Everyone wants to have a Successful Life? You know that your life could be better, but you don’t know where to start. You feel overwhelmed. You fall back on the same patterns because they feel familiar, but you know that you need to try something different. My role as a counselor is to guide you toward successful recovery from dependence or abuse. During our confidential, one-on-one meetings, I will share my ideas for you to find successful recovery. I can help you build a strong bridge to move forward.
It's easy to develop habits of responding to negative thoughts and feelings in ways that drag our lives off course. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a very practical model that focuses on recognizing some of the causes for normal mental health challenges, and helps clients to develop tools to stay on track. Rather than fixating on a diagnosis, ACT encourages us to see our lives as unique experiences that can become more functional as we transform internal struggles into meaningful action.
My specialty is working with adolescents and adults to improve communication and facilitate healing from trauma and/or issues that are impacting life in a negative way. I have extensive experience working to address the effects of sexual and physical abuse history, PTSD, OCD, as well as anxiety and depression. I am passionate about working with women who are dealing with transitions, marital, relationship and other challenges. I focus on building a trusting relationship, identifying solutions and strengths in order to facilitate transformation. I am trained in IFS, EMDR, and Play Therapy, among other approaches.
I provide a safe, confidential space for our work together. Each person seeks a therapist for their own personal reasons. Whether you feel stuck at an impasse, want more satisfying relationships, or seek freedom from difficult patterns- no matter your struggle, having a place to think and talk about what is bothering you may help. The outcome of therapy is unpredictable, though it often results in a greater sense of well-being and eases internal conflict. Together we can seek to understand what is going on and explore possibilities not previously considered.
I believe we all possess a natural wisdom and an ability to heal, and at times we need support in getting in touch with those abilities. I work with clients to facilitate a deeper awareness into challenges and strengths, in an individualized way. I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families with particular interests in trauma/PTSD, substance use, family relationships, parenting and a variety of other concerns. I use a holistic approach to therapy informed by strengths-based, person-centered, expressive arts, and narrative techniques.
It may be challenging to seek help with life's stressors. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, possessing numerous years of multi-discipline counseling experience, my desire is to facilitate client's healing through the development of a collaborative therapeutic relationship. In a warm and supportive environment you'll feel comfortable to share your story and move forward by reaching your personal goals and individual potential.
Online therapy practice supporting new and expecting parents, professionals, and students regain control of their lives. I support overwhelmed new and expecting parents; folks experiencing fertility and family building challenges; people going through divorces and breakups; professionals struggling to create work-life balance; first-year college students adjusting to college life; Ph.D. candidates, law students, and other graduate students adjusting to their rigorous programs; and anyone else feeling like their life is currently out of control. I want to help you regain control of your life.
Hi I am Ericka (she/her). I am a licensed family therapist in both MA and Vermont. I work with couples, families and individuals. I consider myself a collaborative & strength-based therapist. I believe that building a trusting relationship with your therapist is an integral part of the therapeutic process; the right fit does make a difference. I thank you for visiting my profile and wish you all the best on your therapeutic journey.
I have practiced as a licensed counselor for 30 years, am licensed in Montana and now Vermont, in the Middlebury area. I specialize in treating PTSD using EMDR, a trauma therapy which transforms lives, allowing people to put the past in the past and live fully in the present. Therapy may include the family or couple. I am certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple’s therapist (EFT), the most research supported couples therapy. Anxiety, depression, grief, and end of life issues are often the focus of treatment. I emphasize a foundation of overall health & nutrition, exercise, & mindfulness based stress reduction. Telehealth & InPer
One of the ways of being able to make significant change in our lives is by building a therapeutic relationship in which we can begin to trust another person with our vulnerabilities. In the safety of that relationship, it becomes possible to look at the injuries that have created the patterns that are destructive to our lives. To help reveal this story, I utilize a range of tools and modalities depending on a person's story and needs.My work is psychodynamic and relationally based with a strong emphasis on the ways that attachment has unfolded in a person's life and how that has affected their ability to feel whole.
