Helen Sprengel (From the Ground Up Therapies)
Non-binary | Queer
As a queer identified counselor who has personally experienced difficulty finding LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy, I am familiar with challenging aspects of mental health support for our community. My goal is to provide a safe and affirming space where you (the participant,) do not have to educate me (the counselor,) on the working components of your identity. This is unfortunately far too often the case in the larger world, and should never have to be emulated in the therapy room. My role is to provide support and advocacy, and assistance with identifying the ways in which various systems have pathologized components of queerness in order to unpack harmful narratives, and understand ourselves in a more accurate and empowering light.
Specialties: Gender-identity dynamics, Addictions, PTSD, and poly-affirming relational counseling.
Accepted Insurance: Green Mountain Care, BCBSVT, Aetna, and soon to be MVP and others.
*This provider has received LGBTQ+ Best Practices training*