If you need help improving self-awareness or want to learn healthy coping skills, therapy can help. However, barriers, like a lack of available in-person providers or transportation challenges, can make finding in-person treatment challenging. 

An online platform like BetterHelp can help young adults, middle-aged people, and seniors get flexible and convenient access to mental health care. With BetterHelp, you attend sessions from the comfort of your home at a time that fits your schedule, making it an accessible option for college students, professionals, and parents.

While BetterHelp does not currently provide therapeutic modalities like internal family systems therapy to families or groups, the providers on the platform have extensive experience with various therapy types. They can create a non-judgmental space where you can get individual therapy with a strong focus on your needs.

Whether you belong to a group of marginalized people and need help coping with daily life or you’re feeling stuck and aren’t sure what to do next, therapy can help. If you’re looking for a therapist, VT has many options. The Vermont therapists in the following list are licensed to provide online treatment to people across the Green Mountain State. Start your search below to learn more about the benefits of online therapy.

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Dr. Samantha Cole

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: LCSW,DSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
17 years of experience

My name is Dr. Samantha Cole. I have a doctorate degree in clinical social work. I am also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 19 years of experience in serving young adults, couples and families. I value applying evidence-based practices in my work with client. I am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and I often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my work with clients. I believe firmly in an approach that acknowledges the natural strengths and resilience of each that I serve. I also believe in the power of connection within the change process. I think that an authentic, trusting relationship can be reached no matter the distance. My areas of specialty include adult populations both male and female. When possible, I like to do work conjunction with other professionals to get a comprehensive view of how best to help you. Currently, I work with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulty, self-harm, low self-esteem, grief/loss, and trauma. I look forward to building a connection with you and helping you find the answers that you most need.

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Michael Knapik

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: LPC, LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefAnger managementCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Hello. My name is Michael Knapik and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont. I am also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have been working in the mental health field since 2007. (Before pursuing this career, I was a professional journalist for 30 years.) My orientation is to focus on a client’s strengths, because I believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that the role of therapy is most often to assist clients in fully recognizing and using those strengths. My approach to therapy is eclectic. I draw on resources and interventions from positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, emotional freedom techniques, solution-focused therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and family systems. I have experience working with those who are struggling with anxiety, stress, addictive disorders, grief and loss, end-of-life issues (I was a hospice volunteer for 16 years), depression, and self-harming behaviors. For today, my hope is that you have compassion for yourself. As Christopher Germer, a psychologist, has remarked: “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”

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Jennifer Radler Dobrin

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: LMHC,CRC,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I work with a variety of concerns and strive to provide a non-judgmental atmosphere. The areas that have been my main focus are as follows: substance abuse, trauma, and depression. My goal is to be present for the challenges you are facing. Second, it is my priority to ensure a collaborative relationship throughout treatment. It is sometimes very challenging to make change and this can feel overwhelming. While I do work with many different issues, my main areas of focus are: drug and alcohol dependency and PTSD. My priority is to help individuals through this process. It is an honor to see clients find meaning and purpose through the recovery process. Therapy is a place for you to challenge yourself. The therapy relationship is a process that both facilitates healing and self-awareness. Licensed in Vermont. Memberships: Vermont Cooperative for Practice Improvement and Innovation Hours: Monday-Thursday Varies but sessions offered 9am to 8 pm.

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Bobbi Warner Somers

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: MS,LCMHC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepression
13 years of experience

Welcome to the start of your adventure! My name is Bobbi Warner Somers and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Vermont. I have worked in the field of human services for 24 years and received my Master's degree in 2007, leading me to become dually licensed in substance abuse and mental health counseling. While I have addressed a wide range of issues over the years, the focus of my work has been extensively with families, adolescents, and adults around issues of depression, anxiety, addictions, parenting, and family conflict. I believe that you have the solutions within. It is my job to be a conduit of change and guide you through the process of self discovery leading to ultimately achieving your goals. My approach begins with building a strong therapeutic relationship and then integrates pieces of cognitive behavioral theory, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, and solution focused therapy. We find techniques and tools that work for you! This process takes courage and the fact that you are here means you are already taking the first step. I look forward to empowering and supporting you through every step on your journey!

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Amy Woodward

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: MS,LCMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. My name is Amy and I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor in Vermont and New Hampshire and am a licensed professional counselor in Pennsylvania. I have over six years of experience providing individual counseling and over 15 years working in the mental health field. Through my diverse experiences, I have worked with people challenged by anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, relationship issues, and difficult life transitions. I believe that together we can develop a plan that works for you, identify strategies and skills to get you there, and the confidence to keep it going long after. My therapeutic work is informed by evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical Behavior therapies. These types of focuses offer you practical ways to manage uncomfortable thoughts and painful emotions. When needed, I also utilize Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Acceptance and Commitment therapy to enhance your skills and insight. I approach clients with sensitivity and compassion, in a non-judgmental environment that allows you the space and safety you need to explore, be honest, and heal. In our work together, we will collaborate and actively pursue your goals to get you moving toward the life you want to live! I look forward to working with you.

