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The Azimuth Team

Christine Wilkens

LCMHC, NCC

Executive Director

Clinician

Christine Wilkens is a Vermonter who grew up in the Burlington area. She has an undergraduate degree with concentrations in education and psychology and her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She is: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) , a level II Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist, and licensed as a Church Ministry Worker for the New England District of the C&M Alliance.    

Christine serves on the pastoral staff at Essex Alliance and is the founding Executive Director and Supervising Therapist at Azimuth Counseling and Therapeutic Services. Prior to 2005, she worked as a Student Assistance Professional (SAP) Counselor for Lamoille North Supervisory District and as an educator in alternative primary education.

Christine’s current clinical work is with individuals and couples experiencing: conflicted relationships, sexual compulsions/dysfunction, trauma, anxiety or mood disorders and spiritual or existential crisis. She uses an integrative approach incorporating spirituality and mindfulness with C BT, Narrative, Family Systems, Object Relations and Attachment modalities.

When not working at Azimuth, Christine likes to hike, read, garden, cook, travel and spend time with friends and family.

Dr Gary Keller

MD

Consulting

Psychiatrist

Dr. Keller, Azimuth's Consulting Psychiatrist, was trained in medicine at Tufts University and completed his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Vermont in 1985.

He has been on the clinical faculty at UVM Department of Psychiatry since 1986. As a Research Assistant Professor at UVM, he directed the Raising Healthy Children program to prevent major depression and emotional disorders in children.

Dr. Keller was Board Certified in psychiatry in 1986 and has practiced clinical psychiatry in Vermont since that time. He has been Chief Psychiatrist for Community Health Plan and Kaiser Permanente Health Plan. He has also been the attending psychiatrist at Fletcher Allen Health Care for the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic. In addition to his outpatient practice, he consults weekly for two other non-profit clinical practices as well as for the UVM Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Glenn Bomberger

LCMHC, LADC
Clinician

Emotional and spiritual wounding is a root cause of much mental, emotional, and spiritual distress, often resulting in unhealthy 
outcomes. Glenn seeks to work with people where they are in their life in a nonjudgmental manner to discover the source of 
emotional/spiritual wounding and to help begin a process of healing using a variety of approaches that will best assist in the 
healing process.

Glenn is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor who has worked with persons struggling with substance abuse and addictions in residential inpatient, and outpatient settings doing both group and individual counseling. He has also worked with persons struggling with severe mental health challenges in a therapeutic residential setting together with local mental health agencies to assist in their transition from psychiatric hospitalization to more independent living environments.

Glenn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Human Development from Union Institute & University, a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Christian Life School of Theology.

Meg Smith

LCMHC
Clinician

Meg enjoys empowering people on their journey toward healing. She has experience with adults, adolescents, college students, families, and couples in a wide variety of areas including: life stressors, relational issues, parenting challenges, loss, shame and guilt, women’s issues, spiritual confusion, and recurring cycles of pain and dysfunction. In the past she has treated anxiety and mood disorders, depression, and trauma in the outpatient and residential settings.

Meg views people as biological, social, psychological, and spiritual beings, and in her practice she incorporates elements that speak to each dimension of personhood. She offers interested clients the chance to use creative expression as they pursue wholeness. Additionally, she pays attention to clients’ spiritual development and enjoys supporting individuals and families in their faith journeys.

A Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the State of Vermont, Meg earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School (Wheaton, IL) and a Bachelors in English from Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT).  When not connecting with clients, Meg enjoys adventures with her family in the great outdoors, gathering around the campfire with friends, and writing.

Nancy Barber

LCMHC
Clinician

Nancy is a native New Yorker who recently relocated to Vermont.  Her career includes a background in the fields of both social work and education.  She practices many varied approaches but always with the focus on helping each client develop their personal strengths and resilience. 

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Nancy’s experience includes providing individual and group counseling to adults, families, and couples in community mental health clinics and private agencies.  She has extensive experience as well working with children and adolescents in both public schools and clinical settings, supporting them emotionally, socially, and academically.  Nancy has also worked with children and youth in an inpatient setting.   

 

Nancy earned her Master of Social Work degree from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and also holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the State University of New York College at Cortland, NY.  She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in both Vermont and New York State.  Nancy also holds a Vermont Educator License with a School Social Worker Endorsement.          

 

Nancy’s volunteer experience includes managing a soup kitchen, counseling at a crisis pregnancy center, and volunteering in schools and her church.  She has three adult children she is very proud of and two adorable grandchildren!

Gretchen Barewicz

Operations
Manager

Gretchen enjoys managing the day to day operations at Azimuth. She takes great care to ensure that all clients feel welcome and comfortable. She handles intakes, appointment scheduling, insurance billing and problem solving at Azimuth.
  

Cindy is the Financial Administrator responsible for the accounting operations of Azimuth Counseling and Therapeutic Services. Her main role is to ensure that Azimuth is a financially sound operation, ensures preparation of timely filing of non-profit tax returns and to be compliant with all operating policies and procedures. 

She has a Master of Accountancy at the University of Vermont and has held administrative positions within the accounting field over the past ten years.

Cindy teaches Korean language at Green Mountain Korean Culture School, a member of Korean traditional percussion group, plays the piano and organ, and enjoys paddle boarding and biking.

Cindy Rancourt

Financial
Administrator

Duane Howard

IT Manager

Duane was born and raised in Vermont with his formative years spent in Colchester. He currently resides with his wife on the family homestead which has been passed down through several generations. The homestead, located in Cambridge, is actually the town of his birth. Duane and his wife have two grown children and four grand children.

His technology career started with seven and a half years in the US Air Force with the entire time spent in Special Electronics. His Air Force stint saw him living in Denver, Easter Island and Scotland. Leaving the Air Force and coming back to Vermont, Duane has worked for Simmonds Precision (now Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems in Vergennes ), Polhemus Navigation Sciences (then In Essex Junction) and finally retiring after 31+ years as a Senior Software Engineer from IBM.

When not working at Azimuth, Duane enjoys biking, skiing - both downhill and back country touring, tennis, and projects around the homestead.