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Place Category: Counseling
Kirke McVay M.A. NBCCH
- 655 Main St., Bennington, VT
- 802-447-2129 (Landline and Fax)
- 802-379-1527 Mobile
- Appointment Times: Monday (online only) In person: Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm (closed Tuesday & Thursday noon – 2pm)
- Cost for service(s): $60.00 – $110.00
- License/certifications/educational background: Licensed as both a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Psychologist – Master’s. Also a board certified clinical hypnotherapist. Most recently became certified to do distance counseling over the internet.
Kirke McVay specializes in mind/body problems, sleep disorders, anger management, chronic pain, smoking cessation, weight loss and behavioral medicine. He does primarily cognitive behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy. Kirke is now available to see patients ANYWHERE in the state of Vermont via telemedicine. He has also been approved by Vermont Medicaid and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont to do telemedicine.
Insurances accepted: Vermont Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont (and some other blue plans), MVP, CIGNA
Approximate length of time for treatment(s): 20 – 60 minutes
Also does psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery as required by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.
Kirke graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1989 with a degree in Counseling Psychology and a 4.0 average. He then worked in residential treatment at Bennington School for about a year and a half until his second son was born. He then spent about another year and a half as a full-time dad, with his older son in daycare part-time. Kirke then worked at UCS from 1994 to 1997. During that time he became licensed in Vermont as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and then as a Psychologist – Master.
He also studied hypnotherapy, first at the Milton Erickson Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and completed training at the American Hypnosis Training Academy in Silver Spring, Maryland to become a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Kirke moved into private practice in 1997 and then in 2002, he moved into a medical office building with Mount Anthony Primary Care to do integrated care.