Therapists in Chester, VT

Photo of Coleen Lawlor, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester, VT
Coleen Lawlor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, SPP, EMDR
Verified
Chester, VT 05143
Not accepting new clients
In my practice I see people dealing with a wide variety of challenges. I have a practice of general psychotherapy with a focus on trauma. I have been certified in EMDR therapy and have additional training and experience in adapting EMDR therapy for the treatment of a wide range of issues including: first responders, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and complex post-traumatic stress. My basic understanding is that people have an innate capacity to grow and heal. As a therapist I see my job as helping to create a safe space in which a person can explore their challenge & choose the interventions that help them achieve their goals.
In my practice I see people dealing with a wide variety of challenges. I have a practice of general psychotherapy with a focus on trauma. I have been certified in EMDR therapy and have additional training and experience in adapting EMDR therapy for the treatment of a wide range of issues including: first responders, anxiety, dissociative disorders, and complex post-traumatic stress. My basic understanding is that people have an innate capacity to grow and heal. As a therapist I see my job as helping to create a safe space in which a person can explore their challenge & choose the interventions that help them achieve their goals.
(802) 473-3266 View (802) 473-3266
Photo of Glendon Scott Bemis, Drug & Alcohol Counselor in Chester, VT
Glendon Scott Bemis
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, LCMHC, MA
Verified
Chester, VT 05143
I am a dual licensed counselor (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor AND Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) with a background in Opiate addiction and working with Dual diagnosis patients. I am solution focused and believe a combination of trust, teamwork and the right information is the key to success. Specializing in depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues (couples counseling) AND court mandated counseling/ CRASH/DUI mandated counseling.
I am a dual licensed counselor (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor AND Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor) with a background in Opiate addiction and working with Dual diagnosis patients. I am solution focused and believe a combination of trust, teamwork and the right information is the key to success. Specializing in depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues (couples counseling) AND court mandated counseling/ CRASH/DUI mandated counseling.
(802) 560-4032 View (802) 560-4032
Photo of Martha Stretton, Psychologist in Chester, VT
Martha Stretton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Chester, VT 05143
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling stuck, confused, or uneasy in your life, I can work with you to help you think clearly, act skillfully, and live authentically.
If you are feeling stuck, confused, or uneasy in your life, I can work with you to help you think clearly, act skillfully, and live authentically.
(802) 695-0162 View (802) 695-0162
Photo of Michelle Golden, LCMHC, CIMHP, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Chester, VT
Michelle Golden, LCMHC, CIMHP
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, CIMHP
Verified
Chester, VT 05143  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, stuck, unsure of what you need? I can help you navigate conflicting feelings, thoughts, and process negative beliefs and experiences which may be holding you back from reaching your true, full potential. I will work to understand all parts of who you are, openly and honestly challenge you, and encourage you to grow. My approach is direct, and transparency is critical in my practice. I will meet you where you are, and walk with you through the "stuff." I take into consideration your environment, social/emotional supports, history, and current coping skills.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, stuck, unsure of what you need? I can help you navigate conflicting feelings, thoughts, and process negative beliefs and experiences which may be holding you back from reaching your true, full potential. I will work to understand all parts of who you are, openly and honestly challenge you, and encourage you to grow. My approach is direct, and transparency is critical in my practice. I will meet you where you are, and walk with you through the "stuff." I take into consideration your environment, social/emotional supports, history, and current coping skills.
(802) 523-3429 View (802) 523-3429
Photo of Wendy Stephens, Psychologist in Chester, VT
Wendy Stephens
Psychologist, PsyD, MFT
Verified
Chester, VT 05143
Not accepting new clients
I work with a wide variety of people and challenges but I am specially trained in working with couples helping to improve their relationships. I have completed advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy, the approach for couples that is the most effective longterm. With a shared commitment to work for 1 hour 30 minutes each week we can help change stuck relationship dynamics which cause distress. Additionally, I am a trauma specialist trained in EMDR helping to reducing your symptoms. I have been in private practice for the last 30 years. I am a honest empathic therapist who works hard and collaboratively with you.
I work with a wide variety of people and challenges but I am specially trained in working with couples helping to improve their relationships. I have completed advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy, the approach for couples that is the most effective longterm. With a shared commitment to work for 1 hour 30 minutes each week we can help change stuck relationship dynamics which cause distress. Additionally, I am a trauma specialist trained in EMDR helping to reducing your symptoms. I have been in private practice for the last 30 years. I am a honest empathic therapist who works hard and collaboratively with you.
(802) 230-1203 View (802) 230-1203

