Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in South Portland, ME

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Emily McCauley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I work with all age groups in individual, couples, and family therapy. I am trained in Functional Family Therapy which focuses on observing and breaking conflict cycles that are no longer serving you or your relationships. My relational approach translates well for all ages and for a range of presenting concerns for treatment. My particular areas of specialty are working with adolescents, couples, and adult women. Modalities often used in my sessions include CBT , ARC, Attachment Theory, ACT, FFT, and Gottman Methods.
(207) 218-0185
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South Portland, ME 04106
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$125 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Healing Tide Therapy
Pre-Licensed Professional, LCPC-c
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
They utilize cognitive behavioral models with a focus on empathy and care to help individuals plan for future success, empowering them to make lasting change and find meaning.
Currently accepting new adult clients through Mainecare only.
(207) 383-1689
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South Portland, ME 04106
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Steve Addario
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
) I often use a cognitive approach, mindfulness practices and neuroscience (esp.
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."
(207) 250-5810
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South Portland, ME 04106
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Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie Donahue
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified
Verified
I practice motivational interviewing and love to use a variety of coping skills from CBT , DBT and concepts from Seeking Safety.
I will be accepting new clients in January. I value transparency and direct communication so that everyone can make informed decisions. Sometimes we hesitate to reach out for help because we compare our experience to that of other people. It's important to recognize that our experiences are unique, as are the challenges we face. Everyone deserves to be heard and to have the opportunity for good quality of life.
(207) 610-7040
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South Portland, ME 04106
Not accepting new clients
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Rita McPhillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of methods: CBT , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing.
It takes courage to seek help when life stressors become overwhelming. I would like to help you get started working toward a life in which you find meaning and purpose. Perhaps you've been struggling with depression, anxiety, strained relationships or loneliness. Are you experiencing grief or a problem with alcohol or drug use? If any of these things ring true, you are not alone!
(207) 805-7692
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South Portland, ME 04116
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$80 per session
Waitlist for new clients
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Katie M McCoy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I offer techniques in reducing anxiety, mindfulness practices (DBT), CBT to look at thought patterns and how those affect behavior.
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.
(207) 464-2747
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South Portland, ME 04106
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$130 (individual)$150 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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James W Lehr III
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In these hectic times, we sometimes find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, disconnected from loved ones, or "stuck" and unsure about where we are headed. Some of us even struggle with past trauma that continues to define our present. As a therapist my responsibility is to provide a safe and supportive environment promoting awareness, cultivating strengths, and encouraging lasting change. My clients would describe me as warm, genuine, non-judgmental, open, and motivating. My style draws upon an experience range including solution-focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
(207) 521-9890
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South Portland, ME 04106
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$100 (individual)$100 (couples)
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Healing Tide Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
We practice an eclectic style of therapies, including person-centered, solution focused, MI, CBT , and other modalities as well.
This is an agency with multiple clinicians, and we are accepting new clients at this time. If you are struggling with mental health or substance use, thank you for reaching out. Healing Tide Therapy draws from many backgrounds and theories. We can support you in many different ways, including managing mental health and substance use disorder symptoms, meeting DEEP requirements, 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, We can be a there.
(207) 222-7906
South Portland, ME 04106
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$175 (individual)$230 (couples)
Waitlist for new clients
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David Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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.
(207) 420-2232
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South Portland, ME 04106
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Waitlist for new clients
Not accepting new clients
Linda Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MDiv
Verified
Verified
I am trained in several evidenced based practices including CBT ( Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), TF- CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MATCH (for depression, anxiety, trauma, and children's conduct issues), CFTSI (a very short term children's trauma treatment), Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. Hi! I'm Linda. I am a compassionate person who approaches therapy with energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in addressing issues. I enjoy working with many different types of people. I have experience with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I treat a variety of issues and have much experience in treating trauma, depression, and anxiety, as well as helping stressed parents improve their parenting skills. I am an experienced therapist and also a pastor. I have a Master of Social Work as well as a Master of Divinity. I have been a therapist for over 20 years.
