When searching for mental health support in Bangor, ME, you will find a variety of counseling services designed to meet diverse needs. Local therapists often hold advanced qualifications, such as a master's degree, ensuring they are well-equipped to provide quality care. These professionals offer specialized services, including family counseling and support from a drug counselor for those dealing with substance abuse.

Therapists in Bangor create a supportive environment where clients can work on personal growth and achieve lasting recovery. They are dedicated to meeting clients where they are and helping them feel comfortable throughout the therapy process. The goal is to provide a safe space where individuals can explore their challenges and work towards better mental health.

For those looking to start their journey to recovery or personal improvement, many therapists are available to schedule an appointment. By offering flexible scheduling options, including the possibility to make an appointment today, they strive to make access to care as convenient as possible.

Therapists in Bangor utilize various practices tailored to the unique needs of each client, fostering an atmosphere of support and understanding. This approach helps clients feel comfortable and supported as they navigate their mental health journey.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Corazon (Cora) Burke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC, MCAP (FL),LMHC (WA), LCPC (ME)
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello and welcome! Thanks for checking me out. Lots of folx say that I'm not the typical kind of therapist. My name is Corazón Burke, but I go by Cora, and my pronouns are they/she. Yes, my name is the Spanish word for heart, so one could say that helping people is my calling. I'm known for my compassion for others. I am licensed in Florida, Maine, and Washington, with an additional Florida certification as a Masters Level Certified Addiction Professional. I graduated with my Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis on mental health counseling from the University of West Florida in 2012. I began providing telephone crisis counseling in 2009, and since then I've worked in many different settings with individuals of all ages, with a variety of mental health struggles, including addiction, stress, depression and anxiety, grief, and trauma. I have special interest in working with individuals who have suffered as a result of existing while fat. I have received additional training in treating trauma and addiction, and come from a trauma-informed, person centered background. I am sex positive (including poly/kink, and sex work), LGBTQIA+ and neurodiversity affirming, fat body liberating, and disability advocating. When it comes to substance use, my focus is on meeting needs. I firmly believe in creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful space for every person and enjoy working with those who have unconventional or alternative lifestyles and spiritual/religious beliefs. I will not judge you, for any reason, and will hold you in unconditional positive regard. No subject is taboo. I won’t claim to know everything, and I’m a human that messes up at times, but I’m happy to walk with you on the path to knowing yourself and living the life that you want. If you feel like you're an outcast, or feel like you're weird or different than others, I welcome you into this space.

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Dannielle McLean

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LCPC,LADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and I am Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). I have been working with people in inpatient and outpatient settings for the last 6 years. Helping them navigate through some of the hardest times of their lives. I specialize in co-occurring disorders and have supported people in developing resiliency to make significant changes to their mental wellbeing and their substance use. It's been a really tough year for us all and it's normal to be struggling right now. If you find that you could use some support, guidance, and space to facilitate change in your life than I can walk aside you. I will help support you in developing achievable, realistic goals for yourself. Develop and increase your use of healthy coping skills including shifting and changing thought patterns, developing a healthy sense of self compassion, and become grounded in relaxation practices to reduce stress reactivity. In each session we will practice a routine of skills that can help you manage challenging emotions; including anxiety, mood swings, and cravings/urges. Increase your motivation and commitment to change. We will utilize a modality called motivational interviewing to explore the changes that will help support your life and increase motivation and drive to accomplish all the "I shoulds" that have been floating through your head. I will provide space and support as you move forward with making the changes necessary to live the life you desire. Consistent and regular contact to provide the space to increase and maintain your commitment to change, providing feedback, support, and guidance as you accomplish goals and develop new ones. "Every passing moment is another change to turn it all around."

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Elecia Pillsbury

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionADHD
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Maine with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Katie Thornton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Family conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changesADHD
3 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am Katie and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, and North Dakota. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups through a variety of different challenges. I have successfully working with clients that have struggled with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, parenting, co-occurring diagnosis and serious and persistent mental illnesses. I would describe my approach as being Client Centered, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Trauma Focused. I believe that you are the expert in your life and your journey and I will be here to help you find your own personal strengths. Taking that first step into therapy can be such a scary time. I am here to help guide you on your journey to identify your goals and create a plan to reach them!

