Welcome to the Vermont Directory of BIPOC Mental Health and Wellness Practitioners!
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a directory of providers working (or licensed to work) in the state of Vermont & who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color.
This is a public list, accessible to anyone via the internet. It is meant to (1) promote the visibility of BIPOC providers, and (2) assist with referrals for clients who are seeking BIPOC providers.
You can access or share this directory using the following address: bit.ly/VTBIPOCMentalHealthandWellness
Note: NOT ALL PROVIDERS listed are private practitioners or ACCEPT CLIENTS FROM OUTSIDE THEIR ORGANIZATION, so please read carefully!
This list is not to be used for promotions of any kind, or for purposes other than the above stated. Attendance on this list is self-determined and does not reflect endorsement by or connection with NFI Vermont. All pracitioners are responsible for maintaining their own licensure standards.
To add yourself to this list, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/cQc9mUAvkn64MeaS7
This resource is managed by the NFI Vermont Family Center. Please contact the Office Manager, Sara Kassel, at firstname.lastname@example.org with feedback or questions.
This database was originally created by Natasha Chang
|First Name||Last Name (and pronouns)||County (Addison, Bennington, etc.)||City||Email address||Phone number||Name of Employer / Practice / Business||Professional Credentials, License Type and/or Degrees (e.g. LICSW, LCMHC, RYT, NCBTMB / MA, PhD)||Practitioner's self-identity in terms of race, ethnicity, nationality and/or other relevant groups||Languages spoken, written, and/or signed||Areas of specialty/clinical focus/treatment||Theoretical approaches and/or treatment modalities||Experience working with BIPOC queer, trans, or gender diverse individuals?||Any other relevant information about the practitioner and/or their work.||If applicable: Insurances Accepted||If applicable: sliding scale or responsive fee system offered?||If applicable: age range of clients served||Email Address|
|Natasha||Chang (she/her)||Addison||Middleburyemail@example.com||802-461-3611||Natasha Chang, Counseling & Psychotherapy||MS, NCC, Rostered Clinical Mental Health Counselor||Asian-American, Biracial (Korean and Serbian), Third Culture Individual||English (fluent), Italian (fluent)||Trauma, including racial trauma; Racial Identity Development; Depression; Anxiety; Life Transitions||EMDR and Integrative Talk Therapy (Person-Centered, Culturally-Sensitive, Trauma-Informed, Attachment-Based, Mindfulness and DBT-Skills Based)||Yes, some||I specialize in working with clients that self-identify as Asian or Asian-American. I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, sex positive, and poly and kink affirmative therapist. Only telehealth offered at the present time.||In network for BCBS & VT Medicaid and will submit claims for other insurances||Yes||Older adolescents, Emerging Adults, Adults|
|Morella||Devost||Addison||Lincolnfirstname.lastname@example.org||Thrive With Morella||Rostered Clinical Mental Health Counselor, EdM, MA||Latina, multi-racial, bicultural||English, Spanish native speaker||Trauma, sexual trauma, abuse||Eclectic - Humanistic, CBT, Emotional Freedom Technique, Hypnosis, Mindfulness, Body-centered, Nutrition||Yes, some||See my website: www.ThriveWithMorella.com||BCBS, United & Medicaid||Yes||18+|
|Zubin||Mistri||Addison||Middlebury / Virtualemail@example.com||802-989-8552||Eye of the Heart Therapy||M.Div.||Indian American||English||Individual and Couples||Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, AEDP, Hakomi||Yes, some||None||Yes||18 and older|
|Annie||Rosenthal||Addison||Middlebury / Virtualfirstname.lastname@example.org||(802) 448-2662||Open Door Clinic||MA in Psychology, Med. Rostered Clinician||Hispanic||Spanish/English||Eating disorders and body image issues, relationship issues, racial and cultural trauma, personal growth, adjustment issues.||Mindfulness, CBT, EMDR (by the end of august), Family Systems, Feminist.||Yes, some||Cash only; Open Door Clinic Patients are FREE||Cigna, BBCS and Medicaid||Yes||13-30|
