Hannah's House, Inc
Hannah’s House, Inc., a local nonprofit organization, began the mission of providing therapy for families in July 2010 by leasing space in the Mad River Valley Health Center and sponsoring a new therapist for the Mad River Valley. Nicole Krotinger, LCMHC, specializes in counseling children, adolescents and families, and incorporates the theoretical practices of family systems, play, and narrative therapy.
Over the past 18 months, Hannah’s House has sponsored workshops, art therapy, agricultural employment, yoga workshops, a nutrition seminar, emergency counseling for flood victims, and subsidized therapy for families in need. Nicole has developed a full practice and Hannah's House has just added a second therapist, Michael Gilman from Optima in Burlington, Vermont. Michael has over 20 years experience as an educator, mental health consultant, and therapist specializing in families, couples and adolescents.
Hannah's House will offer neurofeedback services this spring; neurofeedback, or brain training, in conjunction with counseling, has been proven to help alleviate symptoms of ADHD, anxiety related disorders, insomnia, and more. During the coming year, Hannah’s House will also expand educational programs, fund and stream webinars, develop a scholarship program for wilderness therapy, and add neurofeedback therapy to the services offered. The ultimate goal is to establish a family therapy center which will incorporate a wide range of therapeutic services.
Hannah’s House, Inc was founded by the Bedford and Carr families and has been funded to date primarily by donations from friends, family and community members. Major fundraisers are planned for the coming year, including an Art Auction at the Round Barn and participation in the Mad Marathon, July 2012. Donations are always welcome and can be made directly on the web site, www.hannahshousevt.com. Hannah’s house is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt corporation.