Therapists in West End, Portland, ME

Tom Kelly
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
I understand, I’ve been there. I’ve made my share of poor choices and bad decisions. Some more costly than others. Today, I draw from my personal experiences, along with providing over 20 years of professional substance abuse counseling to help folks navigate through difficult times. We’re really only a few steps away from starting to get back on track and the first one is always the most difficult. Whatever problems you may be experiencing in your life right now including DEEP, OUI, Probation or Employment, I can help.
I understand, I’ve been there. I’ve made my share of poor choices and bad decisions. Some more costly than others. Today, I draw from my personal experiences, along with providing over 20 years of professional substance abuse counseling to help folks navigate through difficult times. We’re really only a few steps away from starting to get back on track and the first one is always the most difficult. Whatever problems you may be experiencing in your life right now including DEEP, OUI, Probation or Employment, I can help.
(207) 805-7297 View (207) 805-7297
Photo of Lindy Graham Wellspace Maine, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Lindy Graham Wellspace Maine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Waitlist for new clients
WellSpace Maine serves people in Maine seeking counseling for a variety of challenges. With 40 therapists and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we are able to meet the needs of many people in the community through in-person and telehealth therapy services. Therapists at WellSpace have a variety of specializations and you can read more about us on our website linked below.
WellSpace Maine serves people in Maine seeking counseling for a variety of challenges. With 40 therapists and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, we are able to meet the needs of many people in the community through in-person and telehealth therapy services. Therapists at WellSpace have a variety of specializations and you can read more about us on our website linked below.
(207) 358-3460 x1 View (207) 358-3460 x1
Photo of undefined - PSM Center for Relationships, PhD, Psychologist
PSM Center for Relationships
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Romantic relationships are tricky, if not treacherous. We long to feel important and understood and we expect love and intimacy to last a lifetime. But so often, our love relationships leave us feeling wounded, disillusioned, and discouraged. While there is never a guarantee of safety or security in relationships, there is the real possibility for depth, comfort, connection, and radiant joy. Couples therapy helps us confront the heal the deep wounds, discover new parts of ourselves, and find a safe haven in our relationships. Intensive Couples Therapy is a short-term, in-depth and focused approach to helping couples in distress.
Romantic relationships are tricky, if not treacherous. We long to feel important and understood and we expect love and intimacy to last a lifetime. But so often, our love relationships leave us feeling wounded, disillusioned, and discouraged. While there is never a guarantee of safety or security in relationships, there is the real possibility for depth, comfort, connection, and radiant joy. Couples therapy helps us confront the heal the deep wounds, discover new parts of ourselves, and find a safe haven in our relationships. Intensive Couples Therapy is a short-term, in-depth and focused approach to helping couples in distress.
(207) 218-0198 View (207) 218-0198
Photo of Alex Adler, PsyD, Psychologist
Alex Adler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
I am a psychodynamic psychologist with 15 years of experience, primarily working with adults and older adolescents. I also have experience with eating disorders, and also in a health psychology setting working alongside primary care physicians. Starting psychotherapy can be straightforward or complicated, depending on your needs. It would be unlikely to find concrete solutions during the first one or two meetings. More often it becomes a lengthier process, addressing problems with relationships, or with generally feeling overwhelmed, trapped, or bogged down in life.
I am a psychodynamic psychologist with 15 years of experience, primarily working with adults and older adolescents. I also have experience with eating disorders, and also in a health psychology setting working alongside primary care physicians. Starting psychotherapy can be straightforward or complicated, depending on your needs. It would be unlikely to find concrete solutions during the first one or two meetings. More often it becomes a lengthier process, addressing problems with relationships, or with generally feeling overwhelmed, trapped, or bogged down in life.
(207) 517-0133 View (207) 517-0133
Photo of Ashley Higgins, MS, LCPC, Counselor
Ashley Higgins
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04102
Not accepting new clients
Engaging counseling is opening to the process of change or healing. Whether your evolution involves an emotional experience, habit, relationship pattern, thought, or some other barrier to your version of wholeness, it takes courage and humility to get started. I aid clients in accessing and building personal resilience, strength and self-esteem in all phases of their journey. It is my hope that together we can gain an understanding of your needs, wants, processes and beliefs to collaborate a path towards your identified goals.
Engaging counseling is opening to the process of change or healing. Whether your evolution involves an emotional experience, habit, relationship pattern, thought, or some other barrier to your version of wholeness, it takes courage and humility to get started. I aid clients in accessing and building personal resilience, strength and self-esteem in all phases of their journey. It is my hope that together we can gain an understanding of your needs, wants, processes and beliefs to collaborate a path towards your identified goals.