|Doris||Russell||Bennington||Benningtonemail@example.com||802-442-5491||United Counseling Service||Licensed Psychologist-Doctorate||Hispanic Bi-lingual and Bi-Cultural||Native Spanish Speaking||PTSD/Anxiety/Depression/Parenting||CBT/Psychodynamic/DBT-informed||Yes, a lot||Experience working with POC and Bilingual |
|Many private insurances, Medicare, Medicaid||No||Young adults, Adults, and Elder|
|Neera||B.K.||Chittenden||Burlingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||802-864-7423 ext 319||Spectrum Youth & Family Services (Riverstone Counseling )||MA (Clinical Psychology)||Nepali , South Asian||English, Nepali, Hindi||Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Interpersonal Relationships and Substance Abuse||EMDR, Person Centered Approached combined with Mindfulness. CBT and other holistic approaches.||Yes, some||I am a member of DEI Committee at Spectrum Youth and Family Services and my work including culturally sensitive and responsive therapeutic work.||Medicaid, BCBS, MVP, Cigna + cash||Yes||12 to 30|
|Chuck||Brewer||Chittenden||Telehealth Onlyemail@example.com||US Government||LICSW||Black American||English||Yes, a lot||Seeing clients via virtual health platforms only.||N/A|
|Alyssa||Brown||Chittenden||Telehealth/virtual||Freetobets@gmail.com||(610) 600-1464||Free To BE Therapeutic Services||LCSW||Black, biracial, queer||English||Racial trauma, activist trauma, Marginalized communities, LGBTQ affirming, trauma informed, racial identity development, interracial couples work, life transitions, depression, anxiety,||Person centered, strengths based, trauma informed, somatic abolitionism, DBT, EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, reality therapy, decolonized practice and practitioner||Yes, a lot||I also offer Coaching and/or consultation to therapists and mental health organizations committed to effectively addressing race and equity. I am actively striving to decolonize mental health treatment and healing of marginalized communities by starting with myself and my practice.||Not at this time||Yes||13+|
|Nalini||Cheatham||Chittenden||Underhillfirstname.lastname@example.org||(802) 489-6722||Healing Through Therapy with Holistic & Eclectic Approaches, LLC||LCMHC||South Asian||English, Hindi and Fijian||Anxiety & Depression Management, Racial Identity Development, Trauma and Stress, Life changes/everyday stressors/losses, Personality Disorders (Cluster B focus), Dissociative Disorders, Parenting, Couples, Anger Management, Inter-generational Trauma, Self-Care/Esteem, Personal Growth, etc||Strength- Based eclectic approach with foundation in Psychodynamic, Recovery oriented Cognitive Therapy.||Yes, some||I was born and raised in Fiji (a multicultural and multiracial community). I have worked within other South Pacific communities and some International organizations with individuals, families and groups who have experienced a lot of trauma as well as issues mentioned prior. I’ve lived in VT since 2010 and worked here since. Currently I work full time at NCSS in St. Albans with adults within an underserved population. At this time I am only offering evenings & weekends. I do offer a free 10-15 mins consult and offer Telehealth services only.||Accepting BCBS of VT, Medicaid & MVP||Yes||13+|
|Marissa||Coleman||Chittenden||Burlington||Info@drmarissacoleman.com||678-871-0122 (private practice) & 802-847-272- (UVMMC)||Dr. Marissa Coleman (private practice) and UVMMC||PsyD||Multiracial, Black & White||English and Spanish||Trauma, Liberation Psychology, Women’s Health, Family Therapy||Liberation psychology, Narrative psychology, TF-CBT, Family systems||Yes, some||In addition to clinical work I also provide organizational consulting in the areas of DEI, Trauma Informed Care, and Restorative Justice practices.||N/A||Yes||Lifespan|
|Tia||Ganguly||Chittenden||Shelburneemail@example.com||Vermont Works for Life||MA||South Asian||Career, EMDR||Eclectic||Yes, some||BCBS, Medicaid||Yes||Adults|
