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Stephen Dexter, LCPC

Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy
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About me

I am licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maine. I worked for 3 years as an in-home counselor for families with children struggling with behavioral and emotional problems ages 6-16. I have more then 8 years of experience in the field and I have specialized in intensive substance use and co-occurring disorders. I am grateful to be in recovery myself and I truly enjoy sharing hope with those in their darkest hours. Addictive thinking can be traced to uncover the most life changing opportunities when someone is open for help. I have experience with couples, one on one, in-home, and group counseling. I have helped many people with a variety of challenging issues ranging from depression, anxiety, and stress, to substance use, sexual addiction, and loss of purpose. I am a Christian who believes that God truly is love and I encourage all of my clients to develop their spirituality in the pursuit of health and happiness.

So many people are completely overwhelmed with life's circumstances that they cannot tell what the problem really is or how to face it and overcome it. I am here to help you along that journey and share what guidance and insight I possess.

Professional experience

12yrs in practice
Addictions Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Intimacy

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Multicultural Concerns, Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

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Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Stephen Dexter listens intently to my concerns. It is as if he studies the information I provide. Then processes that information carefully. He asks me questions to make sure he understands what my concerns are. Then he explains things to me in a way that I had not thought of before. He provides me with better communication words and ways to improve myself. I was guided to the right path. A path I wanted, but could not see until he turned the light on for me.

Written on Jan 06, 2024 after therapy with Stephen for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Stephen is well-organized, deeply considerate, and very professional.

Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Has been a great help.

Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Does a wonderful job listening and gives plenty of advice and counseling. Would strongly recommend to anyone individual or in group. Thank you Stephen!

Written on Sep 27, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

He was a great resource. His calm manner and thoughtful comments gave me a better approach towards the person I am romantically involved with.

Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Stephen for 3 months