Phone:

Office: (802) 479-1025

Cell: (802) 855-1209 

 

HIPAA Compliant Email:

vttherapist@jamesfitzgeraldtherapy.com

 

My client web portal:

Click here to register

 

Find me on

Psychology Today 

 

Appointment Times 

Weekday, Evenings & Weekends

Via Zoom ~ or ~ In person

Monday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

More about my practice philosophy:

The way I practice therapy is focused on the client, allowing them to lead the way while I take on the role of a guide and confidant. I believe that a person’s strengths and character can drive healthy ways of thinking, feeling, relating, and being. I believe that the individual can find solutions to problems and challenges given the right environment to explore their strengths and skills. I believe that relationships, experiences, and events, can have lasting effects on a person’s emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellbeing. I believe that a person’s environment, culture, religion, and community has a profound influence on personality development. I practice therapy from a humanistic and existential theoretical orientation. From the Positive Psychology movement, I try to focus on what people do right for their health and wellness, rather than focusing on what is “wrong with them.” My goal is not to “fix” people instead I work with them to discover the best approach that “fits” them. I believe in a holistic approach to improving health and wellness, including integrated work on the mind, body, spirit, and shadow. I teach and adhere to an integrated health and wellness practice that addresses all the domains of a person’s existence: social, emotional, occupational, financial, relationships, intellectual, mental, emotional, physical, and environmental.

About my credentials

Master of Science Degree from University of Vermont at the College of Education and Social Services Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. Vermont Secretary of State Board of Allied Mental Health Professionals (Roster), National Board of Certified Counselors (NCC) National Certified Counselor, and VT Secretary of State Office of Professional Regulation (AAP) Apprentice Addiction Professional. Under supervision accruing hours toward Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.  I am a member of the American Counseling Association. I am currently certified in telehealth through PESI and seeking certifications in Master Addiction Counselor, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy. I am registered as a single employee Professional Limited Liability Corporation with the Vermont Secretary of State. Supervision provided by Caroline O’Connor, LCMHC, and Callia Zimmerman, LICSW, LADC. I carry liability insurance provided by Healthcare Professional Services Org.    

 

Important Information about Fees/Insurance

  • 1:1 Psychotherapy: $75.00 – $120.00 per session
  • 1:1 Life Coaching: $75.00 – $200.00 per session
  • Coaching Program: $2,400.00 for 12 modules
  • Income Based Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • MVP (new!)
  • Medicaid

I bill insurance companies for therapy through an online portal called My Clients Plus. I also send clients copies of their invoices and statements. You may receive an invoice through Jituzu or Square. Jituzu’s invoice will be identified with my supervisor, Caroline O’Connor and her company. Square’s invoice will be identified with my name and company. Payment of your outstanding balance is due before the next scheduled appointment unless other arrangements are made. Please verify your insurance benefits before your first session.

Coaching sessions and my coaching program are not covered by insurance. I do set up (12 month) monthly payment plans for the coaching program, and release each module after that month’s payment is made. If you purchase the program for full price, you will receive each module when you finish the previous module.

Please ask your insurance provider these questions:

  • Does my plan cover outpatient mental health care services?
  • Do I have a deductible I am responsible for paying?
  • How much is my deductible and how much have I met?
  • Do I have a co-pay or co-insurance I am responsible for paying?
  • How much is the co-pay or co-insurance amount?
  • Does therapy require prior authorization?
  • Does it need a referral from your primary care provider? 

Email vttherapist@jamesfitzgeraldtherapy.com or call (802) 855-1209 with any questions or if you would like to schedule a consultation.

My Clients Plus Jituzu – client portal

Upon request, you will be sent an invitation to the My Clients Plus Jituzu portal, where you can register as a new client, download the app to your phone or tablet, schedule new appointments, cancel appointments, and reschedule appointments. 

The My Clients Plus Jituzu portal is packed full of features that are convenient for both me and clients. 

  • See past and future appointments
  • Schedule, reschedule, cancel upcoming appointments
  • See your outstanding balance and past transactions
  • Pay your invoices securely and anonymously
  • Communicate with your provider through secure channels
  • View any tasks assigned by your provider 

 

Quenza client engagement portal and device App

Upon request, you will be sent an invitation to the Quenza portal, where you can create a profile and download the app to your phone or tablet. This portal and app is packed full of features that are convenient for both me and clients. 

  • Fill out agreements and assessments
  • Complete intake paperwork
  • Participate in interactive lessons and exercises
  • View documents and files
  • Create your own notes in a journal
  • View session notes written by your therapist
  • Track your progress in sessions and between sessions
  • Chat with your therapist, HIPAA compliant encrypted texts
  • Evaluate therapy and therapist
  • Provide feedback to your therapist.

After you have created a profile on Quenza and download the app, I will send the first lessons: describing my integrative approach; and outlining the Quenza client engagement portal.