|Vicki||Garrison (she/her)||Chittenden||Burlington||Vicki@solidarityhealing.com||802-660-4000||Solidarity Healing, PLC||LCMHC||Black||English||Anxiety, Depression, Trauma and PTSD, Anger Management, Coping Skills, Racial Identity, Race Related Stress, Self Esteem, Personal Empowerment, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Coaching, Parenting, Relationship Issues, etc.||Eclectic with foundation in CBT||Yes, some||Medicaid, BCBS, Cigna, MVP, Optum||No||13 - 100|
|Antonia||Harty||Chittenden||South Burlingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||(802) 488-7711||Centerpoint Adolescent Treatment Services||LCMHC, MT-BC||Biracial South Korean and Colombian||English||Adolescents: mental health and substance use; Parent/Caregiver support counseling; Life transitions; Trauma; Anxiety; Issues related to attachment||Music therapy; Expressive arts therapy; Mentalization based therapy; ACT; Motivational interviewing||Yes, some||N/A||Centerpoint serves clients ages 10-early adulthood|
|Aya||Inoue||Chittenden||Burlingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||802-992-1744||Aya Inoue LICSW, LLC||LICSW||Biracial - Japanese/Caucasian||English and Japanese||Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Racial and Cultural Trauma, Human Trafficking, Relationships, Family Conflict, Family Therapy||CBT|
Trauma Informed Approach
|Yes, some||I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan in a bi-racial, bi-cultural, and bi-lingual household. I am committed to serving those who have experienced racial trauma and adhere to a person centered approach. I have a strong background in juvenile justice and assessment. I continually strive to explore ways in which I can support clients through times of transition.||BCBS, CIGNA, MVP, Medicaid||Yes||Adolescent +|
|Raquel||Lefebvre||Chittenden||South Burlingtonemail@example.com||802-951-0498||Raquel Ferns Lefebvre||Licensed Psychologist-Master||Indian||English||Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Maternal Mental Health, Career Related Issues, Stress||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Psychotherapy||Yes, some||I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any questions about might have about my work.||Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, MVP, Medicaid, United Health Care, Optum||Yes||18 years and up|
|Linda||Li||Chittenden||Burlingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com||802-951-0450 X 1032||NFI Family Center||LICSW||Asian, Chinese from Hong Kong||Cantonese, Mandarin||Children and family. Parenting. young children. cultural conflict with in family system||Narrative Therapy. CBT. Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Family therapy||Yes, a lot||Clients need to be CHCB patient||ALL||Yes||0-18 in general. any age for parents|
|Steven||Lilly (He,him, his)||Chittenden and Lamoille||Underhill||Stevenlilly@protonmail.com||845-392-5510||Private Pratice||Rostered Non-licensed Psychotherapist||Mixed Race- Guatemalan- Transracial Adoptee||English||Attachment difficulties, adoption, trauma, couples,||Psychodynamic, attachment focused, transpersonal/nature based.||No, but interested in working with these clients||Medicaid, BCBS||Yes||15-end of life.|
|Aaron||Mason||Chittenden||Essexfirstname.lastname@example.org||802-343-6573||Milton Town School District||M.A, Licensed School Counselor||Mixed Race, Black/White||English||Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression, Psychoeducation,||Person Centered, CBT, Reality Therapy/Choice Theory||Yes, some||N/A|
|Malia||Matteson (she, her)||Chittenden||Shelburneemail@example.com||8024480618||private practice||LCMHC, Registered Dance/Movement Therapist||Asian-American, Biracial (Japanese; German, English, Danish)||English||grief, anxiety, substance abuse recovery, eco-anxiety, perinatal mental health||Somatic psychotherapy, expressive arts, ecotherapy||Yes, some||Options for outdoor sessions and nature-based work.||BC/BS VT, Medicaid||No||Teens to adults|
