I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of VT and a Licensed Psychological Examiner in the state of ME. I have practiced independently for many years and have served children and adults of all ages. My approach to therapy is empathic, strength-based and supportive. With many years of experience practicing therapy with client, my approach to life coaching is a therapeutic, supportive and encouraging one. As your coach I will partner with you to develop a better understanding of your daily challenges, identify your strengths, clarify your goals, and create practical solutions and strategies to meet your individual needs.
After over 19 years of working in the mental health field, my favorite part of this work is helping people identify who they are based on their strengths and resilience, not their struggles or weaknesses. Every person has value, and I am grateful for the opportunity to assist people in discovering theirs.
Do you suspect that you or a loved one is on the autism spectrum? I can help you in exploring this question and considering its personal, vocational, and family implications. I specialize in working with older adults who are diagnosed or seek diagnosis. I also work with teens and children/families. I can help communication between autistics and "neuro-typicals." I am active in an adult autistic peer support network and can help you connect with other autistics for support if you wish to do so.
If you have been having relationship troubles, career concerns, financial issues, struggling to make decisions, feeling down, confused about life in general, having a hard time trusting people, feeling anxious, have struggled with past trauma, or maybe experiencing difficulties avoiding drugs, or alcohol. Maybe you aren't sure about how your life is going but just know you need change, I would like to be your partner in working toward helping you solve whatever challenges you are facing. Let's find a solution together.
Welcome to my profile! I am a seasoned psychologist who has worked with individuals, couples and children for many years. I work very relationally with my clients and together we will set up goals to meet your specific needs. My practice is small and we will talk on the phone to be sure that I am the best fit for what you need before we set up an appointment. I look forward to hearing from you; I know the first step to calling a therapist can be a bit scary, but it is also the first step to feeling better in your life.
**Please note: I am Telehealth ONLY.** Starting this journey of self exploration can be both exciting and scary. I want to be the one to help you become comfortable with the idea of changing your life. There are a few crucial pieces that help make therapy effective: client-therapist relationship, increasing self-awareness both in mind and body, and finding coping skills that work specifically for each person. I treat each and every client uniquely, as every person has a story that needs to be told and held sacredly. If you are looking to explore your inner self and wanting more peace in your life, I'm here to help!
Our 21st century lives can be overwhelming. Being human and keeping up with all that entails is not easy, and we shouldn’t have to navigate the hard times alone. Overwhelm, exhaustion, + the pressure of life’s demands create stress and anxiety that takes its toll on our body. Or maybe you just feel unfulfilled, anxious or stuck. It's all real. And I can help.
*I am currently accepting new clients in Maine and Massachusetts for teletherapy.* I believe that building a therapeutic relationship with compassion, empathy, and respect is the most important aspects of therapy and helping clients improve their lives. I use a strengths-based and client-centered approach to therapy and work to create a safe and supportive place that fosters resilience for each client. I work with adults, families, and caregivers in the areas of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, boy's/men's issues, and life transitions, among others.
As a parent, partner, former teacher and business owner, I understand the pressures of modern life. In 2022, I begin my twelfth year in the emotional health field in Southern Maine and now, perhaps more than ever before; quality compassionate care is needed. I recently completed an extensive training in EMDR in order to provide the best model of research proven treatment with the most sustainable results. I constantly strive to provide personally tailored care that specifically addresses an individuals goals and empowers them to achieve a higher quality of life.
Life can be overwhelming-leaving little time or energy for peaceful introspection. I use a warm acceptance and humor to help clients face challenging dilemmas. Without understanding the motivation behind our impulses, we can lose our way, sometimes getting stuck for years, and developing maladaptive emotional coping difficulties. I help people recognize and overcome their self-limiting belief systems, generating greater self knowledge, confidence and having the ability to tolerate the emotional strains of contemporary living. I have over 20 years of work experience in the trauma field- working with both survivors and perpetrators of abuse.
There are no changes in life until there is an action. If you are considering happiness and joy for your life and are contemplating taking the leap into action for a change, I am at your service. If I can be of service to you on this critically important journey of self love, I am honored and grateful.
Life is more than just being on a never ending hamster wheel of stress and anxiety. I want to help you live life to the fullest, and I do this by walking alongside you as you explore your resilience and strength and ability to make lasting change in your own life.
"daring greatly (v.): the courage to be vulnerable... to show up and be seen... to ask for what you need.. to talk about how you're feeling..to have the hard conversations." (Brene Brown) If you are looking at this website, chances are it is because you are ready to dare greatly! We usually begin to look for a therapist when things are getting hard. Something needs to change, or something is changing. The ground is moving beneath your feet and you are looking for something to grab onto to steady yourself.
I’m currently offering small group mindfulness retreats focused on reducing anxiety, stress and learning to calm the nervous system. Email for more information. I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic stress. I utilize a mindfulness and compassion-based approach, as well as EMDR. Mindfulness is defined as intentional and skillful awareness. It teaches us how to become more present and patient to whatever is happening, moment to moment, with less reactivity and judgment. We begin to feel more calm, centered and focused in everyday life, and better equipped to deal with ongoing challenges as they arise.
You deserve support, especially during these complicated times. I bring a natural warmth and empathetic presence to to my work with individuals and couples. Whether you are coping with anxiety and depression, profound life changes, struggles in your relationship, chronic illness or grief, I can help. I will help you focus on your strengths to develop resiliency and potential for positive change. My background in mindfulness, meditation and spirituality informs my work as a therapist.
I work with children, adolescents, and families experiencing emotional or behavioral difficulties. I also work with young adults. The issues I see most in my practice are: anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, and family relationship difficulties. I work primarily from a strengths-based, cognitive -behavioral approach, using psycho-education, coping skills training, and positive psychology. With adult clients, I explore the impact their family of origin has had -- good and bad---and help them develop healthy habits in response to those issues. Always, I feel the relationship between client and counselor is part of the healing.
Therapy can provide children a safe and supportive way to learn to identify and express their experiences and feelings; and make progress with social integration, growth, and development. They can develop skills to understand and work through psychosocial challenges. They have the opportunity to gain self-awareness and experience social and emotional success. Creating happiness is what parents strive for when raising children. In my practice, children will learn to identify their strengths, and become more skilled and confident in working through emotional stressors and skill deficits.
Licensed Professional Counselor, DMin, LMHC, LPC, LCPC, AAPC
New Practice. Accepting new clients. Life events can cause us to experience a variety of feelings such as anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, frustration, anger and even hopelessness. Stress impacts our relationships, work, financial well being, and families. There are chapters in everyone's life that are overwhelming and during these times it is wise and healthy to process with someone who is objective and understanding. Counseling can assist us in becoming unstuck. Sometimes short term intervention is all that is needed. It is essential for our well being to sort through our concerns, questions and struggles.
It is natural to seek support when we feel overwhelmed, confused, fearful or depressed.The therapeutic process offers us the opportunity to build on skills that we already have in order to find relief, hope and healing. My work combines practices of narrative therapy (examining the beliefs we have about ourselves), cognitive behavioral work (paying attention to our thoughts), expressive therapy (healing through art and writing) and mindfulness exercises.
Being a therapist for over 20 years and as a person in long term recovery from alcohol and drugs I believe that when you transform yourself you transform your life. Whether it's a personal life crisis, addiction issues, or help communicating with a loved one, I can help guide you through the process and empower you to do the work needed to heal. My approach to the therapeutic relationship is that of a guide. Although I specialize in working with people with addictive behaviors, I also work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Arundel are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Arundel then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Arundel, or Child Psychologists in Arundel.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Arundel psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Arundel specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.