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Cynthia Odell

Offering therapy in VT
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
8 years of experience

I know the kind of courage it takes to recognize being stuck and then to realize a shift is necessary. Not knowing what direction to head in is really hard and can be very scary. It's sad to realize that you are on a journey and maybe you're on this journey alone. The other important people in your life just don't see things the way you do and you can't find common ground. It's frightening to take that leap and wonder if you're going to be caught. It's painful to realize you've outgrown who you are and painful to grow into who you are becoming. It may feel like you're lost and it's very, very confusiong when you don't have a clear sense of direction but KNOW, absolutely KNOW that you've got to do something different. One of the greatest comforts my clients have reproted is that I have many years of practice reading road maps, the kind of road maps that will take you from here, where you are today to where you want to be, tomorrow, next week, next year. I love to explore new sites and find places of interest. When we begin to work together, it's easy. We start where you are today. I work with you to identify and clarify what is and has been so challenging. I'll be with you to uncover where you feel stuck. I'll help you dream and encourage you to create your vision. Then, I’ll help you set goals that match your desires and dreams. I’ll help you remember your destination – where you want to go. Then, together we’ll develop your own personalized road map for this journey of self-discovery, sort of like your own AAA Trip Tik. As you begin the journey into your greater self, I’ll be there every step of the way with you; you’ll never be alone. I have lots of navigation tools to move you from one point to the next. I have amazing strategies to shatter the roadblocks that have stopped you from moving forward in your life. I can help you get the life you never dreamed possible, the life you deserve. You are amazing. My job is to reflect that back to you, so you can see yourself as I see you; whole, perfect and complete.

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Helen Blackstone

Offering therapy in VT
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

Throughout the course of life many of us have experienced challenges around getting needs met, and feeling entirely safe within our environments. Many of the tools we develop to emotionally survive our experiences can later become automatic interpersonal response systems that we operate from long after they serve us. This can impact the relationship we have with ourselves and others. I strive to bring the utmost compassion and insight into the room while we work together to figure out how one's way of being in the world can become more aligned with the demands and concerns of the present circumstance. Together we will identify how various systems impact mental health and well-being. Unpacking personal identity components while utilizing a strength-based approach is a process that should be collaborative, and can be empowering if done in a safe and comfortable environment. The result is often decreased anxiety and an overall increase in life satisfaction. Please contact me so that we can discuss your needs and preferences.

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Jennifer Radler Dobrin

Offering therapy in VT
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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Christopher Henderson

Offering therapy in VT
License: MA,LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
3 years of experience

My name is Christopher Henderson and I provide therapy for individual adults, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups, treating a variety of therapeutic needs, including trauma, depression, anxiety, and the under lying causes of addiction. I attained my Master of Arts degree of in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Union Institute and University where I also received a post-master’s certification in Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling. My therapeutic orientation is integrative and holistic, person centered and collaborative, strength based and present focused. I utilize an empirically based, multi modal approach, incorporating cognitive, behavioral, EMDR, existential, and mindfulness-based modalities in treatment to help my clients move forward, overcome their challenges, and develop new skills and understanding. I utilize research, experience, diverse training, and intuition, integrating an array of effective therapeutic interventions that will yield optimum results, tailored for the individual and the issues presented. As a clinician, I believe that meeting you where you are, and building a strong therapeutic relationship, is the most powerful way to help you achieve change. As your therapist, I will work with you is to develop an individualized therapy process to help you move towards your personal goals however great or small.

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Krystal-Lynn Baptiste

Offering therapy in VT
License: M.S., LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

I am a licensed counselor in Vermont who primarily does individual counseling. I have worked in the field of human services for the past decade in a variety of roles, most recently working in a health center. I bring a whole health approach to my work, identifying how mental health and physical health connect. I work with clients on identifying symptoms and coping strategies to support their wellness. I counsel individuals with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, relationship problems and general life stress. I have also counseled people who have experienced trauma, both physical and emotional, and support them to improve their quality of life. I provide a style of counseling that is genuine and discussion based. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and know what interventions would work best for you. I believe in taking small steps toward long-term goals and will help you break them down to manageable tasks. I will offer a variety of strategies from different counseling perspectives including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. I am excited to work with you and support you to make small changes over time to improve your well-being.

