I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with 14 years experience in a variety of settings. A circuitous road of life experience compliments the professional credentials. I provide individual therapy for people presenting with a variety of issues, including: depression, trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, major life transitions, men's issues, divorce, school and job issues, relationships and more.
I work with people of all ages, and my speciality is ages 65+ and adolescents/young adults (ages 12-35). My practice is dynamic, warm, and focused. Each session, we will make the most of your time; I see you as a whole person. I provide a judgement-free space to explore race, class, gender, sexuality, (dis)ability and your environment. If you are seeking a letter of support for gender affirming surgery, I provide that service.
As a Solution Focused Therapist, I help my clients find the patterns in their lives that have hindered their ability to imagine and achieve the life they desire. I offer many different approaches, including Traditional Talk Therapy with Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioral techniques, as well as more interactive creative approaches including Equine Experiential Psychotherapy; Nature Based Psychotherapy; and Expressive Arts Therapies (some options are only available in-person). My style is open and interactive as I guide and educate clients to explore new options for responding (instead of reacting) to life's challenges.
My role as a psychotherapist is to help you develop a stronger sense of self-presence and self worth, to help you understand and validate feelings, to provide support for anxiety, depression and grief, and to help you develop the ability to find comfort and wisdom within yourself. Psychotherapy as I practice it is a collaborative exploration between you and me in an atmosphere of empathy and without judgment. Sessions take place in a confidential setting and follow the lead of your needs, thus validating your integrity, uniqueness and depth.
The goal of my practice is to reduce suffering, expand personal freedom, and create a stable and joyous life for my patients. And because the problems people face in life are as unique as people themselves, I approach therapy in a highly personalized manner. I have experience working on a wide range of problems from adjustment to life stress and transforming pervasive negativity to managing and transforming complex mental and emotional pain.
I have been working in the field of mental health since 1987. I moved to VT in 2002 from CT where I had worked for 14 years as a therapist in state facilities for the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Corrections. I have treated people with all forms of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD ,eating disorders and employment issues. I believe that people can feel better emotionally and I work with them to be the best that they can be.
My goal as an integrative counselor is to help you reduce suffering and increase your capacity for joy, resiliency and life fulfillment. I am interested in understanding your unique experience of stress, how you hold these memories and what patterns of response have formed. I enjoy helping people free their whole being (mind, body and spirit) to greater ease and personalize my approach based on your needs. I draw from both talk and somatic therapies, including narrative, systems and yoga therapy principles. Specialties include: anxiety/depression, PTSD, feeling "stuck", chronic conditions, stress management and life transitions.
*Now offering teletherapy only. Listening to you in a safe, supportive space, I can help you through a crisis and find solutions together, whether it’s you, a partner or a child who needs help. I can assist with grief, trauma, relationships, anxiety, depression, addictions, IEP planning, ADHD, learning or behavior problems, among others. You may be feeling hopeless or overwhelmed. I know seeking therapy may not be easy. Taking the time to find my profile and read this is already a significant step toward change. (Please note: my number may show up on caller ID as private; some phones may not accept my calls.)
You are looking for a therapist who can understand you, put you at ease, and let you relax into the work. If your experience of living "life" feels overwhelming, I can help. If you have picked up increased anxiety, depression, coping habits, or just generally unmanageable feelings, you are not alone. Our society has been in the midst of difficult, rapid, and temporary changes. The effects on us, however, have been hugely destabilizing. Being in therapy and taking care of your mental health, especially right now, is an important step in setting yourself on the right trajectory, and staying centered in the storm.
**Not currently accepting clients****(Please note: I only accept clients struggling to find competent care due to overall inadequacy in the mental health field to support marginalized identities) My treatment framework is systemic, attachment based, Trans affirmative, trauma informed, & anti-oppressive. Systemic oppression causes much of the anxiety, depression, isolation, & stress many marginalized people are trying to heal from.
***Openings are available in the next series for couples with low desire, infrequent sex, gaps in desire, or no sex for years. *** I offer 8-week intensive group couples therapy for enhancing sexual relationships called Optimal Sexual Experiences (www.optimalsexualexperiences.com) The group is all virtual, limited to 6 couples, the couples are anonymous, and the next series will begin in September if 2021. It will run for 8 consecutive weeks. The skills taught are not technical actions, but processes to foster and maintain a safe deeply satisfying physical relationship. If you are interested please contact me for more info.
I help struggling children, teenagers, and adults to overcome their obstacles and reach their underlying potentials. By building connection, improving communication, and generating meaning, I help individuals to experience their lives as more joyful and less stressful. Figuring out the best way to help yourself or your child can be a daunting task, and I am here to help you navigate through that process. We always want to do best for ourselves and our children, and I have seen how, through therapy, we can open the door for amazing transformations to occur.
Hi. My name is K. and my passion to help others is the cumulative result of over thirty years of professional and educational experience in the fields of Human Services, Transpersonal Psychology and Integrated Holistic Practices. I have been a participant and (co)-facilitator at many gatherings secular and non-secular and hold dear the multitude of experiences I have had working with folks who are dealing with issues related to mental health/substance abuse, homelessness, chronic medical conditions, complex trauma, spiritually transformative experiences, social inequality, and mind-body-spirit integration.
My work is inspired by clients committed to exploring healthy ways to prevent, cope with, and diminish distress. Together, we explore possibilities through developing curiosity, courage, and taking action towards greater self gratification and improved relationships.
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in state of Vermont who has been practicing therapy in private practice for fifteen years. I love working in therapeutic relationship with people of many ages, genders, sexual orientations, race and abilities. I believe in partnering with all my clients to be present with the full range of our humanness.
I have been a substance abuse and mental health clinician for 19 years. I have worked in residential, intensive outpatient, outpatient, medically assisted therapy, and school settings providing prevention, intervention, assessment, treatment, and referral services. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in group and individual sessions providing both education and therapy. I am qualified to provide license reinstatement counseling for the State of Vermont.
Welcome! Sometimes we find ourselves seeking a reset, looking for ways to better navigate and understand our experiences, or just wanting to have more connection to ourselves or others. Maybe you find yourself in a life transition of sorts. If any of this resonates for you, then maybe it’s time to explore how you want to achieve your goals in a therapeutic space for change. I enjoy helping clients identify those moments of opportunity to challenge, change, and embrace self-growth.
You are 100% accepted and celebrated as is. However, if you have goals to work on toward wellness, I can be your partner in that process. I have been helping people in the therapeutic process since 1999. I would be honored to work with you as you experience personal growth. I draw upon various modalities to assist teenagers and adults including: CBT, ACT, Solutions Based Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I practice with unconditional positive regard and encourage you to practice self compassion while gently working toward your goals.
I provide psychological services to address a wide variety of concerns, challenges and transitions. I use approaches that have been scientifically shown to be effective.
I view the therapeutic process as a partnership between myself and the client. My approach is adjusted to meet the unique needs of each individual client, and I seek to provide an open, supportive forum in which to explore your life and reach your personal goals. With my support you can identify the areas of your life that are not working and make a plan to create growth, change and improvement, allowing you to live the life you desire.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, confused, or stressed by your child's behaviors? I am passionate about working with infants, children, and their families. I specialize in early childhood disorders such as anxiety, defiance, impulsivity, family and relationship issues, emotional regulation, school behaviors, sensory-processing, and traumatic experiences and transitions. I draw upon several treatment modalities, including attachment-based theories which focus on strengthening the bond, attachment, and relationship between child and caregivers, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and play-therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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 Plainfield, or Child Psychologists in Plainfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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.