Psychotherapy is both an art and a science. I believe that my strength as a psychotherapist is that I am informed equally by my theoretical foundation as well as my creativity and intuition. The first part of my theoretical foundation is drawn from insight-oriented theories. I'm interested in how the interplay of your history and personality has contributed to your current concerns. The process of learning about and accepting who you are contributes to your healing. Through gentle and direct exploration and encouragement I will guide you toward self- awareness and compassionate self -acceptance.
We are expected to tend to our physical wellness with annual physicals as a means to prevent acute illness and chronic disease. However, when it comes to our mental health, we often do not give the same attention and care. I provide a non-judgmental, safe space where you have the opportunity to nurture yourself fully; mind, body, and spirit.
Psychoanalytic work is an intensive therapy that focuses on increasing self-understanding and a sense of personal freedom. It is very helpful for anxiety, depression, obsessions and compulsions, relationship issues and trauma.
ATTN: Currently accepting new clients. You may find yourself sitting at a growth edge and wanting to take steps towards change in your life. Often in this growth process there are patterns that emerge that no longer fit who you are and who you are becoming. Traumatic events and life stressors can live in the body and become patterns of tension you carry around that lead you to feel stuck. The process of therapeutic self-inquiry can help you discover new ways of relating to yourself outside narratives that no longer serve your well-being and prevent you from moving forward in your life in a meaningful way.
I have been practicing as an Art Therapist and Counselor in Vermont for 10 years, working with children, teens, and adults who are in need of support. I have a holistic approach to therapy and am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. I integrate nutritional interventions, mindfulness and art therapy into my practice to address the mental, physical and spiritual health of my clients. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents, children and parents dealing with issues around life transitions, stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, communication, and emotional regulation.
Feeling stuck in a life that is unfulfilling, repeating patterns or habits that don't serve your well-being and relationships right now, overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and the tides of our rapidly changing world, or having trouble letting go of painful parts of the past? We all occasionally need help to clearly see ourselves and find new ways to live better lives.
Therapy can help break old patterns and habits which can stand in the way of forming new opportunities or relationships. I have been practicing as a counselor in Vermont for fourteen years, working with children, adolescents, and families. I am also trained as a crisis clinician. I have worked closely with families and teens experiencing depression, suicidal ideation, trauma, anxiety, family conflict and school challenges.
I will provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore issues that have caused you difficulties or hindered your goals. Sometimes we are stuck in a situation that requires someone to listen and prompt you to find solutions and sometimes issues are about finding yourself and ways to cope with the world. You are the expert about your needs.
I hope to assist in bringing compassion, respect, acceptance, insight, freedom and healing to individuals experiencing struggles with substance use and other mental health concerns. Substance use disorders are mental health disorders and are typically a coping mechanism used to afford relief from a variety of intrapsychic conflicts and decisions that effect our lives.
It's often difficult to reach out for help when you most need it, and it can be hard to speak with someone you've never met about personal issues. On the other hand, it can be easier to do with a person who is a trained, neutral professional. I can be objective and understanding in a way that well-meaning friends and family often cannot. My work with couples, individual adults including seniors, or the younger population, begins in a friendly, professional manner whereby we move towards knowing each other better. A rapport between us is essential in accomplishing our work.
Welcome. You may have arrived here seeking an increased sense of calm, safety, and connection, a stronger sense of who you are with confidence to express your authentic self, or motivation to pursue life goals and passions. You may be grappling with difficult life transitions, trauma experiences, persistent anxiety, or relationship challenges that have given rise to feelings of exhaustion, sadness, fear, overwhelm, isolation or even confusion. These burdens can make it hard to find joy and meaning. With compassion and acceptance, I am here to support you in releasing these burdens and moving towards the life you aspire to live.
You might be struggling with difficult emotions, stressed by the demands of life, or stuck in painful cycles in your relationships. You sense you could be more connected to yourself, to others, and to the deeper purpose of your life. Maybe you've tried to make things better on your own, but you sense that with the right kind of support you could thrive in new ways in your relationships, and in other areas of your life. You're on the edge of growing into something new.
I offer videoconference therapy over the HIPPA compliant "zoom" platform and in person sessions when COVID numbers are low. My initial focus is to create a confidential, safe environment for a person to talk about their concerns. I offer psychotherapy that provides a way to understand problems and patterns related to moods, thoughts, behaviors and relationships; to find ways to untangle them; and to develop new ways of seeing and responding. This work will support you in developing self-compassion, accessing your sense of agency, and cultivating effective coping strategies.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, Imago, EMDR
Good therapy can produce long lasting life changes. I approach therapy as a collaborative effort. I start with where the client finds themselves in the present. I listen with both curiosity and empathy to understand an individual's unique experience. In treatment I create an atmosphere of trust where together we can identify your strengths, find practical solutions to problems and unfold underlying difficulties that are obstacles to your experience of a rich and fulfilling life.
Holistic Counseling. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Life happens, so it helps to have a person who will really listen, without judgement. Especially in these difficult times, life's challenges can become overwhelming. In therapy, people develop skills for managing emotions and relationships, reclaiming their self-worth and sense of competence. When we lay down our burdens, we begin to feel lighter, heal places that were hurt, and find a way back to our true selves. I specialize in supporting adults, children and organizations with holistic, research based psychotherapy.
I am currently accepting new clients. My practice is client centered with the goal of creating wholeness and peace. I provide counseling services to individuals from the teen years through to end of life. Typically, I work with folks struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, those within the LGBTQ+ community, and folks struggling to navigate life changes. If this sounds like you, please reach out, let's see if we are a good fit!
I provide collaborative, creative and practical counseling and psychotherapy. Using a holistic approach that integrates the latest research on neuroscience with mind, body and spirit, we will work together to help you overcome troublesome patterns and to develop greater well-being, confidence, and happiness. I have specialty training in Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems therapy and somatic therapy.
Together we will explore issues and obstacles so that you can feel better and work toward a healthier, happier way of living. I will help you gain greater insight into the problems you face, to increase self confidence, learn problem solving skills and effective ways of coping with stress. We will examine patterns in your life that may be affecting your relationships, the way you think about yourself, and limiting your ability to achieve the changes that you want to make.
Grieving the death of a loved one is among the most challenging and layered experiences imaginable. While sadness is a near universal response, sometimes deep grieving becomes too painful and confusing to bear alone, and a skillful guide can help you understand, embrace, and appreciate the intensity of your loss. I am a grief counselor with decades of practice offering support and guidance to those who are facing the challenging effects of bereavement.
Anxiety, depression, trauma and relationship issues can be extremely painful and frustrating, as well as prevent us from feeling authentic, connected, and/or experiencing inner contentment. Therapy, as I see it, should be a safe space for people to express their feelings and emotions, improve their relationships with self and others, expand upon their unique strengths and learn new tools to deal with life’s stressors. *Please connect with me via the Psychology today message/email option*
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Middlebury 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 Middlebury 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 Middlebury, or Child Psychologists in Middlebury.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Middlebury 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 Middlebury 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.