(207) 865-8065 View (207) 865-8065
Photo of Caroline Cleary, Pre-Licensed Professional
Caroline Cleary
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04102
Life is a journey full of a wide array of experiences. Some experiences feed us, test us, motivate us, challenge us, and still others may confuse and discourage us. Asking for help to navigate life’s many varied challenges is a wise and courageous step toward becoming the person you want to be. As a counselor, I seek to create a collaborative, trusting relationship with clients through which to explore, heal, and cope with life’s many surprises.
Life is a journey full of a wide array of experiences. Some experiences feed us, test us, motivate us, challenge us, and still others may confuse and discourage us. Asking for help to navigate life’s many varied challenges is a wise and courageous step toward becoming the person you want to be. As a counselor, I seek to create a collaborative, trusting relationship with clients through which to explore, heal, and cope with life’s many surprises.
(207) 819-8121 View (207) 819-8121
Photo of Laura L. Cianchette, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Laura L. Cianchette
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04102  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a marriage and family therapist, I will work with you to identify patterns and help you change them. If you find yourself repeating behaviors that do not support you in your quest for a happier and more fulfilling life, I can help. I work with families, individuals and couples on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting challenges and life changes. I am excited about recent advances in neurobiology and use some of this information in my practice.
As a marriage and family therapist, I will work with you to identify patterns and help you change them. If you find yourself repeating behaviors that do not support you in your quest for a happier and more fulfilling life, I can help. I work with families, individuals and couples on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, parenting challenges and life changes. I am excited about recent advances in neurobiology and use some of this information in my practice.
(207) 358-6172 View (207) 358-6172
Photo of Jessica Townsend, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jessica Townsend
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
As a client at various times in my own life, I appreciate the challenge of engaging with a new therapist. The vulnerability of opening up to a stranger is real and palpable. Your growth in therapy is driven in part by your willingness to trust me, feel calm in the process, and confidence in my approach. My work always begins with this recognition, and has led to twenty years of creating a safe and comfortable space, while nurturing deeply meaningful relationships. Humbly and respectfully, I have had the privilege to witness amazing client strength, courage, and growth. I always learn from you, as you ideally learn from me.
As a client at various times in my own life, I appreciate the challenge of engaging with a new therapist. The vulnerability of opening up to a stranger is real and palpable. Your growth in therapy is driven in part by your willingness to trust me, feel calm in the process, and confidence in my approach. My work always begins with this recognition, and has led to twenty years of creating a safe and comfortable space, while nurturing deeply meaningful relationships. Humbly and respectfully, I have had the privilege to witness amazing client strength, courage, and growth. I always learn from you, as you ideally learn from me.
(207) 420-8636 View (207) 420-8636
Photo of Drea Michaud, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Drea Michaud
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Practice full at this time, thank you -I offer compassionate, experiential psychotherapy for adults, specializing in mindfulness-based and Internal Family Systems therapy for depression, anxiety and trauma. Honoring the dynamic mind-body relationship, I incorporate awareness-building, body-based practices to facilitate emotional, behavioral & cognitive expression, healing & growth, such as guided meditation, visualization & yoga-inspired breathwork and movement. I believe that bringing our full attention to our inner experiences with curiosity awakens a natural spring of self-compassion and an innate capacity for deep healing.
Practice full at this time, thank you -I offer compassionate, experiential psychotherapy for adults, specializing in mindfulness-based and Internal Family Systems therapy for depression, anxiety and trauma. Honoring the dynamic mind-body relationship, I incorporate awareness-building, body-based practices to facilitate emotional, behavioral & cognitive expression, healing & growth, such as guided meditation, visualization & yoga-inspired breathwork and movement. I believe that bringing our full attention to our inner experiences with curiosity awakens a natural spring of self-compassion and an innate capacity for deep healing.
(207) 358-4866 View (207) 358-4866
Photo of Sam LeBlanc, LCPC, NCC, Counselor
Sam LeBlanc
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
I help women and queer folks who feel unhappy and stuck. I use a holistic, intersectional, and compassionate approach to counseling that acknowledges that you are the expert of your own life. The clients I work with face challenges related to anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, gender, sexuality, and trauma. They face loss and grief, impacts of identity including minority status, career challenges, life changes, relationship issues, and meaning in life.
I help women and queer folks who feel unhappy and stuck. I use a holistic, intersectional, and compassionate approach to counseling that acknowledges that you are the expert of your own life. The clients I work with face challenges related to anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, gender, sexuality, and trauma. They face loss and grief, impacts of identity including minority status, career challenges, life changes, relationship issues, and meaning in life.
