Danielle Seymour, M.A., LCMHC

Burlington, VT Mental Health Counselor Danielle Seymour

Services

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation with Other Professionals
  • Telehealth

Specialties

  • Depression and mood disorders 
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma, PTSD
  • Grief, Loss, Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping with Health Issues

Education & Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Antioch University New England Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2012

I graduated from Antioch University New England with a Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2012, and am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of Vermont. My early clinical experience was gleaned over the course of 7 years at Washington County Mental Health Services, first during internships, and then as an employee. At WCHMS, I had the opportunity to provide trauma-informed treatment to individuals and families across the life span, and to those who are most vulnerable in our community. In 2017, to satisfy my deepening commitment to learning and integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), I became a clinical case manager, DBT therapist, and skills group leader at the Crossroads Intensive Outpatient Program in Essex Junction. My transition from Crossroads to creation of a full-time, DBT- oriented private practice in 2020 at Stone House Associates reflects my goal of returning to providing long-term, outpatient therapy, which brings with it the reward of bearing witness to the process of awe-inspiring, brave human beings as they create lives worth living. There are few joys greater than this.

My Practice:
My extensive DBT-specific training and expertise facilitates my ability to provide adherent DBT to those clients who need and want to commit to the rigors that standard DBT protocols require. I also have the ability to be flexible in my approach to therapeutic work, and I refer to this style of counseling as “DBT Light” or “DBT- oriented”. This method is generally less targeted and less intense, while still being effective and helpful. As an emotionally sensitive, natural empath, my clients generally tell me that I am easy to connect with and that they feel understood, validated and genuinely cared for. I believe in nonjudgmental assessment of all problematic elements of each individual’s life, and often incorporate aspects of mindfulness practice into sessions. I am always happy to tailor therapy to the needs of the individual and want to have these conversations in an ongoing way throughout the course of treatment, whether or not we are engaged in the manualized version of DBT.

In addition a to individual therapy, I also teach outpatient, weekly, DBT skills groups. Participants in my skills groups are required to be engaged with an individual therapist, with whom I can collaborate about treatment goals. As a DBT skills group leader, I am happy to be part of the group member’s treatment team, while being explicit in the expectation that the individual therapist is responsible for providing ongoing assessment and management of crisis-related situations. I also work adjunctively with existing treatment teams to individually tutor and teach DBT skills when the addition of these skills is deemed to be useful to assist clients further toward their therapeutic and life goals. As is customary and required by the DBT protocol, my practice is guided by consistent participation in a DBT Consultation Team.

Who Am I?
When I am not engaged in activities directly related to my profession, I enjoy spending time with my family (pets included) and close circle of friends. I am a lover of the outdoors, and especially find joy in the nature of Vermont, where I am so fortunate to live, as well as physical movement and fitness of all kinds and varieties. I am also a practitioner of yoga and mindfulness meditation.

I currently accept the following health insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, MVP, and Vermont Medicaid.