Sips of Air

By Kerry Fantelli

There you have been
All these years
Hiding many, if not most parts of you
Taking in small sips of air so that others had enough
Helium puffs
That made your voice even smaller
Slowly drifting
Filled with gases of what you believed would make others love you
All that did was float you away from yourself
The ground of your slippery infant being
Then you started to learn, to grow, and slowly you refused to move
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Stone House Welcomes Four New Mental Health Providers to our Team!

Stone House Associates is delighted to announce that not only have we moved into our new permanent home located at 27 Rye Circle in South Burlington (right off of Hinesburg Road, just south of Tilley Drive and only 1 mile from the corner of Kennedy Drive and Hinesburg Road), but we have added four new outstanding practitioners to our team of experienced mental health providers!

Please join us in welcoming:

• Stephanie Rose, LICSW works with children, adolescents, and adults utilizing ...

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Stone House’s New Building in 2016!

Stone House Associates is delighted to announce that we are in the construction phase of our new permanent home located off of Hinesburg Road in South Burlington (just past Tilley Drive, 1 mile from the corner of Kennedy Drive and Hinesburg Road). Our new building will feature 14 spacious and bright offices and has been architecturally and carefully designed to meet the needs of our mental health practitioners and the clients that we serve. We anticipate an April ...

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Dealing with Change

by Lindsay Fagan, M.S.W., LICSW
As the seasons are changing, it can be an important time to reflect on the topic of change. It is true that all humans, throughout the course of their lifetime, experience change. Change can be positive in that it often leads to an end of result of growth, adaptation, and confidence; while, it can also be an extremely challenging adjustment to a new reality. As adults, we often acquire a skill set gained with years ...

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Welcome Elizabeth Lee!

We are delighted to welcome Elizabeth Lee, MA, LCMHC to the Stone House Associates multidisciplinary team!

Liz is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Areas of clinical focus include: grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, divorce, behavioral issues, parenting and trauma, and Liz works with both individuals and families.

Liz is accepting new referrals. For more information, visit Liz’s provider page (this should link to her provider page). She can ...

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Welcome to Our Newest Member!

Help us extend a warm welcome to Carolyn Rushford, Ph.D., who has recently joined our multidisciplinary team!

Dr. Rushford is a Licensed Psychologist-Doctorate who obtained her Ph.D. from UVM in 1989. Dr. Rushford has experience treating a wide variety of concerns. Her current interests are working individually with adults and older adolescents (16+) addressing issues including living with chronic pain and medical conditions, grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, women’s issues and cultural transitions.

Dr. Rushford is accepting new ...

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WCAX Interview with One of Our Associates!

WCAX:”Across the Fence” Interview with One of Our Members!

Many of our Stone House practitioners are active in various community organizations. And…we are proud of ALL the community service that our associates perform.

Today our spotlight is on one of our members, Dr. Christine DiBlasio, who recently was interviewed on WCAX’s “Across the Fence” and featured in the Seven Days Newspaper for her participation as one of the founding members of a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being, safety and ...

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Art Journey: An Expressive Arts Group for Adolescents

Art Journey: An Expressive Arts Group for Adolescent Girls, is being offered by Michelle Turbide, LICSW

Expressive Arts (EXA) provides an opportunity to increase emotional awareness,  is a tool for self-soothing, and can be a useful method for exploring the internal emotional landscape with sensory, body based, creative techniques. Expressive arts has been shown to have positive effects on the flight/flight response resulting from excessive anxiety, stress, and trauma. Differing from Art Therapy, EXA uses multi-modal experiences of visual, movement, sound, ...

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Letting Go…..Gently

Fall represents a special time of change. A fresh academic year begins for students, and many young adults head off to college. We have had two community members share their reflections about this transition. The first, a poignant piece by Cathy Catterson, can be found here.

The second, posted below for the first time, is a touching yet lighthearted reflection on the “empty nest” experience. Thank you to our community contributors!

Please send comments and feedback to ...

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