Marriage Quest, Israel and Cathie Helfand, Cabot Vermont, 802-563-3063

Divorce Decision and Counseling
Recovering from Infidelity
Detecting and Surviving an Emotional Affair
Conquering a Mid-Life Crisis
When Your Children Leave Home
Addressing Sexual Concerns
Emotional Intimacy and Physical Intimacy
For Second Marriages too
An Overview of Marriage Quest Couples Retreats Intensive Weekend Marriage Retreats Letters from Couples and Individuals All About the Helfands and the Counseling Center Address, Phone, Email, Hotels, etc. Travel - Hotels

Israel Helfand, M.S., Ph.D.

Education and Major Trainings

This does not include all continuing education credits, courses, and workshops.

Northeast Triangle Training Program in Psychodrama and
Action Leadership,

New Paltz, NY, Jonathan Fox, MA, TEP
September 1990-June 1991
Group Therapy Techniques,
New Haven, CT, Eugene Eliasoph, CISW, TEP
September 1989-June 1990
Academy of Family Mediators, Lexington, MA
Relationship Enhancement for Couples and Families,
CORE, Doylestown, PA, Barry Ginsberg, Ph.D.
Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, CA, Ph.D., Education and
Behavioral Science. Unpublished dissertation: Marital Conservation
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, M.S., Counseling and
Human Resources. Internship as High School Guidance Counselor and
State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, B.A.
Liberal Arts experiences included internships as a legislative
assistant, teachers assistant and participation in outdoor and survival
programs. Political Science major.

Work Experience

Helfand Retreats, LLC, Cabot, VT
(Formerly All Seasons VT Inc. and Four Seasons Healing Inc.) Director and Co-therapist of all retreats and programs. Originator of the Soul Awakening retreats, The Teen Rites Project and Applied Eco- psychology course. Clinical services include: Couples / Marriage and sexual counseling and professional supervision.
Corporate Quest, Cabot, VT
Management / business consultations. Advancing human relationship systems within corporations and organizations. Systems analysis, team building and leadership development retreats.
Community College of Vermont, White River Junction, VT
College Instructor. Courses included Domestic Violence, Substance Abuse, and The Psychology of Dreams
Danbury Personal Counseling, Danbury, CT
Founder, Clinical Director, and Supervisor of an interdisciplinary staff of therapists. Administration of Employee Assistance Programs and Managed Health Care. Community outreach. Psychodramatist, supervisor (1991-1994): John Nolte, Ph.D., TEP.
Men’s Counseling Centers, Inc., Danbury, CT
Co-founder and President of this non-profit organization. Responsibilities included program development and leadership, groups, workshops, weekend retreats, backpacking trips, and a video production called Man in the Making. Co-therapist, supervisor: Ari Kopolow, MD.


Vermont Marriage and Family Therapist
     License Number #100-0000005
1995 – present
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
     Clinical Member
1984 - present
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
     Certified Sex therapist
2008 - present
Connecticut Marriage and Family Therapist
     License Number #000189
1984 - 1996
New Hampshire Marriage and Family Therapist
     License Number #10
1994 - 1999
New York State Licensed Wilderness Guide
1992 - 1996
Nationally Certified Wilderness First Responder
1992 - 1998
Academy of Family Mediators
     Senior Member
1987 - 1993
1985 - 1987
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
February 1982
North American Professional Hypnotherapeutic Association
     Certified Hypnotherapist
December 1981

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists, Clinical Member
American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists
     Certified Professional Member
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Association for Specialists in Group Work
American Society of Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama
Employee Assistance Professional Association, Inc.
Employee Assistance Society of North America
Academy of Family Mediators
     Senior Member
     Practitioner Member
Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis
Wilderness Guides Council
1984 - present
2006 - present
2008 - present
2006 - 2008
1978 - 1995
1978 - 1982
1992 - 1995
1990 - 1995
1981 - 1985
1989 - 1993
1985 - 1993
1987 - 1993
1985 - 1987
1981 - 1985
1997 - 2007

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