Sexual Abuse Therapists in Biddeford, ME

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Richard Connelly
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am experienced in working with clients with a broad spectrum of presenting issues ranging from marriage and relationship issues to more serious mental health disorders, substance/ sexual abuse issues and traumatic experiences, (including vicarious trauma, first responder/ police issues).
Feeling overwhelmed? Fearful? Life brings many challenges. Sometimes we hurt the ones we love the most. Sometimes, things are done to us that damage us for a long time. Things that are hard to face, but won't go away. All to often, we get busy, build up walls, become isolated, and sometimes can't find our way back without help. Faith-based counseling can help individuals and couples find their way back to their former selves, make change and repair relationships, restoring our joy and peace. Professional and compassionate counseling can help traumatized clients begin to heal again.
(207) 747-3618
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Lanie Howes
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified
Verified
Have you ever experienced issues around your sex life, sexuality, or gender? These issues can feel awkward, lonely, and uncomfortable. Sexuality, sex, and gender are integral aspects of life that on the whole are ignored and misunderstood by society. Perhaps you want to learn about the desire difference between you and your partner, or you want to process through trauma that you have experienced in the past, or you would like to explore the world of BDSM and kink but have been too nervous to have a conversation with any of your friends. Regardless of your situation, your sexuality and gender needs are valid.
(207) 548-5451
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Patricia A. Ledoux
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified
Verified
I really believe in the relationship between a therapist and a client can be transforming. Regardless of the issue, therapy is a wonderful tool for a variety of life’s issues. Each client will present with their unique issues and therapy should be tailored to each client individually. I work with client's who experience anxiety, depression, ADHD and violent or aggressive behaviors, problematic sexual behaviors, impulse control, difficulty controlling emotions, as well as substance misuse issues.
(207) 292-7336
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Scott Kenneth Morse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(207) 329-4941
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Kali Bird Isis
Pastoral Counselor, MA, DMT
Do you wake up in the night thinking about your life experiences, wondering what happened or how you could have achieved a different outcome? Do these stories leave you feeling your grief and possible trauma, remorse, anger, fear, or loneliness? Are you willing to delve deeply into who you truly are and into what makes you uniquely you? Whatever your life journey, there is a path to understanding who you are, holding your stories with compassion & an evolving self-awareness. It is possible to tenderly reshape even the hardest stories while coming to understand their significance. You can claim authority over your life & find peace.
(207) 417-6320
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Counseling and Trauma Therapy Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Please Note: Due to extended wait times, we have unfortunately had to close our waitlist for children 15 and under at this time. We are a mental health agency proudly serving MaineCare clients. Our therapists help individuals and families to lead lives they feel good about. Couples, families, adults, and children have all benefited from the work we do. We look forward to working with all MaineCare clients. We have offices in Biddeford and Portland to serve the local community, and offer Telehealth sessions as well. To find more information about our therapists, please visit catt-associates.com.
(207) 370-5389
Biddeford, ME 04005
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Erin Pontbriand Counseling LLC
Counselor, LCPC, PMH-C
Verified
Verified
At Erin Pontbriand Counseling specialized care is offered to motivated clients who are looking to work on their interpersonal care around perinatal mental health, women’s issues such as confidence, assertiveness skills, emotional wellness, major life transitions, and feelings of being “stuck”.
(207) 292-7374
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Sarah Dion
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-CC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. With that said, I am open to working with people of all ages and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I utilize client centered counseling, and trauma informed care. I have experience in working with issues related to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, autism, and a variety of other mental or emotional related disorders.
(207) 421-9138
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Megan Valente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be full of challenges and stressors. Seeking out help and support can be challenging. In my practice I recognize that every individual is in a different place when they start counseling and it is important to cater treatment to each individual. I strive to provide support to individuals of all ages and focus on finding healthy ways to managing each persons mental health symptoms and everyday life stressors. Are you struggling with something in your life and feeling that you could use some extra support? By working together we can find ways to manage your current challenges and find healthy ways to cope.
(207) 679-0800
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Echo Dixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I do not have openings at this time. The world is currently facing unprecedented challenges that can cause an immense amount of mental health stress. I specialize in coercive control, narcissistic abuse, and covert abuse. I have training in CBT and DBT specializing in understanding behavioral reactions and urges. Please reach out to discuss the treatment that matches your emotional, mental, and financial needs.
(207) 245-1476
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Katrina Estes
Master Social Worker, LMSW-CC, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with people who have trouble with relationships, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, rage fits, struggle with addiction/alcohol, have gone through trauma, and grew up in unhealthy homes. People who at times wish they could escape life and need support to remember how to smile, or sometimes learn how to smile *for real* for the first time. If someone uses legal and/or illegal substances and wants to quit or not, I support your decision. If you want to ease your anxiety, anger, and/or sadness and want to feel happy, I believe you deserve that! :)
(207) 707-6291
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Melissa LeBreton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Ready to start making changes in your life? Ready to heal from your past or current struggles that may be holding you back? Ready to jump in and take charge?
(207) 367-3822
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Cheri Haire
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified
Verified
I am non-binary, polyamorous, and pansexual and love providing support to people in the LGBTQ+ community. I love working with children and teenagers, but have no specific age restrictions on my practice. I'm seeking clients who need to explore their emotions, experiences, and behaviors in an expressive way. Talking only gets us so far, whereas in my experience, use of the Expressive Arts (dance, drama, music, art, and writing) has an ability to get at the deeper stuff.
(207) 386-8527
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Brittany McDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW-cc
Verified
Verified
My approach to therapy is eclectic- with an effort to combine aspects of DBT, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with yoga, art, and breathwork as they best serve you in your environment. I believe in therapy as a dual process- where you as the client are the expert in your own lived experience- and I serve to help guide you through the steps of change. Together we can identify goals, thought patterns, or behaviors that are not serving you, and engage in the development of coping mechanisms and skills that you can utilize when feeling anxious, dysregulated, or triggered.
(207) 515-8863
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Kim Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW-CC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I approach mental health holistically and believe that the road to wholeness addresses body, mind, and spirit. I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental space to explore the challenges in life that may have you feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes these challenges keep us from being able to live our best lives, and in an attempt to manage them we often develop coping skills that ultimately do not serve us.
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Maegan A Lapierre (Lambert-Irish)
Counselor, MS, LCPC, LADC, NCC, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Currently Accepting New Self-Pay tele-health clients. Are you having a problem with alcohol? Cannot stop using drugs? Struggling with a negative attitude? Have racing thoughts? Worry about everything? Just plain feeling down in the dumps, hopeless even? Maybe it is time to make a change. Maybe it is time to stop bottling up and stuffing those negative emotions. Maybe it is time to stop avoiding all your problems and letting them build up. It is time to take control of your life.
(207) 613-2045
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Kristen J Flynn
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
Hello. Welcome to my practice. As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, I provide effective, holistic mental health therapy to those seeking health, balance and peace of mind in their lives. Through a collaborative and trusting relationship with my clients, I offer treatment that is ethical, professional, confidential and one based upon respect. Within my practice I serve primarily adults of all ages in individual and group counseling.
(207) 387-7524
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Kathryn Murray
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
Verified
I maintain my own mindfulness meditation practice and teach mindfulness to clients who come to see me who wish to learn this. I am quite eclectic in my approach to helping others and will choose methods most likely to be of assistance to you.
(207) 517-2864
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Liz Hennedy-Friel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult at times. We all have periods of ups and downs.It's when those downs begin to feel overwhelming, make you anxious, and negatively impact important areas of your life, such as your relationships, work, health, spirituality, and the way you feel about yourself that seeking professional help might be beneficial.
(207) 358-3409
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S. P. Alexandra Bouvrette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Compassionate Curiosity is the Cure. This is the simple and straightforward explanation of my philosophy and approach to psychotherapy. My primary model for treatment is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, a classic model of treatment that focuses on reshaping core beliefs about self and others that often have deep and complex roots. I am a serious person by nature and take my work very seriously. Patients can expect challenging questions, thoughtfulness, and strong focus on getting to the bottom of unproductive thought patterns and habits (Curiosity), but with humor and caring (Compassion).
(207) 420-2186
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Sexual Abuse Therapists

