Staff

Our clinical staff includes:

NMT

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Tina Bleau, M.A. Licensed Psychologist-Masters (802) 951-0450 X 1043

Tina is the Director of Outpatient Services for the Family Center. Tina is a Licensed Psychologist-Masters, specializing in the assessment and treatment of developmental trauma, adoption, and attachment issues. For over 20 years, Tina has provided consultation, supervision, and training to caregivers and professionals in childcare settings, mental health, post-permanency service agencies, and schools. Tina is recognized as a leading voice in building trauma and adoption-informed systems for children and families. She also provides psychological assessment services throughout the state. Tina is trained in EMDR, DDP (Dr. Hughes’ attachment model), and a variety of family systems modalities. Tina is a rostered Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) clinician. The ChildTrauma Academy acknowledges that Tina has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level. She is a graduate of St. Michael’s college.


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Dave Melnick, LICSW is the Co-Director of Outpatient Services and for the past 35 years he has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, residential treatment, and in public and day treatment schools. Along with his focus on Developmental Trauma, Dave has expertise in family therapy, adolescence, attachment, and Trauma-Informed Schools.  He is trained in EMDR, DDP, and a variety of family systems models.  In 2015, the ChildTrauma Academy (CTA) acknowledged that Dave had completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase II level, and in April 2017, he was selected as a Fellow at the CTA.

Dave received his master’s in social welfare from UC Berkeley in 1988 and is licensed in both the state of Vermont and New York as a clinical social worker.  Dave teaches graduate classes for the Vermont Higher Education Collaboration, and is a much in-demand presenter and consultant in Vermont, New York and Canada.


Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 9.37.19 AMMichael Piche, LCMHC (802) 951-0450 X 1033

Michael is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who provides family based treatment to children and adolescents, in addition to couples and individual therapy with adults. He has worked in intensive residential treatment, community based wraparound, and out-patient mental health. Michael is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and is integrating somatic interventions into family based treatment. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a body based talk therapy used to resolve the impact of trauma and developmental adversity. Michael also specializes in the assessment and treatment of families, as well as in developmental trauma, attachment, and adoption issues. He has completed NMT Training Certification through the Phase I level and provides evaluative and training services throughout the state. Michael is a graduate of Antioch University of New England.


kaitlinKaitlin Zura, M.A. Licensed Psychologist, Masters (802) 951-0450 X 1104

Kaitlin is a Licensed Psychologist-Master.  She is a graduate of James Madison University and Saint Michael’s College clinical psychology program.  Prior to joining the Family Center, Kaitlin worked serving individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism in a variety of settings while providing case management, in-home and community support, and crisis response.  Kaitlin has also worked in the school system providing individual and group therapeutic support to middle school children with various social-emotional challenges.  At the Family Center, Kaitlin provides psychological assessment services, training and consultation, and direct clinical work with children and families.  Kaitlin is a rostered Child Parent Psychotherapy clinician.


Elizabeth Griswold (Megerian), LICSW (802) 951-0450 X 1032

Elizabeth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and joined the Family Center in the summer of 2019 to provide individual and family based treatment to children, adolescents, and families. She is trauma and family-systems informed and has completed trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Since graduating from the University of Southern California School of Social Work, Elizabeth has gained a diverse range of experiences working with youth and families in intensive community-based wraparound programs in LA County as well as in outpatient community mental health. Elizabeth came to the Family Center from the NFI Hospital Diversion Program where she worked as a program clinician.


Erika Meierdiercks, LCMHC (802) 951-0450 X 1021

Erika is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who serves youth and families, and has had experience across a variety of treatment settings, including community based services, schools, and outpatient mental health. Erika has expertise in working with individuals with gender and sexually diverse identities, and is a currently standing member of WPATH (World Profession Association for Transgender Health). Additionally, Erika specializes in developmental trauma and attachment. She uses a variety of modalities which incorporate best practice from CBT and Attachment-based treatment. Erika’s approach aims to access positive change through curiosity and empowerment. She is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University.


Olivia Start, M.S.W (802) 951-0450 X 1102

Olivia is a master’s level social worker who joined the Family center in February 2021. Her previous experiences range from working as a therapeutic pre-school specialist, ASD social skills group facilitator, school social worker/mental health supports, and as an in-home community-based therapist. As a recent graduate from the Smith College School for Social Work, she intends to support families with a psychodynamic informed and attachment theory approach.


Hillary McAllister, MSW (802) 951-0450 X 1106

Hillary is a master’s level social worker. Her previous experiences include working with youth and families in alternative school programming and residential settings. Hillary is a graduate of Boston College School of Social Work. She is trauma-sensitive and systems-informed. Hillary intends to provide individual and family-based support to children, adolescents, and families at both the Family Center and Lakeside Pediatrics.


Sara Kassel (Office Manager) (802) 951-0450 X 1101
Please call Sara for new client referrals.
As the Office Manager for the Family Center, Sara’s wide ranging tasks include organizational, administrative, and receptionist duties. Sara also coordinates fundraising and development, and updates the Family Center’s website and social media presence. Additionally, Sara is specially trained to score a variety of standardized measures for both psychoeducational and trauma evaluations.
 
Phone: (802) 951-0450
Fax: (802) 652-2008
3000 Williston Rd.  Suite #2
South Burlington, Vermont 05403