My primary goal is to help people who feel stuck, either in unproductive communication patterns or conflicts that threaten their most important relationships. I place great value on being a compassionate, non-judgmental, responsive collaborator, uncovering clients' strengths, unrecognized needs, new or under-utilized talents and problem solving abilities. I find that this approach helps most clients come "unstuck" and reach their goals in a gentle and supportive process. I use Brainspotting™ with clients for resolving traumatic experiences, PTSD, attachment and anxiety. I also use trauma-sensitive HeartMath™ tools.
I focus on helping you to make positive changes in your life and remove barriers that you feel are holding you back. I specialize in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, codependence, and substance use issues. I provide a comfortable environment where we will work together and help you become more mindful and motivated, improve your thoughts and behaviors, and feel less stressed and anxious. I have flexible hours and my office is conveniently located in downtown Montpelier.
Many of my clients are the ones who are being called to a more vivid version of their lives. They may have gotten off track with life purpose, or they may have long sensed something beyond familiar paths, but they’ve not had the support they needed to answer the invitation to a different way of doing or being. What I offer is mirroring, skillful inquiry, and spirited co-creation in creating this new life. I have been a practicing psychologist for 38 years, and I have also worked many years as a wilderness guide, facilitating explorations of life purpose, inner truth, and self-transformation.
I specialize in disordered eating and body image concerns. I have experience working all levels of eating disorder care. I utilize a person-centered approach that focuses on the power of connection and safety to create a space where you feel seen. I sit in the darkness with you as you build trust within yourself to find a way out, through self-compassion and love.
The support of a therapist who is genuine, empathetic, and non-judgmental can provide a space where you can freely express your thoughts and emotions. Therapy can help you gain a better awareness of your inner landscape, improve your communication skills and thus, your relationships, and it can give you healthy creative ways cope with stress, discomfort, grief, and pain. I strive to help my clients better understand how past experiences affect them today and support them in approaching themselves and others with more curiosity and compassion.
Women's Mental Health. I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor practicing in the Burlington area, with over 20 years of experience working with youth and adults in community mental health. I work with people identifying as female ages 17 and up who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss and relationship conflicts. I believe that every individual has the capacity for happiness and health, and I strive to help clients explore and uncover their strengths and capabilities with an individualized approach that is genuine, encouraging, and respectful.
I believe that people do the best they can in any given moment. Therapy can be a useful way of learning new skills, identifying maladaptive patterns and recognizing inherent strengths. Sometimes current life circumstances, past trauma or relational difficulties can leave us feeling confused or stuck. Having a safe, objective place to sort this out can be a healthy way to move forward. I love helping people find renewed energy, balance and peace.
My approach to therapy is relational and eclectic and so adapts to the needs of each person. I have worked with youth, emerging adults, and caregivers for over fifteen years in community mental health, schools and college resulting in a wide range of clinical experience in many areas including identity development and changes in role throughout the lifetime, especially in the transition into parenthood. I have background working with issues of mood, trauma, grief, life transitions, college adjustment, and identity. I offer clinical supervision for pre-license clinicians and also enjoy supporting professional identity development.
I approach therapy holistically, influenced by a career in which I found myself continuously expanding my knowledge and skills to better support my clients' health and well-being goals. I started in athletics and fitness before branching into dietetics, noting its importance as well. Still, my knowledge felt incomplete as I observed how people's relationship with food and their bodies was deeply affected by their emotional state of mind, their experiences, their relationships, and their perspective on what it means to be human. Incorporating psychology enabled me to fully integrate the interplay between the mind and body in therapy.
I believe people need to feel good; have the energy of body, clarity of mind and self confidence to be the best version of themselves. I have worked with individuals with disordered eating and body concerns for 30 years and have concluded that how they care for themselves is foundation. I treat anxiety and mood with integrated care; mind, body and heart. I am trained in lifestyle medicine, as well as eating disorders, so whatever end of the spectrum you fall, I got you and I get you. End the end, the relationship with our body and ourselves is the basis of all other relationships. So let's get started!