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Daphne Jakstis

Offering therapy in Vermont
License: MSW,LICSW,CDBT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseDepression
21 years of experience

I am a therapist offering more than 20 years of experience helping my clients with a variety of issues. My area of specialty is trauma treatment. I hold certifications in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and advanced clinical trauma treatment. I am a Certified Integrative Mental Health Provider and this allows me to use a combination of traditional evidence-based practices along with holistic approaches for overall wellness. A person's mental health is influenced by many different factors both internal and external. Our mental health can be influenced by our stress, our lack of connectedness to others, our diet, sleep issues, painful past experiences, and our environment. My skillset allows me to provide therapy that helps my clients reach all of their identified goals for wellness and quality of life.

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Kristen Stone

Offering therapy in Vermont
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Vermont with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I provide individual counseling with an emphasis on mindfulness and radical acceptance. My goal is to provide a compassionate space within which you can be vulnerable and curious, while strengthening your self-awareness. I believe in working with positive intention, somatic awareness, embodying love, and challenging oppressive systems. My approach is eclectic, holistic, and tailored to the individual.

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Divina Girouard

Offering therapy in Vermont
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
12 years of experience

I am licensed in New Hampshire and Vermont with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Darlene Furey

Offering therapy in Vermont
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Vermont with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbt-related issues, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Courtney Shelton

Offering therapy in Vermont
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado with 3 years of clinical work experience. Through a compassionate and empathetic approach, I create a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore your emotions and experiences, offering you tools to navigate challenging situations. With a trauma-informed lens, I work collaboratively with you to process your experiences and cultivate resilience. As a clinician, I am mindful of the impact of compassion fatigue on individuals in helping professions. I understand the emotional toll it can take and offer support to professionals experiencing burnout or vicarious trauma. I provide a nurturing space for self-care, reflection, and developing strategies to enhance well-being and maintain a healthy work-life balance. I believe in focusing on the individual as a whole, with their experiences, emotions, and values at the center and extending beyond therapy to encompass broader societal contexts. I am honored to walk alongside you on your journey of self-exploration, acceptance and personal growth.

How can therapists in Vermont support you?

Therapists in Vermont can practice many types of counseling, from marriage and family therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). They may also assist you with symptoms of depression, stress, or anxiety.

Therapists may help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or address your past. Over 150,777 people live in Vermont, and one out of five Americans has a mental health condition. Searching for licensed professionals in Vermont may help you find mental health support for personal growth, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health concerns. You do not need a mental health diagnosis to seek support from one of BetterHelp's licensed providers above.  

The mental health field can include psychiatric medication management, online therapy, marriage counseling, couples therapy, clinical social work, licensed counseling, and other mental health services in person and online. Seeing a licensed provider can help you navigate mental health conditions and life circumstances through mindfulness and other specialized techniques.

Please note that BetterHelp does not offer diagnostic or medication management services.

Why are many residents in the state of Vermont working with a licensed counselor?

People reach out for mental health support for a variety of reasons. Many individuals work with a counselor for general life advice, while others may attend therapy for a specific concern. Whether you live in a large city or a smaller county in Vermont, BetterHelp can match you with a licensed professional tailored to your preferences noted when you sign up.

Mental health counselors in Vermont support clients with varying issues, which can include:

  • Challenging situations or life stressors
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression or depressive conditions
  • Adjustment issues
  • Emotional support for a terminal illness
  • Chronic pain emotional support
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Trauma
  • Relationship conflicts and concerns

Finding a therapist that takes new clients in online therapy can be the first step in finding a treatment plan that works for you. Your therapist can provide a safe space for you to focus on self-care and well-being.

If you're interested in speaking to one of the therapists above or being matched with a counselor in 24 to 48 hours, consider signing up for BetterHelp. BetterHelp has over 35,000 providers, including those listed above.

Emergency services

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some commonly asked questions can be found below.

How much does a therapist cost?

Mental health professionals can differ in price. Forbes found that the average cost of in-person therapy in the US is around $100 to $200 per hour. Pricing can also vary based on your location. 

BetterHelp offers payment plans of $60 to $90 per session, charged monthly in a lump sum. You can also take advantage of this pricing on one of BetterHelp's sister platforms, like ReGain for couples or TeenCounseling for teens aged 13 to 19.

Many therapists may be upfront about their pricing and whether or not they take health insurance from the beginning. Additionally, some in your area may offer a sliding scale plan to allow those with lower incomes to pay less for therapy. However, services online can often save individuals a few hundred dollars per month.

How do I know if I should get a therapist?

Mental health services and mental health providers may help you navigate various concerns. You do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy; You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A counselor may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Mental health issues don't always present as a crisis. Many professionals provide talk therapy and support for life transitions, skills learning, relationship problems, or life coaching. Online therapy sessions in Vermont can allow clients seeking therapy to experience professional help through video, phone, or live chat sessions without commuting to an office.

Does insurance cover therapy?

Different counseling services can vary in cost. Therapists must apply to accept insurance through insurance companies, which may take time and money, so not every therapist offers services through insurance. If you cannot find a therapist that accepts your plan, BetterHelp may be cheaper than visiting an in-person therapist.

Is online therapy safe?

Online therapy through BetterHelp and its sister platforms is safe. Therapists are licensed, experienced, and vetted before being contracted with the platform. If you experience any concerns with your therapist, you change your counselor through the platform or app at any time.

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