The Vermont Center for Responder Wellness specializes in treating first responders and their families. The Center also employs relational trauma experts serving survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and human trafficking. We work with clients on issues of post-traumatic stress, relationships, stress at work and at home, and overall mental health and wellbeing using a mixed format of modalities from Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), restorative yoga, mindfulness and meditation coaching and biofeedback. We also specialize in workman's compensation issues for first responders.
Therapy is one of the most unique experiences an individual can gift themselves. I wholeheartedly believe in the art and science of internal evolution and growth. That philosophy is what drives my practice. Life can become extremely complicated at times, however, together we can carefully unravel some of the complexities that may be interfering with reaching your ideal sense of self. I work with adults to facilitate a process which offers an unparalleled opportunity to thoroughly explore/understand origins of one’s pathology by encouraging curiosity and thoughtful reflection to empower individuals to create the life they deserve.
*UNFORTUNATELY, I’M NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME* Life can be complicated and counseling can help. People seek counseling to make life better. Relationship issues, medical challenges, trouble healing from the past, unexpected changes and stress can get in the way of enjoying life.
Welcome! I believe that tending to the mind-body connection is essential for healing, and I want to help provide the tools that will serve you for a lifetime of personal wellness. During our sessions, clients discover how one’s emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and relational tendencies manifest in daily life. Clients can begin to challenge themselves with questions about self-states, such as: What is this bodily sensation pushing for me to do? Is it serving me in any way? How is this emotion leading to self-sabotaging behavior? Is there a different way to convey my needs that is more effective? What successes can I celebrate...?
My therapeutic approach can be captured in my professional motto, "Let's walk together." Therapy is an interactive journey where my clients and I seek to better understand barriers that are preventing them from living fully in the moment. For many, this process takes time. It is a walk, not a run and like every journey, there are highs and lows. Sometimes we slip and fall but that's O.K; we get back up and keep going. This process is designed to instill feelings of inner strength and understanding while learning skills to better cope with life's challenges.
**Waitlist Only at this time!** Are you feeling overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions? Have you experienced a traumatic event or loss and struggling to navigate the world around you? I may be able to help. I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling 2019. For the past 3 years I have worked with children and teens (5-18) along with their caregivers (bio/foster/adoptive/kin). I have provided direct client care to adults 65+ for over 13 years. I will use a collection of therapeutic modalities to meet your needs. Contact me today at Haileylibbey@gmail.com
As a naval spouse of 15 years, and the mother of two teens with mental health and developmental needs, J. Heather Fitzpatrick, LCSW, RPT-S, knows how difficult it can be to cope with adversity. With twenty years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and veterans 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.
**** I am not currently accepting new clients.**** Making the choice to start therapy is a unique and sometimes intimidating process. I want to make support accessible and meaningful for you. I believe you have the capacity for growth and improvement, no matter your history or current concerns. My goal is to build a partnership with you as you work to explore your experience and move within the world in a healthier, more fulfilling way.
**NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS, NO WAITLIST** Oftentimes clients come to therapy stuck in patterns that are not serving them well, and they do not understand how they ended up where they are. My goal in working with clients is to help them know, understand, and have compassion for themselves, and in the case of couples and families, for each other as well. I provide a safe and nurturing environment where clients are free to express their thoughts and feelings, and I work to help them make sense of it all. My goal is to meet clients where they are, and give them the tools to get to where they want to be emotionally and psychologically.
*Unfortunately, I am not accepting new clients at this time* Welcome! I aim to create an accepting and safe environment where we can collaborate to work towards your goals and overcome your challenges. I have a background working with LGBTQ+ clients, clients who are insecurely housed or homeless, and clients with mood and anxiety disorders. My focus is on work with clients facing ADHD, identity development issues, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
My mission is to offer individuals a safe environment to create, establish and navigate their emotions by offering a variety of therapeutic techniques. I see myself as a guide along the path to your journey of self healing. Through establishing a functional approach, my goal is to help you identify your voice and feel heard. My treatment style is both educational and theory-based.
When troubled by challenges seeming to have no solution; when familiar ways of dealing with pain and problems no longer work; when bearings are lost and the uncertainty of the step ahead prevents taking the next, the emotional support and guidance available in psychoanalysis and therapy offer the potential for growth and change. My approach is collaborative - we work together to explore, understand, and address the issues, conscious and unconscious, prompting your seeking therapy to help you discover the inner strength and resources necessary to move forward.
Counseling, to me, is a collaborative space where clients are empowered to reach their goals. I believe that building self-awareness, learning to validate, and challenging ourselves to make changes are all essential components to therapy. I'm a queer-identified counselor, and while I am most passionate about discussing gender and sexuality with clients, I enjoy working on a variety of concerns with clients of any identity or experience.
I believe the power of our innate resilience can help guide us through the challenging transitions in our lives. My intention is to create an accepting, affirming and safe environment. My goal is to help you feel empowered to explore ineffective patterns of behavior and cultivate personal growth. Throughout this process, you will have the opportunity to develop skills and tools to assist in the journey of becoming your most authentic self. I am a counselor-in-training under the supervision of Michelle Metzler, LCMHC. I am working toward a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Vermont University.
I offer therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Developing a dialogue between therapist and client we work together in the relationship to understand, and expand one's understanding of one's personal and life narrative. Meeting the individual at their level is important in the development of a trusting working alliance. My belief in the therapeutic relationship itself plays a pivotal role in the healing process, where my work is founded on trust, empathy, and humor. I offer my commitment to the human journey and look forward to working collaboratively with my clients to renewed understanding, growth, and healing.
I am a Professional Social Worker specializing in death, dying, bereavement, and chronic and persistent physical debilities as well as mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with issues related to chronic and life limiting illness, chronic pain, aging, and dementia, and caring for the needs of the dying at end of life. Other experience includes working with adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, self-esteem, trauma, and coping skills. My therapeutic approaches are rooted in Narrative, Existential, and Psychodynamic therapy.
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!
Have you been so overwhelmed you can't seem to find the energy to move? Are you too anxious to take the next step, or are you frustrated that you are getting upset over trivial things? Do your interactions with other people bring new struggles and pain? It's not ridiculous that you are responding to life’s challenges in a particular way. You are not a bad parent or partner. You are dealing with situations that have become a roadblock to your happiness. Deep down, we are meant to be happy, and too much daily stress can drain us of contentment and joy.
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 offer confidential psychotherapy working with individuals to help alleviate suffering, process trauma, work through relational discord, and navigate life transitions. This is possible through a collaboration of dialogue between therapist and client, in which we work together to find clarity, process emotions, explore past experiences, and discuss relational patterns. When given the opportunity to bring these themes forward in a trusting space, one can find a deeper connection to self and others.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Colchester 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 Colchester 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Colchester, or Child Psychologists in Colchester.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Colchester psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Colchester specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.