We look forward to supporting you on your path to greater ease, connection and wellbeing. All of us here at InnerWell draw from a similar framework and are philosophically aligned, though of course we each have our own style and some of our own specialities. Please read our bios below to get a sense of us, and feel free to be in touch by email or phone (802-231-2550) if you have any questions or would like to schedule an initial appointment. We look forward to connecting with you soon.
Kate Greenen, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Kate Greenen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who delights in helping people come into better relationship with themselves and the most important people in their world. Kate’s therapeutic style is warm, practical, and full of humor and empathy. She is known for her down-to-earth clarity, keen insight, and ability to put just about anyone at ease so they can most effectively work towards their goals for change and growth.
Kate has extensive experience working with couples and individuals around relationship issues of all sorts, with particular expertise in parenting issues, healing from trauma, and strengthening attachment bonds. Prior to joining InnerWell, Kate had a private therapy practice in western Massachusetts, and previously held positions as an in-home therapist supporting families and couples, and as a clinician in a specialty center for eating disorders and body image issues. She has been a consultant in attachment issues and has significant training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, an approach which focuses on teaching mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills.
A native of Michigan, Kate moved to New England to pursue graduate studies in marriage & family therapy in 2007, and she and her partner have been enjoying living in southeastern Vermont ever since. When not in session, Kate enjoys reading, taking her dog out to play in the snow or water, and spending time with friends and family.
Services provided: Couples Therapy, Adult Family Therapy & Individual Therapy.
Accepting all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans including Anthem (NH).
Request an appointment with Kate.
Heather P. Kuhn, MA, RSMT, Integrative Psychotherapist
Heather Kuhn is a trauma-informed body psychotherapist and a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, holding a Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University. Heather’s work as a therapist weaves together open-minded deep listening, experiential learning, body awareness, movement, mindfulness, and creative process in a blend that is collaborative and responsive to your particular goals and needs. Her approach is deeply informed by neuropsychology — what we now know about how the brain works and how it and the larger nervous system influence how we experience life, ourselves, and relationships.
Heather has a particular passion for working with adults who have lost touch with their sense of self, purpose, and vitality, whether as a result of a traumatic childhood, a recent or distant loss, addiction, or a scary diagnosis. She is guided by an understanding that — with warm and consistent therapeutic attention and a little bit of courage — change, growth, and healing are not only possible but inevitable.
Before joining InnerWell, Heather had an integrative psychotherapy practice at a leading counseling center in Denver. She has also enjoyed facilitating movement groups focused on empowerment in community, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups focused on helping people learn to more effectively handle strong emotions and to connect with others in meaningful and healthy ways. In the past, she has worked with substance dependency treatment and intensive outpatient therapy programs. As someone who embraces difference, Heather is committed to social justice in her therapeutic work and in the world. Among her various talents, Heather also happens to be a seasoned performer and a martial artist.
Services provided: Individual Adult Therapy.
In-network (under clinical supervision) with Vermont Medicaid and all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans except Anthem (NH).
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Tracey S. Madigan, MSW, Psychotherapist & Couples Counselor
Tracey Madigan is a clinically trained social worker who brings a natural warmth and strong empathic presence to therapy with couples and individuals. Her approach focuses on client strengths, rooted in the belief in resiliency and potential for positive change.
Tracey’s work draws on training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, trauma informed treatment approaches, and her extensive experience as a grief counselor. Supporting clients through the unique experience of grief has allowed her to bring an authentic presence supporting clients as they face a variety of difficult life transitions. Tracey’s experience also includes work with clients coping with persistent mental illness, and trauma-informed treatment incorporating mindfulness based practices, Polyvagal theory, yoga for trauma, Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Tracey brings her own experiences with healing, personal growth and holistic wellness to her work. She recognizes profound potential for healing empowered by therapy and self-care. A variety of professional experiences inform her work, including many years mentoring emerging adults and teaching undergraduate college students, as well professional work in public health. Outside of work Tracey enjoys practicing yoga and meditation, cooking and gardening, singing, live music and international travel. She finds peace while walking the woods of Vermont.
Services provided: Individual Therapy & Couples Therapy.
In-network (under clinical supervision) with Vermont Medicaid and with all Blue Cross plans except Anthem (NH).
Request an appointment with Tracey.
Colin Polnitsky, MSW, Integrative Psychotherapist
With his connected, down-to-earth presence, Colin is a natural at helping people find their way back to center. His therapy is relational and collaborative, and rooted in an approach that is body-centered, mindfulness-based and trauma informed.
Whether helping someone get through a difficult time in life, or get unstuck from longtime patterns of anxiety, depression or trauma, Colin fully welcomes people just as they are, knowing that we all hold the seeds of clarity, resilience and well-being, even during times of struggle and confusion. Known for his gentle balance of compassion and insight, Colin has been described as having a warm, empathic, attuned presence that helps people feels safe and supported.
In addition to professional training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (a mind-body approach for treating trauma and emotional distress) and his clinical MSW from the Smith School of Social Work, Colin’s work is influenced by 20 years of contemplative practice and his study of various healing arts. A former massage therapist, Colin has a deep appreciation for the role the body plays in healing, growth and transformation. Other significant influences include Internal Family Systems (parts work), neuropsychology (how our brains work and how change really happens), and transpersonal psychology (which makes room for the spiritual dimension of healing and growth).
