About

Jennie Holden, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist - Doctorate

Owner of Vitality Associates

Dr. Holden graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelors degree in psychology and received her PhD at the California School of Professional Psychology.  She is currently licensed as a Clinical Psychologist - Doctorate with the State of Vermont.

Dr. Holden offers a variety of psychological services in an individualized manner to best meet the needs of those she works with. She uses a variety of evidence-based approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in her  work to help clients to overcome the obstacles that are getting in the way of their current functioning and emotional well-being .  She also relies on collaboration to find which  approach would work best for each client and what should be the goals of treatment .

Dr. Holden provides individual and family therapy and has specialized training in working with children and adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. She also has specialized training in working with individuals of all ages who have a history of trauma, have PTSD, or have anxiety, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

Contact Dr. Holden for an appointment at 802-272-2545 or DrJennieHolden@gmail.com.

Peter Dietz, Ed.D., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Dietz received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut and his master’s in clinical psychology and Doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling from Mississippi State University. He is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont and as a Professional Counselor in New Jersey.  He is board certified as a professional counselor from the American Psychotherapy Association.

Dr. Dietz has over 30 years of professional experience working in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has used these experiences to forge the basis of clinical practice which includes elements from most standard, and even non-traditional approaches. He uses what can be termed a pragmatic eclectic approach which simply put means use the best techniques and tools for each unique situation. Every person is unique, and this must be recognized, and their individual values, goals, and characteristics need to be taken into consideration when formulating a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan.

Dr. Dietz’s areas of experience and expertise include: behavior analytic approaches to challenging behaviors in developmental disabilities and autism; working with children and adolescents with ADHD, oppositional defiant disorders, and self-harm; and working with both children and adults experiencing numerous mental health challenges such as: anxiety, depression and stress related and trauma issues. He has also worked with adults, couples and families who have experienced challenges with substance abuse disorders, domestic abuse/violence, and relational and marital issues. 

While the basis of treatment is on an out-patient platform, he incorporates in-home or in community settings when alternate, non-traditional approaches are indicated. 

Contact Dr. Dietz for an appointment at (609) 707-0379 or Psolindietz@gmail.com.

Ron Zambetti, MFA, MA

Pre-licensed Psychotherapist

Ron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in Vermont, from Johnson State
College in 1988, and was later awarded the Terminal Degree of Master of Fine Arts from the
University of Utah’s Fine Arts Conservatory in 1994. Following a period of travel and work
abroad, Mr. Zambetti attended The Naropa University in Boulder Colorado where he was
conferred the Clinical Degree of the Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy. He then
attended the Avalon Institute, also in Colorado, where he completed a more than 2 and ½ year
intensive study and practice of Jungian Archetypal Psychotherapy. While at Avalon, he also
trained in the clinical applications of: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy,
Dream Analysis, and Breathwork from diverse clinical perspectives.


Ron later became certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (E.M.D.R)
toward continued development of somatic approaches for working with trauma, and soon after
engaged in doctoral studies at the Union Institute and University, then based in Cincinnati.
During this time, he continued to research Eastern breath practices (pranayama) and worked
toward integrating these into Western clinical approaches in Breathwork, drawing from the
historical work of well-known, Western Breath and Analytic practitioners.


Ron’s perspective expresses that, the use of many diverse methods and models for treating
emotional and psychological difficulty, allows greater access to a variety of individuals and their
needs. His clinical approach reflects that, in any therapeutic process, both therapist and client
enter into an alliance to awaken their innate and essential authenticity. His approach echoes the
idea that, in engaging the “authentic” or “deeper self”, one’s highest potential might be utilized
toward creating emotional balance.


Over 20 years, of experience as a Psychotherapist have provided Ron insight into working with
clients who have experienced: Emotional Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Panic
Attacks and Depression. He has worked with individuals who struggle with: Addiction,
Substance Abuse, and Major Mental Health Disorders, and provides therapy for Adults, Teens,
Children and Families. Ron also welcomes individuals and groups who wish to explore a deeper
embodied spiritual process though Breath Practice, Somatic-Based therapy, and Transpersonal
Journey’s.

Contact Ron for an appointment at (802) 829-8064, or email: Ron@healingdepth.hush.com

Steven Ferrari II, MA

Pre-licensed Psychotherapist

Steven Ferrari II obtained his BA from East Stroudsburg University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. He then went on to receive his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University, a private university in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Throughout his career, Steve has worked with numerous different clients from various cultures, demographics, and socio-economic backgrounds. He believes in a compassionate approach while helping his clients develop insight and understanding in their own lives, therefore developing the practical coping skills needed for sustainable health.

