I have been a therapist for over 20 years. I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, eating disorders, relationship issues, and who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder. I look forward to working with clients who are open to change and want to become aware of their thought patterns and learn techniques to move forward toward their goals.
With over 26 years of experience, I specialize in anxiety, depression, and life transitions for ages 18 and up. Sessions are tailored to each individual with the ultimate intention of building a safe and trusting relationship.
Working at Aware Recovery Care (ARC), I treat clients from all different areas of life. The In-Home Addiction Treatment approach at Aware Recovery Care is an individualized face-to-face program that brings treatment to you, on your own schedule. With our unique multidisciplinary community-based treatment teams, we individualize each client's experience to include any and all pre-existing therapeutic and medical relationships. I and Aware Recovery Care see addiction as a chronic disease, and it is unique to each individual, and so should be the treatment.
Not accepting new clients at this time. I enjoy working with clients who are ready to address the issues that are holding them back or getting in their way. Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Relationship issues, Parenting, Adjustment issues, and Issues of Childhood.
I like to do a lot of listening and to provide emotional support prior to making any suggestions. Also, I have found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a very effective component to counseling because it helps clients to identify habitual coping strategies that he/she has been employing that have helped to reduce stress in the past but now cause all sorts of problems. In addition to providing emotional support, I will help you to be mindful of these tendencies and practice replacing the thoughts (and the behaviors associated with them) with strategies that will help you live a happier,life.
I want you to know that you can do this, you have the key to creating your own change. I approach my therapeutic work with the idea that the efforts to support mental health are equally as important to the priority we have for our physical health. My focus is on your needs and wants, this is about you and what you are looking to achieve in your own life and within counseling. My hopes are that my approach will allow you to feel calm and safe in session, that you can be your most honest and genuine self, that you feel respected, understood, and heard.
We are all seeking relief from something. Or have certain roadblocks we are continually coming up against and just can’t seem to get past. Needing extra support is nothing to be ashamed of. Reaching out for it is a sign of strength and courage. I believe that every individual possesses innate strengths, and I work with clients to identify and build upon these as the foundation for healthy change and personal growth. Often what we view as our weaknesses can also become strengths, they just need to be in balance. Through self-examination and hard work we all have the capacity to grow and surpass our current problems and limitations.
Hi my name is Natasha and I'm trained as both a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and a cultural anthropologist (PhDc) and I blend the skills I have gained in both these fields to work with individuals, couples, and communities to realize their inherent strengths. I operate from a philosophy that people have the ability to recover and heal and the power to do so lies within them and my job is simply to facilitate the process. You are the answer! I specialize in online therapy and counseling services using HIPPA compliant video and tele-mental health technology. To schedule: https://thejourneyhome11.com/schedule-appointment
We try to take care of ourselves, connect with supportive people, and make good decisions - but being alive can be overwhelming at times - losses of health, loved ones, our sense of balance. When this happens we may feel depressed or anxious. Sometimes it helps to just slow things down and look at what's going on with curiosity rather than judgment. It might be time to take a step back to look at what your goals are, what obstructs you enjoying your life more and getting satisfaction from your relationships. Look at creating new meaning from your experiences.
Welcome to my practice. I am a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in Maine since 1994 serving a varied population of children, adolescents, and adults. I provide individual and family therapy for a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, adoption, divorce, and parenting. My approach is eclectic and I work with my clients to develop a treatment plan that best meets the individual or family's needs and goals. In addition to my therapy work I also provide psychological and neuropsychological testing to school age children from pre-k through college. I look forward to talking.
Life can throw us curveballs and we all need help sometimes navigating through life transitions and other stressful times. My style is flexible and interactive, working collaboratively with people to achieve their goals. I aim to provide an empathic, warm, non-judgmental environment. LGBTQIA informed and ally.
December 31, 2021 - I have a couple coaching and private pay openings currently. Most people I work with start sessions sharing some version of what's wrong with them: "I can't seem to get out of my own way." "I'm good at starting things but cant finish them." "I hate myself." "I don't understand why people don't like me." "I don't like people." "I just don't fit." "I can't do this any more." "I worry about myself." "I'm afraid." "People tell me I'm smart (or attractive, or funny, etc.) but I don't believe them."
*I am best reached via email - thanks! * In-person sessions are currently available for fully vaccinated individuals. My goal is to help individuals become more present in their lives and actively engaged in their valued pursuits. Working together, we will identify and address the barriers that keep you from moving forward and experiencing a full life, satisfying relationships, and realizing your educational, occupational, or athletic potential.
Are you noticing your life has become difficult to cope with? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or feeling overwhelmed? When life becomes too busy we can begin to feel depleted and stress begins to build, leading to symptoms that can be disruptive to our lives. If you are experiencing poor sleep, general increase in frustration, low mood and maybe even a decline in health, it may be in response to a persistent level of daily stress. I work with people in a safe, non-judgmental capacity. I provide support from a holistic perspective considering the entirety of your experience to assist you in restoring a sense of wellbeing.
I believe that healing the wounds of the past is the key to moving forward and having a happy and successful life. I focus on integrating the emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual health of each person with compassionate and individualized care. I have 20 years of experience in the Social Work field and have developed a therapeutic style that is characterized by empathy, approachability, transparency and non-judgment.
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am an experienced LCPC, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. If you want to make healthy and positive changes in your life, I invite you to email or call me. I take most private insurances as well as offering sliding scale fees. I also offer faith based counseling if you would like to learn how to use your faith to reduce your symptoms. Give me a call or write me an email, let's see if you and I will make a good fit!
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with offices in Portland and Biddeford, Maine. I received a Masters in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge and have completed additional training in several fields including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavior Therapy; Suicide Prevention; Culturally Competent Care for Adolescents; Assessment and Treatment of Attachment, Trauma, and Addiction; The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Brain Development; and Clinical Management of Sleep Disorders. I have post-graduate training in filial therapy and play therapy. I welcome adults, adolescents, and children.
Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, CAADC, SAP, CCS
"Weekend and Evening appointment available! I bring 20+ years of experience in helping people explore new ways to improve their quality of life. I am very passionate about my work and the growth that develops. Therapy is a brave step towards healing and I'll be with you every step of the way. As you search for a therapist, please realize you're not alone. Many of us find ourselves experiencing anxiety, depression, interpersonal problems, relationship problems, trauma, addiction and other symptoms related to our fast-paced society.
Caitlin is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC), who has a genuine passion for helping others explore their journey in life. Using an integrative person-centered approach she works with children, adolescents, and adults, and provides a variety of treatment modalities including individual, family and group therapy. Caitlin has worked in the inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. She specializes in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, substance use, life transitions, family conflict, and relationship and self-esteem challenges.
Is there an area in your life you'd like to improve? Would you benefit from having someone in your corner while you navigate life? I would love to explore whether I might be a good fit to help you reach your goals. In my experience, the foundation for meaningful human change can often be found within an authentic, trustful, empathic therapeutic relationship. I am here to be your ally in identifying and exploring desired directions for your life moving forward. I would describe my style as client centered – less directive and more focused on following the direction of the client. However, I can be more directive when necessary.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in South 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 South 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.
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 South Portland, or Child Psychologists in South Portland.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like South Portland 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 South 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.
How to use my insurance?
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