Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center is a non-profit organization
dedicated to making services available and affordable for all. Individuals,
couples, and families come to the Center with a wide variety of needs and goals.
Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center serves individuals of all ages, income levels, races, religious backgrounds and creeds. We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare. No one is turned away for lack of insurance coverage or due to limited ability to pay a private fee.
Why choose Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center?
• To enter a counseling relationship that honors your beliefs and values.
• To work with highly trained and caring professional staff who support the
importance of mind, body, spirit working together in a healthy manner.
• To receive support during times of personal and situational stress including
handling change and loss.
• To find meaningful answers to life’s problems.
• To undertake personal growth and develop healthier relationships.
Mediation and Group Facilitation Services
Offered at the Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center
• Give you control over the outcome of a dispute,
• Provide a forum to present your point of view,
• Resolve conflicts between individuals struggling with terms of divorce, custody,
• Resolve problems with neighbors over pets, children, property use and other
• Reach agreements on care for someone,
• Resolve organizational or group conflicts,
• Assist Boards of Directors to achieve clarity on goals,
• To facilitate meetings
• Resolve problems that might otherwise end up in
• Small Claims Court or in other legal proceedings.
Gary Pitkin – Therapist LCMHC
Therapeutic Areas of Interest:
Why I have chosen to work at a pastoral counseling center:
Eve Fox – Therapist LCMHC
• Credentials: Masters in Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England
Graduate School, Keene, NH New England School of Addictions, Bachelor
of Science Degree Pennsylvania State University
• Professional Affiliations: Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association and
the American Mental Health Counselors Association
• Therapeutic Areas of Interest: My therapeutic areas of interest have always
been to help people of all ages to regain alignment with themselves and the
world. It is my belief that people who seek support from a counselor have
fallen out of balance in some way. They are experiencing a need to reestablish
harmony and a sense of wholeness and well being. Adults, adolescents,
children, families and couples demonstrate this in many ways. They may be
experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors,
oppositional behaviors, relational challenges, grief and bereavement issues,
transitional issues, and so much more. They may be experiencing challenges in
their personal, interpersonal, and spiritual development. They may be
experiencing a sense of disconnect from the world around them. The work
that I love to do is to help people to help themselves to realign, regain a
stronger sense of self and restore a feeling of joy and aliveness.
• Why I have chosen to work at a pastoral counseling center: Working at a
Pastoral Counseling Center provides a unique opportunity to incorporate the
clients' spiritual and/or religious resources and traditions in a clinical setting.
During the healing process, many people recognize an inner guidance deep
within. It is a guidance they can learn to trust. For many, this is the God of
their understanding. Often when people get in touch with their deepest values
and begin to live by them, healing takes place when people feel better, they
are more open to experiencing joy and contributing to the world more fully.
Michael Durante – Therapsit LICSW
• Credentials: He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He received his Masters
of Social Work from the University of Connecticut.
• Professional Affiliations: He is a member of the National Association of Social
Workers. Michael works with adults and adolescents, individuals, couples and
families and has over 30 years experience in mental health treatment in various
inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
• Therapeutic Areas of Interest: He uses a client-centered, psychodynamic
approach to foster self esteem, empowerment and inner and interpersonal
conflict resolution. Special areas of focus are depression, anxiety, grief-loss
and separation issues, and anger and stress management.
.Janet Goldstein – Executive Director / Mediation Coordinator
• Credentials: Lyndon State College - BA Psychology, Woodbury College -
• Areas of Interest: Conflict Resolution, Group Facilitation