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Stephen T. Cole, Ph.D.


Steve is a licensed clinical psychologist and Program Manager for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Employee Assistance Program. He has provided assessment and therapeutic services in the Upper Valley since 1989, working with individuals, families and couples, and he has been with D-H since 2009.

He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1992. His pre-doctoral internship was at The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He completed a Post-Doctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 1993. He was licensed by the State of Vermont (#565) in 1993, and by the State of New Hampshire (#686) in 1994. He is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and a member of the American Psychological Association. He has an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Prior to entering his doctoral studies, he worked as a residential child care worker, and as a research assistant at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Philadelphia; he earned an Ed.M. in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1982.

Steve’s areas of practice include employee assistance; adult and adolescent psychotherapy; couples' therapy and parent guidance; psychological assessment; and teaching, training, and clinical supervision.

Ann M. Pitts, MSW, LICSW


Ann is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (NH license #1151) with over 25 years of experience in mental health settings. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia, certification in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions from Boston University School of Social Work, and certification as a Clinical Trauma Professional from the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

Ann has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock full time since 2009. Prior to this, Ann had a private practice where she worked with adolescents and adults while also providing per diem care management services here at DHMC as well as homecare/hospice social work services. Ann spent 10 years as a behavioral health specialist in the primary care setting while working with the NH-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency program. She began her post graduate career in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, specializing in traumatic brain injury and stroke. Ann completed her graduate level internship in community mental health working with the severely mentally ill population while also working in an inpatient psychiatric/substance abuse facility serving adolescents and adults.

At EAP, Ann works with individuals, couples and families who are struggling with or are affected by work/life stressors, anxiety, depression, addictions, and chronic/complex illness. Ann works to help individuals identify barriers to change and to explore awareness and motivation necessary to achieve goals for healthier living.

Eve M. Zukowski, Ph.D.


Eve is a licensed clinical psychologist in the DHMC Employee Assistance Program, joining the team in August, 2017. From 1997-2011 she lived and worked in Pasadena, CA both in a non-profit community mental health setting with at-risk youth and their families in a variety of roles, and in private practice. After moving to the Upper Valley in 2011, she worked as a clinician addressing issues of substance abuse and addiction, and as a psychologist providing services to elders in local assisted living and nursing home facilities.

She earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1997. Her pre-doctoral internship was at the San Bernardino County, CA Department of Mental Health, and she earned her post-doctoral hours with the Pacific Clinics Wraparound Program in Covina, CA. She was licensed by the State of California (#16644) in 2000, by the State of Vermont (#48.87853) in 2012, and the State of New Hampshire (#1310) in 2014. She has an appointment as Instructor in Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine.

Prior to earning her doctoral degree she worked on adult and child psychiatric inpatient units, a college counseling facility, a free clinic, and an inner city community mental health clinic. She has worked in both clinical and supervisory/administrative roles in the community mental health setting; she earned a M.Ed. in School Psychology from Temple University in 1990.

Eve’s areas of practice include employee assistance, anxiety and depression, the elder population, parent/child relationships, substance abuse, and mindfulness and the development of cognitive flexibility.

Cheryl Braudis


Cheryl is our Senior Clinical Secretary at the Employee Assistance Program. She has worked in the mental health field since 1980.

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