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Frances Griffis

Offering therapy in VT
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am a psychologist with a general practice specializing in the geriatric population. My approach is based on the belief that everyone is always striving to be the best they can be. My job is to help them do that by reflecting and helping them evaluate what they are/have been doing and whether that is working for them. I work with mood disorders, grief and loss, anxiety, end-of-life issues, and adapting to life changes. Using a client-centered, cognitive behavioral modality, I provide a warm, empathic place in which it is safe to express oneself without judgment. I have been practicing at the doctoral level for 25 years, and worked with a Master of Counseling Psychology for9 years before that. I am licensed in Florida and Vermont. I have a postdoctoral Masters in Psychopharmacology and can discuss medication with you. I cannot prescribe and I do not push clients into taking medication. If you are already taking medication, I can help you understand why your physician prescribed it, how best to take it, how to talk to your physician about it, and can consult with your physician to ensure you are taking the optimal medication at the best dosage for you.

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Eric Katz

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Vermont with 24 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Lauren Scogin

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years experience supporting people through life transitions. I have 5 years experience as a nursing home administrator, gaining unique skills in organizational management and leadership in healthcare. I am licensed in Maine and Vermont, recently transitioning from the New England Seacoast to the Green Mountains. I support clients through various life changes, coping with grief and loss, career difficulties, & executive and professional coaching. I have extensive skills supporting elders and their families as they navigate health related challenges, grief and adjustment issues. I have experience supporting those navigating relationships, coping with family struggles and divorce, pregnancy loss and improving self esteem. I have a holistic perspective and genuinely believe that clients have the answers within to live their most successful life. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started.

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Dr. Noelani Rodrigues

Offering therapy in VT
License: PhD,LMFT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefCompassion fatigue
21 years of experience

Aloha & welcome to my page. Do you feel like you have lost your way – that nothing feels quite right – or that the past seems to be repeating itself? My view is that we all begin from a place of wholeness, but we sometimes lose belief in ourselves along the way. I have the depth of professional and life experience to see and work with you as a unique individual. Let me be a support and guide as you navigate the journey to your true potential. My expertise includes a broad range of issues including traumas, anxiety, emotional difficulties, relationships, and divorce related issues. My education includes training in eastern and western philosophies. In my work I use an integrative therapeutic approach and I weave together ancient with modern, east and west for personalized healing of heart-mind-soul. I am licensed in several states; Hawaii, California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado & Utah. I hold a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and a master's degree in Marriage, Family & Child Counseling. Additionally, I hold certifications in Hypnosis & EFT (energy tapping). Start today to begin your journey to a better you. * please note my availability varies from week to week. Therefore, what is displayed on the Better Help site calendar is not accurate. I do have much more availability throughout the week than what is displayed. However, since I have varying availability there was not an easy way to indicate that on the Better Help calendar. So, just check with me : )

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Tricia Houghtby

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Hi! I'm glad you're here! Let me introduce myself. My name is Tricia Houghtby and I am a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with a decade of experience helping individuals navigate life's challenges. With licenses in both Vermont and Florida, I have had the privilege of supporting clients from diverse backgrounds in their journeys towards healing and growth. Specializing in areas such as stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, trauma and abuse, as well as motivation, self-esteem, and confidence building, I like to approach therapy with a deep understanding of the unique struggles individuals may face. I believe it is important to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where people can explore their thoughts and emotions freely. I look forward to moments of shared laughter, yet I also recognize the importance of delving into deeper and more challenging reflections. Whether we're sharing light-hearted moments or exploring complex emotions, I want you to know that I'm here to support you every step of the way. As a clinician I tailor the therapeutic approach to meet the specific needs of each person, drawing from a diverse range of modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based techniques, socratic, existential, motivational and narrative therapy. With an integrative approach this ensures that each person receives individualized care that resonates with their personal experiences and goals. Above all, it is my hope that kindness, warmth, and genuine care for each person will be reflected in your experience as we explore your goals. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and strive to create an environment where people feel accepted, understood, and supported. Whether you're seeking to overcome past traumas, manage stress and anxiety, explore your identity, or enhance your self-esteem, I am here to walk alongside you on your journey towards healing and self-discovery. In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, traveling, and being a nuisance to my family and friends, particularly furry and feathered companions.

How to find counseling in Manchester

Finding the best therapist close by in Manchester 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Manchester. 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 Manchester, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Manchester or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Manchester 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 Manchester, elsewhere in Bennington, 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 Manchester area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Manchester, 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Manchester 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 Manchester helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Manchester 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 Manchester 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 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Manchester 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 lot of people in VT, providers 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 05255 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Manchester 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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. A Manchester 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 Manchester, 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.

Manchester 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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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 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.

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:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Manchester:

05254, 05255

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