VTMHCA at Your Service!


The Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association (VTMHCA) is the professional association for licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors in the state of Vermont. Our purpose is to provide support, advocacy, and education for mental health professionals statewide.  We are also committed to community education around issues related to mental health treatment, prevention, and general public awareness of the role of the mental health counselor.

If you are a member of the community looking for a mental health provider in your area, please click on the green “Find a Therapist” button on the lefthand column of this webpage. For those Clinical Mental Health Counselors who are interested in membership, please read about the benefits of membership to VTMHCA or view our membership categories and JOIN today!

Board of Directors

Current President: Barbara Nielsen
President Elect:
Sue Jacobs
Robert Spottswood
Secretary: Joie Marshall
Legislative Chair: Susan Hall
Student Member: Matt Mulligan & Nicole Grubman
Board-At-Large: Lisa Schwartz,
Michele Clark
*Executive Director: Caryn Feinberg

VTMHCA’s Ethics Conference and Annual Meeting!


Friday, June 6th, 2014
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Capitol Plaza, 100 State Street, Montpelier, VT

VTMHCA is hosting an Ethics Conference made up of a panel of four seasons professionals, well versed in ethical issues to discuss the topic of ethics from a variety of perspectives.  Panelists include Danielle DeLongis-Shively, LICSW, Scott Graham, M.S., Marcial Reece, LCMHC, Robert Spottswood, LCMHC.  Attendees are invited to contribute ethical issues or cases they would like discussed.  In order to make this process most beneficial and efficient, those who are interested, are encouraged to contact Caryn Feinberg with ideas as soon as possible. Although time is limited, we will try to accommodate as many topics as possible.

Click Here to email Caryn
Click Here to download the registration form for the conference
Click Here to pay by paypal

Annual Meeting

The VTMHCA Annual Meeting is an opportunity for members and prospective members to network and to gain an understanding of the work we have done in the past year. It is also an opportunity to have input into your organization and on the directions/projects upon which we embark in the next year. Topics discussed will be: The Direct Practice Commission (Collective Bargaining), Blueprint for Health (Vermont’s Chronic Care Initiative) & Legislative Update.

Treating Tobacco Dependence Webinar

Registration is now open for April 18th Webinar
with Tony Klein, MPA, CASAC, NCACII.

Treating Tobacco Dependence in MHSA Populations
“De-normalizing and Treating Tobacco in Addiction Services”  

Tony Klein, MPA, CASAC, NCACII from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Unity Hospital of Rochester, New York has an extensive background in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling, Services, Education and Training.
April 18th
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm
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