Molly Barber LCMHC

Phone: 802-472-6694, ext 2
Cell: 802-730-4595
Email: molly@vtlink.net

Molly Barber, MA, LCMHC

SPECIALTY: Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist
Adults, Individuals and Couples

I offer compassionate, down-to-earth counseling in which I strive to build a collaborative therapeutic relationship. Through gentle curiosity of one’s internal experience (thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and five sense perception) the client can have a more complete, accurate and honest present moment experience of themselves, creating more self awareness, self responsiveness, compassion, trust, and authentic expression. My therapeutic style tends toward interactive, while collaborating with the client to guide the process at a safe pace. I work from a strength-based model that views individuals as having an innate capacity toward growth and health.

My therapeutic methods are informed by Interpersonal Neurobiology, and include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Affect Regulation, Directed Mindfulness, Structural Dissociation, and Internal Family Systems. From these different approaches I am able to carefully choose a treatment method to fit existing strengths as well as needs for change.

EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE
TRAINING
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
EDUCATION

M.A., Counseling, Johnson State College, VT, 2010
B.S., Human Health and Development, Evergreen State College, WA, 1999

EXPERIENCE

Psychotherapist
Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, VT
October 2010 – present

Intern Mental Health Counselor
Wellspring Mental Health and Wellness Center, Hardwick, VT
December 2009 – October 2010

Intern Mental Health Counselor
Maple Leaf Farm – Residential drug and alcohol treatment facility, Underhill, VT
2007

TRAINING

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II: Attachment, Development, and Trauma Training
Anne Westcott and Joseph Gillan
Brattleboro, Vermont (November 2011- Current)
A 180-hour training that identifies two general kinds of interrelated psychological issues: developmental and traumatic. Developmental issues result from disturbed early attachment relationships that lead to limiting beliefs about oneself and the world. Post traumatic stress disorder results from overwhelming experience that remains unintegrated. Early attachment disturbances can lead to a wide variety of adult relational problems, especially when combined with unresolved trauma. This training program illustrates how traumatic, attachment, and developmental issues influence one another, and how to provide effective treatment given their inevitable intertwining.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: Training for the Treatment of Trauma
Anne Wescott and Janina Fisher, Ph.D.
Brattleboro, Vermont (September 2010- June 2011)
A 90-hour training that emphasizes the role of the body in PTSD and complex trauma symptoms. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy lets us safely work with trauma-related somatic activation, disturbed cognitive and emotional processing at a pace appropriate to the individual. This strength based approach helps individuals reduce symptoms related to traumatic stress, create new competencies and restore a sense of self.

Attachment, Trauma & Body/Mind
Maggie McGuire, Ph.D.
Burlington, Vermont (2009-2010)
Training designed to help clinicians incorporate body and mindfulness work while working with individuals specifically around attachment and trauma.

Working With the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma
Advanced Webinar Program
With Janina Fisher, Ph.D. (October 2009-August 2010)
A remote learning seminar program designed to develop greater comfort and expertise in working with complex trauma and dissociation while staying abreast of recent trauma-related research and treatment advances.

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
  • Working with the effects of trauma, traumatic stress and dissociation
  • Facilitating mindful awareness
  • Coping with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, parenting issues and loss
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