United Counseling Service welcomes Laurie Teal, APRN, as the newest member of the Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT). The PMT supports all Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and ensuring clinical standards of services are being maintained. The team also provides psychiatric consultation to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC).
“We are excited to have Laurie on board,” says UCS Executive Director, Lorna Mattern. “She has a deep concern and passion for psychiatric care and will be a valuable asset to our team.”
Teal comes from a background of over 25 years of acute inpatient psychiatric care. She has been a group facilitator for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups and has co-lead retreats for professionals on personal growth and wellness. Laurie is also a Nationally Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
“I am excited to be a part of UCS and support its mission to build a stronger community. I believe in honoring each person’s unique path to wholeness,” says Teal. “When not at work I enjoy exploring ways to continue my own growth. I love to laugh with my husband, garden, spend time with our two dogs -Levi and Balloo, and prepare for our two new grandbabies!”
UCS is a private, non-profit community mental health center serving Bennington County since 1958. UCS promotes healthy lifestyles through all its programs and offers care at 15 different facilities, including two primary outpatient facilities in Bennington and Manchester. UCS provides comprehensive, community-based behavioral and developmental services for children, adults, families, and seniors. UCS employs 300 people and annually serves nearly 3,000 Bennington County residents. For more information visit www.ucsvt.org.