Middle School Counseling

Vali Stuntz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.is the school counselor for Woodstock Union Middle School. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, with a focus in Strategic Family Therapy. Vali has also completed numerous post-graduate courses as part of her ongoing professional development and to meet the qualifications for additional professional certifications. These include a Vermont certification in School Guidance, Vermont certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and certification as an Emergency First Responder.
Vali came to this position with 16 years of training and experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of educational, clinical and community settings. She's also been involved in program development, clinical research projects, wellness education, and parent education. Most importantly, she has made it her life work to assist youth to realize their potential, develop their dreams and then set a course of action. Whether she is working with an individual, a group of students, parents or an entire family, her focus has always been to assist with effective communication, clarify and work towards goals, and guide individuals to make healthy choices that will enable them to attain their goals and to lead joyful, healthy and productive lives.

High School Counseling

Chris Cate  (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Sociology and received an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Goddard College. He has experiences working in residential programs for youth, mental health facilities, group homes, public schools, and rehabilitating individuals from the department of corrections. He has also been a licensed foster parent, soccer and lacrosse coach, and scrap metal and recycling manager. Interests are skiing, swimming, rafting, being outdoors, helping students reach their goals and dreams, and hanging out with his family Gretchen, Ronan, and Mairin.

Andrea Carr (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) has been a high school counselor at Woodstock Union High School since 2008 and previously was a school counselor in Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master of Education degree in School Counseling.  Andrea also has experience as a therapist in the community setting working with children/adolescents and their families.  Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking part in outdoor activities.

 

Nerissa Edwards (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Education. She earned her Masters of Art in Counseling from Johnson State College. She has experiences working in residential programs for youth, mental health agencies, and public schools. She has worked at Montpelier High School, Crossett Brook Middle School, Thatcher Brook Elementary School and Reading Elementary School. In addition, Nerissa has facilitated several parenting courses and coordinated mentoring programs. She has served as Intern supervisor for Johnson State College and the University of Vermont. She is currently a Board member of the Vermont State Counselor’s Association. 
Nerissa has a strong commitment to community service and is currently A Wish Granter for Make A Wish of Vermont. She is also training her dog to be a therapy service animal.

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Woodstock, Vermont 05091

  • High School: (802) 457- 1317
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