Central Vermont Collaborative Law Practice Group

Central Vermont Collaborative Law Mental Health Professionals

The Central Vermont Collaborative Law Practice Group holds meetings every month.  Meetings are open to qualified members of the professional community by invitation.  Please contact Phyllis Rubenstein at 802-262-3300 or any of the other contacts listed to be considered for an invitation.

Julia W. Gresser, LICSW

Julia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with thirty-three years of experience.  Having graduated from the University of Rochester and California State University at Sacramento, Julia spent ten years working in the Out-Patient Mental Health Department and Child Day Hospital of Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey.  While there she received intensive postgraduate training in family and child psychotherapy.  Throughout her career she has worked in clinic, hospital and educational settings.  She has specialized in helping adult, children and families to improve their communication skills, to understand themselves and others better, and to increase their sense of well-being and empowerment.  Julia has particular expertise in communication skills, learning disabilities and ADHD, family therapy, child and parenting issues and mood disorders.   Over the years she has integrated many therapeutic approaches including family systems, mindfulness, rational, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral.  Her approach is compassionate, strength-based, and actively collaborative.

Julia is in private practice in Montpelier and can be reached by phone: (802)262-6110 or email:  sulia@fairpoint.net

 Lyn Turcotte, PsyD

Dr. Turcotte, a clinical psychologist, has been in private practice in Montpelier since 1993.  Specializing in psychological services for children, families, and adults in transition, her specific areas of expertise include communication/conflict resolution, parenting support, separation/divorce, mood disorders, and attention difficulties. She frequently provides services to children in the custody of the state or to families referred by the court system. In addition to her private practice, Lyn has been employed by public schools, local colleges, and Central Vermont Head Start where she currently serves as the clinical supervisor for the mental health staff. Lyn is the chairwoman of the Vermont Allied Mental Health Board which licenses clinicians and resolves ethical complaints.  She also serves as a mental health coach for clients engaged in the collaborative divorce process.

Dr. Turcotte can be reached at (802) 229-0203.


Richard Witte, PhD

Dr. Witte is a private practice clinical psychologist who has worked with a broad spectrum of people and psychological issues.  Early counseling work was with adolescents and young adults struggling with drug and alcohol abuse and dependency.  He has worked with severely mentally ill patients in day treatment programs, incarcerated adolescents and military dependents and families.  He was the clinical director of Pacific Child and Family Guidance Center in Oakland, California and he founded and co-directed Berkeley Center, a child clinical and development center offering assessment and psychotherapy to low income children and families.  He currently treats adults, couples, children, adolescents and older adults.  In addition to offering clinical consultation to other professionals, he also serves as a mental health coach in collaborative law divorces and family maters. 

Dr. Witte has offices in Montpelier (802)223-0180 and Burlington (802)658-2455.