Paul Foxman, Ph.D.
Dr. Paul Foxman, Ph.D., is director of the Vermont Center for Anxiety Care in Burlington, Vermont, where he is recognized as an expert in anxiety disorders, stress and relationships. His books on these subjects include “Dancing with Fear” (2007), “The Worried Child” (2004) and a co-authored casebook, “Conquering Panic and Anxiety Disorders” (2003). His book, “The Clinician’s Guide to Anxiety Disorders in Kids and Teens”(2017) was written to improve the effectiveness of child therapists. Dr. Foxman's newest book, “Traumas and Triumphs: A Psychologist's Personal Recipe for Happiness,” focuses on how to grow emotionally as a result of trauma and adversity. This book will be released in May 2022. In addition to his administrative and supervision responsibilities, Dr. Foxman maintains a therapy practice in which he enjoys working with youth and adults.
Dr. Foxman teaches internationally and has led hundreds of top-rated educational programs for mental health professionals, educators and other health care professionals. He has appeared on television and radio as an expert on the topics of anxiety and stress. As a teacher, Dr. Foxman is known for his knowledge and clarity, sense of humor, compassion and engaging speaking style.
Dr. Foxman’s education and training includes Yale University (B.A. in Psychology), George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology) and training at the Department of Psychiatry of Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco, the Kennedy Child Study Center in Nashville and the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. In 1985, he co-founded the Lake Champlain Waldorf School in Vermont, now flourishing from kindergarten through high school.
In his therapy practice, Dr. Foxman accepts all health insurance, including Aetna, BCBS, Beacon Health, CBA, Cigna, FirstHealth/Coventry, Medicaid, Medicare, MHN, MVP, Tricare, Optum, United Behavioral Health and ValueOptions.
Audrey Winograd, MSW (She/Her)
Audrey Winograd is a clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience with chronic illness and disease, depression, anxiety, identity issues, aging and disability, neurodegenerative memory and movement disorders, grief and loss (including pet loss and liaison with animal-assisted therapy), chronic pain and caregiver support.
As a client, Audrey meets you where you are: a unique individual with personal goals and a built-in capacity to achieve optimal functioning. You will find Audrey to be warm, caring, sensitive, fully present and tuned in. In her individual counseling she uses a strengths-based, person-centered approach and incorporates cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative, relational, mindfulness meditation and psychodynamic models of care.
Audrey also offers group therapy and support groups for clients and caregivers, using our large, lake-view group room. Audrey will guide and encourage you on an exploratory journey toward growth and meaningful living. Audrey works under the supervision of Dr. Foxman.
Audrey accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid and MVP.
Lisa Pisani, M.A., LCMHC (She/Her)
Lisa Pisani works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis, grief, societal oppression, marital and relationship problems, and women’s issues. She also specializes in redesigning end of life for individuals in palliative and hospice care. Her goal is to help clients traverse challenges, discover healthy solutions, develop resilience, build coping skills and experience inner peace.
In her gentle and healing environment, Lisa practices integrative therapy and addresses the mind, body and spirit connection. While rooted in psychodynamic and person-centered modalities, when appropriate she integrates mindfulness and meditation, narrative, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Lisa earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Northwestern University with studies in children, adolescents, adults and family systems. As a member of the International Association of Counseling, Lisa honors the cultural identities and uniqueness of every client.
Lisa accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid and MVP.
Cheryl Shive, M.S., MSW (She/Her)
Cheryl Shive specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families. She is skilled with behavior problems, anger management, foster care, adoption, anxiety conditions and depression. Cheryl uses a client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy utilizing treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy family and systems therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. As the director of a nonprofit Christian organization, Cheryl incorporates pastoral counseling when appropriate.
Cheryl brings warmth and unconditional positive regard to her sessions, providing a safe and nurturing environment for clients. She looks forward to helping children and teenagers develop skills for managing stress and the challenges of growing up, as well as helping families strengthen their relationships. Cheryl is working toward her independent clinical social worker license under the supervision of Dr. Foxman.
