Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this. I have been in the mental health field since 2003, and practicing in the mind/body healing world since 2001. As a person in the field of mind/body wellness, I am dedicated to supporting others on their journey inward, as they work toward change in their inner and outer lives, from a mind/body perspective, rooted in multicultural awareness, compassion, and mindfulness practices. Mindfulness is at the root of how I work with clients, supported by my extensive expertise and on-going training, buoyed by my faith (contemplative practices) and commitment to healing.
Though insight is interesting and can be very helpful, I believe we have to feel something in our bones to be moved to make big changes in our lives. My great joy is guiding clients to find and embody their own ' aha! ' moments because that's when those big changes happen.
Our world has changed drastically in the past couple of years and universally we are experiencing grief, trauma, and anxiety. Whether you have done therapy for years or never before, I would be honored to support you during these unprecedented times. I am trauma-sensitive and EMDR certified; I provide treatment for PTSD, anxiety, depression, prenatal and postpartum concerns, grief, relationship conflict, medical hardships and life transitions. Using a strength based mindfulness and holistic approach I will empower you to improve your overall well-being and find a healthier balance in your life.
I have been in private practice since 2000. I work with adolescents and adults who seek help with a variety of issues including depression and anxiety, relational difficulties, substance abuse, work and/or family stress. I utilize a number of therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The relationships I strive to develop with clients, based on honesty, openess and genuineness are what I feel are key to the therapeutic process and client success.
If you want someone who is knowledgeable and understanding, but willing to meet you where you are at, with your particular situations whether it be relationship issues, substance abuse, depression, anxiety or other mental health related issues, please give me a call. I work with couples, individuals, who are looking for solutions for their unique situations. I have many years experience working in the field and I am confident if you reach out to me, then I will be able to guide and assist you in your personal goals and unique situations.
Hi there! Welcome to my practice. Clients describe me as authentic, wholehearted, creative, fun and compassionate. I believe healing is a journey built upon trust and safety in vulnerability. My approach is client focused, strengths-based, creative and individualized. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, identity and life transitions. I also specialize in treating complex trauma: abuse, neglect, violence, developmental trauma, attachment trauma and grief/loss. The healing journey is collaborative. We will navigate and learn together.
**I am not able to accept new clients until September, 2022 - please email if you would like to be added to my waitlist** As a counselor at InnerEdge, a program of Agape Inc. I work with individuals, couples and groups who are seeking to create both connection and change in their lives. I partner with clients and have compassionate conversations that elicit clients’ intrinsic motivation to change. I have balanced my professional interests with a passion for the healing arts including yoga, meditation, and wellness through nutrition. I am a certified Bikram Yoga Teacher and trained Vinyasa yoga teacher.
If you are struggling with mental health or substance use, thank you for reaching out. I am trained as a generalist social worker which means I draw from many theories and backgrounds to meet your needs better. I can support you in many different ways, including managing mental health and substance use disorder symptoms, battling urges and cravings, learning interpersonal effectiveness skills or finding your way when you are struggling to manage everyday life. Even if you just need an objective ear to listen, I can be a there. ***I run an agency with multiple clinicians, and we are accepting new clients at this time.***
How often do you ignore the signs that happen both physically and mentally letting you know your own needs aren’t being met; the obvious signs such as exhaustion, sadness or anger? But what about the ones that aren’t so obvious? The ones that are so confusing they keep you stuck. What I will teach you is how to recognize your symptoms such as anxiety, depression, negative body image, emotional eating, guilt, anger, shame (the list goes on) as SIGNALS that your needs are not being met, and these signals are actually (unhealthy, stored) coping mechanisms.
I understand that it takes a lot of courage and strength to seek help at any stage of life. I provide a safe and welcoming space for individuals across the lifespan who are interested in improving their mental health and relationships through individual and family therapy. I specialize in working with adolescents, adults, and families who are struggling with life transitions, experiencing anxiety and mood disorders, exploring identity and sexuality, dealing with the effects of grief or past trauma, managing challenging behaviors, or are feeling overwhelmed trying to balance the responsibilities of growing up or parenthood.
I have over three decades of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I am comfortable working with school issues, behavior issues, parenting / family issues, and emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, child and adult ADHD, etc. Together we will look at your life situation, identify issues that are impacting you, and work on solutions to improve your quality of life.
Are you seeking a seasoned, compassionate psychotherapist to help you experience more meaning and joy in your life? I am a psychologist, consultant, yoga and meditation teacher with over 25 years of experience in private practice and educational settings including Bowdoin College and Waynflete School. I offer psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families who are struggling with a wide range of issues including physical illness, depression, anxiety,and relationship issues. I have found that very often the crisis which is the motivation to seek therapy is also a profound opportunity for a transformational experience.
I am an Addictions Specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in both NYC and Maine - in addition to personal experience with addiction and long term recovery.. most important factor when pursuing counseling is to find a "therapeutic alliance" that fits. I always recommend that clients consult with a few providers before choosing. Once a trusting alliance is established, I embark on a journey alongside my clients, which can be brief and solution-focused or longer term weekly sessions and ongoing support.
The demands on young adults to succeed academically, professionally and socially create strain on various life transitions - those from college to the professional world, as well as throughout your academic career. These strains can often lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. I understand these transitions and the skills required to navigate the stress involved. The therapeutic relationship is a partnership and through the use of a strengths based and solution focused perspective, I hope to support you in identifying those patterns in your life that may be creating a barrier to smooth transitions.
I help people change. My focus with individuals is on self-empowerment and resolving internal and external conflicts. My work with couples is grounded in helping them develop more collaborative, fulfilling relationships, through gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and of their partner.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP
"The individual is like a garden to be tended, not a machine to be repaired". I practice Motivational Interviewing; this is a collaborative conversation to strengthen a person's own motivation for change. I hold a few principles that govern the work. First, I will focus on you being heard and believed, Second, be kind. Third, teach and demonstrate empathy and compassion and be helpful with your internal conflict... I practice being in the here and now with individual, couple and group work.
Reaching out for help can be a challenge, and I’m glad you’re here. It’s important, when finding a therapist, to feel comfortable coming just as you are. If you’re struggling with a recent life transition, a challenging relationship, self-doubt, guilt, anxiety, trauma, or other emotional concerns, reach out. My approach, which is intersectional and trauma-informed, helps you explore emotions without letting them run your life, set healthier habits for your mental well being, and move toward healing so you can live more fully and authentically.
**I'm not currently accepting new clients. Please contact our intake clinician at ext 1 for current openings in our practice** Are you struggling with challenging relationship patterns, stress related to work or home life, parenting young children or teens, or just trying to make sense of things? We all experience times when we struggle to tolerate our circumstances, understand our life direction, be in healthy relationship with our loved ones, or just quiet our minds. I offer a supportive and objective approach that fosters empowerment, clarity, and authentic change.
Does it seem like your marriage is too difficult to repair? Are you worried that you won't feel happy together again? In counseling, you can learn to recover intimacy, joy, caring, and excitement in your relationship. Through simple, easy-to-implement tools and strategies, you can break free of old resentments and bad patterns, learn to trust each other again, break old habits, and be happier together. In therapy we will work on a dual level, helping you, as a couple, to work out your differences and become closer and, as individuals, to find your place.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in East Bayside, Portland 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 East Bayside, Portland 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.
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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 East Bayside, Portland 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.
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