Welcome! I enjoy working with children, adults, couples and families. A main focus of my practice is grief counseling. I am certified in thanatology and have a special interest in providing support to individuals and families after traumatic loss. I also have extensive experience working with those who are seeking help for depression and anxiety or who would like to improve their capacity to cope with stress, relationships, and life transitions.
I approach therapy from an empathic, non-judgmental and supportive stance that encourages a collaborative relationship between client and therapist. The needs of clients dictate the specific approach or skills utilized, but I draw from a variety of theoretical orientations, including acceptance & commitment, cognitive-behavioral, trauma-focused and relational. My style is flexible and collaborative, working with clients to develop greater understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the patterns that are contributing to keeping them from living a rich fulfilled life.
Everyone is subject to facing challenges in life, some more difficult than others. It's common to need extra support during these times, it can often bring us comfort, reassurance and clarity. Remembering that we are strong, resilient and that we hold our own solutions can be empowering and provide confidence. When faced with mental health related symptoms, addictions issues or family addiction issues, it's easy to become overwhelmed and forget what we need to do to take care of ourselves. Seeking therapy is a brave and decisive way to provide self care. Very limited availability. Not accepting insurance at this time, self pay only
I believe individuals possess strength, resiliency, and the capacity for change. Through my work in the field of mental health and human services for the past 12 years, I've provided therapy to individuals at all life stages and have witnessed remarkable healing and growth.
After 35 years practicing as a clinical psychologist I have come to understand that effective treatment must be determined specifically for each client and applied in a respectful and cooperative manner. Treatment choices are made based on the uniqueness of the individual, his or her goals, and current life circumstances. They may include behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, in-depth therapy, or couples and family therapy. One treatment modality is not appropriate for all.
Have you been feeling depressed, anxious or simply “stuck” but don’t understand why? Do you wish you could fix the problems in your relationship, but no matter what you do, you still argue too much and feel distant? I help individuals and couples just like you. You've been struggling to figure it all out for a long time, but you don't have to do it alone. We can figure it out together. As your therapist, I would help to guide you, offer tools and help you discover a different way of feeling and being. I believe in creating a warm, open environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and emotions in a safe space.
When we have a safe, supportive space to explore our feelings, beliefs and experiences, we can raise awareness of our habits and tendencies and understand the purposes they serve. With awareness and compassion, we become empowered to practice mindful, positive decision-making. My passion is in working with teens and adults who have encountered trauma, anxiety, depression, relational challenges, low self-esteem, outbursts, life transitions and/or identity exploration.
Having provided counseling to individuals and couples for over 20 years within the church as a pastor, I have transitioned into the world of clinical mental health. This transition comes at mid-life with comprehensive experience in pastoral and organizational leadership. I have a deep appreciation for those who value religion and spirituality as well as those who have been harmed by them. Having been married for 25 years and having adopted 2 children, I have a passion for strengthening marriages and families.
My approach is rooted in the belief that, with safe and secure relationships, all individuals have the capacity for resiliency and recovery. Therapy can be understood as a process of integrating mind and body systems to ensure the whole person is online, functioning rather than feeling stuck. Understanding what is going on in someone else's mind not only allows us to attend and respond to their needs but it builds connections. In recognizing and respecting a person's inner-resources, I will help you to build on your self-knowledge and strengths, explore your motivation to change, and develop healthier ways of being.
Currently accepting new teletherapy clients!! “Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” There are highs and lows in life but how you tackle each bump in the road and stay resilient is up to you. I am here to listen, support, help you achieve your goals and discover your inner potential in a non-judgmental, compassionate way.
I utilize a holistic approach to wellbeing for people seeking quality of life. I use both traditional & contemporary/alternative approaches to therapy & I meet clients where they are & together we create a plan of care. I offer a sacred space (virtually) where people come to experience support & healing of mind, body & soul. I accept some insurances. My self pay rate is 125.00 (I do have a sliding fee depending on need). I also offer Life Coaching, when a person does not have a mental health diagnosis & is seeking support for various reasons such as life transitions, career changes... Life Coaching is not covered by insurance.
Welcome. If you have arrived at this page, you are likely finding it difficult to manage life's challenges on your own. In an increasingly complex world, a sense of meaning and connection is essential, but can often feel elusive. Feeling down makes it hard to see things clearly, leaving us feeling helpless and lost. Working with a counselor to identify issues, gain self-awareness and clearly define what is important to us can help. Whether you are depressed, confused, facing a crisis or looking for a sense of meaning and fulfillment, positive change is possible.
You want a life that you love & move through with confidence. You want to feel understood, safe, loved. You want a meaningful, connected relationship. You want to know & trust yourself and/or your partner more. You want to embark on a challenging, rewarding journey of growth & healing. You’ve come to the right place. Therapy is a process for cultivating resilience, hope, curiosity & connection. You will feel challenged & supported as you courageously invest in yourself & your relationships. You are worth it. Your relationship is worth it. Are you ready to make changes & experience more fulfillment in your life and relationships?
My clients are welcomed into a safe and positive environment designed to foster personal change. This process is a journey of partnership. I believe that my part in counseling is that of a guide and support for individuals seeking new ways to meet their life challenges. I use cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to help with achieving personal goals. Breathing techniques are basic to reducing anxiety and stress. Along with individual and couples counseling, I offer group counseling as an effective tool in the process of change. Stress reduction, improved communication skills and enhanced self awareness are the goal.
Are you looking to strengthen or repair your relationship with your partner or family member? Are you ready to make changes in your life, or needing support to get through difficult times? It can be hard to reach out for help. It is for that reason that I believe in supporting my clients, through empathy and emotional connection in order to help you reach your desired goal.
Welcome! Thank you for viewing my profile. I am available to guide you through situations including relationship problems, grief, personal or professional transitions including major life challenges, such as divorce, blending families and managing anxiety or depression. I have spent years assisting people develop healthier lives. I offer a therapeutic environment of professionalism, warmth, truth, consistency and I give homework! You and I will collaborate and develop a therapeutic plan designed just for you. I also offer Christian counseling for those that wish to integrate their faith into the counseling process.
You want to be heard and understood by your partner. To feel connected again. To be more loving toward each other and yourself. You want to feel more confident, really change old patterns and try new things that lead to personal growth. Therapy is a commitment to hope and possibility! It's an important step you can take when you want to live from the best in you, with more happiness, purpose, and a deeper connection to your sacred self. You'll feel supported and challenged in therapy. And therapy is work! But it can lead to beautiful transformation of your relationship with yourself and others. Ready to make the changes you desire?
I am a Counseling intern at University of Southern Maine and am currently accepting new clients! My approach to therapy honors the person as a whole: mind, body, spirit, awareness, and beyond. I extend that honor and respect to every member of our world, and I can help you find and cultivate that same respect for yourself and those in your life.
Congratulations on taking this step toward feeling good. Therapy is not one stop shopping. We are all individuals with different needs and motivations. I believe therapy works when the right fit is found with your counselor, allowing a relationship that is safe and trustworthy. I will work with you to design a plan that applies integrative therapies to address your current goals. I offer psychotherapy to individual adults. I also offer pre-marital counseling to couples. My office is located in private, easily accessed location in Scarborough, and I strive to provide a safe, peaceful and comfortable environment.
You have taken the first brave steps to a healthier, better you. I am here to guide you through the next step on your journey towards mental wellbeing. I will help you work through any issues to become the person you really want and need to be. My practice is a safe and warm therapeutic space where we can build a collaborative, strength based relationship.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Scarborough 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 Scarborough 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 Scarborough, or Child Psychologists in Scarborough.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Scarborough 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 Scarborough 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.