Welcome to Deer Creek! I have been the Business Manager since the group's inception in 1993. I schedule evaluations and take care of the business details behind the scenes. If you have a billing or insurance question, please do not hesitate to call me. I hope your experience with us will be a positive one, whatever your needs may be. If for some reason we cannot help you, we will do our best to point you in the right direction. I trust you will find your reception courteous, sensitive and helpful.
Missie, our Practice Manager at extension 321, will help you if you are inquiring about counseling services. Team members schedule their own hourly appointments, team meetings, and presentations. Missie will talk more about these details on the phone when you call her for the initial intake. Because of confidentiality issues, we are unable to respond to text or email messages.
Hello and welcome to Deer Creek. My goal and main focus is to effectively match you with one of Deer Creek's highly trained clinicians. I will do so by working with you to gather pertinent information. I know each clinician's areas of expertise, individual style and personality, as well as availability. I take my job very seriously, I understand how hard it can be to get to this stage of the search process. Please be assured that what you tell me will be handled with the utmost confidentiality. I may be reached at 802-785-2903, extension 321. I look forward to working with you.
Please note: All New referrals must first come through our Business Office at (802) 785-2903.
Board of Directors/Owners
Raymond J. Chin, PhD, MFA received his doctorate from Michigan State University in Child and Family Clinical Psychology with a fellowship at Harvard Medical School at Boston Children's Hospital. He specializes in pediatric behavioral medicine. His areas of interest include: neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, ADHD), trauma, and chronic illness. He incorporates neuropsychological consultations, mindfulness-cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, and teacher training to develop programs for complex children. He frequently gives presentations and training for neurodevelopmental disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma, and mindfulness. Dr. Chin is also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in printmaking and has taught art at all grade levels.
David M. Drazin, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego. Dr. Drazin specializes in the evaluations and treatment of children and adolescents. Areas of expertise include Attention Deficit, learning disabilities, emotional/behavioral disorders and issues related to self esteem. He provides consultations to schools and has served as the psychologist for the School Performance Clinic of the Child Development Program, Dartmouth Medical School.
Mary J. Schneider, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist who attended Dartmouth College and then earned her doctorate from the University of Vermont. She works with adults throughout their life span and with adolescents, especially as they transition to adulthood. Areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, depression, grief, loss, relationship difficulties, and effective parenting. Her skills include cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and relationship therapies.
Michelle L. Belk, MA, LCMHC received her Masters degree at Assumption College in Massachusetts, and is licensed in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, and family therapy. Ms. Belk's experience and practice consists of working with children and adolescents and their families with a wide range of difficulties, including: trauma, self-injury, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum, ADHD, anger management, disruptive behaviors, and effective parenting. Ms. Belk brings to Deer Creek many years of clinical and instructional expertise, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Mark J. Detzer, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Stanford University Medical Center. His areas of interest include working with adolescents and adults coping with developmental and relationship issues, chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety and school performance issues. Dr. Detzer is clinically affiliated with the VA Medical Center in White River Junction VT and academically affiliated with the Departments of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth College and Psychiatry at Dartmouth's Geisel Medical School.
Laurie Farr Hanks, MA, CAS Laurie Farr Hanks, MA, CAS is a certified School Psychologist. She received her Masters degree and Certificate of Advanced Study at Plattsburgh State University of New York. Ms. Hanks has presented workshops on different evaluation tools and best practice in assessments. She has been published in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, Psychology in the Schools, and the NASP newspaper Communique. She specializes in learning disabilities, with interests in cognitive theory and assessment for grades pre-K through 12. She provides psycho-educational evaluations and consul- tations for interventions to improve school performance in many area schools.
Anna Hutton, PsyD earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship through Dartmouth Medical School and completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Children's Hospital in New Orleans. She is licensed as a psychologist in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Areas of specialty include assessment of ADHD, learning disabilities, and pervasive developmental disorders such as Autism and Aspergers. Dr. Hutton also conducts assessments with patients who have experienced neurological issues including seizure disorders, brain tumors, strokes, and traumatic head injuries.
Rhea M. McKay, PsyD has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Antioch New
England Graduate School and a degree in Child Assessment and Counseling from the
University of Toronto, Institute of Child Study. Dr. McKay works with adults and
children on issues related to trauma, separation and loss, foster care,
adoption, and other family dynamics. She has a special interest in psychological
assessment of children and adults.
Sarah D. Stearns, PhD. is a clinical/pediatric psychologist who is licensed in both NH and VT. Dr. Stearns is a graduate of Dartmouth College, received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky, and completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, KY. Dr. Stearns has expertise in treating disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD and ODD, and provides parent behavior management and anger management training in individual and dyadic formats. Dr. Stearns' other treatment specialties for ages 2-22 include anxiety disorders (e.g., phobias, separation anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety); coping with grief and loss, pain management, and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions.
Cider, a Goldendoodle, joins Dr. Stearns. Cider loves children of all ages, enjoys going for walks, being petted, and receiving belly rubs. Cider and Dr. Stearns are certified with Therapy Dogs of Vermont.
Dasher is Dr. Chin's therapy dog certified by Caring Animal Partners (CAP). He has the gentle loving nature of a yellow lab and the energy of a husky. He loves people, especially children.