Our nationally recognized counseling program is currently accepting new clients!
In light of COVID-19, Riverstone Counseling Program will make their treatment approach, program description, and admission and discharge criteria available to the public as part of the informed consent and orientation procedure.
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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:
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.
Meet Our Counselors
Kristen Vogel, 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.
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
I believe a therapeutic relationship grounded is 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.
Annie Rosenthal, M.A, M.Ed | Counselor
In my practice I address weight concerns, binge eating, overeating, chronic dieting, body image challenges, and various nutrition related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity and others. My work combines the new fields of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind-Body Nutrition. The skills I utilize are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to challenges with food and health. I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal style. Your eating and health issues become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. My goal is to help you reach your highest goals not by programs that punish, but through strategies that nourish. If you can’t stop obsessing about food, or suffering after another night of endless eating. If you turn to food every time you feel uncomfortable or sad. If you have lost weight and gained it back more times than we can count. If you hate your body and push it HARD with exercise yet never feel satisfy, you have arrived to the right place! Welcome! I earned a Masters of Education from the College of New Jersey, later obtained my Masters of Arts in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in NY in 2006. I have been working in the mental health field for over 14 years.
Lillian Harvey | Intern
In my practice I focus on co-creation- you are the expert in your suffering and healing. Together, we will build a relationship that is rooted in trust, empathy and curiosity. Through honesty, we can sit with difficult feelings and experiences and move through them together. I am identity affirming, and work with my clients to not only sit with difficult self-beliefs, but also together, shift to strength-based mindsets. We can sit together with shame and let go of old patterns and ways of being that are no longer helpful to you. I understand and affirm that growth is not linear, I am here to support the ups and downs that occur when as we are uprooting old ways of being. Ultimately, we will work together to creatively find the tools that work best for you to be your best self. My specialty is with youth and young adults who are experiencing trauma, PTSD, communication, and difficult family dynamics. I take an eclectic approach that incorporates knowledge and tools from Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Feminist and Emotions-Focused Therapy. I am currently an Intern from the University of Vermont in the Clinical Mental Health Program, I can’t wait to meet you.
Lauren Grant | Intern
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 is currently attending University of Vermont for her Master’s in Social Work. Lauren Grant will be joining Spectrum Youth and Family Services as an intern at the Riverstone Counseling program. Lauren enjoys working with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, abilities and is LGBTQIA+ friendly.