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.
- 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
- 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