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Photo of Paula Rasanen, Registered Psychotherapist in Chester, VT
Paula Rasanen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA CFT
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
Not accepting new clients
We all need security, acceptance, safety and understanding in our close relationships. Developing insight into our patterns, exploring our core values, and defining what we want and need in relationships can be overwhelming, especially when we don't know how to begin this process. I love meeting clients right where they are, and supporting them through the process of rising to life's challenges, defining and achieving their personal goals within the context of their close relationships. I am especially passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals and families.
We all need security, acceptance, safety and understanding in our close relationships. Developing insight into our patterns, exploring our core values, and defining what we want and need in relationships can be overwhelming, especially when we don't know how to begin this process. I love meeting clients right where they are, and supporting them through the process of rising to life's challenges, defining and achieving their personal goals within the context of their close relationships. I am especially passionate about supporting neurodivergent individuals and families.
(802) 659-2907 View (802) 659-2907
Photo of Vincent Buckholz, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester, VT
Vincent Buckholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
Now Accepting New In Person and Tele-Health Clients- We are all working as hard as we can to create a quality of life that we can enjoy and share with others. There are times however, when we can use some neutral, non-judgmental assistance with finding and cultivating the changes we need to improve that quality of life. I offer you that environment to consider your potential for change. I provide a collaborative approach to assist you with moving towards structured thinking, while developing resources and resilience to provide a pathway for improving your over all quality of life, as you envision it.
Now Accepting New In Person and Tele-Health Clients- We are all working as hard as we can to create a quality of life that we can enjoy and share with others. There are times however, when we can use some neutral, non-judgmental assistance with finding and cultivating the changes we need to improve that quality of life. I offer you that environment to consider your potential for change. I provide a collaborative approach to assist you with moving towards structured thinking, while developing resources and resilience to provide a pathway for improving your over all quality of life, as you envision it.
(802) 448-1351 View (802) 448-1351
Photo of Crissy Webster Counseling Services LLC, Counselor in Chester, VT
Crissy Webster Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
Crissy Webster Counseling Services LLC is a small private practice located in Springfield, VT. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds licensure in the states of VT and NH, as well as nationally certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I see clients of all ages. We have a specialty in Juvenile Firesetting Assessments and Treatment, as well as, adult and adolescent anger management. Through my education and experiences, weI also have knowledge in the areas of Family Systems Model, Trauma Informed Education Practices, ARC, HNC, Parent Training, and perform Trauma Informed Mental Health Evaluations.
Crissy Webster Counseling Services LLC is a small private practice located in Springfield, VT. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who holds licensure in the states of VT and NH, as well as nationally certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors. I see clients of all ages. We have a specialty in Juvenile Firesetting Assessments and Treatment, as well as, adult and adolescent anger management. Through my education and experiences, weI also have knowledge in the areas of Family Systems Model, Trauma Informed Education Practices, ARC, HNC, Parent Training, and perform Trauma Informed Mental Health Evaluations.
(802) 952-8671 View (802) 952-8671
Photo of Virginia Kelly, Counselor in Chester, VT
Virginia Kelly
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Cavendish, VT 05142
There are many reasons you might be here. You may be feeling depressed or anxious - or you may be in the midst of a transition – or trying to process a loss or a life change. I have been in the field of Counseling for 30 + years. I have taught at universities, conducted research, written books, and presented workshops . At the heart of all of that knowledge, the most vital thing I have learned is that it is the quality of our relationships that defines our overall well-being. More importantly, it is ultimately the relationship we have with ourselves that is the key to achieving a sense of connectedness that allows us to thrive.
There are many reasons you might be here. You may be feeling depressed or anxious - or you may be in the midst of a transition – or trying to process a loss or a life change. I have been in the field of Counseling for 30 + years. I have taught at universities, conducted research, written books, and presented workshops . At the heart of all of that knowledge, the most vital thing I have learned is that it is the quality of our relationships that defines our overall well-being. More importantly, it is ultimately the relationship we have with ourselves that is the key to achieving a sense of connectedness that allows us to thrive.
(802) 548-1001 View (802) 548-1001
Photo of Sarah Buckingham, Pre-Licensed Professional in Chester, VT
Sarah Buckingham
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
