

I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life in a stigma free environment.. 


Resources for Maine Peer Support Team

Professional Firefighters of Maine Peer Support Team

Team Members and Phone Numbers

Michael Crouse, President 207-239-2625

Amy Davenport Dakin, LCMHC, LCPC, Clinician 207-941-0010/603-257-0258

Aric Rice, LCPC, Clinician 207-745-5521

Gerry Gay, Peer Leader 207-651-5944

Mike Scott, Peer Leader 207-576-2234

Ronnie Green, Peer Leader 207-944-5366

Crisis Numbers:

Firestrong: 1-844-525-FIRE (3473)

Maine Crisis Team 1-888-568-1112

Crisis Text Line: Text Hello to 741741

IAFF Center of Excellence 1-833-300-3765

Other Treatment Programs and Providers have been vetted. Contact one of us for more information.

Online Recovery Group

Thursdays at 6pm

PFFMaine/New Perceptions Online Recovery Group



Thursdays at 6pm

PFFMaine/New Perceptions Online Recovery Group

Professional Firefighters of Maine in conjunction with New Perceptions Inc. would like to announce
the launch of a new peer online recovery ...





Endorsements and Partners




Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Counseling can help you recover your motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 



Trauma & PTSD

Depression & Anxiety

Depression & Anxiety

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger from traumatic events. Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 







  • IAFF Trained Peer Supporter
  • PFFME Peer Support Clinician/Behavioral Health Program Director
  • EMDR Certified
  • CCTP (Certified Clinical Trauma Counselor)
  • CMHIMP (Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider)
  • BC-TH (Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider)
  • NCC (National Certified Counselor with NBCC)
  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • LCPC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Maine)
  • LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, New Hampshire)
  • Emerge Trained (Batterers Intervention Program)
  • DBT certified (Diablectical Behavioral Therapy)


Mental Health Counseling



  • Individual Counseling
  • Family/Peer Support
  • Education and consultation about the impact of nutrition and exercise on the emotional state
  • Neurobiology education on the impact of PTSD, mental health issues and chronic stress on the brain


Other Services


Other Services

  • CISD
  • Debriefing
  • Education to EMS personnel and families on the impact of traumatic experiences and stress
  • Education on nutrition and exercise and the impact on the emotional state and recovery from trauma and other mental health issues
  • EAP services
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Resiliency Training


Contact Information

I Am Here for You

Please contact me with questions.

Recovery Meeting questions can also be directed to Peter Morrell:

New Perceptions, Inc.

53 Church Street #4 Kingston, NH 03848

Mailing Address: PO Box 159 Kingston, NH 03848 Phone: (603) 257-0258/(207) 941-0010 Fax (888) 977-1570

Hours (please note hours vary)


By Appointment

Mon-Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alternate hours by appointment only

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