Support Groups & Counseling

Individual & Family Counseling

Second Growth counselors provide counseling, treatment, and recovery support to people of all ages.  Counselors use a compassionate and motivating style to engage clients in conversations about their concerns related to anxiety, depression, trauma, or behaviors leading to substance misuse. Together, client and counselor work to build new skills to develop resilience with a goal toward overall health and wellness.

Individual counseling may include:

  • Conducting Assessments
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Referrals for additional levels of care as needed
  • Collaboration with the clients’ primary care doctor, psychiatrist, or other healthcare professional

Second Growth counselors are a good resource for parents or caregivers concerned about their adolescent’s marijuana, alcohol, or other substance use. If your adolescent is not ready for help, this does not mean you should not access support for yourself and your family. Counselors are skilled at reinforcing healthy behaviors and helping parents set clear boundaries to reduce adverse and risky behaviors.

To schedule an appointment please call 802-295-9800.


Making Change Group Meetings

Making Change is a group model designed and developed by Second Growth to provide prevention education and guidance to adolescents and young adults within the pre-contemplative and contemplative stages of their journey toward harm-reduction and sobriety. Second Growth hosts two Making Change groups on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:00pm. The first Group is for teens between the ages of 11 and 14 who are middle-school aged. The second Group is for teens between the ages of 14 and 19 who are high-school aged. Between the two Groups we enjoy social time while we serve a casual meal of pizza and beverages. All participants are welcome to attend this dinner time break.

To register your teen for one of these Groups please call 802-295-9800.  A brief interview will be conducted before participants may join the Group.