|Serena||Rockingster (she/her/hers)||Chittenden||Burlingtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(802) 391-0136||The Counseling Collective LLC|
MS, CMHC, Rostered Psychotherapist
|Black; Haitian-American woman||English||Trauma from Oppressional Forces; Identity; Mood Disorders; Stress; Self-Esteem||Feminist Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT Integrative Therapy, Strength-Based, Narrative Therapy, Bowenian Therapy||Yes, some||I specialize in working with young adult and adult people of the global racial majority. I am a member of the LGBTQ+ community and support the Sex Positive, Kink Allied, and Open Relationships/Consensual Non-Monogamy communities. You can view my comprehensive profile at www.psychologytoday.com/profile/908093||Only VT Medicaid and Blue Cross Blue Shield||Yes||Young Adults (18-24) and Adults (25+)|
|GRAND ISLE CO.|
|Bob||Wolford||Grand Isle||Alburgh Springsemail@example.com||8025783748||Robert F. Wolford, LICSW/The Institute for Trauma Recovery &s Resiliency||LICSW||Bi-Racial, Japanese/Caucasian||English||Trauma, Violence, Criminal Justice Involved Clients, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders||Ego Psychology/Object Relations, Narrative, IFS, DBT, ACT, CBT||Yes, some||Medicaid/Medicare, BC/BS||Yes||All ages from early adolescence to end of life|
|Christian Angelo||Ventura (he/him)||Orange||Telehealth Onlyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(802) 265-1013||Christian A. Ventura Psychotherapy (Sole Proprietorship)||Cognitive Neuroscientist, Rostered Clinical Mental Health Counselor (Psychotherapist), NCEE, NRAEMT I/C||Filipino-Castellano, Queer, Disabled||English, Spanish (Castellano), & Spanglish!||Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, LGBTQIA+, PTSD, Survivors of Sexual Violence, First Responders||CBT, trauma-informed, social justice / decolonization approach, evidence based humanistic psychology, restorative circles||Yes, a lot||Regarding love, intimacy, and sex, my views and practices are informed by The O School, focusing on body positivity and evidence based sensitivity. I have experience working with queer and transgender (including non-binary / gender nonconforming) adults and youth as well as reintegration of healthy sexual behavior for survivors of sexual violence. For more information see: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/christian-ventura-tunbridge-vt/831305||Out of network reimbursement support. Sliding scale: Yes! No questions asked. Pay what you can :)||Yes||Teens, young adults, young professionals in school/work|
|Raymond||Chin (he/him)||Orange||East Thetfordemail@example.com||802 785 2903||Deer Creek Psychological Associates||PhD, MFA||Chinese-American||English||Child and Family Clinical Psychology, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism), trauma, BIPOC issues||Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Tx||Yes, some||see website www.deercreekpsych.com for more information||none||No||preschool through adolescents|
|Puja||Senning||Washington||Waterbury||Puja@pujacoaching.com||802-353-9062||Puja Gupta Senning, Therapeutic Coaching LLC||LCMHC||Indian American||English||Anxiety, depression, trauma||Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, Feminism||Yes, a lot||BCBS, Medicaid||Yes||Adults|
|Melisa||Oliva (She/Her)||Washington||Montpelierfirstname.lastname@example.org||802 2790337|
Melisa Oliva. Health and Wellness Coaching
NBCHW, WFPB Nutrition Certified, M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy
|BIPOC, Latinx||Spanish/English||Health, Wellness coaching and Whole Food Plant Nutrition Educator|
I am a Health and Wellness Coach and a Plant Based Nutrition and Cooking Educator. I work with individuals and communities who are willing to develop a greater sense of vitality, regain more energy and improve their confidence in their health.
Get empower and inspired to improve your wellness, getting practical, every-day, evidence-based tools and strategies to enjoy a happier and healthier life.
I am a Latina woman, a mom, a wife, and an entrepreneur.
