About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maine, and I have had the privilege of working with families and adults for over 10. I have worked with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, family conflict, anger management, LGBTQ+, intimate partner violence, families working with child protective services, and supporting parents who are raising children with behavioral issues.

My treatment style is strength based, judgement free, and I see our therapeutic relationship as being a team. I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Intimate Partner Violence, Non-suicidal Self-injury, and Structural Family Therapy. Most importantly though, I have learned that people are incredible, strong and resilient and I would love to support you in reaching your treatment goals and improving your life.

"I'm not saying it's going to be easy; I'm saying it's going to be worth it." - B. Dave Walters

I look forward to working with you!!


  • LGBT
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 12

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ilse Larrivee. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Jan 14, 2023 after therapy with Ilse for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Ilse has helped me gain perspective on my anxiety, given me tools to lessen it, and encouraged me to be kinder to myself. She is an effective and friendly therapist and I highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Ilse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I've only had a couple sessions, but I feel such a big relief already. She really listens and understands me even when I feel like I'm all jumbled with my words. I've never been to therapy before and I still have a lot to unpack, but she's already given me lots of support and some tools that I can use moving forward. She also has a great sense of humor which helps keep things light and eases a lot of my anxiety. I didn't know exactly what I was looking for when I started therapy, but I think I found it.

Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Ilse for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Easy going and understanding.

Work with me!