Counseling is a professional relationship in which I do my best to provide the relational conditions that will optimally support your inner work and self-inquiry. I will strive to provide unconditional positive regard, therapeutic listening, reflection and attunement. Most importantly, as your counselor I will give you empathy. Empathic attunement allows for co-regulation for our nervous systems, reparative experiences for our attachment wounds, and healing attention for the neglected parts of ourselves.
Counseling is a professional relationship in which I do my best to provide the relational conditions that will optimally support your inner work and self-inquiry. I will strive to provide unconditional positive regard, therapeutic listening, reflection and attunement. Most importantly, as your counselor I will give you empathy. Empathic attunement allows for co-regulation for our nervous systems, reparative experiences for our attachment wounds, and healing attention for the neglected parts of ourselves.
(802) 255-8562 View (802) 255-8562
Photo of Charlie Laurel, LCMHC, Counselor in Chester, VT
Charlie Laurel, LCMHC
Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VT 05156  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Being alive in the 21st century is amazing, surely unlike anything that our ancestors experienced, in both stresses and opportunities. We can have a conversation about what it is like for you, trying to live up to your deepest held values in the face of real challenges. I start with the assumption that you have what it takes to move more fully into a vibrant, meaningful life, even during times of great uncertainty. Sometimes life presents challenges that seem overwhelming. Seeking help is a sign of strength in such times.
Being alive in the 21st century is amazing, surely unlike anything that our ancestors experienced, in both stresses and opportunities. We can have a conversation about what it is like for you, trying to live up to your deepest held values in the face of real challenges. I start with the assumption that you have what it takes to move more fully into a vibrant, meaningful life, even during times of great uncertainty. Sometimes life presents challenges that seem overwhelming. Seeking help is a sign of strength in such times.
(802) 613-0021 View (802) 613-0021
Photo of Thomas Kauffmann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chester, VT
Thomas Kauffmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, FSW
Verified
Londonderry, VT 05148
Are you finding yourself "sort of stuck" in your life? Maybe feeling unfulfilled in your endeavors or finding yourself anxious or saddened for apparently no reason at all? Sometimes, discussing your concerns with a non-judgmental, objective therapist can help a person break up logjams in their lives and refocus us on what we believe is important or what we hope to achieve. Or have you been afflicted with depression, anxiety or substance use issues in the past and feel the need to take a fresh look at what is happening now? If so, perhaps I can help you. And I am available to work with you on weekends and holidays, too.
Are you finding yourself "sort of stuck" in your life? Maybe feeling unfulfilled in your endeavors or finding yourself anxious or saddened for apparently no reason at all? Sometimes, discussing your concerns with a non-judgmental, objective therapist can help a person break up logjams in their lives and refocus us on what we believe is important or what we hope to achieve. Or have you been afflicted with depression, anxiety or substance use issues in the past and feel the need to take a fresh look at what is happening now? If so, perhaps I can help you. And I am available to work with you on weekends and holidays, too.
(802) 441-6677 View (802) 441-6677
Photo of Melissa Omand in Chester, VT
Melissa Omand
MA
Springfield, VT 05156
Anxiety and depression, anger and shutting down are not what need to define who you are. I can help you overcome and live life to the fullest. My practice includes a toy poodle named Tikvah (which means Hope).
Anxiety and depression, anger and shutting down are not what need to define who you are. I can help you overcome and live life to the fullest. My practice includes a toy poodle named Tikvah (which means Hope).
(603) 704-4116 View (603) 704-4116
Photo of Diana Greywolf, Psychologist in Chester, VT
Diana Greywolf
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156  (Online Only)
My approach to counseling is supportive and growth oriented. I combine over 20 years of experience in a variety of social service settings with a firm belief that every human being has infinite potential, though sometimes undiscovered. Finding strengths and building on them to create a foundation that sustains the challenges life offers is my focus. A licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and Vermont, I have expertise in women’s issues, trauma (including EMDR treatment), grief, and stress management. I provide individual, family, and couples therapy via telehealth only.
My approach to counseling is supportive and growth oriented. I combine over 20 years of experience in a variety of social service settings with a firm belief that every human being has infinite potential, though sometimes undiscovered. Finding strengths and building on them to create a foundation that sustains the challenges life offers is my focus. A licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and Vermont, I have expertise in women’s issues, trauma (including EMDR treatment), grief, and stress management. I provide individual, family, and couples therapy via telehealth only.
(401) 307-4052 View (401) 307-4052
Photo of Emily Brooks, LMFT, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chester, VT
Emily Brooks, LMFT, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ludlow, VT 05149
