Heather Martel

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) practicing in the State of Maine. I have been providing clinical social work services to clients for the past eight years, primarily working with parents, children, and adolescents. When working with a client, my goal is to gain a clear understanding of what change the individual is looking for in their life, and then collaborate with them to develop a clear roadmap of how we will meet their goals. I view counseling as a partnership, and I take my role very seriously. Of primary importance to me is respecting the perspectives and core beliefs of the individual, and honoring those in our work.
I work from a strengths based perspective, meaning I want to take what you do well or what is going well for you, and use that to help you find success in other areas of your life. I believe we all have what it takes to meet our goals, sometimes we just need a little help along the way. I have a strong interest in working with families in transition, whether because of divorce, marriage, birth, adoption, or other life events. I have extensive experience working with families around parenting strategies and skills to help family life run more smoothly. I also have experience working with individuals who have experienced a traumatic event, traumatic stress, or have a history of trauma. The majority of my work is with children, adolescents, and families.
It can feel scary to reach out to a "stranger" and ask for help. I commend you for taking this first step in seeking to create the person you want to be!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Self esteem , Depression , Coping with life changes , Adoption and Foster Care , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Family Problems , Impulsivity , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #LC14856 (Expires: 2022-08-31)