Our Services

What A New Day Counseling Offers

Coping with mental illness can be challenging, getting help shouldn’t be. At A New Day Counseling, we’ve arranged our schedule around yours.  We offer weekend and evening hours with convenient online scheduling.  Need to be visited at home or in the community? No problem. We bring services to you in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Need transportation to an appointment, or assistance filling out a form? A New Day Counseling offers Case Management Services.

We understand the frustration many new clients feel while waiting weeks for an initial visit.  A New Day Counseling is committed to timely access to care and reserves appointments for new patients and unplanned circumstances that require prompt attention. Life is stressful enough and making time to meet with a provider should be simple. To help our clients incorporate wellness care into their lives, we structured our business hours to include evenings and Saturday mornings (by appointment).

Our goal is to simplify access to care and make research proven care available to everyone. We offer a sliding fee scale for uninsured patients, and we accept select health insurance plans. We have structured our fees to provide our clients with an alternative to the high cost of behavioral health services and provide an affordable option for high deductible plans when paying out of pocket is the preferred option.

Our website is optimized for use on mobile devices and provides immediate self-scheduling. This means you can schedule on the go and will not need to speak with someone in the office, just to make an appointment, unless you want to.

Our core principle is to honor the therapeutic relationship between client and provider. Often, the most important step in achieving mental wellness, is the client recognizing their needs and making the decision to meet with a provider. The therapeutic relationship begins when you walk in our door and you are met with empathy and respect. A New Day Counseling is committed to our mission and philosophy of care, to see each person as an individual and not as a diagnosis.

Contact me about video conferencing sessions.

I also provide counseling to people residing outside the state of Vermont through Talkspace. Select here to get started.

Completely free and confidential services provided to Law enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMT’s, and Veterans.
Find out more

Make an Appointment With Erin

Services Offered

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Personality Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • PTS
  • C-PTSD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Workshops/Presentations
  • Specialized Care
  • Personalized Therapy
  • Individualized Treatment Planning

Case Management aims to help people in need acquire material resources (such as food, shelter, clothing, and medical care) and to improve their psychosocial functioning; to provide sufficient support to keep the client involved in community life and to encourage growth towards greater autonomy; to develop coping skills to meet the demands of community life; and to ensure continuity of care among treatment agencies. 

  • Brainspotting
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) & TFT (Thought Field Therapy)
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Forward Facing Trauma Therapy
  • Physical techniques that may be used with Somatic Psychology may include progressive relaxation, dance, exercise, yoga, or other types of movement, vocal work, and drumming
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Moral Recognition Therapy

Completely free and confidential services provided to Law enforcement, Fire Fighters, EMT’s, and Veterans.

Off-Site Counseling service comes to you: we offer behavioral health services and Case Management where you are. We treat adolescents, individuals, and families in schools, homes, or other locations. 

Sliding Fee Scale

Make an Appointment With Erin

Group Therapy

Caitlin Cassidy- BlairOur group therapy sessions are led by Caitlin Cassidy-Blair, who graduated from Castleton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work.

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. This type of therapy is widely available at a variety of locations including private therapeutic practices, hospitals, mental health clinics, and community centers.

Group therapy is sometimes used alone, but it is also commonly integrated into a comprehensive treatment plan that also includes individual therapy and medication.

Principles of Group Therapy

In Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, Irvin D. Yalom outlines the key therapeutic principles that have been derived from self-reports from individuals who have been involved in the group therapy process:

  • Instills hope: The group contains members at different stages of the treatment process. Seeing people who are coping or recovering gives hope to those at the beginning of the process.
  • Universality: Being part of a group of people who have the same experiences helps people see that what they are going through is universal and that they are not alone.
  • Imparting information: Group members can help each other by sharing information.
  • Altruism: Group members can share their strengths and help others in the group, which can boost self-esteem and confidence.
  • The corrective recapitulation of the primary family group: The therapy group is much like a family in some ways. Within the group, each member can explore how childhood experiences contributed to personality and behaviors. They can also learn to avoid behaviors that are destructive or unhelpful in real life.
  • Development of socialization techniques: The group setting is a great place to practice new behaviors. The setting is safe and supportive, allowing group members to experiment without the fear of failure.
  • Imitative behavior: Individuals can model the behavior of other members of the group or observe and imitate the behavior of the therapist.
  • Interpersonal learning: By interacting with other people and receiving feedback from the group and the therapist, members of the group can gain a greater understanding of themselves.
  • Group cohesiveness: Because the group is united in a common goal, members gain a sense of belonging and acceptance.
  • Catharsis: Sharing feelings and experiences with a group of people can help relieve pain, guilt, or stress.
  • Existential factors: While working within a group offers support and guidance, group therapy helps members realize that they are responsible for their own lives, actions, and choices.

So, What Does a Typical Group Therapy Session Look Like?

In many cases, the group will meet in a room where the chairs are arranged in a large circle so that each member can see every other person in the group.

A session might begin with members of the group introducing themselves and sharing why they are in group therapy. Members might also share their experiences and progress since the last meeting.

The precise manner in which the session are conducted depends largely on the goals of the group and the style of the therapist. Some therapists might encourage a more free-form style of dialogue, where each member participates as he or she sees fit. Other therapists instead have a specific plan for each session that might include having clients practice new skills with other members of the group.

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson