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Miranda McKinley

Offering therapy in VT
License: LICSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

My therapeutic style is holistic, inclusive and trauma informed. I support folks with connecting to their most authentic and resilient selves. I work with folks wanting to process, reframe and change behaviors; individuals interested in exploring their generational trauma and how it relates to their anxiety and fear-based behaviors; and those experiencing social justice, burnout and compassion fatigue.

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Josh Burke

Offering therapy in VT
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience

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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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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Kristen Stone

Offering therapy in VT
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 VT
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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H Elaina Denney

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Vermont with 16 years of professional work experience. One of the most informative working experiences I have had was working in a program that served Uniformed Personal who came from all parts of the country to participate in this program. We facilitated groups in meditation, mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to provide coping skills to overcome trauma and alcohol or substance abuse. I also hold certificates in yoga teacher training and focused specifically on meditation and breath-work, and, if that is acceptable and necessary in my work with you, this will be incorporated into our sessions. My personal practice of yoga, meditation and mindfulness assists me in my work as a counselor. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with grief and loss, increase motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Darlene Furey

Offering therapy in VT
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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Dr. Nicole (Nikki) Lacherza-Drew

Offering therapy in VT
License: PsyD
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Psychologist providing therapy to adults in NJ, NY VT, FL, and CT. Every person has different hurdles to conquer in life and might need assistance along the way. That said, I work with my patients to form a safe and comfortable treatment environment to accomplish their treatment goals. When working with patients, I believe one of the most important factors is the therapist-patient relationship. I take the time to build a solid therapeutic relationship so I can best serve my patients. I provide mainly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and person-centered therapy. To tailor therapy to each patient, I pull from additional evidence-based intervention areas in which I have training. Additional areas include mindfulness-based interventions, positive psychology, LGBTQIA+, and trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). I encourage you to reach out so we can discuss your needs and find the right path for you.

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Catherine Rossi

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Alabama and Vermont with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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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Michele Holden

Offering therapy in VT
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
10 years of experience

As a licensed mental health professional with a decade of experience in Montana, I specialize in assisting clients with a diverse range of challenges, including stress and anxiety management, relationship issues, motivation enhancement, self-esteem cultivation, and addressing depression. My approach prioritizes the creation of an open and safe therapeutic environment, where individuals feel empowered to share their thoughts and emotions without apprehension of judgment. Embarking on the journey towards a more fulfilling and contented life requires courage, and I am dedicated to providing steadfast support throughout this process. Together, we can work collaboratively to navigate obstacles, cultivate resilience, and foster positive growth. Your well-being is my utmost priority, and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals and aspirations.

How to find counseling in Saxtons River

Finding the best therapist close by in Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River. 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 Saxtons River, 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River, elsewhere in Windham, 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 Saxtons River area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River, 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 05154 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River 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 Saxtons River, 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.

Saxtons River 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 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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