WHAT WE DO
Here at Riverstone Counseling, our goal is to create an environment that fosters healing and growth. We believe we can empower our clients to make positive and lasting change in their lives.
We specialize in working with teenagers, young adults, and their families to help them identify and work with their strengths to achieve their goals.
Our counselors are trained in EMDR, a proven method for resolving traumatic experiences.
We are skilled at working with clients who experience both mental health and substance use issues, such as:
|Trauma and PTSD
|Substance Use Disorders
We also hold counseling groups focused around different topics:
Riverstone Counseling is located in two buildings in downtown Burlington. Clients meet with their counselors at either 31 Elmwood Avenue or at 2 Church Street, on the second floor. Read below to find the location of your counselor.
31 Elmwood Avenue, Burlington
- Hannah Katz
- Johnny Reiter
- Katelynn Page-Rouille
- Katy Santa Maria
- Kristen Breault-Bolio
- Lauren Grant
- Sydney Bigwood
2 Church Street, Suite 2A, Burlington
- Alyx Herbert
- Bo Twiggs
- Neera B.K.
- Nerzada Turan
177 Pearl Street, Burlington
WHO WE ARE
Our counselors are trained clinical mental health/clinical social workers and substance abuse counselors who use a developmentally appropriate, client-centered approach to meet youth and their families where they are at with respect to their readiness to change.
WHO WE WORK WITH
Teenagers and adults ages 12-30 and their families, if desired. Our counseling program is open to the public and takes most insurance, including Medicaid. Interpreters available on request.
If you are in crisis and are not a Spectrum client, please call First Call at the Howard Center at (802) 488-7777. If you are already a client, call us at (802) 864-7423 x310 during business hours, or (802) 350-6748 after 4:30 PM.
MAKE A PAYMENT
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Meet Our Counselors
Kristen Breault-Bolio, MS, LCMHC, LADC | Counseling Program Manager
I believe that at the foundation of change exists self-compassion and self-acceptance. From this foundation we allow ourselves to accept who we are at the present moment as well as acknowledge areas we need to change. My hope is that through our work together we will create an open and safe space that will allow you to cultivate self-acceptance, reduce your suffering and enable you to make the changes you want in your life. My framework stems from a client-centered lens, while utilizing evidence based practices including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness based cognitive therapy. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of issues including: trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use. With Riverstone Counseling since 2012, I received my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. I am a dually licensed clinical mental health counselor and substance use counselor.
Neera B.K., MA | Counselor
I believe that therapeutic relationships foster and succeed when there is strong rapport, empathy, compassion, transparency and acceptance present. You are the expert of yourself; no one knows you or can know you better than yourself, thus my goal is to help you identify and recognize your strengths – while helping you heal holistically. Based on my professional and personal experiences, there is no single way to navigate through our interconnected mind, body and spiritual challenges; thus I practice Integrative Therapeutic Approaches. Some of the core therapeutic frameworks I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Person Centered Approach. Furthermore, I have in depth knowledge, understanding and skills in multicultural, humanistic and holistic approaches, mindfulness practices and trauma-informed practice. I have over three years of work experience with emerging young adults; more than five years of experience working with the New American Population as well as work experience with children and families. I specialize in working with youth, emerging young adults, and adults including their family members or care providers in areas such as anxiety, depression, body image, trauma, cross-cultural adjustment and other daily challenges. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology Degree from Saint Michael’s College.
Nerzada Turan, MA, LCMHC, LADC | Counselor
My practice is founded in the belief that with compassion, openness, empathy, support, and connection, healing is possible. I will work with you to create an environment that is safe and non-judgmental, to help you work through difficult situations. In our work together, we will focus on honesty and trust in order to break through shame and guilt. In my practice, I meet individuals where they are at. Your needs and goals will be at the center of our therapy process. I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of issues including: trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance use. Our work together will be grounded in practices that are proven by research to help, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, EMDR, and mindfulness. But I also bring creativity and flexibility to my practice: life is complicated, and the more tools you have, the easier it will be to overcome life challenges. I earned my B.A. in Psychology from Green Mountain College and my M.A. in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling from Antioch University of New England.
