It's hard being human. Whether you are living with grief, loss, emptiness, relentless stress, high functioning depression or anxiety, acute traumatic experiences, relational or inter-generational trauma, lack of focus, depleted motivation, relationship difficulties, health concerns, harms due to injustice and systematic oppression, and/or the struggle to find meaning in your life… I invite you to dock your ship in the harbor of your own presence, to seek healing and solace on the banks compassion and embark on the brave journey of knowing yourself more deeply. I would love to walk beside you on your journey!
As a naval spouse of 16 years, and the mother of two children with mental health and developmental needs, J. Heather Fitzpatrick, LICSW, RPT-S, knows how difficult it can be to cope with adversity. With twenty-two years of clinical experience working with individuals, children and military service members across the range of mental health diagnoses, Heather is compassionate, committed, and well versed in guiding you to achieve your personal goals. Maintaining high esteem towards one’s natural tendency to achieve personal growth, Heather considers the clinical relationship sacrosanct and values a strength based perspective.
Immediate openings are available! Being a human is not easy. We search for our meaning, our purpose, all while the world spins a web of uncertainty making it hard to feel safe and leaving us feeling anxious, hopeless, and estranged from what makes us happy. My goal as a therapist has always been to support my clients, both teenagers and adults, in looking at their lives to identify their meaning and purpose. I am of the firm belief that confronting those things that are hardest, with the support of others, can break the overwhelm of anxiety, the frustrations of ADHD, and the domination of OCD.
For over 20 years I have been fortunate to counsel individuals, couples and families as they strive to improve the quality of their lives. Clients and colleagues describe my style as caring, insightful, humorous, open and direct. The people I help often come to counseling feeling "stuck," weighed down by heavy moods or anxiety, and isolated. They yearn to experience greater joy and ease in their daily life, to recover from past hurts, to feel a deeper sense of meaning in their lives, and to have less conflict with loved ones. Some are looking to be free of addictive behaviors.
First off, if you're reading this because you've reached the point in your life where you're ready to do some work on you congratulations, because actually asking for that help is one of the most courageous things we can do for ourselves. The past couple years has taken a toll on our first responders, nurses, teachers, mental health professionals and so many others who seem as though they've lost their way. Have you lost that balance between your personal life and your professional life? Burned out? Have these feelings or others impacted your relationships? I'd really like to hear more and see if I can help you gain some traction!
Changing times! Changing circumstances! Or just too much of the same old everything! Too many things to manage and now overthinking! How do I find a way out of this? What are the resources that will untangle the clutter of thoughts and emotions that take over? 40 plus years of experience building skills to address all of that. Mindfulness, CBT and EMDR training give me a wide range of resources to help untangle a lot of stuff!
I'm a licensed and published psychoanalyst (NPAP-New York) and can help you look deeply at the origins of your pain, conflicts and confusion so you can experience more peace and satisfaction with yourself, your relationships and your work. I believe change is always possible, and understand it takes courage to ask for help. My approach will help you remember who you are and what you need to resolve in order to thrive. I will listen deeply, and provide insight, direction and support to help you recognize and overcome self defeating patterns and build on your particular strengths.
I have been working as a psychotherapist, counselor, clinical supervisor and consultant for over twenty years. My approach has become eclectic and energized by my interest in family systems, substance use, emotional well being, and the possibilities offered by an in depth approach to psychotherapy. My training as an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and in orientational approaches to dream work have consistently informed my work and my enjoyment of the psychotherapeutic and consulting process. The more I learn the more respect, empathy, joy and humor I have for the act of collaboration needed to find a fuller way of being in our lives.
Accepting new clients for psychotherapy & extended/intensive sessions. You want to feel confident & in control of who you are but deep down you are struggling with the pressure to have it all together. You never feel good enough. You're tired and frustrated, you overthink and constantly second-guess yourself. It might be hard to remember a time things didn’t feel this way. But one thing is for sure: you’re ready for some relief. You're ready to feel safe & connected in your relationships. You're ready to feel fulfilled in your work, creativity, and passions. Most of all, you're ready to love yourself fully and experience hope!