(833) 351-1041 View (833) 351-1041
Photo of Marc Felix, PhD, ATR, Art Therapist
Marc Felix
Art Therapist, PhD, ATR
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
I believe that "diagnosis and treatment" is too narrow a model to understand the depth and richness of our human experience, heal the wounds of our past history, and allow us to embody our joy and our fullness. I invite you to not only remove existing symptoms and change unhealthy behavior patterns, but to create a life of love, authenticity, and celebration.
I believe that "diagnosis and treatment" is too narrow a model to understand the depth and richness of our human experience, heal the wounds of our past history, and allow us to embody our joy and our fullness. I invite you to not only remove existing symptoms and change unhealthy behavior patterns, but to create a life of love, authenticity, and celebration.
(207) 517-0125 View (207) 517-0125
Photo of Teg Glendon, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Teg Glendon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
We all struggle at times to meet the internal and external challenges inherent in life. We move to manage and cope with problems, unhappiness and bad feelings. Sometimes we get stuck. Other times we move with skill and thoughtfulness, realizing happiness and peace of mind. I work with people to maximize skillfulness and minimize being stuck, using principles of change found in various psychotherapy models. I emphasize accurate understanding, acceptance, and change based on your values and worldview. I am honored that clients share their struggles and successes with me!
We all struggle at times to meet the internal and external challenges inherent in life. We move to manage and cope with problems, unhappiness and bad feelings. Sometimes we get stuck. Other times we move with skill and thoughtfulness, realizing happiness and peace of mind. I work with people to maximize skillfulness and minimize being stuck, using principles of change found in various psychotherapy models. I emphasize accurate understanding, acceptance, and change based on your values and worldview. I am honored that clients share their struggles and successes with me!
(207) 835-3260 View (207) 835-3260
Photo of Ellen Skoczenski, LCPC, LADC, Counselor
Ellen Skoczenski
Counselor, LCPC, LADC
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Not accepting new clients
Currently on maternity leave; not accepting clients. I am here to help reconnect you to your inner voice and remember who you are. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, social-justice oriented therapist. I center collective healing and self-liberation in my work, and I operate from a non-pathological and radically inclusive framework. But before all of that - I am a human. And I know you are too! I lead with authenticity and vulnerability, so you have the space to arrive just as you are. In my practice we’ll do just that: practice relational work together to help you build capacity, experience aliveness, heal, grow, and expand.
Currently on maternity leave; not accepting clients. I am here to help reconnect you to your inner voice and remember who you are. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, social-justice oriented therapist. I center collective healing and self-liberation in my work, and I operate from a non-pathological and radically inclusive framework. But before all of that - I am a human. And I know you are too! I lead with authenticity and vulnerability, so you have the space to arrive just as you are. In my practice we’ll do just that: practice relational work together to help you build capacity, experience aliveness, heal, grow, and expand.
(207) 386-8401 View (207) 386-8401
Photo of Nate Woodin, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Nate Woodin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Are you, or someone you know, struggling with life's challenges? I can assist and support individuals and families along their path of change. I offer an eclectic approach to therapy that is shaped by the needs of you or your family.
Are you, or someone you know, struggling with life's challenges? I can assist and support individuals and families along their path of change. I offer an eclectic approach to therapy that is shaped by the needs of you or your family.
(207) 358-4985 View (207) 358-4985
Photo of Danishka Valdes, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Danishka Valdes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04102  (Online Only)
Danishka is a license independent clinical social work who specialized in mental health and substance use. For the past decade Danishka has worked all in many settings including hospitals, non-profits and government agencies. She loves meeting people from all walks of life and being able to hear the stories that make them unique.
Danishka is a license independent clinical social work who specialized in mental health and substance use. For the past decade Danishka has worked all in many settings including hospitals, non-profits and government agencies. She loves meeting people from all walks of life and being able to hear the stories that make them unique.
(207) 952-8845 View (207) 952-8845
Photo of Cassie Slisher, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Cassie Slisher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Not Verified Not Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Struggling with food? Down on your body? Sadly, it's so easy, in our culture, to dislike our bodies. It's also easy to find ourselves mired in a cycle of overeating, efforts to get "back on track", and yet more overeating or bingeing. We can find ourselves consumed by thoughts of what we will eat, what we won't eat, what we wish we could eat, what we ate last night. It can be exhausting. It can zap the joy and zest right out of us.
