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Holly Ann Wakefield
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05479
Not accepting new clients
We all have the potential to heal ourselves, to have positive relationships, and to have a greater sense of wellbeing. As a therapist I hope to support you to gain a better understanding of what is getting in your way or holding you back from attaining your goals.
We all have the potential to heal ourselves, to have positive relationships, and to have a greater sense of wellbeing. As a therapist I hope to support you to gain a better understanding of what is getting in your way or holding you back from attaining your goals.
(802) 671-4346 View (802) 671-4346
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Cherisse Desrosiers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05479  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have worked in mental health most of my life, first at Vermont State Hospital as a psychiatric social worker, and in 1992 began working in outpatient treatment. As a seasoned therapist I can say that there are many tools that I have learned to use over the years. Together we can identify the sources of low self esteem, depression, anxiety, etc. and clear those influences on present day well-being. Therapy is goal oriented so you will identify how you want to be feeling at the end of treatment and together we will make that happen.
I have worked in mental health most of my life, first at Vermont State Hospital as a psychiatric social worker, and in 1992 began working in outpatient treatment. As a seasoned therapist I can say that there are many tools that I have learned to use over the years. Together we can identify the sources of low self esteem, depression, anxiety, etc. and clear those influences on present day well-being. Therapy is goal oriented so you will identify how you want to be feeling at the end of treatment and together we will make that happen.
(802) 648-8166 View (802) 648-8166
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Deborah F Ketcham
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Albans, VT 05479  (Online Only)
In 20 years of witnessing adults/children within the therapeutic relationship, I am in awe of the strength and resiliency individuals show in the face of truly traumatic events. Over the years, I have built a level of expertise in understanding the role that the transpersonal plays in the healing process. Being a Registered Play Therapist means that I have examined clinically how the story we tell ourselves about an event dictates both the burdens & the strengths we assign to our "self." I welcome you to that process of discovery and healing as we partner on the human journey together.
In 20 years of witnessing adults/children within the therapeutic relationship, I am in awe of the strength and resiliency individuals show in the face of truly traumatic events. Over the years, I have built a level of expertise in understanding the role that the transpersonal plays in the healing process. Being a Registered Play Therapist means that I have examined clinically how the story we tell ourselves about an event dictates both the burdens & the strengths we assign to our "self." I welcome you to that process of discovery and healing as we partner on the human journey together.
(802) 992-8196 View (802) 992-8196
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Gillian J Ireland
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05479
My motto is: "LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE". I have worked in the Mental Health field across many settings and with all age groups. As the years pass and my experience deepens, I find that my approach is leaning more and more towards Positive Psychology. While I am skilled and knowledgeable about how to help solve problems, work through issues and reduce symptoms, I also feel that it is my job to help people to access the strengths and assets that they already have or can develop to help them towards healing. I am currently certified as an EMDR Practicioner.
My motto is: "LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE". I have worked in the Mental Health field across many settings and with all age groups. As the years pass and my experience deepens, I find that my approach is leaning more and more towards Positive Psychology. While I am skilled and knowledgeable about how to help solve problems, work through issues and reduce symptoms, I also feel that it is my job to help people to access the strengths and assets that they already have or can develop to help them towards healing. I am currently certified as an EMDR Practicioner.
(802) 327-0087 View (802) 327-0087
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Heather Lynch
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05479
I help people to look within and find the inner strengths they have to overcome problems. This is achieved by guiding them in a process that discovers their best way of expressing themselves in a healthy manner. I like to think outside of labels and assist you in finding success in all areas of life, whether it be home, school or work.
I help people to look within and find the inner strengths they have to overcome problems. This is achieved by guiding them in a process that discovers their best way of expressing themselves in a healthy manner. I like to think outside of labels and assist you in finding success in all areas of life, whether it be home, school or work.
(802) 613-0290 View (802) 613-0290
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Veronica Bangs
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Saint Albans, VT 05479  (Online Only)
I am currently offering individual teletherapy to clients 18 and over in Vermont. I’ve worked in a variety of mental health and educational settings in both Texas and Vermont and prioritize creating a safe, judgment-free space for inner exploration. Utilizing a mindfulness-based and trauma-informed integrative approach, I assist clients in increasing awareness of their inner worlds with curiosity and compassion.
I am currently offering individual teletherapy to clients 18 and over in Vermont. I’ve worked in a variety of mental health and educational settings in both Texas and Vermont and prioritize creating a safe, judgment-free space for inner exploration. Utilizing a mindfulness-based and trauma-informed integrative approach, I assist clients in increasing awareness of their inner worlds with curiosity and compassion.
(802) 696-0184 View (802) 696-0184
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Jeremy Vermilyea
Counselor, LCMHC, LCPC, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Albans, VT 05479  (Online Only)
I specialize in helping adults and teens who struggle with attachment issues and low self-esteem. These can come from trauma, loss, abuse, or bullying. They impact how you see yourself and connect with friends, partners, and family. If you feel isolated, misunderstood, or anxious around others, you are not alone. There is a solution.
I specialize in helping adults and teens who struggle with attachment issues and low self-esteem. These can come from trauma, loss, abuse, or bullying. They impact how you see yourself and connect with friends, partners, and family. If you feel isolated, misunderstood, or anxious around others, you are not alone. There is a solution.
(802) 277-0317 View (802) 277-0317

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 05479

< 10

Therapists in 05479 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Grief
86% Trauma and PTSD
86% Self Esteem
71% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Medicaid
83% MVP Health Care

How Therapists in 05479 see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 05479?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.