Dean J.M. Mooney, PH.D., NCSP – Director (Click on name for more information)

Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Doctorate
Certified School Psychologist – Vermont
Nationally Certified School Psychologist

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 Michael Kesler, Ph.D. – Psychologist (Click on name for Resume/Curriculum Vitae)

Dr. Michael Kessler is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who is licensed in both Vermont and New York State. He was most recently the chairperson of the Psychology and Human Services Division at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont, until the school’s recent closure.  He performs psychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults.  His areas of specialty in therapy include individuals, couples, family, and group therapy, as well as experience working with individuals on the Autism Spectrum and/or with intellectual challenges.  He is a founding member of the leadership team of the College of St. Joseph Traumatology Institute.


Jonathan Gilmore, M.S., C.A.S Clinician (Click on name for Resume/Curriculum Vitae)

Jonathan Gilmore is a Clinician in psychology, neuropsychology and psychotherapy with a M.S. in Clinical Psychology and a post-baccalaureate Certificate of Advanced Study in secondary education. He performs neuropsychological evaluations and general psychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. His areas of specialty include neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents and adults with or suspected of having pervasive developmental disorders, and psychotherapy with suicidal or traumatized adults. He also facilitates Heartbeat Vermont, a support group for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. In addition to his work at the Maple Leaf Clinic, he is an adjunct instructor in the Division of Psychology and Human Services at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont.


Sara Scull, M.S. – Clinician

Sara Scull is a Clinician in psychology and neuropsychology with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology.  She performs neuropsychological evaluations and general psychological assessments with older children, adolescents and adults.  Her areas of specialty include neuropsychological assessment of older children, adolescents and adults with or suspected of having developmental or acquired brain impairment, and differential diagnosis of varying psychological and personality disorders.  Sara is currently completing her Doctorate in Psychology at Antioch University.


Lindsey Gail Johnston, M.S., Q.M.H.P. – Clinician

Lindsey Johnston is a Clinician in psychology and psychotherapy who graduated in 2013 with her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Theology in 2009 from College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. Lindsey believes that each individual had a distinct story and deserves a therapeutic approach tailored to their strengths and needs. Lindsey has experience with crisis intervention, crisis assessment, psychological evaluation, and providing therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her areas of specialty include EMDR, and working with LGBT(QIA) individuals.


Benjamin Turner, M.A., C.A.G.S. – Clinician

Benjamin Turner is a Clinician in psychology, school psychology, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy with an M. A. and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology. He performs both neuropsychological and psychological assessments with children, adolescents, and adults.  He maintains a special interest in working with service members and military families, as well as individuals with video game addiction.



Ajay V. Shah, M.S., Q.M.H.P. – Clinician

Ajay Shah is a Clinician in psychology and psychotherapy with an M.S. in Clinical Psychology.  He provides individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, and also performs Disability Determination Evaluations for the Disability Determination Services of the State of Vermont.


 Lyndsi Fischer – Clinician/Intern

Lyndsi Fischer is a Clinician/Intern in psychology with a B.S. in Alcohol and Substance Abuse counseling from College of St. Joseph’s.  She is almost completed with her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University.   Lyndsi provides individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. She is also employed at the Child First Advocacy Center in Rutland Vermont as a Victims Advocate for the Special Investigators Unit.


 Blaire M. Hooper –  Clinician/Intern

Blaire Hooper is a Clinical/Intern in School Psychology with a B.A. in Health Psychology from Castleton University.  She is in the process of completing her M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology.  She performs psychological evaluations and psychotherapy with children and adolescents.


 Celia Adams – Office Manager

Celia Adams is Maple Leaf Clinic’s Office Manager who can often be found in the back office.  She handles billing, evaluation planning, organizing camp, and many other tasks to keep the clinic running smoothly.  Celia is a Vermont native who spent some time in South Jersey and Boston before returning to her home community.


Marc Doiron – Psychometrist

Marc Doiron is the Psychometrist at Maple Leaf Clinic who scores many of the assessments and questionnaires for the clinicians’ evaluations.  Marc also administers academic and psychological assessments under the direct supervision of the clinic staff.  He also helps with the REHABIT neuropsychological rehabilitation program for children, adolescents, and adults.


 Elisabeth Peck – Receptionist/Digital Services Administrator

As you enter Maple Leaf Clinic, the first smiling face that you will most likely meet will be Elisabeth Peck.  She is the Receptionist and Digital Services Administrator for Maple Leaf Clinic, and is a Vermont native who is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree through the Community College of Vermont.  Elisabeth enjoys riding her motorcycle throughout Vermont as well as traveling around the world.


Skip and Georgia

Skip is a Tennessee Walker Hound mix rescued from South Carolina.  He loves Halloween since that is his birthday.  He has already treed a bear, although he had no idea what to do with it once he had it.  He is a high energy dog who loves to run and run and run, swim, and try to make friends with the chickens in his neighborhood, although they are having no part of it.

Georgia is a Springer Spaniel who loves to chase birds and squirrels, run around at the horse barn, and swim every chance she gets!  She is often asleep in one of the back offices, but also likes to greet people in the waiting room.