Dominic Narayan Foti
Dominic – who often goes by “Dom” – holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, as well as dual Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and English. He is also a certified 500-hour yoga teacher, a personal trainer, and a master-level martial arts instructor.
Dom began his journey into the depths of therapy at True North Wilderness Program in 2008, traversing the back country of Vermont as a lead guide working with “at risk” adolescents and young adults in a residential treatment setting. Inspired by his time a wilderness guide, Dom enrolled in graduate school in 2010, where he went on to complete clinical internships at the University of Vermont’s Counseling and Psychiatry Services Center, as well as at Central Vermont Hospital’s Inpatient psychiatric Unit. Upon graduation, Dom returned to True North Wilderness Program, where he spent an additional two years as a therapist and course leader before launching his outpatient therapy practice at VTCIT.
In his work at VCIT, Dom manages his personal clinical caseload while also coordinating the intake process for new VTCIT clients. Dom meets with new VTCIT clients to gain an understanding of what they are experiencing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, and he works with clients to create a multi-disciplined treatment plan that suits their individual needs.
Whether addressing disorders such as depression, anxiety, substance dependence, eating disorders, personality disorders, attachment disorders, post-traumatic stress, etc., or simply addressing the many challenges being human seems to rise, Dom approaches each client with a beginners mind, taking time to build trust and non-judgmentally understand where individuals are coming from before inviting them to expand their Self-knowledge. Dom strives to provide a safe and respectful environment for clients to explore the present moment as they build the strength needed to overcome perceived obstacles and empower themselves with fundamental characteristics like transparency, gratitude, compassion and self-love.
As part of his personal self-care, Dom enjoys an active lifestyle through yoga, golf, basketball, motorcycling, mountain biking, camping, and spending time with friends and family.
“In the quest for inner rhythm, I cannot tell others what to see or feel or do. I simply help people explore their intuition and dismantle barriers that may be hindering them from personal empowerment and internal freedom.”
–Dominic Narayan Foti, MMHC