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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
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Jim Sparks

Psychologist, PhD

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225 Commercial St., Suite 401B, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Let's Connect (207) 358-4704
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In more than 25 years as a psychologist, I've cultivated a profound respect for the ways people reshape their lives despite daunting problems. I see my role as helping you understand how a particular problem is working, noticing moments you are living more according to your own designs, and solidifying these changes. Couples are a particular interest of mine. I meet with couples trying to decide if they are a good fit for a committed relationship; couples who want to undo habits of conflict that diminish connection; and long-term couples who find they've drifted into parallel lives. I am keeping a waiting list for clients.
I also work with individuals around significant life transitions such as divorce, job change, illness, or experiences of "midlife crisis." I value the privacy of the therapeutic interaction, and for that reason I am increasingly shifting away from work with insurance companies, toward work as a private pay therapist or out of network provider.
We therapists often highlight our own theoretical approaches, yet a good deal of literature suggests that the connection between therapist and client may be more predictive of good outcomes than any particular technique. I look forward to speaking with you about whether I would be a good match for your concerns.
Call or Jim Sparks now for a free 15 minute consultation - (207) 358-4704

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Jim Sparks, PhD

225 Commercial St., Suite 401B

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 358-4704
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

Jim Sparks, PhD

225 Commercial St., Suite 401B

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 358-4704
I specialize in Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety 
$200 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $200
  • Pay by Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Anthem | Elevance
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Maine Community Health Options
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist
Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (207) 358-4704
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Maine / PS1244 Jim Sparks
  • Attended California School of Professional Psychology, Graduated 1995
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist
Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (207) 358-4704
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Expertise

  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Therapy, Family Therapy
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
Do these issues align with your needs? or (207) 358-4704
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Do these issues align with your needs? or (207) 358-4704
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Gay Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Gay Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist
Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist
Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD

Location

Primary Location

Jim Sparks, PhD

225 Commercial St., Suite 401B

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 358-4704
Call for a free consultation now - (207) 358-4704
Photo of Jim Sparks, PhD, Psychologist
Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Call for a free consultation now - (207) 358-4704
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Jim Sparks
Psychologist, PhD
Last Modified: 8 May 2024