Howard Center Presents: Angst, Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

On May 6 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Howard Center is pleased to present a special screening of the documentary Angst followed by a panel discussion.

Angst is an IndieFlix Original documentary designed to raise awareness around anxiety. The film includes interviews with kids, teens, educators, experts, parents and a very special interview with Michael Phelps.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge in the U.S., impacting 54 percent of females and 46 percent of males, with age seven being the median age of onset, according to the World Health Organization. While anxiety disorders are highly treatable, only one-third of those suffering receive treatment. The event will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by a 30 minute discussion.

Please visit this link to register for this virtual screening and panel discussion of Angst. Watch the trailer for Angst here.


Kate Foley, LICSW, is a supervisor with Howard Center’s Intensive Family Based Services program and spent five years as a clinician prior to becoming a supervisor. Kate received her MSW from the University of Vermont.

Andrew Roy M.S., is the Director of School Counseling at Essex High School and is in his 14th year as a school counselor in Vermont.  Andrew  received his M.S. from the UVM Counseling Master’s program and is drawn to efforts which position the school as part of the community mental health system.

Steph Volkmar, M.S., received their Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Vermont. Steph has worked with students of all ages, but is currently serving as a counselor and case manager for high school students at CVU through Howard’s School Services Program.

Kerry Wadhams, M.Ed., BCBA, is the Assistant Director of Howard Center’s INCLUSION Program. Kerry received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Vermont and her Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University. Kerry has worked to support students with emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges within their school settings since 2007.

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