What's New!


Six years ago we started The Center for Exceptional Children and Families to provide high quality evidence-based treatments to children and youth. It has been an honor to serve our community and provide services to children and families since that time. At this point, we have made the decision to close CECF and move on to other projects.


Dr. Abraham will be starting a position with Lifestance Health, doing the same work she is doing now. If you are a current patient of Dr. Abraham's you will be able to continue working with her in her new position. She will schedule with you directly or you can call 603-883-0005. If you are not currently working with Dr. Abraham and are interested in starting as a new client, you can call Lifestance Health 603-883-0005 to be scheduled with Dr. Abraham.


You can continue to contact us at 603-217-5320 for questions or additional information.



About CECF

 Our mission is to provide high-quality services rooted in evidence-based care and interdisciplinary collaboration to children and families while furthering the mental health field through training and research. Our staff have specialized training and experience in working with a wide-range of concerns and work with children as young as two years of age. Click below to learn more about our staff.

The Center for Exceptional Children and Families was started in 2016 by three colleagues who saw a need in New Hampshire for high-quality mental health services for children. After training at major academic-medical settings, the founders wanted to promote new and under-utilized services to complement those services already available in the state. This includes specializing in working with preschool-aged children, children with multiple disabilities/disorders, and working with children with severe behaviors including aggression and self-injury. The founders also bring to the state expertise in feeding disorders, toileting concerns, and sleep/bedtime problems.


At CECF, we believe in the power of parents to be powerful agents of change in the lives of their children. That is why we partner with parents to collaboratively set goals and form a team working together to benefit the family and child. We work towards those goals using approaches grounded in science and evaluated through the use of data. We use data to help identify problems, set goals, assess progress, and determine when to end treatment.


We are conveniently located just minutes from downtown Concord with plenty of off-street parking. Our child friendly offices are bright and comfortable to make you and your child feel at home.


Diagnoses Frequently Served:

Attention Deficit Hyperactivty Disorder Generalized Anxiety Disorders Trichotillomania
Autism Spectrum Disorder Developmental Delay Habit Disorders
Adjustment Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder Vocal/Motor Tics
Depressive Disorder Pica Specific Phobias
Disruptve Behavior Disorder Sleep Terror Disorder OCD
Enuresis/Encopresis Separation Anxiety Disorder  
Fetal Alcohol Specturm Disorders Selective Mutism  
The Center for Exceptional Children and Families
280 Pleasant St. 13
Concord, New Hampshire 03301
Phone: 603-217-5320 603-217-5320
Fax: 603-856-7164
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