Life can be a challenge, and if you don’t know how to cope with it, it can be hard to know how to handle it. Depression, anxiety, stress, and uncertainty can contribute to these feelings. Who can help you? One person who can is a counselor based in Bangor. 

Bangor is a great little town, with a name that no one is sure to pronounce. Just like how no one is sure how you cope with life. Speak to a counselor today if you want to learn more about how to tackle your own life problems.

This is Leslie Mulligan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, EdS, LCPC, LCMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 24

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; r...

This is Chris (Christopher) McKillop's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been involved in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities since 1993. I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004 from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. I have worked in community-based settings, group homes and transitional housing settings, as well as working as a school counselor for 2 years and a Juvenile Court Counselor for 6 years. I strive to promote an atmosphere of trust and acceptance where clients feel safe, sup...

This is Corazon (Cora) Burke's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, MCAP (FL),LMHC (WA), LCPC (ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

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 t...

This is Marianne Harlow's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a LCSW of 25+ years with experience working with seniors, individuals with depression/anxiety, grief counseling and individuals undergoing dialysis. I use the modality that brings the greatest results in a positive, non-threatening way. Connection is important between the therapist and the client and my experience has given me the opportunity to make great connections. I have always wanted to be a social worker and was able to complete my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and my Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW,LICDC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, my name is Terron Gaiter, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. I approach therapy from a practical perspective where I am a realist. I am empathetic and nonjudgmental, but I do challenge my clients to push themselves outside of therapy in order to reach their goals. I work from a strengths perspective framework and with DBT/CBT and mindfulness. I have worked with clients who have had issues with substance use, depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosocial stressors, etc. I also currently work w...

This is Kimberly LaPlume's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Maine with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with grief and loss. I also work with other mental health and life issues, which you can read about in my profile. 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!

This is John White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Wisconsin (and still active in Connecticut). I have 17 years of experience working with the Veteran population. My career began as a Combat Stress Control specialist in the Army, assisting troops in Iraq. My passion is focusing on men's wellness. This includes handling of past traumas, self-worth, forgiveness, fatherhood, loneliness, sexual health concerns, relationship issues, physical fitness, anger management, depression, and career choices. I am considered personable and genuine. I know life is difficult and ...

This is Christine Nolle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! My name is Christine and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the States of Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, North Dakota, Maine and Florida. I have over 20 years of experience in mental health . I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including: inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, individual and group therapy, and working in the insurance industry. I work with clients affected by depression, anxiety, OCD, and substance abuse. My counseling style is warm and non-judgmental. I integrate kindness and I believe in treating others with ...

This is Barbara Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a psychotherapist experienced in working with individuals, couples, and families, from a strength-based perspective. I provide a warm and supportive environment where you can feel safe to open up about your feelings. By building a trusting relationship we will work together to get you to a healthier, more rewarding, and more meaningful life. Don't hesitate, you can feel better! I have a genuine passion for helping people to achieve personal growth. As a life-long learner, I am constantly developing and refining my understanding of the human condition. I...

This is Christine  Weber's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC Ct,LMHC RI,Both (licensed in both states )
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 34

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 ...

This is Erica Velarde's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Illinois and Maine with over 15 years of professional work experience. I have had the privilege of working with a variety of different populations across the lifespan. A large portion of my career has been working with clients that are experiencing complex emotional challenges. I use a variety of activities and learning opportunities to enhance my clients understanding of their mental health and treatment options. I have a passion for understanding Neuropsychology and Integrative Health in an effort to t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 32

I am licensed in Maryland with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & depression. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Karen Gano's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 33

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compa...

This is Hollie Crosbie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello. My name is Hollie. I am LICSW licensed in New Hampshire and Maine with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & depression. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Elizabeth  Stivers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I specialize in working with adolescents, young adults and families and have been offering dynamic clinical services since 2001. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the State of Tennessee and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and my master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago. I am committed to offering compassionate and professional services to everyone who comes to me seeking assistance. I have worked with children and familie...

This is Kryse Skye's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 19

I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the past 19 years and am located in the State of Maine. My experience comes from working in a mental health agency and for a hospital outpatient program with the vast majority of my time being spent in private practice. I have seen clients from ages 2 to 94 with my clients being men, women, teens, children and families. If I were to say that I specialize in anything it would be trauma. As a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, I understand trauma from a professional perspective as well as understanding trau...

This is Kelly Redmond's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Maine with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Latechia Hester's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,CRADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am an African American female Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois and I started my career in the counseling field in 2001, as a group home counselor for at-risk male youths, homeless young male adults, and their families, where we worked on family reunification, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ Issues, job skills, life skills, and independent living. From there I moved more into the substance abuse field working with DUI offenders, court mandated persons ordered to do anger management, and as an interventionist for families, and individuals who struggl...

This is Jesse Corbin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Maine with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, PTSD, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. In addition to being an LCSW, I am also a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor.

This is Lana Pelletier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Bangor, Maine (Bangor, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Maine with over 25 years of professional social work experience. Of that time, I spent 15 years providing direct service.I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming obstacles that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Bangor?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Bangor area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Bangor and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Bangor or elsewhere in Penobscot or the state of Maine.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Bangor therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that 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.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Bangor and elsewhere throughout the state of Maine you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Bangor to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Bangor, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Bangor, ME, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 04402 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

04401, 04402

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.