I work with women, non-binary, and transgender individuals experiencing a variety of concerns including stress, sadness, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, boundaries, self-care, relationships, decision-making, etc.
I am trained for work with individuals struggling with mental health issues, as well as substance abuse issues. Other areas I am able to assist with are depression, anxiety, shame, self esteem, grief, loss and trauma, gender and sexuality, and developmental and life transitions. During the assessment we would discuss the least restrictive diagnosis possible and begin to set goals together. This is a journey that we will embark on together.
I have been helping people for over 20 years in the healthcare field and I have extensive experience diagnosing and treating mental illness and substance abuse in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have extensive experience using multiple therapeutic modalities and I use several to create a unique and personalized treatment plan. At my practice, you will be treated individually, as a person(s) and not as a dollar sign or your illness. I enjoy treating patients of all ages. I welcome you to my practice where you will have a different experience and I look forward to working with you.
Jeannin Thibodeau, LCSW at Forest Light Psychotherapy - Accepting new clients. Licensed therapist in Maine and Florida, I've professionally counseled individuals full-time since 2013. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and strengths based. Providing secure internet-based therapy for women, adults, veterans, young adults, LGBT folks, middle aged adults, and elders. Also offering online or phone therapy for folks with life threatening illnesses such as cancer and end of life counseling.
Hello! If you are reading this and looking for help you are right where you need to be :) I like to think of myself as an "UNshrink" . I believe in helping to de-pathologize you and whatever it is that you are struggling w, and helping you to experience yourself, situation, partner(s), family, kids, LIFE, in a whole new way. I'm usually a good fit for ppl that aren't into traditional "therapy" for whatever reason: anxiety, skepticism, bad or unsuccessful past experiences..or if you think you, your family, everything is/are beyond hope! Not true:)
I provide individual and couples therapy for adults and adolescents. My treatment orientation is cognitive-behavioral in nature meaning that we will mostly work on emotional awareness and understanding, acceptance, and coping skills. I strive to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for clients to work on their problems. I create an atmosphere that is relaxed and like to mix humor in when appropriate. I encourage my clients to express feelings and needs about their treatment so we can make changes to enhance treatment.
I specialize in working with adolescents, couples, and adults. Clients I work with may be struggling with emotional pain; such as; anxiety; depression; grief; life stressors; conflicts with relationships and/or trauma. Often, my clients struggle with physical pain; such as; acute or chronic pain or illness. The most important part of therapy, is the therapeutic relationship and involves working with you to foster change and growth based on your values. My clients have been successful using the therapeutic techniques taught to adapt to struggles and make changes and growth within their lives. My practice is currently full.
Helping people is my passion. I genuinely enjoy helping my clients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life's various obstacles. You will find working with me to be safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental. I strive to empower my clients to create long-lasting change in their lives.
With more than 30 years of experience in the field of substance abuse, I am committed to helping those wanting to live healthier, more productive lives in their journey of recovery. I have a great deal of experience with both adolescents and adults, especially those struggling with legal issues related to their use. I am also interested in providing support for those affected by others' substance use. Please call and ask me how I can help you achieve your goals of repairing relationships, becoming physically and emotionally healthy and dealing with any of the life challenges brought about by substance abuse.
*Group openings only* I provide in person Embodied Equine Psychotherapy and traditional therapy via telehealth with a focus on young adults, but am open to other ages. My approach to therapy is strengths based and client driven. You are the expert on you and my goal is to partner with you and support you in finding what works for you. I work with individuals who might be facing challenges such as anxiety, life transitions, relationship challenges, and self-esteem.
Welcome! I'm glad you are considering counseling; it is a really big step. Thinking about counseling can be scary, but it reflects your strength. My experiences include providing therapy for individuals and families for the past 11 years.
Do you long for greater fulfillment at work?
Are you considering a career change?
Do you want to apply your professional skills and strengths in more rewarding and competitive ways?
Drawing on more than 20 years experience in business consulting and career development, the focus of my counseling is on the transitions - planned and unplanned, that we encounter in life. These may involve life changes, education, career, or health matters, among other things. I can help you identify and build on your strengths and resilience for greater success and happiness as you move forward.
I have two offices which are professional yet homelike settings. They each have 3-5 stairs. I practice with an eclectic style but do utilize EMDR, CBT and DBT. I draw on clients strengths and empower the client to utilize their present skills. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse and also depression and anxiety etc. I am a co-occurring therapist. The goal is to improve self esteem and self worth and focus on the goals and objectives of the client. The initial visit is a time for the client to share their hopes and aspirations and create a plan that is challenging but attainable. The client will always feel supported.
Sometimes in life you hit the bump in the road and need help to navigate in a new direction. Transitions are easier when you have support. This is true for adults, as well as children. Over the past 32 years I have helped many children,parents, adults and couples become their best self by exploring what helps or hinders this process.
I work with children, adolescents, adults and groups. I practice with an eclectic approach combining Rogerian, Adlerian, Motivational Interviewing and a number of other evidence based techniques. I open to ALL people; wherever they are on their journey in life. I respect all spiritual beliefs. We can work together to find healing from within.
We live in a complex world. Many of us can feel overwhelmed by the layers of stressors and demands upon us. While I do not possess the answers, I have strength in asking appropriate, pertinent questions, as well as opening the exploration of aspects of oneself that may be hidden from view. I work hard and ask the client to do the same. Through relationship we build safety and respect. This permits the bravery it takes to enter into the psychotherapeutic process. Ultimately, it is here that change can occur.
I strongly believe that the quality of the relationship a person has with their therapist is the most important factor for successful therapy. When we begin our work together, you will find that I am open-minded, non-judgmental, compassionate, and understanding. My work is holistic in nature, as I believe that all aspects of our lives have a huge impact on the way that we feel and how we function in the world. With guidance, coaching, and support, we will work together to help you to attain your goals and create a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Are you struggling with sadness, anxiety or depression? Is communication a problem in your relationship? Have the wounds and hurt experienced as a child held you back? I have been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years to adolescents and adults. I have worked in substance abuse treatment centers with dual-diagnosis clients, public school systems providing counseling to adolescents as well as their parents. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work at Barry University in Miami, Florida.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sanford 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 Sanford 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 Sanford 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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