A highly experienced and versatile therapist at Summit Counseling. With a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and over ten years of experience in various therapeutic capacities, Zoe brings a unique and holistic approach to therapy. Whether it's practicing as a wilderness therapy guide in Utah's deserts or working with trauma-exposed individuals in Vermont's forests, her experiences have shaped her belief in the healing power of nature. As the Director of Operations for the Center for Nature Informed Therapy, a certified Nature Informed Therapist, and a registered yoga teacher, Zoe integrates mindfulness, groundedness, and a client-centered approach into her practice. Inspired by the therapeutic philosophy of Carl Rogers and the person-in-environment model, Zoe's therapy sessions emphasize personal reflection, insight, and connection to the natural world, all aimed at facilitating meaningful change and personal growth.
A counselor at Summit Counseling, brings a unique blend of empathy, insight, and a touch of humor to his therapeutic approach. With a background in counseling from William James College and advanced studies in philosophy and theology at Harvard Divinity School and Columbia University, Matthew's approach is friendly, conversational, and collaborative. He specializes in areas such as life transitions, mood disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse, among others. As a cis(ish)het white guy, queer-friendly and BLM-positive, Matthew is attuned to diverse identities and experiences. His clients are adults driven by deep questions about their lives, seeking growth, healing, and peace with their past, present, or future. If you're looking for a therapist with empathy, sharp insight, and a sense of humor, Matthew may be the perfect fit.
Anne Contee is a proficient and empathetic mental health practitioner specializing in Imago Couples' Therapy. Leveraging her broad knowledge of trauma-centered yoga, EMDR, and Ayurvedic wellness, Anne artfully blends Eastern and Western approaches in her counseling. As a certified Imago Relationship Therapist and a Master Leader of Safe Conversations™, she is deeply committed to empowering individuals and couples, guiding them to break free from generational cycles of family dysfunction, thereby fostering healthier relationships.
Kate Gerwin is a licensed professional counselor and certified nature informed counselor. Kate graduated from Loyola University Maryland in a program with a spiritually integrated emphasis and has worked in a variety of clinical mental health settings as well as a teacher and a school counselor. She has a passion for addressing the whole person, mind, body, and spirit and especially enjoys supporting clients through grief, life transitions, and the self-discovery process.