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1233 Shelburne Road, Suite 190, South Burlington, VT 05403

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

  • Cost per Session: $75 – $120
  • 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 through an online portal called My Clients Plus. I also send clients copies of their invoices and statements. Payment of outstanding balance is due before the next scheduled appointment. Please verify your insurance before your first session.

Please ask them 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) 255-9078 with any questions or if you would like to schedule a free consultation.

You may also request an invitation to my client portal, where you can register as a new client, schedule new appointments, cancel appointments, and reschedule appointments. 

The 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