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Susan Rair Krug

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): OH - MSW,LISW,LICDC ,NH-MSW, LICSW, MLADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Thank you for taking time to view my profile. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. If you are browsing this website you may be seeking support to manage your mental health or substance use disorder. You may be interested in learning more about yourself. You may just need a place to sit and talk to guide you in understanding your own story. I will assist you in identifying problem areas while guiding you to use your strengths. Areas of expertise, I am a licensed independent social worker( LISW) and a license independent chemical dependency counselor(LICDC) in Ohio. Additionally , I hold the same licenses in the state of New Hampshire; (LICSW & MLADC). I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy modality which teaches you about your thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how to alter these to achieve the results you are working towards. I am available to "meet" with you through a secure, confidential Telehealth program. My goal is to work together to achieve your identified goals through broad discussion and skill building which is consistent with your learning preferences.

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Melissa Dawicki

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): M.S.,LPC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
17 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp! I'm so proud of you for deciding to take care of yourself and joining me at BetterHelp! I look forward to getting to know you. I understand that you’re nervous --that’s common and to be expected! Taking the first step is always the hardest in anything we pursue in life- I am here to give you the support, encouragement and empowerment to take control of your life! You can rest assured that you have found a safe and supportive environment here at Better Help. We will start out by getting to know each other more and how I can help. I'm always open to your feedback about how it's going and what you need. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of South Carolina, West Virginia and Maine with over 17 years of behavioral health experience working with individuals and families in multiple settings including community mental health, emergency room, private practice and telehealth. Throughout my career, I have worked with symptoms including but not limited to depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management and relationship issues among others. In working with patients, I refer to Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution-Focused Therapy. I check messages 2-3 times per day, Monday-Thursday up until 3:30 pm and Friday up until 12:00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays are my days off, as well as holidays. I am based out of South Carolina and therefore am on EST. With this said, I would like to establish a few general guidelines: counseling can be empowering but it also requires a commitment to change- please be patient as symptoms and issues are processed and explored and understand that it takes time to gain strength. Most presenting symptoms are deep rooted and require more than a few short correspondences to fully resolve. Also, please be mindful that this is a paid subscription so it is to your advantage to actively participate in treatment and keep the lines of communication open. Please take note that after two no shows or same day appointment cancellations, I will recommend that you switch to another provider. My time is just as valuable as yours and appointment no shows and cancellations result in financial loss. I also ask that you please understand that not all cases are appropriate for online counseling and some are better suited for an office setting. I do not accept any cases with substance abuse or addiction of any kind as a chief complaint. Please remember you have access to the room 24/7 and may write as much as you want, anytime. Longer posts from you typically take me a few days to process and fully respond to. Also, few logistics as we start - here's information about: 1) the informed consent 2) confidentiality 3) safety I want to be sure to go over informed consent and mandated reporting and some other important information. Your emergency contact information is secure and I am bound by confidentiality, which means everything you tell me stays in this room with the following exceptions, as I am a mandated reporter: (1) if you are suicidal/homicidal, (2) abuse/neglect to a child, elderly or disabled person, (3) if I am subpoenaed by a court. Informed consent means you are consenting to therapy services with me and understand all of your rights, as explained in the informed consent document you sign. You will receive a request to complete your emergency contact information which must be completed before we start working together. The information will never be used if you become silent, but only in a true emergency, as I am always going to do my best to ensure your safety. Speaking of safety, as we work together I want to let you know that BetterHelp is not a crisis center. Please make note of the emergency procedures and resources listed below should a crisis arise during my time off or when I am offline. Even though there is an option to mark messages as urgent please do not use that for crisis situations. Marking a message as urgent does not ensure I will see it or respond quicker. Urgent/Emergent Resources: You can go to your local emergency room, call 911, or call 1-833-929-1721 www.hopeline.com to access a database of suicide crisis hotlines or dial 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) from your area and you will be immediately connected with a trained crisis counselor. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 988 for crisis support. Please take note of the following additional resources for urgent/emergent crisis situations: FOR SOUTH CAROLINA RESIDENTS: South Carolina Mobile Crisis: 1-833-364-2274 South Carolina NAMI: 1-800-950-6264 Crisis Text Line: 741741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 FOR WEST VIRGINIA RESIDENTS: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 Crisis Text Line: 741741. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): (304) 445-7866 Call or text 844-HELP4WV (844-435-7498). HELP4WV offers a 24/7 call, chat and text line that provides immediate help for any West Virginian struggling with an addiction or mental health issue. Help304 - West Virginia's Emotional Strength Line: Call 1-877-HELP304, text 877-435-7304 or chat (www.help304.com). HELP304 Provides social, emotional, and supportive counseling via call, text, and chat. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 FOR MAINE RESIDENTS: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988 Maine Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112 Nami Maine: 1-800-464-5767 (Press 1) The Intentional Peer Support Warm Line: 1-866-771-WARM (9276) or 711 (Maine Relay). The Intentional Peer Support Warm Line is available toll-free from anywhere in Maine, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a mental health peer-to-peer phone support program offering mutual conversations with a trained specialist who has life experience with mental health and/or substance use issues and recovery. Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-866-834-HELP (4357) Sexual Assault Helpline: 1-800-871-7741 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay) Crisis Text Line at 741741 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 Please let me know if you have any current/past safety concerns. We will continue to discuss this as we get to know one another. Have a great day - I'll be back to check in and will talk to you more soon!