As a therapist, I recognize the importance that therapy has in providing a space for people to process their thoughts, feeling, and struggles in a confidential and safe environment. Therapy can be especially helpful to those who are seeking an opportunity to better understand their personal situation, symptoms and strategize ways to overcome them.
I individualize treatment to fit each of my client's needs. My approach is gentle and caring while still being direct and honest through the healing process. My warmth and genuine caring nature as well as my enthusiasm for each individual allows me to build a trusting, deep connection in therapy. It is my goal to help individuals find their strengths through this safe alliance, to begin to heal and transform their lives.
Living a human life is fraught with painful experiences, just by its nature, and not because we are doing anything wrong. Whether that manifests as sadness, loneliness, guilt, shame, boredom, numbness, stagnation, anxiety, or fear, when these feelings appear, they can leave us feeling trapped and powerless in the face of the many challenges of life. My goal is to provide a non-judgmental environment in which people can feel free to build awareness around their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, habits, and relationship dynamics. This awareness provides the basis for personal transformation.
When I started with Dr Foster I was in a very weird and complicated place in my life. I felt like I have hit rock bottom. Dr Foster has been amazing at helping me get out of it. I have doubted myself a lot and he has helped me see that I am better than what I think I am. He is patient and understanding. I would recommend anyone to him. Very patient, kind, and supportive. I highly recommend Dr. Foster. Dr. Foster is a very wise man.
I work with individuals and couples who are interested in increasing self-esteem, healing old wounds, strengthening relationships, and overcoming perceived limitations. Being a therapist has shown me that regardless of how challenging circumstances may get, humans are capable of adapting to and overcoming adversity. It all starts with taking responsibility for ourselves, and choosing where to go from here. When we slow down, assess the situation, identify choice-points, and take action, good things start to happen.
I work with adult individuals and couples navigating life’s challenges, transitions, and opportunities. My clients are ready to begin or continue therapy in a safe, supportive, and intentional space, whether to meet a short-term need or goal, or to focus on longer-term inquiry and growth work toward a better relationship with self, life, and others. My focus is respectfully on the client and their unique journey.
Hello, and welcome to my practice. I am a Vermont Licensed Psychologist-Master specializing in relationship conflicts, interpersonal communication skills, anxiety, work and employment stress, life changes and transitions, parenting issues, depression, and grief. My services are available to male and female adults. I have over 35 years of professional experience in private practice, hospital based services and community mental health. I have been practicing in Vermont since 1980.
Through over twenty years of experience I have come to realize the importance of true, meaningful client based relationships in order to help individuals find answers to difficult life challenges. Using an eclectic style firmly based in Motivational Enhancement and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, I strive to help my clients find meaning in their lives from within. Life is hard. Challenges never cease. Finding solid solutions that work, for personal issues is key to navigating the ups and downs we all face every day.
My clients find validation in having a provider who understands and acknowledges the difficulties that arise from experiencing marginalization. I have been in the field for over 20 years and have found that my skills are most effective in working with people who hold marginalized identities as well as community activists. With our rapidly changing and shifting world it is important to have a provider that acknowledges the times we are living in to support those of us most affected by these changes. Many of us are struggling to navigate the vast changes in the world around us in addition to typical day to day concerns.
We use a client-centered, strengths- focused therapeutic approach. We work with adults, children (age 3 and up), adolescents, families and couples. Meghan Fritz, LCSW /Co owner specializes in Solution Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Linda Stanger, LCSW/Co owner specializes in Solution Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, PCIT and positive parent training. Madeline Hertzberg, LPC/ Independent Practitioner specializes in CBT. We have over 25 years experience helping individuals find the best versions of themselves.
Sometimes, we find ourselves in repetitive patterns that can betray our deepest wishes for a fulfilling life. Perhaps you have developed ways of coping that were once effective but are less helpful than they were in the past. Natural life transitions themselves, even the joyful ones, can be full of complicated feelings like loss, grief, and resentment. Despite wanting a meaningful relationship with others, you may feel inhibited and alone. We can also just feel ‘off’ yet remain unsure why or what could be the cause. Exploring our unconscious minds and residues can illuminate great depths