Small cities are great to live in, but if you are feeling lonely and like you have nobody to talk to, it can seem like your small city is too small. The City of Auburn only has about 22,000 people living there, but you may feel like you are all alone. The dedicated mental health counselors in and near Auburn can help you.

While Auburn may be a small town, it has grown considerably since its inception in 1842, when there were only about 2,000 people living there. It is important to have friendships and relationships with other people so you can grow as a person. Talking with one of the counselors in Auburn can help you in your relationships and with any other issues you may have.

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Leslie Mulligan

Offering therapy in ME
License: MS, EdS, LCPC, LCMHC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience

Hi there, Leslie here. I’ve been a clinical mental health provider in Maine (LCPC), Rhode Island, Wisconsin and North Carolina (LCMHP) for over 24 years. I help individuals ages 14-90, couples, families, and groups. As a military veteran/therapist, I focused care for service members and their loved ones, providing military combat and sexual trauma treatment for the last 10 years. Keyed to your desired "better", I provide perspective, experience, effective strategies, and evidence-based resources from many sources. I help people experiencing mood instability; relationship and family problems; life, health, sleep and career changes, aging, death, bereavement; sexuality and spiritual challenges. Empowering people to be their unique selves is my core focus. People are unique, complex and innately able, if sometimes “stuck” or “off track”. Support for increased awareness, self- compassion and needed change are what I provide. My counseling approach is warm, direct, creative and interactive. I value being human with respect, honesty and cultural sensitivity. I am a holistic, body-centered practitioner. Mind, body, heart, thought, spirit and life experiences all together give life quality and meaning. My trauma-sensitive approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, wellness and art therapy tools. Our dialog, guided by your specific needs and goals, is to deepen your appreciation and enjoyment of your life, develop new strategies, empower your being. If you seek an objective, non-judgemental therapist with wide experience to help you clarify this stage of your journey, my joy is to get you “there”. Let's connect soon and make it better for you. Leslie

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Jill Clark

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience

As a fully licensed clinical therapist, I have had the pleasure of providing mental health support to children, teens and adults in a variety of settings over the last 17 years. I have worked in children shelters, hospitals/clinics, private practice and schools. Throughout my experiences in supporting clients and their families through difficult life events has helped me understand the importance of starting where the client is and being sensitive to each individual in their own process of learning how to cope. I provide counseling and support on issues such as: depression, anxiety, life transitions, self-esteem, setting boundaries, relationship issues, addictions, abuse, and trauma. As a social worker, I believe in providing a holistic approach in order for my clients to break out of their mental and emotional traps so they can live a happier, healthier life and meet their treatment goals. In working with me, you will find that I am genuine and down-to-earth, offering a safe and accepting environment. My hope is to partner with my clients in their journey to healing and growth.

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Tammy Day

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a therapist who is licensed in Texas and Arizona and specialize in addiction and mental health. I have also worked with clients on a very wide variety of concerns including OCD, stress management, family/couples issues, trauma and personality disorders. My therapy style is empathetic engaging and interactive as well as person centered. I promote inclusion and validation as part of healing journey My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, emotional focused therapy and trauma focused. It takes courage to seek therapy and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Tammy L. Day LCSW-S, LCDC

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Cory Bedtke

Offering therapy in ME
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
8 years of experience

Hi there! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 7 years of experience, currently licensed in Illinois, Tennessee, and Maine. I have a Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Education from Illinois Wesleyan University. Much of my practice has been as a school social worker, providing therapy to students as well as support to their families, but I have been working with BetterHelp since April 2021. In my BetterHelp practice, I enjoy working with individuals in the college and young adult range, as well as folks in middle adulthood. The clients I have served have presented with a wide range of social, emotional, and psychological concerns including social challenges, anxiety, stress, family conflicts, and parenting challenges. I have also worked with people with different neurodivergent classifications such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities as well as other mental health disorders . I have helped many families and individuals who have experienced emotional and physical abuse, a variety of traumas, and stressors stemming from disabilities as well as financial strains. My counseling style is relaxed, yet attentive and compassionate. I have a strong belief that a therapist should be approachable and that the therapeutic environment should be an inviting setting, particularly for those who are newer to therapy. Throughout the duration of a counseling relationship, I value respectful and direct interactions and enjoy using humor to put my clients at ease. My clinical approach is a combination of the following: client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused therapy. Though I've received formal education and training in these different approaches, I value making therapeutic concepts and theories simple to understand and easy for clients to apply to their own lives. For whatever reason you are seeking out therapy, I am here to take the journey with you and I look forward to taking those first steps together.

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Christine Weber

Offering therapy in ME
License: LPC Ct,LMHC RI,Both (licensed in both states )
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
35 years of experience

Hello, my name is Christine Weber and I am a licensed LPC in the state of Connecticut, Florida, Maine and a licensed LMHC in the state of RI. I attended Rhode Island College where I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Justice Studies and then a Masters in Agency Counseling. As I began working in the mental health field, I then pursued my Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Rehabilitation Counseling and I am now able to obtain licensure in the two states. I have experience working with all ages and with all types of mental health disorders as well as substance use disorders and then co-occurring disorders. For the past 4 years I have worked mainly with anxiety using mindfulness, CBT and exposure therapy. Over the past 6 years, I have been working with adults with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. Modalities used : Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing/Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

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Brittany Baker

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi, Maine, and Utah. With over 10 years of experience, I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns through the years; such as domestic violence survivors, children and families in the foster/adoption system, individuals with chronic illness, those in need of end of life planning, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and severe psychological, emotional, and intellectual difficulties. My style of practice tends to be very open and inviting. I use a mix of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, along with other approaches while working with my clients. It is always my goal to be able to tailor individual sessions to meet the needs and goals of a specific client on a case by case basis. It takes strength and courage to pursue a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. I will be happy to join you on your journey, to support and empower you as you move towards your ultimate goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Megan Lancaster

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 10 years of clinical experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, relational issues, motivation, self esteem, building confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming challenges. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage. My hope is to help you re-writer your story, provide you with an outlet for support, mentorship and guidance as you move through your healing journey.

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Jade Werner

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Colorado, Maine, and Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Annette Nelligan

Offering therapy in ME
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dhara Shah

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesADHD
6 years of experience

I am licensed in New York with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with concentration, memory and focus (adhd). I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Auburn

Finding the best therapist close by in Auburn can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Auburn. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Auburn, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Auburn or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Auburn area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Auburn, elsewhere in Androscoggin, or in the greater state of Maine.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Auburn area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Auburn therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Auburn due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Auburn may not take health insurance, some in the state of Maine may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Maine you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Auburn, Maine working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Auburn above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Auburn helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Auburn therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Auburn therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Auburn therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in ME, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 04223 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Auburn counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Auburn licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Auburn, Maine can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Auburn has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Auburn:

04210, 04211, 04212, 04223

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