About me

Welcome! I'm glad you found my page. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Ann Soule. I'm a married mother of two and the grandmother of two - one of whom has autism. I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Relations and a Master's Degree in Counselor Education (M.Ed). I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LCPC) and a Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) in the State of Maine as well as being a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I have been in the mental health field for over 17 years. I work full-time as the Program Manager of an Opioid Treatment Center (OTP) in which Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT - Methadone and Suboxone ) is utilized as part of the recovery process for opioid addition. During my 16 years, my focus has been substance use disorders (opioid and alcohol addiction for the most part) and related mental health diagnoses. Substances are most often used as a means of coping as there are typically underlying experiences/trauma people work hard to avoid re-experiencing. These experiences typically lead to depression, anxiety and so much more. Other concerns people often face with addiction are grief and loss, a lost sense of self, relationship/family strain and/or disconnect, career, and financial issues as well as exchanging one addiction for another. As part of my continuing growth, I'm currently taking a 60 hour training on gambling addiction and in the near future, I plan to become a Certified Financial Therapist as I'm interested in mental health as it relates to money. I am also an LGBTQ+ ally. I am very much open to working with individuals themselves, family, and friends.
I am an eclectic therapist. Essentially, I utilize a wide variety of techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure, Gestalt, and Solution-Focused modalities as well as utilizing play and art techniques and dream processing to best guide clients toward their goals. My philosophical belief is harm reduction, meeting people where they are, being a guide at the side, and above all else, recognizing/cheering on your accomplishments both large and small. Let's get to work - you've got this!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Codependency , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Forgiveness , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

ME LCPC CC3341

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