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Jennifer Jordan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionADHD
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Maine and Massachusetts with 6 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with emotional identification/regulation, stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence and concentration, memory and focus, relationship and workplace issues and improving communication and interpersonal skills. I've worked with clients with a number of diagnoses, including ADHD, Autism, depression, anxiety, ODD and more. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I provide a trauma-informed, strength based approach with various therapy techniques pulled from CBT, DBT, Solution Focused and Motivational Interviewing therapies. I consider my practice to be culturally competent and I'm always expanding my knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! I am here to support your journey if you are ready to take that step and I am here to support and empower to make positive changes in your life. I look forward to working with you!

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Charlotte St. Juste

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in New York, Virginia and Maine with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Daniel Sigel

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Colorado, Nevada, and Maine with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started! My counseling style is warm, interactive and nonjudgmental. I believe in treating you with respect, compassion, sensitivity and empathy. And while I am an expert on mental health and change, I believe that you are the expert on you! That is why I provide an environment for you to feel safe to explore your fears, concerns, struggles and deepest desires for creating the life that you want. I use a strength-based approach that combines mindfulness with cognitive-behavioral, trauma-sensitive, humanistic, solution-focused, and narrative modalities. I do not use 'cookie-cutter' approaches. Rather, I value my clients as individuals and meet them where they are in life, without judgment, working with them in their journey towards who they would like to be and free from the things that are weighing them down Most that seek therapy do not do so without cause. My goal is to quickly identify negative cycles and assist in addressing them so that they are no longer present. Therapy is not easy, it is hard work, but I believe that you are worth it!

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Jeanne Guilbault

Clinical therapist offering therapy in ME
AddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepression
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am grateful for the potential opportunity to work with you, and glad you have taken the step to reach out for help. I am licensed in Vermont and Maine with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with all age groups and several different cultures over the past 20 years. As you might imagine, I have experience working with many mental health issues. My specialty areas are working with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and children and families. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Again, 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 a therapist for counseling in Bangor

Finding the best therapist close by in Bangor 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 in Bangor that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bangor. 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 Bangor, 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 in the Bangor region and in the state of Maine. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bangor or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Bangor area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Bangor 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 Bangor, elsewhere in Penobscot, or in the greater state of Maine.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bangor 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 Bangor 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 Bangor 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Bangor, 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 Bangor psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Bangor 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 Bangor helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Bangor 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Bangor 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 in Bangor?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bangor 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.

Bangor therapists 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 Bangor 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 Bangor 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in ME, therapists 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 04402 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your Bangor 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bangor.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A Bangor 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 with a Bangor counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 Bangor, 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.

Bangor 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 during telehealth appointments?

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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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 to customer service 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.

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