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Praxis Vermont

Praxis  /ˈpraksəs/

The process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, practiced, embodied, or realized

Praxis is a group psychotherapy practice near five corners in Essex Jct. We take all major insurance plans and accept all ages of clients.

Our Services

Individual therapy

In-school therapy


Family therapy


Group therapy


Clinical Specialties


Behavioral challenges

Social skill development


Sibling conflict



Substance abuse


Our team

Tanya Vyhovsky, MSW

Tanya received her bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in 2009. Tanya has worked supporting children and adults in a variety of settings. She has spent the past five years at Pathways Vermont most notably developing and running the...

Brittany Lafirira, MS

I have expertise working with youth and young adults who have experienced sexual and/or intimate partner violence, family conflicts, and other traumatic life events. In my work I use an empowerment model to help clients name their own needs for...

Maggie Reilly, LICSW

Maggie Reilly, LICSW Clinician For over 27 years, I have worked in the mental health and child welfare fields. I have worked directly with children, adolescents, and their families. I have managed multiple programs responsible for mental health treatment, permanency...

Amy Paysnick, Ph.D.

Amy Paysnick, Ph.D Clinician Dr. Amy A. Paysnick is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Essex Junction, Vermont.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Skidmore College, her PhD from the University of Vermont, and completed her clinical...

Erick Lattrell, MSW

Erick operates under the belief that mental health and wellness exists at the junction of the biological, social and psychological facets of an individual, and that a balance is needed to address the human condition. With this in mind even the most difficult of concerns to address can be a profound force for positive change in someone’s life.

Robyn Yurcek, MSW

As a relationship focused therapist and certified life coach, Robyn focuses on inner and outer relationship issues from her theory that most people want to feel a sense of connection and belonging in their lives.

Cyrus Patten, Ed.D, LICSW

Cyrus Patten is the Director of Praxis Behavioral Health, and sees a small number of clients. His specialties include working with teens experiencing anxiety and depression, self-harm, as well as working with GLBTQ youth.

Cara Lai FitzGibbon, MSW

Cara’s intention is to help people reunite with the parts of themselves that have been put down or cut off, to identify deep desires, and to move towards those desires joyfully. She has studied and trained extensively in mindfulness-based practices and is being trained as a Buddhist teacher.

Anne Edgley, LCMHC

Anne Edgley, LCMHC Clinician I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. I believe that children deserve to be children and have fun. I use play therapy to understand children's issues. Then I teach them about feelings and different coping skills to better...

James Warpinski, MSW

James Warpinski, MSW Associate Clinician James Warpinski, MSW earned his B.A. in Psychology at Eastern Illinois University, and his Masters in Social Work at the University of Vermont. He has worked in a variety of community and clinical settings, including...

We accept all major insurance providers including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vermont Medicaid, Dr. Dynosaur, and Cigna.

For those who wish to pay privately, this is also an option.

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To make a referral, call: 802-865-3450 ext. 949

10 & 12 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452

Our Office

12 Pearl St. Essex Junction, VT 05452 Parking and entrance in the rear.