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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 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

[email protected]

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 - Compliance Manager for IDCMP program




Kyle MacArthur


Kyle is responsible for doing the compliances, non-compliances and completions for the IDCMP program and he ensures everyone has completed all aspects of the program and helps staff ensure compliance with the rules that govern IDCMP.  He 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 

Duane Drew - MS, LCMHC, LADC, CAMP  _ Clinician

Duane Drew - he just goes by Drew :)


Drew has a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling since 2012 and he has over 15 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) since 2018.  He is also a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) since 2022.  He is a CAMP which is a certified anger management professional.

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 15 years and does a wonderful job making the weekend overnight program fun, educational and welcoming. She even does a fire on Saturday nights!  Jenn has her MBA and she also is completing on her PhD in Clinical Psychology.


Jen is an IDEP - Impaired Driver Education Provider.

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



Vincent has a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Antioch University with specialty in dance movement therapy.  


He has been working in mental health and substance abuse for the past 3 years and he has passed the ICRC exam and is currently working under supervision and obtaining his hours for licensure as a LCMHC and MLADC.



You can reach Vincent at [email protected]

Or 603-998-4210 x 109


Elizabeth Pellegrini MS, LADC

Liz has her Masters degree in Justice Studies from Southern NH University from 2013 and she has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Franklin Pierce College in 2008.  She has had her NH LADC since 2018.   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]

Or 603-998-4210 x 127

Haley Davis AS, (working towards BS, CRSW) -  Admissions / Case Manager



Haley has her associates degree and she is a current student in a Bachelors in Psychology program.  She is actively working towards her CRSW.  


Haley is super helpful,  kind, and very responsive and attentive to all the clients in our program.  She makes the process for both DWI clients and counseling clients a breeze to enroll and to get all questions answered quickly.



You can reach Haley at:  [email protected]

603-998-4210 x 100

Brad Illian MS, (working towards LADC/MLADC)

Brad has two Masters degrees - 

a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Masters of Arts in Human Services Counseling : Marriage and Family from Liberty University.  


He has passed the ICRC exam and is currently working towards licensure as a LADC/MLADC and he has years working in mental health and substance abuse services and counseling in both residential and outpatient treatment.


You may reach Brad at:  [email protected]

603-998-4210 x 106

Lindsey Ducharme MS, MLADC



Lindsey has a Masters in Counseling from Nova Southeastern University from 2016.  She has been a LADC since 2018 and has been a MLADC since August 2022.



She has been working in the field with mental health and substance abuse for almost 10 years.



You can reach Lindsey at:  [email protected]

603-998-4210 x124

Elijah Boyle  BS (working towards CRSW/LADC)



Elijah has a BS in Criminal Justice from  and has worked in law enforcement and the criminal justice field before coming to Chrysalis.  He is currently working towards his CRSW and LADC.


He conducts all of the IDCMP intakes for clients who have had a DWI offense.


You may reach Elijah at:


[email protected]

603-998-4210 x 108

Monali King  BS, CRSW  (LADC pending submitted to board Sept 2022)




Monali has submitted her LADC application to the board in September 2022.  She also has a current CRSW.


She has a Bachelors in Psycholgy from Southern NH University and she expects to have her LADC in October 2022.


She has years of experience working in the field and has worked with veterans, homeless outreach, residential and outpatient and hospital based programs.



You may reach Monali at:


[email protected]

603-998-4210 x 128