Cheryl accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid and MVP.
Maria Vogt, MSW (She/Her)
Maria Vogt is a clinical social worker who serves adults, adolescents and couples. She provides a setting in which clients feel safe to explore their emotional experiences with curiosity and compassion. Maria believes we all need a space to be seen and heard as we navigate the challenges and complications of life.
Since each client is unique, Maria’s approach is integrative, drawing from a variety of modalities, including psychodynamic, relational, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Her therapeutic approach is client-centered, empathetic, non-judgmental and collaborative. She is open to clients experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, relationship concerns, life transitions and identity questions.
Maria’s counseling experience includes LGBTQ populations, people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses, trauma survivors and TGNB clients. She is committed to working with diverse cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities.
Maria received her master’s degree from New York University and her bachelor’s degree from Saint Michaels College in Vermont. She is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Foxman toward her Vermont license as an independent social worker.
Maria accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid and MVP.
Ryan Welborn, M.A. (He/Him)
Ryan Welborn is a rostered clinical mental health counselor who provides services to individuals, couples and families experiencing anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, depression, relationship issues and other challenges. He has experience with adolescents and adults.
Ryan offers a warm, safe and inviting environment and provides unconditional positive regard for his clients. He believes that every client has the ability to experience inner peace and a life with meaning and purpose. Ryan uses counseling methods appropriate for each unique client, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and psychobiological approach to couple therapy (PACT). In addition, he uses dynamic emotional integration (DEI) methods to help his clients develop self-awareness and emotion-regulation.
Ryan is also a trained wilderness therapist who approaches mental health with a mindfulness-based orientation. He earned his master’s degree in transpersonal wilderness therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He is currently working toward Vermont licensure as a clinical mental health counselor under the supervision of Dr. Foxman.
Ryan accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid/Green Mountain Care and MVP.
Mollie Farnham-Stratton, M.S., MSW (She/Her)
Mollie Farnham-Stratton is a clinical social worker with many years of experience working with pre-teens, adolescents, families and adults in a variety of settings, including wilderness adventures, camps and residential programs. She has expertise with symptoms of stress and trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, OCD, substance use issues and more.
Mollie believes that authentic connection and care is vital in creating a healing environment for therapy. She partners with each client to identify inner resources and motivation, and provides support and guidance using evidence-based therapy practices. Her therapy interventions include motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness-based therapies. Mollie believes that everyone can find balance and live fully regardless of their challenges. She is currently working toward her Vermont clinical social worker license under the supervision of Dr. Foxman.
Mollie accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid and MVP.
Dr. Rachel Natvig, Ph.D. (She/Her)
Dr. Rachel Natvig is a clinical psychologist who expertly weaves together her professional education and training with her life experiences and astute intuition to forge a healing path through the challenges of anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, relationship conflicts, fertility obstacles, parenting concerns and other life stressors. Dr. Natvig works with adults across the life span in individual, couples and group therapy formats.
Dr. Natvig approaches you with a personalized, broad and integrative approach to optimize growth and change. She draws upon diverse approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic therapy, EFT (emotional freedom technique), ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy), attachment theory, PVT (polyvagal theory), mindfulness and hypnosis. She is a certified dialogue therapist and SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) therapist and is actively working to become certified in Gottman Couples Therapy and training to administer SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol). Dr. Natvig also has advanced training in the treatment of eating disorders and has made regular television appearances as an expert in this condition.
Dr. Natvig took a sabbatical from active practice to raise her children and is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Foxman to reactivate her Vermont license.
Dr. Natvig accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid, Medicare and MVP.
Carolyn Balparda, M.S. (She/Her)
Carolyn Balparda is a mental health counselor who works with adolescents and adults. She specializes in anxiety, ADHD and autism spectrum disorder and has a special interest in working with survivors of trauma, neurodivergent folks and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Carolyn brings deep compassion, humor and empathy to counseling sessions. She strives to meet her clients where they’re at by providing a warm, safe environment where clients can feel validated and work to reach their goals. Carolyn uses an integrative approach that incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, humanistic therapy and other approaches.
