Hello I’m Aron Steward, PhD

I was raised on a small farm in Vermont, where I learned the importance of work ethic, community, resiliency, and generational trauma. My early years fostered a strong desire to help others. By the time I was a teenager, I knew my professional path led toward community wellness and violence prevention.

As a young person, talk therapy didn’t work for me. I knew my path professionally, but personally, it took me over ten years to work on my own experiences and recover enough to truly serve others. To this day, I continue to strive towards my recovery.

As a young person talk therapy didn’t work for me so there is substantial irony in me being a psychologist and therapist. That irony has shaped the way I perceive healing as a completely individualized and personalized path.

I have always searched for the most challenging professional experiences, which have placed me alongside of some of the strongest people in the world, both colleagues and clients. Every day is a new day. Every person deserves as many chances and as much support as they need to build the life they want and deserve.

I gratefully serve those individuals and teams on the frontlines including mental health and medical professionals, law enforcement, and emergency response partners. I also gratefully serve those clients that emergency response teams interact with on a routine basis. I believe that all people need support, compassion, and resources.

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Education, Certifications, and Recognitions

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  • MBA – Health Administration
  • Ph.D. – Counseling Psychology, Forensic Psychology Specialization
  • BA – Liberal Arts, Double Major Psychology and Studio Art

  • Vermont Leadership Institute Graduate
  • Rise Certification
  • Mediation Certification
  • Dialogue Education
  • EMDR Certification
  • CCHP Certification
  • 500 Hour Yoga Instructor Certification
  • ICARE (0-5 Mental Health Assessment)
  • Certificate in Nutrition & Health Counseling
  • CANS
  • TF-CBT
  • LPS Training & Certification
  • Kickboxing Instructor Certification
  • Zumba Instructor Certification
  • State of Vermont Crime Victims Services Career Achievement Award for exemplary service to victims and initiatives that support crime victims
  • NACO (National Association of Counties) Achievement Award in recognition of unique and innovative County program
  • Bright Ideas Award, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in recognition of innovative government initiatives
  • Awarded for exemplary teaming and coaching with the Department of Mental Health and Department of Children and Families