As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker maintaining licensure in Vermont, I am currently clinical supervisor and clinican at The Vermont Center for Resiliency, a trauma-informed and resiliency-based practice. I balance multiple professional roles in the social work field, integrating body-mind-spirit modalities with psychodynamic, strengths-based, empowerment, and trauma-informed perspectives. I provide psychotherapy, integrative services, and consultation to adults who are navigating life waves.
Hello, I am currently taking new clients for telehealth only. I work well with individuals who suffer from overwhelming emotional pain and anxiety and difficulty navigating relationships successfully, as well as experience a sense of lack of control over their lives.
My practice aims to support children, adolescents, and parents to develop strong foundations for emotional wellbeing. I believe that children flourish when rooted in a nurturing and responsive environment, and parents thrive when they have access to resources to support them on their parenting journey. I provide therapy to children of all ages, and consultation and education to new parents starting out and veteran parents alike.
Hi there! It is my personal belief that we are all meant to thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally (that includes you). But we've all found ourselves at one point or another, feeling like life isn't exactly peachy... and trying to sort life out can feel really daunting. That's where I can help. My particular specialties are working with folks who have experienced sexual trauma, people dealing with anxiety, chronic illness, or challenges in their interpersonal relationships.
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.
I am Lisbeth Dodd, LICSW. My offices are located in Burlington and Montpelier, Vermont. Through over 20 years of clinical practice I have assisted clients in a variety of helping relationships and roles including psychotherapy, case management, and medical and emergency mental health. I apply a client-centered, integrative approach, including psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral principles. I work with adults who may be experiencing a wide range of concerns which may include: complex life transitions, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, adjustment disorders, depression, life transitions, and trauma.
I work with people who wish to develop the self-understanding and self-compassion to better support themselves through difficult times. I believe that our minds and bodies are resilient and doing the best they can to keep us safe and alive in the face of unmet needs and unjust social systems, and that each person embodies a deep wisdom informed by their unique life story. Sometimes, protective patterns that were once necessary during challenging or traumatic experiences no longer serve our wellbeing. Together, we can celebrate and strengthen what is working and bring gentle curiosity to what isn't.
I have accrued over ten years of experience with people on sorting through a variety of life's difficulties. I work with people who may be struggling with all sorts of problems including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and relational difficulties.
As a Clinical Social Worker, building a trusting therapeutic relationship with my clients is the most important thing. Once a trusted relationship is established, this is when we can be most successful towards getting you to a place where you feel more grounded, self aware and connected to yourself.
We each possess an innate wisdom, and we all lose our way from time to time. I help clients to find and listen to their intuition and access their own personal guidance to be happier and reach their goals. I have a warm client centered and spiritual approach. As a psychodynamic, body centered psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience my hope is to help clients find the courage and the resources to make changes to feel more alive and fulfilled. I also offer life coaching, internal family systems and energy medicine.
OPEN TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY. Transitions, relationship issues, anxiety, traumatic events, grief, loss… these are all experiences that can hold us back from truly living our lives by causing us to feel worried, confused, or hopeless. To support you in exploring what is happening, my starting point is to connect with you to build a relationship of trust, empathy, and respect. I offer curiosity and compassion while holding a safe space and time for you and with you. I have a calm presence and encourage you to engage in the process of making choices that open doors to the life you want.
My practice is built on a foundation of resilience, understanding and empowerment with a broader focus on life transitions and adjustments, grief & loss and mixed forms of depression and anxiety. Together, we'll spend our time collaboratively focused on promoting growth, self-awareness and building upon the existing strengths that you have. Through gentle humor and straightforward dialogue, my clinical style leans towards the interactive and follows a strengths-based approach. I believe that curiosity and self-reflection are critical in evolving towards a healthier and happier future.
As a former social work educator, I am well versed in a variety of theories and modalities of practice. I appreciate the tools of critical reflection and an anti-oppressive approach. As a storyteller and student of life, I am keenly aware of the power that our stories hold. I lean heavily on Narrative Therapy techniques in practice. As your therapist, I will be curious to hear and hold space for your stories; to learn from them, unpack them, and ultimately help empower you to reframe narratives that no longer serve you.
If you’re looking for someone to talk to, you’re most likely wanting to make a change in some aspect of your life. Sometimes it’s hard to recognize when you’re making progress in therapy. Together, we will set clear goals, and will review those goals often so you can notice and celebrate points of growth. I work best with folks who are interested in engaging in brief, goals focused counseling. I have a particular interest in working with those who have experienced a recent trauma, and/or folks who are motivated to learn mindfulness/self compassion skills.
Life is a daring adventure... with a lot of pitfalls and crash landings. Sometimes you need help to get out, over and/or through. I provide psychotherapy with respect, compassion, and a sense of humor to guide and walk alongside you. I focus on skill-building and helping you become the hero of your own life, sometimes combining counseling with hypnotherapy, sometimes hypnotherapy on its own. I follow the Intentional Peer Support philosophy: there is nothing wrong with you; and you are the expert on your own life. EMAILing me is the first step, as phone calls are difficult to return with my daily schedule.
*** I am unable to take on new clients at this time *** I specialize in working with students and adults navigating transitions, challenges, and personal goals. I believe that in order to change negative patterns, anxiety or depression, we need to understand and explore our own strengths and skills. My own non-linear path has enriched and informed my work with individuals navigating social and emotional stressors. I strive to create an open and honest therapeutic space to support clients as they decipher big questions and develop coping strategies, self care practices and a deeper acceptance of self.
Hello! My name is Maggie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on the intersections of trauma and the justice system. I believe every human being deserves healing and space to process their past experiences and current challenges. We live in a society that often defaults to moving quickly and pushing past traumatic experiences, rather than intentionally taking the time to acknowledge that adversity can impact the way we trust in those around us, communicate through hard times and find hope.
Whether your problem is the result of a crisis or a pattern of self-destructive behavior, your ability to cope is impacted by your personal strengths. My first goal is to meet you where you are, listen to your story, and focus on the way your past shapes the way you deal with challenges in the present.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LADC, CADC, MSW
I'm interested in helping clients gain a better understanding of their relationship with themselves and to others within their lives. I believe human connection is essential for people as well as living with honesty and balance. Through compassionate humor and straightforward dialogue, I strive to help clients review the thought process involved in developing harmony between their behaviors, values and feelings and their identified inner needs, goals and sense of self. I'm especially interested in helping clients to establish a harmony of communication between the three parts of the mind: the Brain, the Heart and the Gut.
Making positive changes in life can feel overwhelming but can be easier with the support of a counselor. I am an experienced clinician and I have assisted people through some incredibly difficult periods. My goal is to help you create a healthy and enjoyable life by identifying and developing your strengths and supports, enhance your ability to emotionally manage life's ups and downs, improve relationships with loved ones, and enhance your self-esteem. Due to the Covid pandemic I am strictly doing remote sessions by either phone or video. This has been a significant change to my work but I have come to enjoy distance counseling.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Burlington are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Burlington then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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