Welcome to Deer Creek! I have been the Business Manager since the group's inception in 1993. I take care of all the details, gather information during the initial referral process, as well as schedule evaluations. Team members schedule their own hourly appointments, team meetings, and presentations. Some clinicians may be providers for your insurance company, while others may not accept any insurance. We can talk more about these details on the phone when you call me for the initial intake. Because of confidentiality issues, we are unable to respond to text or email messages. Please call me at 802-785-2903 and my office hours are 8-2, Monday-Thursday.
My main concern is to use the information you provide and help facilitate an effective match with a clinician. I take my job very seriously and know each clinician's areas of expertise, individual style and personality, as well as availability. I understand how hard it can be to get to this stage of the search process. Be assured that what you tell me will be handled with the utmost confidentiality.
I hope your experience with us will be a positive one, whatever your needs may be. If for some reason we cannot help you, I will do my best to point you in the right direction. I trust you will find your reception courteous, sensitive and helpful.
Please note: All New referrals must first come through our Business Office at (802) 785-2903.
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 works with adolescents transitioning into young adulthood, as well as adults and senior citizens. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, life transition problems and relationship difficulties. Her clinical skills include cognitive-behavioral, behavioral and relationship therapy. She received her doctorate from the University of Vermont.
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, divorce,
adoption, and other family dynamics. She has a special interest in psychological
assessment of children and adults.
Sarah D. Stearns, PhD. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. Stearns was a Visiting Study Fellow with the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Kosair Children's Hospital/Bingham Child Guidance Center, in Louisville, KY. Dr. Stearns has been in practice since 2000, first at La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago, and then at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Psychiatric Associates in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Stearns is skilled at treating disruptive behavior disorders such as ADHD and ODD, and can provide parent behavior management and anger management training in individual, dyadic, or group formats. Dr. Stearns' other treatment specialties for ages 2 through 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. Dr. Stearns has experience utilizing Tele-psychiatry applications to disseminate evidence based treatments for post-traumatic stress and disruptive behavior disorders to clinicians throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.
Cider is a gentle Goldendoodle who comes to work with Dr. Stearns. He loves children of all ages, and especially enjoys going for walks, being petted, and receiving belly rubs. Cider and Dr. Stearns are a certified team 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. He will follow in the paw-steps of Plato, Dr. Chin's therapy dog of 12 years, who worked with hundreds of children. Dasher looks forward to meeting you.