About My Practice

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in South Burlington, Vermont and Florida and have been in private practice since 2006.

I provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families that promotes growth and learning.  I see my clients in person or via Telehealth video counseling. I believe that difficult life situations provide unique opportunities for growth.

Education and Work Experience:

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College in 1979.  I also received a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Vermont in 1984.  For some 20 years I have provided speech-language services to children, adults and groups in the public schools, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, the Baird Center and at the University of Vermont.

In 2003, I returned to school and earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling in 2006.  My direct clinical training included two years of internship and one and a half years as a Triage Counselor at the UVM Counseling Center.  I provided counseling to students for anxiety and depression, learning disabilities and led groups, such as the Mindfulness for Living Group, Grief and Loss, and a Support Group for Students with Disabilities.  I continue to include work on mindfulness with many of my clients.  I have also worked as a Substitute Crisis Clinician with HowardCenter’s Mobile Crisis Team for over two years, and as Counselor/Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities at Champlain College for one semester in 2008.  Since 2008 I have been in private practice in a small group practice called Optima.  I have also  instructed courses as Adjunct Instructor in the Communication Sciences and in the Counseling Graduate Program at UVM.  I feel my counseling skills are enriched by over 20 years of experience as a therapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families impacted by a communication disorder.  I enjoy seeing teens, adults, couples/families and will often see young teens with a parent or significant other from a narrative therapy approach.

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234 Crispin Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403

(802) 734-0777

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