Depression and anxiety can really harm your happiness if you do not get the proper help. When you are left to deal with your mental health conditions by yourself, it makes it tough to focus on your life. These problems have the potential to make things that were once easy feel like impossible tasks. Depression can harm your motivation and it can make you feel like you are suffering all alone in your life.

It does not have to be this way, though. If you decide to reach out to Belfast-area online counselors, then they will be able to help you with your problems. These counselors know exactly what you are going through and they can help you to cope. Being able to get through these tough times will be much easier when you have a reliable ally to turn to. Contact the online counselor today so that you can start healing and reclaim your happiness.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 7

My name is Kathryn I am a counselor who is empathetic, great listener and always willing to hear feedback from my clients on their therapy/counseling experience and progress they are making. I have been practicing in the field since 2012 where I gained my experience working in a co-occurring non-profit agency. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, ADHD and Trauma diagnosis. I have experience in approaches such as DBT, CBT, Solution Focused, Brief Therapy, Rapid Reduction (Trauma) Reality and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked in the Social Work field in many capacities since 2005. I have focused on counseling and therapy since 2013 and worked with clients with a wide range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress management and parenting struggles. I have experience working with people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss. I also have experience working with clients who are exploring sexual and gender identity. My counseling style focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship with the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Do you feel like you could use some extra support and compassion during this unprecedented time? Do you ever feel lonely and wish you had someone to lean on? Is the thought of having to get dressed, put on a mask, and drive to a location for therapy overwhelming? If so, then you have found the right match with online therapy. As your therapist, I will provide confidentiality, a safe space, positive support, compassion, professional resources, non-judgmental listening, and helpful techniques/skills. I have been licensed for 12 years. After receiving my Masters...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CCS,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Christina McGuire and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine with 15 years of experience providing mental health therapy to young adults, individual and families. I am a graduate of the University of Southern Maine where I earned my Master's in Social Work and I am also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where I studied the practice and administration of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning. Within the past 5 years I have become licensed to provide support to people struggling with Substance Use issues. Much of ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

I use a therapeutic approach that helps individuals gain skills in handling overwhelming emotions and improve their relationships. The first goal is to help you to learn to experience feelings without being overwhelmed. The second goal is to improve your interpersonal skills by using your personal goals instead of letting feelings guide you. This approach has been used to successfully treat many different individuals, including those with depressed mood and anxiety. If you have these kinds of issues, I would likely be a good match for you. The goal of therapy i...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD.,LMHC, LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello and Welcome. My name is Barbara Barzilai, and I am Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor licensed with over 25 years of experience. Throughout my years of providing professional counseling, I have worked with individuals, teenagers, families and couples. My counseling focus addresses issues of depression, anxiety, sexual, physical and emotional abuse, eating disorders, drug and alcohol addition issues, teenager and adolescent counseling, couples counseling, and family relationship issues. My counseling style has been described as being warm, cari...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

We all need quality, effective counseling at times. I consider it an honor to walk with people on their healing journey, whether that healing focuses on trauma, grief, sadness, anxiety, relationship troubles, shame, addiction, self-improvement, or a host of other problems. Whether your needs seem small or overwhelming, if you are thinking about counseling, congratulations! Every step requires courage, and I respect yours. My approach to psychotherapy is integrative, drawing from psychodynamic, positive, person-centered, existential, family systems, and cognitive ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified EMDR Therapist. My primary specialties are treating general and specific anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, "imposter syndrome," anxiety which has led to depression, and confidence issues. I am also well versed in coaching, relationship dynamics, parenting, and family history complications. I am a very solution focused therapist with the notion of helping you achieve emotional wellness and happiness in your life as soon as possible. I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg Universi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Indiana with five years of experience in intensive outpatient programming and individual therapy. I have enjoyed working with anxiety, depression, trauma, motivation, self-esteem, intimacy issues, and LGBTQ+ community. My therapy style is warm and supportive while challenging you to explore deeper. I believe therapy needs to be as unique as you are. I’m always willing to explore those uncomfortable topics with respect to your values and boundaries. I use a mix of CBT, MI, and EMDR to create an individ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MAC, CAMS - II
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello there! My name is Christina, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During the past decade of my professional practice, I have worked in a variety of care settings and different levels of care. My passion remains in providing individual therapy in a safe and healing space by joining with you on this journey. Whatever brings you into considering the therapy as a tool for improving your quality of life, my role is to create a space for exploring, questioning, learning, reducing distress, and building healthy coping skills to allow you to flourish. I have a...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Educated, understanding, and experienced. I am an empathic and versatile clinician. I went into counseling to share my knowledge so others too can rise to their potential. I offer client centered therapy to meet you where YOU are. You can expect a person who listens. You can expect a professionaI. I studied Clinical Psychology at Tufts University in Boston and received my Master's degree in Social Work at the University of Connecticut. My experience includes 19 years in hospital and outpatient social work with ages 18 and above, in a variety of areas such ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Hi, I’m Cyndi Oberdan, and if you’re reading my page, I can tell that no matter what you are going through right now, you have COURAGE. Maybe you don’t feel brave, but it takes COURAGE to ask for help, and Courage to venture “into the unknown.” I would be honored to journey with you on this new adventure of yours. I have been serving people for over 15 years. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 from the University of Florida in Recreational Therapy. Later, in 2013, I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Over the last...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW-R
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 24

I have a flair for helping people effect positive change in their lives. My offices are comfortable safe spaces to talk about difficult things and make tough decisions. The road to emotional wellness can be painful and challenging, so I try very hard to be encouraging and supportive while change is occurring. Hurt, pain and anger do not define who we are; it opens our emotional pathways to inform us of the need and time for change. Depression is usually an indication of the depth of personal disruption, so when it’s appropriate, I offer advice to validate feelings...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCMHC,NCC,LCAS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 29

Hi, I am Judy. I am so excited about the opportunity to support you here on betterhelp. I have worked as a therapist for over 23 years with experience in individual and family therapy. I have experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a broad range of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild au...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am Katie Sankare, LCSW. I am licensed in the state of Maine and I have 10 years of professional work experience, mostly working with children, adolescents, and families. I have experience helping clients with parenting issues and concerns, navigating family dynamics, coping with life changes, managing anxiety & stress, building social skills, and concentration, memory and focus (ADHD). I also have extensive experience working with people on the Autism spectrum. My therapy style is warm, friendly, and interactive. I believe that every person is unique an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CAADC,IMH-E
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor working in MI. I have been in the field for just under 10 years and I graduated with my Masters in Counseling from Oakland University in 2013. My experience ranges from pregnant mom and young babies/toddlers to older adults and adolescents. I have experience working in a juvenile facility, experience with persons previously incarcerated, experienced past trauma, struggle with depression and anxiety and personality disorders, among other things. My specific credentials include LPC, CAADC (drug and alcohol) and IMH...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ-related issues, trauma and abuse, & 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine with more than 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. My approach is individualized and specific to your own personal needs and wants. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Belfast, Maine (Belfast, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, LGBTQ+ -related issues, trauma and abuse, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming life’s hurdles that challenge you. I like to help my clients understand how self-talk and inner beliefs can hold us back or push us forward. Taking the first step in seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that...

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

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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast or elsewhere in Waldo 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast 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 Belfast, 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 Belfast, 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 04915 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 Belfast:

04915

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.