A Member of Healthy Minds Counseling, LLC
LOCATION: 73 Main Street, Enosburg Falls
Most Insurances Accepted, Including Medicare & TriCare
Ages: 18 - Elders
- Grief & Loss
- Acute, Chronic, or Terminal Illness
- Relationship Concerns
- Life Changes
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT: 2001
Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT: 2003
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), State of Vermont – 2008
Member of the National Association of Social Workers
Northwestern Medical Center, 2003-2014
Medical Social Worker: General, for all ages and diagnoses.
Northwestern Medical Center, 2009 – 2014
Oncology Case Manager: Mental health counseling and social work services for people facing cancer.
Olivia W. Laporte, LICSW, 2011-present
Licensed Clinical Social Worker : Mental health counseling services for adults and elders who are facing a variety of life’s challenges.
Affiliate of Healthy Minds: Counseling, Consultation & Education, 2011-2016
Partner of Healthy Minds: Counseling, Consultation & Education, 2017-2019
Member of Healthy Minds Counseling Referral Service, LLC, 2020-present
A little bit about my practice
My counseling work is informed strongly by narrative therapy, a strengths perspective, and the core values of social work practice, which include service, social justice, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence.
I view the counseling relationship as a partnership, where we can co-create change. During counseling sessions, I am interested in having people identify the things that are bothering them, the impact these problems are having on their lives, and what they would like to see differently in the future. I am curious to know what holds meaning for people. What are someone’s beliefs and values? What is important to them? Are the problems in conflict with their values and beliefs? I want to hear the stories of someone’s life, of who they are, and how they have made it through life’s journey thus far. I encourage a mindful approach to life and also offer concrete ideas and suggestions for cognitive and behavioral change.
I take pride in this community and have much respect and admiration for the people I meet. I find my work with people to be very inspiring and am grateful to be able to serve this community.