Nicole Krotinger, MS, LCMHC
Director

Nicole Krotinger

Nicole is a graduate of University of Vermont’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs, with a Master of Science from the Mental Health Counseling program in 2002. She has been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor for adults, children, and families in Vermont for the past 20 years working in a variety of school, clinical, and private practice settings. She was the founding therapist and director of Hannah’s House, a nonprofit community mental health center in Waitsfield, Vermont. As the director of Counseling and Wellness Center since 2017 for ĻӰ, she works on program development provides student support, and oversees the department.  Her dog Rio is a therapy certified dog, and is often a campus visitor.  


Melissa Marcellino, MS, LCMHC
Clinical Director

Melissa Marcellino

Melissa has been seeing individuals and couples for psychotherapy across a variety of settings in Vermont since 2007, and at ĻӰ’s Counseling & Wellness Center since 2017. As Clinical Director, Melissa supervises master’s-level interns and pre-licensed clinicians as they hone their clinical skills and facilitates opportunities for overall team development. Melissa’s work is informed by a wealth of training and field experience in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Treatment, among others. She is passionate about providing support and education around mental health and wellness to the students at ĻӰ, with specific interests in healthy relationships and boundaries, holistic healing, complex trauma, nutrition for mental health, and self-esteem building. She believes that effective counseling involves connection, warmth, and humor, while empowering students to make decisions that align with their values and goals. When not at work, she can be found at home with her family, in the kitchen or the garden, or on stage as a wedding singer.  


Will Kraman, LICSW, LADC 
Senior Mental Health Counselor

Will Kraman

Will is a dually licensed clinician that has been working for the past six years of practice with clinical presentations related to depression, anxiety, substance abuse, emotional and behavioral imbalances, trauma and social and communication issues. Will has worked with young adults and families in community agencies and residential settings in Vermont’s Chittenden and Washington counties. His clinical orientation pulls from clinical models including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Motivational Interviewing. Will positions himself as a guide in a collaborative and supportive role in therapy, that aims to help students to feel empowered to understand the roots of their challenges and to find their own unique path to mental health and wellness. Will lives in Vermont with his wife and his three children; when he’s not working, he enjoys being with family and being outside, hiking, biking, skiing, tracking and fly fishing. 


Rebecca Pressman, MSW, RYT-200
Mental Health Counselor  

Rebecca Pressman

Rebecca graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Social Work in 2020. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in music composition from Hamilton College and a Master of Arts in English literature from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Before pursuing her Master of Social Work degree, Rebecca worked at independent boarding high schools in a variety of roles, including English teacher, student adviser, English department chair, 11th grade class dean, student activities coordinator, dormitory head, choral director and yoga instructor. Rebecca is passionate about helping people explore and better understand their individual and shared human experiences.  She approaches her clinical work through a trauma-informed lens and pulls from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.  In addition, Rebecca teaches yoga classes at ĻӰ, which are open to all staff, faculty, and students.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, doing yoga, knitting, and taking walks in the woods. 


Jonathan "Bo" Bicknell, LICSW, BA 
Mental Health Counselor 

Jonathan "Bo" Bicknell

Bo is a licensed clinician, a native Vermonter, and has worked in mental health for more than a decade. He specializes in helping young people amplify their strengths and manage problems related to anxiety, depression, social struggles, learning differences, substance abuse and family/relationship issues. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Vermont, worked in outdoor education for years, and moved into his clinical career by engaging with the world of wilderness therapy. Following his master’s degree completion at Boston College, Bo developed a hybridized therapeutic skillset rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, brief solutions-oriented methods, group work, and psychodynamic modalities. He lives in central Vermont and can often be found snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking and playing music.


Ashley Piccirillo, B.A. 
Master's Level Counseling Intern

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Ashley is in her last year of her graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Vermont State University. Originally from Connecticut, Ashley went to school at Brandeis University in Massachusetts where she studied Psychology and Public Health. After graduation, she spent a couple of years living and working as a teacher in Argentina and Colombia before landing in Vermont. Ashley then combined her love of working with people with her love of the outdoors by working as a wilderness therapy guide, adaptive sports instructor, and outdoor educator before beginning her graduate studies. Therapeutically, Ashley believes in the power of connecting with inner wisdom and strength as the building blocks for creating the desired mindset and path in life. Outside of work and study commitments, you can find Ashley trail running, snowboarding, cooking or taking her guinea pigs on adventures. 


Meghan Young, B.S.
Master's Level Counseling Intern

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Meghan is a graduate student in her final year of the University of Vermont Counseling Program and is pursuing licensure and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as completion of a certificate in Resiliency-Based Approaches focusing on Trauma-responsive and Restorative Practices. Meghan earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology at UNH and a master’s degree in Sustainable Leadership, from UVM. Before starting her counseling studies, Meghan worked in agriculture, youth development, outdoor recreation and education, independent high schools as a teacher, learning specialist, advisor, coach, and post-secondary counselor, and at UVM in student services and experiential learning coordination. She is drawn to working with students in their unique pathways to self-discovery, self-advocacy, wellness, and success. Meghan spends as much time as she can outside in the woods—running around, playing, and exploring with her partner and pup on foot, bike, or skis.


Krista Day
Office Manager

Krista Day

Krista is a native Vermonter, born and raised here in Northfield, VT. She was an avid sports participant and enthusiast in the community and here at ĻӰ, throughout her life. She attended South Florida State College in ’04 and Southwestern Illinois College in ‘05 and has currently been taking classes here at ĻӰ to complete a degree in Health and Human Services. Previously, she had an extensive career as a Director and Teacher in the Early Childhood Education Field, in both center and home-based programs, as well as management and service in the Restaurant Industry, and customer service field. As Office Manager for the CWC she helps with programming coordination, customer service, and student support and takes pride in the services, insight, and experience she contributes to the program. Krista resides in Northfield, VT with her 4 children; when she’s not at work she enjoys spending time with her family and animals, supporting her children in their extracurriculars, being outdoors in the woods, on the trails, or on the water, traveling, and always looking for new adventures. Krista’s motto for life: Do not allow the storms of life to take away your light. Protect your energy! Live, heal, grow, laugh, and love fully!