I have practiced as a licensed counselor for 30 years, am licensed in Montana and now Vermont, in the Middlebury area. I specialize in treating PTSD using EMDR, a trauma therapy which transforms lives, allowing people to put the past in the past and live fully in the present. Therapy may include the family or couple. I am certified as an Emotionally Focused Couple’s therapist (EFT), the most research supported couples therapy. Anxiety, depression, grief, and end of life issues are often the focus of treatment. I emphasize a foundation of overall health & nutrition, exercise, & mindfulness based stress reduction. Telehealth & InPer
I have been in private practice for more than 30 years, offering holistic and client-centered treatment in a safe, supportive, confidential environment. Call to schedule an appointment: (802) 388-3362.
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.
How often do we take time to reflect on who we truly are? I firmly believe that a positive sense of self begins with an inner belief that "I MATTER"! I also believe one's mental health is affected by the ability to be honest and hold oneself accountable. As people become more accepting and clearer about who they are and how they want to be in the world, they are more capable of finding contentment and joy in their lives. We do the very best we can in any given moment; being kind and gentle with yourself is key when looking within.
I specialize in treating difficulties with anxiety, OCD, depression, mood regulation, & trauma in adults. I also treat couples/relationship issues, & sexual concerns. My theoretical orientation emphasizes mindfulness-based & cognitive therapies & integrates principles from contemporary psychodynamic/existential therapies. In my work I am inspired by the human potential for psychological flexibility, behavioral change, & greater self-understanding. My research in women's sexuality has informed my comfort with sexual concerns, while my studies in Buddhist philosophy strengthen my implementation of mindfulness-based therapies.
Seek me out when you are having problems with depression, anxiety, pain, stress, self- esteem, anger, health, or in your relationship. Marital problems such as loss, betrayal, trust, anger or alienation are common problems that couples or individuals bring to me. I have a warm, clear, reflective, interpersonal style.
I tailor my approach to the needs of the client. This means we may look at your need for dealing with negative thoughts, how to manage your pain, relaxation training, or look at your developmental experiences to design corrective experiences. Clearly decision- making, communication skills, managing emotion could be addressed.
In my practice, I treat older adolescents, college students, adults, and families. I have extensive experience in working with those who face a variety of issues including anxiety, depressed mood, OCD, grief, family and life transitions, chronic illness, peer issues, trauma, adoption, and attachment-related concerns. Additionally, I work with clients seeking to deepen self-awareness, heal emotional wounds, and explore areas in their lives that they would like to strengthen.
I'm a Swiss-trained Jungian Analyst (www.jungiananalystvt.com) who views the analytic encounter as a deep and soulful collaboration within which we examine the origins, patterns and futility of disruptive unconscious complexes and behaviors while working to strengthen the soul's authentic, meaning-making, imaginative capability - what James Hillman termed the "poetic basis of mind". To facilitate this process, I aspire to create an environment of trust and confidence in which we engage the psyche, where one's inner world of thoughts, feelings, images, fantasies & dreams can be fully expressed, explored and reflected upon with compassion & without judgment.
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.
Having trouble finding a therapist? I offer e-courses to get professional guidance into your hands immediately. Develop new skills and perspectives, and start feeling like yourself again. Access through my website. Professional Development and Supervision: I provide clinical supervision to pre-licensed clinicians with the option to bill through my license, and consultation services for psychotherapists, medical providers, businesses and organizations, school personnel, and other professionals. If you would like to be added to a mailing list for updates about clinical trainings available for CEUs, feel free to send me a message.
I am a Holistic Psychotherapist and Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of PTSD and trauma. Having worked with special needs children and adults for over 30 years, I find my background as a Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy Teacher, and Minister of LifeSpirit (Holistic and Health-Freedom Based Church) is well suited to those who seek a holistic approach to healing. Shiome Therapy is my trademark, interweaving ancient and modern techniques in a safe and effective way, without the use of chemical substances. I enjoy the positive transformational healing experience with each and every client!
*** 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.
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.
I enjoy helping my clients work through the most difficult of life's challenges. I work with individuals from all walks of life, struggling with a variety of conditions and life situations. I take a collaborative approach to treatment, emphasizing personal control in therapy. My interest in psychotherapy stems from my fascination with language and communication. I have spent years researching language from the perspectives of philosophy, linguistics, and psychology. I find this research informs my style of treatment such that I have an ear that is attuned to the subtleties of communication, which many of my patients find extremely supportive.
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.
Ali is passionate about living a life of vibrant health and happiness, and helping others to do the same. Her training and experience is as a clinical mental health therapist and as an instructor of wilderness therapy, mindfulness, meditation, energy work, Pathwork, & more. Ali specializes in working with individuals who wish to be as sensitive and wild as we naturally are. She helps her clients heal from stress and trauma and to realign with our natural state of health, balance, and harmony.
Are you unhappy in your closest relationship? Are you stuck in a pattern of disconnection? Has one of you had an affair? These are the signs of distress in a relationship: poor communication, distance and/or withdrawing, critcizing/blaming, lack of intimacy or sexual contact, inability to resolve conflict. If you are experiencing any of these - its important to get help asap. I help people create intimate, secure, lasting relationships . Other specialties also include working with those who suffer from the after effects of abuse and trauma, and those who are experiencing depression, anxiety or stressful changes in their lives.
I believe that times of transition or crisis, though frequently painful and disorienting, offer us powerful opportunities for adaptation and healing. I believe we have a fundamental need for connection, for being truly heard and for feeling effective and valued. Whether you are 25, 85 or somewhere in between, I offer you a place to safely explore your needs and challenges. My clients describe my style as honest, engaged, compassionate and respectful. From my work in urban and rural settings, within a variety of socio-economic communities, I have developed a profound belief in everyone's capacity for positive change.
I believe that at some deeper level we all uniquely know the profound goals of our lives. Your own undiscovered strengths can bring those goals to life as they become clearer. If you would like short and effective work, I am offering two to three sessions of a therapy process called “sand tray,” which can help you envision and reach a new phase of understanding of any blocks you may be experiencing in your life so that you may find a good path forward for the weeks and months that follow.
*Waitlist and Referral Inquiries Welcome* I offer integrative psychotherapy in Shelburne, Vermont, and via teletherapy. When fully engaged, psychotherapy can support an individual in living a purpose-driven life that includes dynamic relationships and a deeper awareness of their inner emotional world. The bond between the therapist and client can serve as a unique platform on which one can explore all facets of themselves with a freedom that is unavailable elsewhere in life. The therapeutic space facilitates increased awareness which can cultivate healing of unresolved wounds and unconscious patterns.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Weybridge 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 Weybridge 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 Weybridge, or Child Psychologists in Weybridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Weybridge 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 Weybridge 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.