Carolyn received her master’s degree in mental health counseling from Suffolk University and is working toward her Vermont licensure under the supervision of Dr. Foxman. In her free time, Carolyn likes to knit, bake, read, scuba dive and spend time with her dog, Bee.
Carolyn accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid, MVP and self-pay.
Maja Zovko, M.A., MSW (She/Her)
Maja Zovko is a clinical social worker whose approach to therapy is holistic, client-centered, empathic and rooted in spirituality. Maja believes that we each have the power to heal, transform and overcome adversities to live a more fulfilling and joyful life.
Maja enjoys working with adults from all walks of life and offers a welcoming, culturally-informed space. She incorporates spirituality and eastern wisdom, meditation, mindfulness, family constellations and chair yoga, as well as more traditional approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, attachment theory, psychoeducation and motivational interviewing. Her special interests are trauma and spirituality.
Maja’s education includes an MSW from Columbia School of Social Work. She also has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, with the area of focus in “Spirituality Mind and Body Graduate Studies.” Maja is also a 500RYT yoga teacher who received her formal training in India. In her free time, Maja enjoys yoga, meditation, spiritual pursuits, gardening, learning how to play tabla, snowboarding and traveling.
Maja is accumulating her hours for licensure under the supervision of Dr. Foxman.
Maja accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid/Green Mountain Care and MVP.
Annie Williams, M.S. (She/Her)
Annie Williams is a rostered clinical mental health counselor who provides individual and group therapy to adolescents and adults. She specializes in issues including self-esteem, life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues. Annie approaches all clients with unconditional positive regard, with the goal of being present with them through any challenge they are facing.
Annie’s therapeutic style is rooted in warmth, compassion, understanding and authenticity. She recognizes that therapy can often be intimidating and strives to provide an environment that feels safe and comfortable for her clients. Annie believes that every person’s needs and desires are different, and caters her treatment plans to each individual client. She draws from therapeutic orientations, including person-centered therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). She also has experience in expressive arts therapy and emotional regulation strategies.
Annie received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Plymouth State University. She currently works under the supervision of Dr. Foxman in pursuit of her Vermont license.
Annie accepts the following insurance: BCBS, Cigna, Medicaid/Green Mountain Care and MVP.
Kaytlyn Elliott, MSW (She/Her)
Kaytlyn is a rostered psychotherapist who provides services to children and adolescents experiencing behavioral challenges, processing disorders, OCD, ADHD and anxiety. She is trained in narrative therapy and motivational interviewing, and pulls from a multitude of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and mindfulness to meet youth where they are. Kaytlyn is passionate about supporting the LGTBQIA+ youth community. She enjoys cultivating a safe and supportive space for youth and adolescents to process the challenges and triumphs of life.
Kaytlyn is client centered, and practices with unconditional positive regard for the youth and families with whom she works. She brings a social justice lens to her work and enjoys working with a diverse population of clients.
Kaytlyn earned her B.S. Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont. In her free time, Kaytlyn enjoys nature, live music and socializing with friends. She is currently working toward her independent clinical social worker license under the supervision of Dr. Paul Foxman.
Kaytlyn accepts the following health insurance: BCBS, Cigna, MVP and Medicaid.
Chelsea Wilson, BSW (She/Her)
Chelsea Wilson is our intake coordinator and administrative assistant. She is usually the first point of contact for our therapy practice. Her responsibilities include screening all new clients, managing our wait list and, in consultation with Dr. Foxman, assigning cases to our therapists. Her goal is to make the best match between a client’s needs and our staff’s expertise and areas of specialization.
Chelsea has a bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Vermont. Before joining our team, Chelsea worked in several mental health and health care facilities, including the Northeastern Family Institute, where she was a residential counselor and shift supervisor. At SUCCEED, she provided emotional and academic support to college students with autism and intellectual disabilities. In other settings, Chelsea has worked with senior citizens and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time with her dog, Dexter.