(207) 613-7995
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South Portland, ME 04106
Not accepting new clients
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Playing Hands
Counselor, LMHC, MA-MSEd
Verified
Verified
As a Registered Play Therapist, my approach is child/person centered, gentle, individualized, comprehensive, PLAYful and non-judgmental.. I have had experience in working with children who are anxious, aggressive or withdrawn, children of divorce, children on the autism spectrum, ADD or ADHD. My experience as a special educator include working with children with neurological disorders affecting their motor, sensory, communication, social and cognitive domains. I work closely with families to provide guidance and support and to help develop strategies and techniques to deal positively with the presenting problems in the home or educational environments.
(518) 669-3284
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South Portland, ME 04106
Not accepting new clients
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Susan Parr
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LLC
Verified
Verified
I use a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
With over 27 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.
(207) 200-9033
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South Portland, ME 04106
$140 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Lacey Marie Graffam
Counselor, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I access interventions from various modalities when appropriate, such as: motivational interviewing, trauma informed CBT /mindfulness, DBT, psycho-education, narrative therapy, ACT, and solution focused therapy.
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.
(207) 218-0509
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South Portland, ME 04106
$100 per session
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Doug Popper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Each individual is unique and requires support tailored to their issues, personality, strengths and history. Bringing my experience and training to bear, I collaborate with my clients in designing the best path out of their distress and toward freedom and strength. Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression, grieving, trauma and low self-esteem are among my specialties. I am trained in CBT and psychodynamic therapy and am a Certified EMDR therapist.
(207) 613-4476
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South Portland, ME 04106
$160 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Victoria Libby
Psychologist, MSEd, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, relational therapies, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Systems Therapy (TST), family and couples counseling, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ).
I am a Clinical Psychologist (licensed in Maine and New York) with both doctoral and post-doctoral training.
(207) 656-5763
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South Portland, ME 04106
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$180 per session
Diana Cust
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Diana Cust is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine who has been practicing since 2015. She has a Masters in Social Work. Diana believes in a treatment philosophy that incorporates CBT and talk therapy. In her spare time, Diana enjoys biking, hiking, jewelry making, photography, and being with her family, friends, and dog.
(207) 494-4800
South Portland, ME 04106
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Lynne Unger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy that I have incorporated into my practice.
At this time I am not able to accept any new clients but thank you for viewing my profile. I have been practicing psychotherapy for over forty years with individuals and couples. My style is interactive, supportive and collaborative. My role is to help you discover your strengths and learn to build on them, leading to personal growth and change. Additionally, therapy is a place to address what is preventing you from reaching your goals and living a better quality life.
(207) 482-0901
South Portland, ME 04106
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$125 per session
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Natalie Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Natalie K. Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 6 years of clinical experience specializing in working with adults, teens, and families. Her areas of practice include anxiety, depression, phobias, panic disorder, parenting, immigration issues, racial identity, self-esteem, stress, and trauma. Her approach to therapy is through the utilization of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Multiculturalism, Strength based, and Trauma focused.
(207) 679-0594
South Portland, ME 04106
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Jonathan Birnberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My work is informed by contemporary psychodynamic and cognitive -behavioral schools of thought.
Clients have described me as 'very professional but also friendly, laid back and not intimidating.' I work very collaboratively with clients to set goals and find strategies which will be most helpful to them. Some clients prefer to focus more on addressing painful symptoms and circumstances (depression, anxiety, relationships or work difficulties) while others may want to focus more on personal growth. I am more than happy to help clients with either area or both simultaneously, as they often go hand in hand and serve to increase happiness and satisfaction in daily life.
(207) 358-4020
South Portland, ME 04106
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$160 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Powers of the Healing Arts Therapy and Training
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(207) 274-7633
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South Portland, ME 04106
$100 per session
Not accepting new clients

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.