Struggling with food? Down on your body? Sadly, it's so easy, in our culture, to dislike our bodies. It's also easy to find ourselves mired in a cycle of overeating, efforts to get "back on track", and yet more overeating or bingeing. We can find ourselves consumed by thoughts of what we will eat, what we won't eat, what we wish we could eat, what we ate last night. It can be exhausting. It can zap the joy and zest right out of us.
(207) 766-6451 View (207) 766-6451
Photo of Noah e Dorius, LCPC-C, Counselor
Noah e Dorius
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
Is your life turning out the way you planned? Are your personal relationships succeeding? Are you finding the right career for you? Do people know the real you? Too often we lose track of how we exist each day. Depression over past mistakes or anxiety about what might happen in the future prevent us from being who we really want to be in the present. The goal of counseling is to help you develop a better relationship with your 'self' in order to improve your relationships with others. Check out my video on YouTube to learn more about my approach.
Is your life turning out the way you planned? Are your personal relationships succeeding? Are you finding the right career for you? Do people know the real you? Too often we lose track of how we exist each day. Depression over past mistakes or anxiety about what might happen in the future prevent us from being who we really want to be in the present. The goal of counseling is to help you develop a better relationship with your 'self' in order to improve your relationships with others. Check out my video on YouTube to learn more about my approach.
(207) 802-0419 View (207) 802-0419
Photo of Shawn M Gebhardt, LCPC, Counselor
Shawn M Gebhardt
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101
As a fully licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, I believe that everyone has a desire to be successful in their life, but sometimes lack the skills or supports to achieve that goal. My non-judgemental approach will help you feel more comfortable facing the difficulties that are causing you to feel incomplete. Counseling can be an active, dynamic process, that can be exciting, challenging, and even enjoyable! I have a keen interest in Men's issues, but work with clients of all genders.
As a fully licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, I believe that everyone has a desire to be successful in their life, but sometimes lack the skills or supports to achieve that goal. My non-judgemental approach will help you feel more comfortable facing the difficulties that are causing you to feel incomplete. Counseling can be an active, dynamic process, that can be exciting, challenging, and even enjoyable! I have a keen interest in Men's issues, but work with clients of all genders.
(207) 560-0910 View (207) 560-0910
Photo of Melissa Chen, LCPC-C, Counselor
Melissa Chen
Counselor, LCPC-C
Verified Verified
West End, Portland, ME 04101  (Online Only)
I believe that relationships have the ability to serve as containers for significant personal growth as well as relational healing. I work with relationships of all types to break long-standing patterns of conflict or to navigate recent ruptures. I am particularly passionate about supporting partners and individuals exploring nontraditional relationship structures as well as families with adult children. I also work from a trauma-informed perspective with individuals who are facing life transitions, struggling with relational challenges, or feeling like something from the past is getting in the way of living life with ease.
I believe that relationships have the ability to serve as containers for significant personal growth as well as relational healing. I work with relationships of all types to break long-standing patterns of conflict or to navigate recent ruptures. I am particularly passionate about supporting partners and individuals exploring nontraditional relationship structures as well as families with adult children. I also work from a trauma-informed perspective with individuals who are facing life transitions, struggling with relational challenges, or feeling like something from the past is getting in the way of living life with ease.
View
Photo of Adrienne J Bentsen, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Adrienne J Bentsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West End, Portland, ME 04101
NOTE: Full/Waitlisting. I'm a Gestalt & Certified Gottman Therapist, specialized in couples therapy. I help both individuals & couples explore barriers to connection, processing underlying trauma and/or loss. Together, we seek insight on issues related to boundaries, dishonesty, anger, confidence, culture, sexuality, depression, anxiety, etc. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for open communication so we can focus on deeper unmet needs. It's each individual's choice to lean into difficulty to create more meaning and intimacy, and I want to help you do this in healthy ways.
NOTE: Full/Waitlisting. I'm a Gestalt & Certified Gottman Therapist, specialized in couples therapy. I help both individuals & couples explore barriers to connection, processing underlying trauma and/or loss. Together, we seek insight on issues related to boundaries, dishonesty, anger, confidence, culture, sexuality, depression, anxiety, etc. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for open communication so we can focus on deeper unmet needs. It's each individual's choice to lean into difficulty to create more meaning and intimacy, and I want to help you do this in healthy ways.
(207) 536-6081 View (207) 536-6081

See more therapy options for West End, Portland

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in West End, Portland, ME

70+

Average cost per session

$140

Therapists in West End, Portland, ME who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Anxiety
78% Self Esteem
77% Depression
71% Stress
67% Life Transitions
65% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% BlueCross and BlueShield
64% Anthem | Elevance
52% Aetna

How Therapists in West End, Portland, ME see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in West End, Portland?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.