Life transitions such as a job loss, move, accident, breakup, illness, personal or professional burnout or the death of someone close to you, including a pet can leave you grieving not only what happened, but also the expectation of what your life looked like before the loss and where it was going. Well intentioned comments that don't meet you where you are can leave you feeling more alone. Acknowledging and grieving life's many transitions is necessary, not to forget the loss, but to remember with more ease. It may feel like 1 step forward, 2 steps back, but it’s the motion that's important, not the pace.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, lonely, exhausted or angry? Does everything feel painfully hard right now and no one really understands? Did something bad happen and you're not sure what to do or how to feel? Whether you are a parent seeking help for your child or a young adult up to age twenty five going through life transitions and more stress than usual-Painted Turtle Counseling-wants to hear what's going on and has a lot of ideas for feeling better, faster!
VT MEDICAID ACCEPTED. NEW CLIENTS WELCOME! Do you react intensely to others' behavior? Do people say you are oversensitive? Do you sometimes need to withdraw from people to feel safe? A history of emotional wounding could be playing a big part in your distress. But it is often difficult to make the connection. Emotional mistreatment is not like physical or overt sexual abuse, which are episodic and which often leave specific memories. It is more of a pattern of behavior directed towards you that leaves you feeling hurt, alone and uncertain of your place in the world.
Hello. In my counseling role, I see myself as a fellow traveler in your journey – someone to help you see, and use your strengths – and to help you heal, or simply to better your life. You don't have to stay stuck. And you don't have to think of yourself as broken. Everyone has obstacles in life. I practice according to a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model, which means I think we can make changes to our thinking and actions that can have a big impact on our lives, our relationships, and the way we feel.
I believe each of us is a unique work of art in progress. Therapy is a process of discovering how your deepest self wants to be expressed in the world and then finding the inner resources to live that out. During darker periods of life, we might question the meaning of things, feel flawed or broken, and long for what’s out of reach. These times can signify a loss of connection to our innermost selves and be a call to a new way of living. Our work together will explore pains and patterns that continue to show themselves, family and social systems that shape self-concept, and inner workings of personality that make you who you are.
I want to help you make sense of life's challenges while also finding ways to celebrate your successes. My style is warm and client-led. I recognize you as the expert of your own experience, and I’m here to be your sounding board–not tell you what to do. With that being said, I also gently challenge my clients to consider alternative perspectives and new ways to cope. I tend to match best with folks who are talkative and energetic: those who may benefit from some grounding and direction, as well as extra space to verbally process in session.
Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist offering supervision services as well as psychotherapy. The development of a gentle curiosity of one's internal experience becomes the basis for trust, compassion and authentic expression. This contemplative relationship with the self can then begin to expand, with clarity and grace, the way in which we connect and relate to others. Therapeutic style tends toward interactive, while encouraging the client's inner consciousness to guide the process at a safe pace. Use of a somatic, strength based model that views individuals as having an innate propensity toward growth and health.
NO OPENINGS AT THIS TIME. I am trained in Basic and Advanced AIT, or Advanced Integrative Therapy, which is a gentle and effective method of releasing the ENERGY OF TRAUMA FROM THE BODY. Different levels of trauma underly relationship conflicts, depression, anxiety and long term, long held mental health concerns. Are you feeling stuck and want to try something different? Chronically depressed, anxious and just not feeling as great as you would like to feel? Jobs and relationships suffering? I am happy to demonstrate this technique at any time!
I am a licensed clinical social worker with nearly two decades of experience with teens and young adults. I have a passion for working with teens and young adults. Many of my clients enjoy going on walks while we work together. With my teenage clients, we often work together for 1-3 hours outside, using hands-on projects as a conduit for building confidence, emotional intelligence, and self-awareness. I don't deploy a single therapeutic technique. Rather, I blend the best parts of many different approaches. My clients typically find me warm, approachable and validating while gently pushing them to grow in the specific areas.
I believe that times of transition or crisis, though frequently painful and disorienting, offer us powerful opportunities for adaptation and healing. I believe we have a fundamental need for connection, for being truly heard and for feeling effective and valued. Whether you are 25, 85 or somewhere in between, I offer you a place to safely explore your needs and challenges. My clients describe my style as honest, engaged, compassionate and respectful. From my work in urban and rural settings, within a variety of socio-economic communities, I have developed a profound belief in everyone's capacity for positive change.
I use a holistic approach to therapy. I primarily utilize a method called Internal Family Systems therapy to help each client gain access to understanding how they have come to take on certain beliefs and behaviors in their lifetime that have led to unhappiness, dissatisfaction and emotional burden. I believe that by assisting clients to connect with themselves and release these burdens, they can then be empowered to live a life that is authentically led with confidence, clarity, creativity, courage, compassion, curiosity and calm.
I believe that therapy is most effective when it is empathic, collaborative, non-judgemental and non-pathologizing. I am deeply interested in the uniqueness of each human being who comes to me. By talking together in ways which nurture curiosity, compassion and insight we will look at what troubles you, what brings you hope, and which patterns of thinking/feeling/being you are engaging in that are not serving you well now.
(Paul is accepting new telehealth clients only). "My aim is not to fix you, change you or even solve your problems. I hope to provide a compassionate, safe space where, together, we can expand your awareness."
Welcome into my office and settle yourself into a comfortable couch or chair overlooking the flowing Connecticut River. We can talk together in confidence, discovering new approaches to whatever challenge brings you to therapy now.
My focus is to mindfully assist you towards well being including, but not limited to, freedom from anxiety, depression, addiction symptoms, trauma, physical pain, impulsivity and the resolution of grief. Self confidence, self knowledge, skillfulness and the personal freedom that comes from letting go of the past and moving forward in your life is the reward you can look forward to by engaging in therapy.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist in practice for over 25 years. Currently, my practice is dedicated to neurofeedback. Years of working as a therapist inform my work and lead to a deep understanding of various diagnoses, symptoms and how these impact people's lives.
Suffering is often a call from the soul, a call for change. It takes courage to answer that call, and sometimes someone to walk along beside you as you journey through the dark and unknown spaces. Our strengths often reside in these spaces, in the parts of ourselves that we’ve rejected and stuffed away. I offer a collaborative and safe environment that honors the wide spectrum of humanness and the intrinsic power and worth of each individual. By listening deeply to the messages of our physical experience, as well as our thought patterns, emotions and spiritual perceptions, greater well-being and health are possible.
Life can present us with very difficult situations and painful experiences. Sometimes we feel stuck. The coping skills that helped in the past may simply not help or even make things more difficult. In my practice, I work to provide a safe place in which you and I can build trust and explore together what you are dealing with. As we build a shared understanding of what you are facing and how your situation fits into the greater context of your life, we can work together to identify ways to respond that help you move forward.
I have expertise in working with affective disorders, stress management, family and marital issues. I am happy to work with individuals who would like to discuss existential or religious issues, and I work with people from all religious and spiritual backgrounds. I integrate psychodynamic psychotherapy with existential and cognitive/behavioral methods.
My practice focuses on improving the well-being of women. I help clients feel safe to process life's challenges and obstacles which are interfering with their quality of life, relationships, and goals by providing a warm, supportive, and non-judgmental space. Building upon people's resources and increased insight, I assist them on their journey towards greater self-agency and positive life changes which promotes more ease and joy in life.