Stan Baker, M.A., RPT-S, is in private practice at BTR Psychotherapy. He recently retired as Clinical Director at Howard Center Developmental Services, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S). His 30+ years of professional experience includes work with children, families, adolescents, adults, and people with disabilities. He describes himself as a developmental and metaphoric therapist, meaning that he always takes into account a client’s developmental history, experiences and current stage of growth. He is also an expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition, Stan consults to schools and other agencies, teaches play therapy at the graduate level, and provides play therapy training in many settings.
Wendy Monahan, M.S., RPT-S, is the school counselor at Stowe Elementary School. Her 20+ years of professional experience includes counseling children in the school setting individually and in small groups. Wendy was awarded the Vermont School Counselor of the Year for 2008-2009 by the Vermont School Counselor Association. She has taught play therapy at the graduate level, provided play therapy training, workshops for school counselors and supervised clinicians from a variety of settings. Wendy is accompanied daily by her therapy dog, Lulu, who has shown her the therapeutic powers of a loving animal. Wendy has adapted play therapy techniques to fit the challenges of school schedules, diverse groupings and the unique demands of a school setting.
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Play Therapy Associates of Vermont provides one-on-one and small group supervision for licensed clinical therapists and school counselors.