Bo Twiggs, MSW, LICSW | Counselor
My practice is based in collaborating with clients to explore what is working to help them feel happy, healthy, and fulfilled in life – and what might be getting in the way. My work is driven by the belief that change is not about flipping a switch; rather, making and maintaining changes is often a journey of many challenges, but even more possibilities. I utilize Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness-based work to partner with clients to clarify priorities, cultivate adaptive thinking and move in the direction of positive, purposeful living. Together, we will create a safe, trauma-informed space where you can stabilize and heal as you envision and realize the truest expression of yourself. I hold a B.A. in Communication from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and my MSW from Fordham University and come to Riverstone with over a decade of experience in supporting individuals and families working to overcome trauma, criminal justice involvement, mental health challenges and many other barriers and find safe, productive, and happy lives.
Hannah Katz, MSW, LICSW | Counselor
In my practice, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship as a context for people to feel heard, empowered and recognized for who they are. I meet my client where they are at and support as they explore and develop their own internal motivation for change. It is my role to work collaboratively with clients to build trust and create a safe space to recognize patterns through self-awareness and understanding. My hope is to support clients as they reduce suffering, improve insight, increase sense of hope and develop tangible skills to create one’s own happiness. My practice is always strengths-based, client-centered and trauma-informed. I view my work through the lens of the six core social work values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the individual, importance and centrality of human relationships, integrity and competence. My practice uses tools and knowledge from cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness. I specialize in working with youth, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem and communication. I earned my B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont and my Masters in Clinical Social Work from Simmons College. I have been working professionally with children, adolescents, young adults and families since 2012. I have been with Riverstone Counseling since January 2019.
Alyx Herbert, MS, AAP | Counselor, LCMHC, AAP
I believe a therapeutic relationship is grounded in trust, respect, genuineness, openness and connection. Together, we will build a safe and nonjudgmental space that allows you to be honest, reflective, and work on what is important to you. It is critical that my clients feel heard, understood, respected, and that your needs are central. I will empower you, as the expert in your experience, to look at what you’d like to change and build on your strengths to achieve your goals. My theoretical approach is informed by Person-Centered Therapy, developed by Carl Rogers who said “when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”. Additionally, other theoretical frameworks that inform my work include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and trauma-informed practices. I specialize in working with youth, young adults, and families in a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use, family dynamics, and stress. I have been with Riverstone since 2017, and graduated with my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. My practice is affirmative and liberatory—all are welcome.
Katelynn Page-Rouille, MA | Counselor
My practice is grounded in the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship as a safe and nonjudgmental space to explore and address life challenges. I partner with clients to explore and identify the origins of their emotional experience and recognize patterns that no longer serve them. I use a strength-based integrative approach, incorporating aspects of interpersonal and humanistic psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, expressive arts and cognitive behavioral therapy. I specialize in working youth, young adults and families to address trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use and attachment. I have worked professionally with adults, young adults, children and families with co-occurring mental health and substance use since 2012. I earned my Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Saint Michael’s College in 2019.
Sydney Bigwood, MSW | Counselor
My psychotherapy practice is grounded in client-centered, strengths-based, and collaborative approaches to empower you through your self-healing process. I aim to offer a welcoming and safe space to explore your inner world, your identity, and your goals. I have been described as nurturing but straightforward and my style is not without playfulness & humor! I hold a Master’s of Clinical Social Work from Boston University and I have 5 years of experience supporting individuals and families through life transitions, relationship issues, body image issues, addictions, anxiety/depression, and trauma. I have specialized training in Internal Family Systems theory, Motivational Interviewing, and Substance Abuse. I also incorporate elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Creative Arts, and other trauma-sensitive modalities. I strive to find innovative methods and strategies that are best suited to you and your needs. An important component of my practice revolves around the acknowledgement of systems of oppression, discrimination, and stigma and their impacts on groups and individuals. I am committed to serving and celebrating all identities, backgrounds, and abilities in my practice.
