The Personal Counseling Office has three personal counselors on staff. Each counselor has a generalist background with specific areas of interest and expertise. They are qualified to provide supportive counseling and short-term therapy for the young adult student/clients.
If you would like to make an appointment with a personal counselor, please call the Personal Counseling Office at 802.654.2547.
The counseling staff also works closely with a consulting psychiatrist in the areas of case management and client referral assessment.
Linda Hollingdale, M.S.
Linda has worked at Saint Michael's since 1980. She is the Director of the Personal Counseling Office. While all of the counselors specialize in young adult development, Linda's areas of interest include women and gender, sexual orientation, alcohol in families, loss and grief, mindfulness, and young adult relationship issues. Linda has facilitated support groups for LGBTQ students and adult children of alcoholics.
Kathleen Butts '89, M.A., LCMHC, LADC
Kathy has been a mental health professional since 1993. She has spent much of her career working with young adults and their families. She has a special interest in family systems theory and particularly enjoys helping young adults to develop an understanding of themselves by exploring who and what they want to be in the world. She is also interested in substance abuse, the interface between anxiety, depression and stress management, mindfulness, spiritual development and helping students to find balance in life.
Ryan Stanton, M.S.W.
Ryan joined Saint Michael's as a personal counselor in 2012 and is proud to be a part of an active and caring community where he finds the students he works with to be engaged, intelligent and courageous. He grew up in Vermont, attended UVM for his undergraduate degree and received his Master's in Social Work from UC Berkeley, where he worked and studied for several years. In addition to general mental health issues, Ryan's areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, stress management, substance abuse, social justice, transitional issues and men's issues.
Renee is the Personal Counseling office coordinator.