Today's crazy pace of life as well as the stresses of family, money, school, employment, not to mention COVID-19 and politics, it is no wonder more and more people are looking for therapeutic support to find balance in their lives. I will strive to help you find that balance, working with and building on your strengths, already present within you, but lost in the chaos of present day life in a safe, supportive environment. We will work to build coping skills to deal with every day life, when things get tough. Life is full of ups and downs. You can learn new ways to shift your perception, to build on the strengths and positives.
Today's crazy pace of life as well as the stresses of family, money, school, employment, not to mention COVID-19 and politics, it is no wonder more and more people are looking for therapeutic support to find balance in their lives. I will strive to help you find that balance, working with and building on your strengths, already present within you, but lost in the chaos of present day life in a safe, supportive environment. We will work to build coping skills to deal with every day life, when things get tough. Life is full of ups and downs. You can learn new ways to shift your perception, to build on the strengths and positives.
(802) 327-7802 View (802) 327-7802
Photo of Holiday Eames, Counselor in Chester, VT
Holiday Eames
Counselor, LCMHC, NCC
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As Annie Dillard wrote, "How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives." Being able to find gratitude, peace and fulfillment in the present moment is more powerful than chasing a future that might be ideal. Finding joy is a practice that starts by taking the time to figure out what is getting in the way. Once these challenges are identified, you and I can make a plan together to learn and practice skills and strategies to overcome those obstacles and create change.
As Annie Dillard wrote, "How we spend our days is of course how we spend our lives." Being able to find gratitude, peace and fulfillment in the present moment is more powerful than chasing a future that might be ideal. Finding joy is a practice that starts by taking the time to figure out what is getting in the way. Once these challenges are identified, you and I can make a plan together to learn and practice skills and strategies to overcome those obstacles and create change.
(802) 289-0263 View (802) 289-0263
Photo of Barbara Vitalis, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Chester, VT
Barbara Vitalis
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC, LADC
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Barbara. I have nearly 20 years of experience working with adults who experience anxiety, depression, codependence, personality issues, communication difficulties, and substance use. These issues keep us from living and experiencing our lives and make our worlds smaller. We often need to process our experiences with another individual and help us make sense of our experiences and to gain a different outlook on them.
Hi! I'm Barbara. I have nearly 20 years of experience working with adults who experience anxiety, depression, codependence, personality issues, communication difficulties, and substance use. These issues keep us from living and experiencing our lives and make our worlds smaller. We often need to process our experiences with another individual and help us make sense of our experiences and to gain a different outlook on them.
(802) 424-8732 View (802) 424-8732
Photo of Blair Danz, Counselor in Chester, VT
Blair Danz
Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCMHC-S
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work better together and understand and resolve challenges in your life. Through therapy we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work better together and understand and resolve challenges in your life. Through therapy we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(802) 357-7362 View (802) 357-7362
Photo of Dean Hammer, Psychologist in Chester, VT
Dean Hammer
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Weston, VT 05161
I am very fortune to have practiced as a psychotherapist for thirty years--providing treatment to clients ranging from young adults to those in their elder years. Depending on clients' need, I provide brief term counseling as well as longer term treatment. I employ a variety of approaches in my counseling including: Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Relational, and Mediation therapies.
I am very fortune to have practiced as a psychotherapist for thirty years--providing treatment to clients ranging from young adults to those in their elder years. Depending on clients' need, I provide brief term counseling as well as longer term treatment. I employ a variety of approaches in my counseling including: Narrative, Cognitive-Behavioral, Relational, and Mediation therapies.
(802) 662-2641 View (802) 662-2641
Photo of Kimberlee J Carpenter, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Chester, VT
Kimberlee J Carpenter
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified
Springfield, VT 05156
The decision to start counseling can be difficult and overwhelming. I enjoy working with a wide range of people. I provide a supportive counseling environment where patients can feel safe to explore the challenges and begin to make the changes to live happier, healthier lives.
The decision to start counseling can be difficult and overwhelming. I enjoy working with a wide range of people. I provide a supportive counseling environment where patients can feel safe to explore the challenges and begin to make the changes to live happier, healthier lives.
(682) 223-4603 View (682) 223-4603

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Chester, VT

< 10

Therapists in Chester, VT who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Spirituality
80% Stress

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% MVP Health Care
60% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Chester, VT see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Chester?

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.