**Currently Accepting New Clients** This time of isolation has been hard and I want you to know that you are not alone. We all need a place to process and release our personal life's challenges. Challenges that impact our daily lives and ability to maintain balance, without feeling overwhelmed. As your therapist, I can offer you a welcoming space to feel heard and validated in the therapeutic relationship. I believe therapy can make a difference in your life.
Feeling stuck, sad, angry, anxious, numb? Feeling like things just aren't working out or your not living your potential? In our sessions, I can help you gain understanding, resolve problems, improve communication, deepen relationships, and experience a more fulfilling life.
You deserve to feel peace and wholeness. You have the capacity to make meaningful change. I’m here to help along the way. I feel truly honored to be a part of your venture towards healing. I envision therapy as a collaborative process, where I walk alongside you, empowering and supporting you to reach your goals. My work is client-centered and strengths-based, shining a light on your individual brilliance and connecting to your inner wisdom. My intention is to hold space for you by providing a safe, non-judgmental, and warm environment to work towards positive change.
I see the development of relationships with my clients as the most important element of therapeutic work. From there, with growing trust and a common goal, all things seem possible. I am comfortable using modalities including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Person-Centered Therapy to help my clients get what they want from their therapeutic work.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, difficulty with family relationships, feeling overwhelmed with everything that is going on in your life and in the world today? Are you experiencing anger, frustration and/or hopelessness that is interfering in your relationships and your happiness? Is your mid consumed with worry about the future? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused therapy, trauma focused therapy and other therapeutic models including mindfulness practices are used to assist you in working through these challenges so you can create peace and hope in your personal life and relationships with others.
Welcome. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and enjoy working with youth, adolescents, and families experiencing challenges related to their mental health needs. Whether you or your child struggle with symptoms of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, communication issues, or any number of other wellness barriers, I look forward to supporting you.
My practice is currently limited to the following specialties only. I am offering support for people who are actively resisting Covid mandates. This includes people who will not take the MRNA Treatment. I am also helping people who have been victimized by or feel marginalized by people who are motivated by Critical Social Justice philosophies. I treat the growing number of otherwise well-functioning people who are recovering from Covid Phenomenon Mass Formation. Finally, I work with parents who are struggling to do the right thing in the face of social pressures when their child presents with late onset gender confusion.
Kimberly Leighton, MS, CCLS, owner of Play Warriors, Inc. is the only child life specialist in an outpatient private practice in Maine. Are you looking for something for your child or teenager that isn't just the typical talk therapy? Would you like your child to have the opportunities to express themselves in many ways using a variety of mediums while learning valuable coping skills and strategies to help them to become successful? Play Warriors, Inc. uses the tenets of child life in a play and arts modalities to engage children and their families navigating difficult situations.
I'm a licensed clinical social worker in an individual practice. I work with children, adolescents, adults and older adults. I also provide couples and family therapy. Areas of focus within my practice are: anxiety, depression, grief, family/relational conflict and communication strategies.
As a clinical social worker, I treat the whole person, including the circumstances in which they live. I feel two unique qualities that I have, beyond the years of training and experience, are a sense of humor and a world view that includes helping clients feel completely at ease and not judged. Although I work with a wide range of clients, I have particular expertise working in the LGBTQ+ community with 30 years of experience.
Therapy is a gift to yourself. Life is difficult at times. Therapy gives you tools to meet those challenges. My role is to guide you toward the parts of you in which your strengths reside. You learn life skills that help you make the best choices for your current circumstances. I will teach you to understand how your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs sometimes bring disharmony. Therapy helps you to modify your perspective and determine ways of dealing with life's problems.You can then make healthy choices to meet life's challenges. Are you ready to make such changes?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, LCSW, SEP
Hello wonderful! You are not difficult, broken, defective, or damaged goods. You are protective- something has happened to you, there is a difference. Our institutions of medicine, psychiatry, psychology, education, law, and religion are built with racist schemas, which harm both White & BIPOC bodies of culture, causing “sustos” -wounds of the soul. These sustos become trapped intergenerationally within our bones, bodies, and behaviors, and passed down as cultural norms. Traditional therapy was never designed to address these wounds nor the experiences of Black bodies of culture, who continue to endure these adversities.
Stressed out? If you’re ready for relief, read on! Difficult relationships; break-ups and divorces; caregiving; unwelcome changes of all kinds; and now, pandemic fatigue. Whether one thing or many, the cumulative effects wear us down, don’t they? My style of mindfulness-based life coaching is all about the “how" to restore your emotional well-being, even in highly stressful times. We’ll work together to clarify your goals, identify your obstacles, and co-create your path forward by way of simple practices which can yield surprisingly quick results.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bridgton 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 Bridgton 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 Bridgton, or Child Psychologists in Bridgton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bridgton 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 Bridgton 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.