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Founder & Executive Director
Shannah Whitney

Welcome to Waymakers Counseling. Many people decide to seek counseling at critical and defining moments in their lives - and it is always a good choice. If you’re here because you’ve been struggling for a way out of a difficult situation, a stuck place, a set of old patterns, a maze of misguided choices or you’re just looking for an ally or extra support in your life, you’ve come to the right place. 


As director of Waymakers Counseling I am here to open a door, to welcome you to a safe and nourishing place where you can receive professional and inspired services for healing, guidance and support. I bring over 30 years of professional education, training and experience to my work.  Enhanced with wisdom from my personal journey, I am here to work together with you.


You talk to yourself more than anyone you know. When that inner dialogue gets stuck in loops of obsessive thinking, worry and negativity it can be deafening. I can help quiet the negative voices, accept and validate your story and teach you to change your inner dialogue into something you want to hear every day.   

  • Years in Practice: 30 Years

  • School: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University

  • Year Graduated: 1991

  • License and State: New York Board of Mental Health Counselors - LIC 002573

  • License and State: New Jersey Board of Marriage and Family Counselors - LIC. 37PC00579500

  • Certified Yoga Teacher, CYT - 300


Clinical Director
Martha Frame

I provide clinical, emotional, and spiritual accompaniment and support through life challenges and transitions for children, adolescents and adults. I utilize evidence-based practices of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) in combination with trauma informed care practices, psychodynamic therapy, and ecotherapy.  I am expanding my practice to include spiritual care and am in the process of completing a Master of Divinity (MDiv) with the intention of becoming a Chaplain.  I have been intensively trained in Movement Chaplaincy (providing supportive accompaniment to social justice movement activists) and in the provision of eco-grief support. 


I enjoy writing, cooking, traveling, music, being a mother, and connecting with this beautiful creation.

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years

  • School: New York University School of Social Work

  • Year Graduated: 1993

  • License and State: New York State Office of the Professions
    Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) 

  • Additional Licensure States:  FL, KS, LA, NV, NJ, NC

I am only accepting out-of-pocket fees for service at this time. Please refer to Payment/Sliding Scale tab for guideline on determining costs.   

Life Coach
Abbey Ashley

Many of the answers you are seeking already exist within you.  As a Life Coach, I offer professional assistance in finding those answers, uncovering your innate wisdom and discovering your unique path in life.   

Together we will explore how to live your life as a transformative adventure: through creative stories, metaphors, reflective listening, rituals, present moment awareness and meditation. We will reframe obstacles as opportunities, leading to new life skills, greater purpose and personal growth.

It’s time to see yourself in a new light and to embrace a thriving lifestyle.  As your Life Coach, I will collaborate with you to find the answers within, create changes and live the life you’ve been seeking.  


  • M.A., Mental Health Counseling - Northern Vermont University - Johnson, VT

  • B.A., Social Work - Trinity College, VT

  • Associate in Science - Champlain College, VT 


Multidisciplinary studies, research and service in the fields of psychology, social work, DBT, mindfulness, ecosystems and sustainability, nature preservation, conscious parenting, women's wisdom, life-stage transitions. 

I am only accepting out-of-pocket fees for service at this time. Please refer to Payment/Sliding Scale tab for guideline on determining costs.   
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