How do therapists treat sexual abuse?

A good therapist will be nonjudgmental and possibly demonstrate active listening, repeating back what the client says to show that they have understood. These skills allow people to feel comfortable discussing their traumatic experiences openly. Some important treatment goals are to restore a sense of safety and to rebuild confidence. In addition to working one-on-one with the patient, a therapist might bring in supportive family members to assist the client.

Do you have to talk extensively about sexual abuse in therapy?

Survivors frequently find it difficult to describe what happened to them out loud. They can even still be in a state of denial if the sexual abuse occurred recently. It is important for survivors to acknowledge that what happened isn’t their fault and to challenge and reappraise any unhealthy feelings or thoughts as they arise. Art therapy and play therapy are useful non-verbal means of communication for some survivors.

How long does treatment for sexual abuse take?

Recovery from sexual abuse can be a long and difficult process. Some survivors are able to move on naturally on their own, given time, while others require the guidance of a trained therapist. Therapy needs vary and can range from a few sessions to months or even years. Healing from sexual abuse takes time, and everyone’s journey will look a little different.

Can trauma symptoms caused by sexual abuse come back after treatment?

As occurs in many cases of trauma, survivors of sexual abuse may experience PTSD-like symptoms long after the abuse has ceased or after an initial round of treatment has occurred. In such a case, there is evidence that prolonged exposure therapy is a useful treatment for survivors, and may be more efficacious than supportive counseling alone. While triggers may continue to cause distress, the idea is that, with time and repeated exposure, their power will fade, allowing survivors to move on with their lives.