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Primarilink's Scott Miller Project Providers:

  • Kay Barret
    1965 Mountain Rd.
    Stowe VT 05672
  • Leora Black, Ph.D.
    Counseling Connection
    245 South Park Dr., Suite 2
    Colchester, VT 05446
  • David Brown, Ph.D.
    160 Benmont Ave., Ste. 20
    Bennington, VT 05201
    802-442-3520 x208
  • Scott Earisman, LCMHC
    28 Park St., Ste. 110
    Williston, VT 05495
  • Nancy Feldman, MA, LCMHC
    2 Church St., Suite 2C
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-863-2084 x1
  • Pam Formica, MA, LCMHC, LADC
    Maple Street Associates
    231 Maple St., Ste. 1
    Burlington VT 05401
  • Kevin Gallagher, MS, LCMHC
    2 Church St., Ste. 4G
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • Michael Gilman, MSW, LICSW, ACSW
    2 Church St., Ste. 4G
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • John (Jay) Gleason, MS, LCMHC, LADC
    Turnstone Associates
    One Mill Street, Suite 312
    Burlington, VT 05401
    802-863-9775 x3
  • Peg Gregory
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington, VT 05201
  • Dean Hammer
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington, VT 05201
  • William Lax, Ph.D.
    P.O. Box 1332
    167 Main St., Ste. 401
    Brattleboro, VT 05302
  • Barbara Lewis, LCMHC
    Catamount Center
    28 Park Ave., Ste. 110
    Williston VT 05495
    802-878-0550 x5
  • Harvey Liss, Ph.D.
    Brattleboro Counseling Center
    67 Main Street, #33
    Brattleboro VT 05301
    802-257-1062 x4
  • Milton Marasch, Ph.D.
    145 Pine Haven Shores Rd., Ste. 1062
    Shelburne, VT 05482
  • Victor Martini
    United Counseling Service
    P.O. Box 588
    Bennington VT 05201
  • Maureen Matthews-McClintock, LICSW
    215 Benmont Ave., Ste. D
    Bennington, VT 05201
  • Sharon Michener, MA, LCMHC
    Maple Street Associates
    231 Maple St., Ste. 1
    Burlington, VT 05401
  • Robert "Bert" Munger, LCMHC, LADC
    1 Kennedy Dr., U-8
    S. Burlington, VT 05403-7166
    802-652-4044; 802-652-4010
  • Debra Niemasz, MSW, LICSW
    2 Church St., Suite 2C
    Burlington VT 05401
    802-863-2084 x2
  • William Pelz-Walsh, LCMHC
    Men's Counseling Services
    167 Main St., #207
    Brattleboro VT 05301
  • Tammy Strauss, LCMHC
    Associates in Psychotherapy
    34 Patchen Rd.
    S. Burlington VT 05403
    802-658-4208 x4
  • Joyce Sullivan, LCMHC, LADC
    Family Therapy Associates
    167 Main St., Suite 401
    Brattleboro, VT 05301


What is Criteria and why do we use it?

  • The state agency that oversees managed care in Vermont, requires that any plan working in Vermont use nationally recognized clinical criteria as guidelines in their utilization review activities. We chose the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) because it was developed by providers and is the most recognized criteria for substance abuse work known throughout the country.
  • We chose the Level of Care Utilization System (LOCUS) for several reasons. The first reason is that it is a nationally known set of criteria. The second reason is that Stephen Cole, who was a practicing psychiatrist in Vermont at the time (connected to both the Retreat and HCRS) had helped to author the criteria. Stephen was familiar with practicing behavioral healthcare in a rural setting. Finally, several of the mental health centers in the state decided to use the criteria as a way of establishing a common language amongst them. We thought that both ASAM and LOCUS would be familiar to most of us working in the state.

    Written into each of the criteria, the state regulations and our own policies, is the very clear belief that the criteria are employed only as a guide. The numbers do not dictate the level of care but make suggestions to be used along with clinical judgment.


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