Steve makes every attempt to follow the most current literature and evidence based practices. His methods include, but are not limited to; cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and psychodynamic analysis. He believes this will give the client the best possible chance of transforming adverse cognitions into more positive affirmations.

Contact Steven for an appointment at (802) 522-6631, or email: Steve.ferrari84@gmail.com

Kerrie S. Taylor, LCMHC, LADC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Kerrie received her bachelor’s degree at Johnson State College where she earned a degree in Clinical Psychology and a minor in Political Science, She then received her Master’s in Science at Southern New Hampshire University with a Specialization in Counseling with a concentration on Clinical Mental Health and Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling and Co-Occurring Disorders.   She is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor in the State of Vermont. 

 

Kerrie has a diverse history starting her career working in Developing  and Managing Residential Programming for Adolescents  to learn skills to step down to living independently,  She  has been a Director of several  non-profit, and one for profit organizations two specializing in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders,  the other specializing in Child and Family Services.   She has worked in Intensive outpatient programs, crisis response, case management, physician practices supporting individuals who had Opioid Use Disorders and were on Medication Assisted Treatment as well as supporting the development of patient driven Policies and Procedures when working at the Vermont Department of Health Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs.  She collaborated extensively with the Blueprint for Health in this endeavor in supporting patients and families to get programming, information, and access to both treatment and primary care services   Additionally she  supported  individuals who have both a mental health disorder as well as a substance abuse disorder including Medical assisted treatment, collaboration with recovery, and the 12-step program.   Kerrie believes there are paths to recovery and supports individuals to self-determine their individual journey towards wellness and sobriety. 

 

Kerrie also has extensive experience in working with PTSD and Trauma has had the opportunity to get consultation from Dr. Bruce Perry while working at Northeastern Family Institute.   She supported the development of a Dialectical Behavioral Program for adolescents who were struggling with mood disorders, trauma, management of emotions, and learning skills to generate hope and independence.  Kerrie also did private practice for the Trauma Center for 5-years.    Kerrie has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and did her graduate thesis on the benefits of learning these skills at a middle-school age.  This therapeutic model is focused on four specific life skills including; mindfulness strategies, emotion regulation, learning skills to manage stress, pain, trauma, and life stress, and skills that increase communication.    While this is the therapeutic model she uses as a guide, she is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.   Most importantly, supporting patients to find their own bliss, recover from the past, and develop goals that support generating hope, health, and whole person wellness.

 

Kerrie offers individuals, couples, and family therapy.  She has extensive knowledge of resources.   She works with individuals with Mood disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, individuals mandated for treatment, substance abuse, adjustment disorders, and individuals who need support contemplating a life change.  Examples of this include; a new diagnosis (medical or psychological)  managing grief, and loss, contemplating a career change, or a life change in which they would benefit from some support in gaining clarity and confidence to take the steps needed to reach their goal.

 

Contact Kerrie for an appointment at 802-598-3380 or Kerrietaylorcounseling@outlook.com  

(*Kerrie does offer evening appointments) 

Daniela Caserta, MA

Pre-licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist

Daniela Caserta, MA is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with family systems and young children.  Daniela is a child development expert and is skilled at working with children who have experienced trauma, families struggling with parenting, and adolescents working on self-esteem.  Daniela offers couples therapy for people who are looking to work on their relationship.

 

Using a blended approach to therapy when working with couples, individuals and adolescents,  Daniela uses narrative, solution focused, structural and strategic interventions to engage with people.  Daniela’s work is strength-based and grounded in the biology of resilience and developmental science.  Having trained in Attachment, Regulation and Competency and the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics with Dr. Perry, Daniela is versed in strategies and knowledge that is evidenced based. 

 

Daniela’s approach with children, is play-based and incorporates the use of routines, rituals, and rhythm to support self-regulation and expression of feelings.  Daniela is versed in NEAR science and has been trained in the Adverse Childhood Experiences study.  Daniela supports young children through storytelling, mindfulness, and psychodrama work within the context of a trusting and predictable environment.

 

Daniela is highly skilled in the following areas:

  1. Play Based therapy with children

  2. Family systems and Parenting Challenges

  3. Adolescents and Young Adults needing social and life skill development

  4. Couples needing some support and mediation

  5. Individuals who have experienced trauma or who what to increase their coping skills

Contact Daniela for an appointment at (802) 522-9770 or email: CasertaConsultingVT@gmail.com

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