Lauren Grant, MSW | Counselor
Grounded within a collaborative, strengths-based perspective, Lauren utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach to counseling, exploring the connection of mind, body and spirit. Lauren strives to meet individuals where they are at, supporting a welcoming and nonjudgmental space for individuals to discover, process and heal. Using her warmth, empathy and lived experience, she seeks to foster connection, curiosity and respect within a therapeutic relationship. Lauren believes individuals are the experts of their own experiences and that therapy should serve as a validating and empowering experience. Her professional interests include relationships with body, food and self that are no longer serving for an individual’s health, wellbeing and happiness and believes that self-compassion and acceptance are essential roots in the journey of healing. Lauren has her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development from the State University of New York at Geneseo and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Vermont. Lauren Grant joined Spectrum Youth and Family Services as an intern in 2020 at the Riverstone Counseling program and has since joined as a full-time counselor. Lauren enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.
Katy Santa Maria | Intern
My practice recognizes that the communities we belong to, identities we hold, and histories we carry can have various impacts on our mental health and wellbeing. I aim to foster an affirming and self-accepting space that empowers your exploration and emphasizes sources of support within your unique context. You are the expert on your experiences, and with our counseling relationship built on trust and collaboration, we can sit with whatever you are experiencing and go from there. My work integrates feminist, narrative, strengths-based and humanist/person-centered approaches (and sometimes, with a bit of humor!). I specialize in working with young people, relationships and communication, identity issues, and self-esteem. I identify as queer and am passionate about working with communities that have been historically oppressed. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology and am in the Graduate Counseling Program at the University of Vermont. Simply considering counseling is a cause worth celebrating, and I can’t wait to work with you.
Amanda Talbert | Intern
In my practice I strive to meet individuals where they are at, utilizing a person-centered approach to the therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a compassionate, welcoming, and nonjudgmental space for clients to find their potential to make positive changes in their lives. I believe you are the expert in your life and experiences, and we will work together to find the tools that work best for you to live your best life. Together, we will look at the changes you would like to make and using your strengths, work to accomplish those changes. I work with youth and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use concerns, and overall navigating life. In my practice the approach I use is informed by Person-Centered Therapy. In addition, I use tools from Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Northern Vermont University-Johnson, and I’m currently working on a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am currently an Intake Coordinator for Spectrum Youth and Family Services and Riverstone Counseling as well as a Counseling Intern. I look forward to meeting you.
Carly Ngo | Intern
“We have to be vigilant about creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.” – Brené Brown
In my practice, I wholeheartedly believe that there’s infinite wisdom in your story and inspirational creativity in your bones. The cornerstone of my educational training and professional philosophy is to meet clients where they’re at. You’re the expert in your own experience, so together we’ll focus on the tools and solutions that motivate your genuine exploration. My purpose is to hold space with compassion and work collaboratively with you to build self-awareness and healing. My work integrates motivational interviewing, person-centered, trauma-informed and strengths-based perspectives. I aim to foster a safe, empowering and trustworthy space in which we can embrace authenticity, acceptance and connection within ourselves and our communities. I specialize in working with youth and young adults identifying as multicultural and Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). I am passionate about working with individuals and communities that’ve been historically marginalized and underrepresented. I’m currently working towards completing my Master’s in Social Work at the University of Vermont. My practice welcomes everyone of all experiences and identities because out of many, we are one.
Johnny Reiter | Intern
In my practice, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is developed through respect, openness, compassion, and being genuine. In counseling, I strongly value the stories that are shared with me and I want to offer a relaxed and safe space for people feel heard. I strive to create a trusting environment to identify strengths, challenges, and goals through open dialogue and self-reflection. My hope is to encourage healing by empowering people to discover their skills to help themselves. My practice approaches are trauma-informed, strengths-based, and client-centered. I like to incorporate Narrativity, Critical Reflection, Restorative Practices, and Motivational Interviewing. In work around substance use, I take a holistic approach by meeting clients where they are at and exploring various options on how their needs can be met. I specialize in working with youth and adults, substance use, crisis, grief, trauma, relationships, family dynamics, and mental health. I welcome people of all identities. I look forward to working with you!