Colin has worked in the field of addiction and recovery, conflict resolution, medical social work, college counseling, and most recently in a mindfulness-based community based treatment program for people in psychiatric recovery. He loves the simplicity and complexity found in nature and often uses photography as a medium for this appreciation. Colin enjoys doing carpentry projects, exploring National Forests, bicycling, cooking, music, and is slowly learning how to do car repairs.
Areas of focus: Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Existential challenges, Spiritual emergencies, Sexuality, Embodiment, Men’s issues, Life transitions.
Services provided: Individual Therapy & Online Individual Therapy.
In-network with Blue Cross plans and Vermont Medicaid.
Request an appointment with Colin.
Paula Sistare, MA, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Bringing both passion and compassion to her work with clients, Paula Sistare relies on her extensive training in grounded and dynamic approaches to therapy. Whether working with couples or individuals, she draws on her strong intuitive sense and an innate belief in her clients’ ability to heal, change and grow.
Paula’s training has included EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, Narrative Therapy, Non-Violent Communication, Focusing, and other mindfulness-based, body-oriented, brain-informed approaches to transforming old patterns and helping people come home to the best in themselves. With a background in mindfulness, yoga and holistic healing, Paula has a special interest in using whole body approaches to wellness for those who have experienced trauma and chronic illness. As a couples therapist, Paula is deeply influenced by Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and its gentle, yet effective, process for helping couples resolve underlying issues to create more secure and nourishing relationships, and by the Discernment Counseling model for helping couples on the brink figure out their next best steps. Paula is also engaged in advanced professional studies in sex therapy, and actively welcomes couples (of all stripes) working on issues related to intimacy and sexuality.
Ultimately, Paula’s work is informed by her own experiences – raising a family, parenting adult children, living in community, facing illness, and navigating the waves of relationship to self and others. When she isn’t walking in the woods, cross country skiing or swimming, Paula enjoys discovering new places in the Vermont area and finding new yarns and fibers to play with. She dreams of one day owning goats and having a houseful of dogs.
Paula maintains an office as free of chemical fragrances as possible for herself and clients who deal with chemical sensitivities.
Services provided: Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy & Intensives, Discernment Counseling
Accepting all Blue Cross Blue Shield plans including Anthem (NH).
Request an appointment with Paula.
Karin Bleecker, MS, Licensed Clinical Psychologist-Master
Director of Clinical Supervision
Karin Bleecker is a Licensed Psychologist-Master who specializes in couples therapy and in mindfulness-based healing and transformation for individuals. Karin brings a great wealth of experience and training to her work, as well as a compassionate presence and gentle wisdom that seems to bring out the best in those whose lives she touches.
Karin is passionate about ongoing learning and professional growth, and has done extensive training in some of the most up-to-date and effective approaches to relationship counseling available, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Discernment Counseling (she is one of a small group of Certified Discernment Counselors in the country). Karin has completed advanced training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has led retreats and groups over the past 10 years, including numerous groups in medical settings, including those specifically geared towards helping people manage the stress of living with cancer.
With over twenty years in the field, Karin’s roles have included therapy with couples, individuals and families, as well as graduate-level teaching, facilitating workshops and retreats, and supervising and mentoring numerous other therapists in a variety of settings. Karin’s approach to therapy is holistic, grounded, caring, and insightful. As one former supervisee put it, Karin offers “the perfect amount of love, support, and challenge.” Karin’s interests outside of the office include kayaking, hiking, painting, gardening, and anything with her adult children. She has done extensive practice and training in both eastern and western contemplative traditions, and this also continues to be an important part of her life.
Services provided: Mindfulness Training. Not accepting new therapy clients at this time.
Accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield plans except Anthem (NH).
Request information about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Karin.
Rachel Zamore, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
InnerWell Founder & Director
Rachel Zamore — a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and a Supervisor & Trainer in Discernment Counseling — offers compassionate, integrative counseling for couples and individuals. Rachel’s work is informed by her deep commitment to mindfulness, to loving presence, and to nurturing the wholeness and unique gifts of each person and relationship. Rachel holds a Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies, and a Bachelors Degree in Public Policy from Brown University, and she has completed extensive advanced psychotherapy training in approaches which are both gentle and profoundly effective. Some of the primary influences on her practice include Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Brief Discernment Counseling, Hakomi Experiential Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and EMDR.
Rachel’s work is also informed by her longtime meditation and yoga practices, her own experiences with body-mind healing, and her personal experience of relationship, parenthood and everyday life with its constant flow of opportunities for self-discovery and growth. Prior to becoming a therapist, Rachel worked in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy, and brings a perspective to the therapy that the world does indeed become a saner place with actions beginning on the personal level. She has also spent time supporting people through the doorways of birth and death, and feels gratitude for the opportunity to help hold space and facilitate ease during all of life’s transitions, challenges and wonders.
When she’s not wearing her therapist hat, Rachel enjoys gardening, baking sweet things, laughing with her son and husband, and exploring the wonderful nooks and crannies of southern Vermont, preferably by bicycle or on cross-country skis.
Services provided: Couples Therapy Intensives & Brief Discernment Counseling.
Private pay only (no insurances accepted).
Request information about working with Rachel.