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

Steven Ferrari II, MA

Pre-licensed Psychotherapist

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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

Daniela Caserta, MA

Pre-licensed Marriage and Family Psychotherapist

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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 want to increase their coping skills

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

Hope Perini, MS

Pre-licensed Psychotherapist

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There are no manuals to life, however there are people in our lives that can try to help provide guidance when things get bumpy. I am one of those people who try to provide guidance, strength, and compassion to anyone who is seeking assistance. Therapeutically, I take a holistic approach to health, wellness, and healing working with physical, psychological and social needs. I utilize a variety of different therapeutic styles to meet the client's needs to include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Case Management.

 

I have a background in working with youth who may struggle with juvenile justice, are foster youth, have drug and alcohol issues, special needs and mental/behavioral concerns. I have also worked with adults and families regarding many issues from addiction to mood disorders to relationship repair.

 

My graduate degree is in Health Psychology and bachelor's degree in Cultural Anthropology. I am a board certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Health Coach. I am also a nationally credentialed Advanced Victim Advocate and have worked extensively with victims of family violence with an emphasis on military families.

 

On a personal note: I am originally from rural Oregon however bounced around a few states as my husband was active duty Army. I have 4 wonderful children and a bunch of animals. I am an avid tea lover and create my own blends, so don't be surprised if you always see me with my tea cup. I look forward to working with you on your journey called life.

 

American Association of Drugless Practitioners Certifications:

Holistic Health Practitioner # 21604007

Health Coach #232534007

 

National Advocate Credentialing Program:

Credentialed Advocate Advanced Level # N94-460-1806 exp. Nov 30, 2020

 

VT Non-licensed psychotherapist # 097.0134903 exp, Nov. 30, 2022

Contact Hope for an appointment at (802)505-7471 or email: FindingHopeCounselingServices@gmail.com

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Jamie Smith, MS

Pre-licensed Psychotherapist

Jamie Smith graduated from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire with a bachelor of arts in anthropology and a masters of science in clinical mental health counseling. 

 

Throughout Jamie's career she has worked with a wide variety of individuals in a wide variety of settings. Jamie has experience working in integrated primary care as well as private practice. She has has additional training in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, as well child parent psychotherapy. She typically will incorporate expressive arts, narrative therapy and other expressive tools into the therapy session to further enhance treatment.

 

Jamie provides individual and family therapy with a current focus on people who are struggling with adjustments, trauma, anxiety, depression and coexisting medical conditions. She specializes in working with diverse populations and has worked in both urban and rural areas of Vermont and New Hampshire. Jamie uses a very holistic approach to look beyond the problem and solution and reflect on the roles an individual plays in their daily lives and all other aspects of life that could be intertwined into the presenting problem. 

 

Contact Jamie for an appointment at (802)505-9717 or email: JamieSmithcmhc@gmail.com.  

Jamie offers weekday and weekend appointments.