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Maramonie King

Offering therapy in VT
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LCMHC,LPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Vermont. In my years of practice, I have worked with children and adults with a wide variety of mental health and relational issues. I specialize in trauma and treating trauma-related symptoms as well as depression, anxiety, stress-related disorders, relational issues, and effective communication skills. I am also skilled at addressing parenting issues and developing skills and strategies for more effective parenting practices. My counseling style is person-centered and eclectic, pulling from a variety of modalities to personalize an approach that meets each individual's needs. I am formally trained in a variety of approaches that lend warmth, support, unconditional positive regard, and acceptance to my relationships with my clients. I have a background in art therapy and animal-assisted therapy as well, which I have learned over the past several years to successfully adapt to the online therapy platform. Being able to pull from multiple approaches has led to greater flexibility in my practice and an increased sense of creativity for my clients. I look forward to exploring with you around those struggles that brought you to seek help and working together to develop increased insight and skills for managing symptoms effectively.

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Bobbi Warner Somers

Offering therapy in VT
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LCMHC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsGriefDepression
13 years of experience as a therapist

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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Josh Burke

Offering therapy in VT
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hello, I am glad you found us here at Better Help. Thank you for taking the first step by reaching out. Let me tell you a bit about myself, and if I seem to be a good fit for you, we can begin as soon as you would like. My name is Josh Burke, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have been providing psychotherapy for a wide variety of issues and populations for over seven years. I graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College in 2013 with a Master in Social Work with a mental health concentration. For six years, I provided individual therapy to clients in the city of Rochester, NY, through their primary care offices. I have since moved out of the primary care office and are working as an Independent Therapist via telehealth and in-person consultations. I would describe my approach to be goal-oriented and client/person-centered. I use Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) & Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Both modalities are engaging, practical approaches to problem-solving many concerns as they relate to stressors. ACT is an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy that stems from traditional behavior therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The goals are to learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent oneself from moving forward in their lives. This helps people begin to accept their issues and hardships and commit to making necessary changes in their behavior, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it. Difficult and unpleasant times are part of the human experience. I understand seeking help can be a vulnerable step to take. Exploring the healing process or enriching one’s personal growth, first and foremost, requires establishing a trusting and emotionally supportive relationship. Change is not easy, but it is possible.

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Alyssa Doolittle

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGrief
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Vermont with 8 years of professional work experience. I am a mindfulness nature based somatic therapist. How can I be drawn to working in this electronic modality as a nature and body based therapist? Because a real connection can be made using video and chat platforms! I have been working online through the pandemic and have seen what can be accomplished! I have experience in helping clients learn practices and techniques to work with stress , anxiety, depression, emotional overwhelm, trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with integrating grief and loss. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. You are unique and so are your experiences and needs. Within the space of our shared humanity, I respect the work you are willing to do here and I will do my best to join with you to tailor our dialog and treatment goals to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage- good for you for making and taking the time to prioritize your well being! Due to rules of professional licensure in Vermont, I require my clients to be residents of Vermont. Thank you!

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Sudhir Shantinath

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoaching
24 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Vermont with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Melinda Williams

Offering therapy in VT
GriefSelf esteem
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Massachusetts and Vermont, with 20 years of professional, clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with many of life's challenges. Areas of special interest for me are: postpartum challenges and adjusting to being new parents, addiction to substances, coping with grief and building confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will make every effort to tailor the work we do to meet your specific needs. If you are new to therapy, you may have a bit of anxiety about getting started. To help, we will begin by discussing what feels like the right approach for you. No need to tackle everything all at once. We can go at a pace that feels right for you.

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Kristine Kupcha, PhD

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
14 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in South Carolina, Vermont and Washington with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with 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. 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. My passion is to help individuals live the quality life they want by using a person centered approach. I take the time to look at the whole person- patterns of behaviors, diet, physical activity and strengths, taking a holistic approach to treatment. I work with clients to develop a plan to improve quality of life and make the changes they want to make. A healthy mind is a key element to a healthy life.

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Alyssa Sangrey

Offering therapy in VT
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

Stuck. Overwhelmed. Lost. Frustrated. Ashamed. These are deeply painful emotions. I work with adults aged 18 and up, and these are just some of the words that many of my clients use to describe the pain that prompted them to seek therapy. Perhaps you've experienced trauma, or are in a difficult relationship. You might be struggling to integrate faith or God into your experience, or maybe you prefer therapy that doesn't involve God at all. Maybe, you've just been feeling sad, disconnected, worried, or "out of it." No matter what, we usually want the same things: freedom. Peace. A deeper sense of and confidence in who we are. I believe healing occurs in the context of our relationships with ourselves and those around us, and I work with clients to achieve this through exploring their concerns together, not as an “expert,” but rather as a “co-journeyer,” bearing witness and holding calm space in sessions for this to happen in a way that allows clients to feel safe and understood. The primary tool I bring to sessions is my authentic self...who I am at my core. When a client enters the therapy space, they bring their authentic self as well. This forms the basis of the therapy process, and allows the exciting part—growth and healing—to begin. If you feel ready to proceed with therapy, I would be honored to join you in your journey!

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Sean Johnson

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
5 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in California and Vermont with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, 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. 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 VT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
3 years of experience as a therapist

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 to find counseling in Derby Center

Finding the best therapist close by in Derby Center can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Derby Center that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Derby Center. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Derby Center, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Derby Center region and in the state of Vermont. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Derby Center or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Derby Center area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Derby Center, elsewhere in Orleans, or in the greater state of Vermont.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Derby Center area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Derby Center therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Derby Center due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Derby Center may not take health insurance, some in the state of Vermont may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Vermont you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Derby Center, Vermont working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Derby Center above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Derby Center helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Derby Center therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Derby Center therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Derby Center therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Derby Center therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Derby Center therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Derby Center therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in VT, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 05829 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Derby Center counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Derby Center.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, 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 feedback and advice from a therapist. A Derby Center licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Derby Center, Vermont can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Derby Center has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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