I understand the challenges of a busy and fast-speed life. I am grateful for how all these roles have made me understand how fundamental it is to be in optimal health to care and provide for my family, while developing my passions and personal dreams.
I want to share these learnings with you and partner together to see you flourish!
|Samia||Abbass (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs)||Windham||Bellows Falls, Brattleboroemail@example.com||802-365-1185||Bennington College||MA (rostered, unlicensed)||Multiethnic, Biracial (Palestinian, white); Muslim-American||English||Trauma, Anxiety, Racial stress & trauma, Identity, LGBTQIA+ and Gender Non-binary identities, Relationship issues; Adolescents & teenagers; Development; Family therapy.||Integrative; DBT-informed (not certified); Relational/Feminist approaches; Family systems; Trauma-informed.||Yes, a lot||* Not taking private clients at this time *||N/A||N/A||Adolescents, teenagers, and young adults|
|Abdelrazaq||Rababah||WINDHAM CO.||Brattleboro. In person and Telehealthfirstname.lastname@example.org||8022515050||Private practice||LICSW||Middle Eastern, Arab, Muslim||English and Arabic||Generalist||Eclectic||Yes, a lot||I provide In person and Telehealth||Yes||7 and Up|
|TELEHEALTH ONLY - BASED OUT OF STATE|
|Susan||Boafo-Arthur (she/her)||Telehealth only||Connecticutemail@example.com||860-281-7847||Fern Counseling and Consulting||PhD, NCC, LPC, LCMHC||African||English and Akan (Fante and Twi)||Depression, anxiety, self-esteem, perfectionism, career, etc||Integrationist approach||Yes, some||I don't live in Vermont and have never lived there. I live in CT, and prior to CT I lived in MA, my practice is virtual via Teladoc and Springhealth||N/A||Adults only|
|Ayonna||McCullough||Telehealth only||Colorado Springsfirstname.lastname@example.org||434-533-5906||Monet's Counseling Services LLC||LCMHC, LPC, CMHC||African American||English||Depression, anxiety, trauma, LGBTIQ||Ecclectic||Yes, a lot||Licensed in more than one state||Kaiser, private pay, several EAP's||Yes||11 and up|
|Miranda||McKinley||Grafton, NH||West Lebanon, NHemail@example.com||415-518-3458||M3 Life Therapy||LICSW||Latina, Black||English||CBT, Psychodynamic, Feminist, Trauma Informed||Yes, a lot||Yes|
|Ximena||Mejia||Telehealth||Orlando, FLfirstname.lastname@example.org||407-558-3092||XEM Counseling & Consulting, LLC||PhD, LCMHC, NCC||Multiracial, Latinx, Ecuadorean-American, Queer||English & Spanish||Adjustment to Life Transitions, Self-Growth, Gender and Sexuality, Historical / Intergenerational Trauma, Adjustment to College and Graduate School, Identity Issues, Depression and Anxiety, Relationships, Abuse and Trauma, Grief & Loss , Stress Management, Family Conflict.||Integrative, informed by humanistic, psychodynamic, IFS and family systems theories. Anchored by social justice, ecological, and liberation approaches.||Yes, a lot||I acknowledge the impact of prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, and privilege. I understand that each individual's experiences are located within societal and cultural systems of power. I have a commitment to respect the individual complexities of clients' identities, life experiences, and the multiple contexts in which these occur. See website for more information. xemcounseling.com||Aetna & Cigna||Yes||Young adults / emerging adults, adults.|
|Andrea||Tolbert (she/her/hers)||Telehealth only||Portland, Maineemail@example.com||207-317-2711||Absolute Happiness Psychotherapy and Consultation, PLLC||LICSW/LCSW||African American/Black||English||I operate a Telehealth only specialty practice for BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and military service members/veterans and engage in regular and ongoing trainings to support my clients.||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, Brief Solution Focused, Narrative therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, and more||Yes, a lot||See my website or Psychology Today for more information: AbsoluteHappinessPsychotherapy.com||See website for current list||Yes||18 and older|