The town of Biddeford is home to the La Kermesse Franco-Americane Festival, Granite Point, and the resort community of Biddeford Pool. You will not be bored in this town but if you are suffering from depression, you may have trouble getting out and enjoying anything. Luckily, Biddeford has some of the best psychiatrists in the country.

Depression can cause lack of energy, exhaustion, unexplained sadness, confusion, trouble making decisions, and even thoughts of suicide. If you or someone you love has depression, it is time to get treatment. Call one of the psychiatrists in Biddeford right away to get some help. 

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Aaron Landry

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
18 years of experience

My name is Aaron Landry, I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been practicing for over 15 years and I am currently licensed in both Maine and Florida. I have worked with the entire spectrum of the population from children to the older adults. I have experience working with and helping people recover from depression, anxiety, stress related disorders, bi-polar disorder, divorce and custody issues. It is my firm belief that everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time and could benefit from having a neutral person to talk to without judgement. I also believe that everyone is capable of recovery and should be afforded the opportunity to lead their best life. I practice cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. My goal is to build a professional relationship with my clients with the sole purpose of working together to solve what it is that they feel is a problem in their life, or simply to listen if someone needs to process out loud while they organize their life or work through a transition. My emphasis is starting and adapting where you feel most comfortable. Need help? Let's talk.

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Norma Beatriz

Offering therapy in ME
License: MSW,LMSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
41 years of experience

I am a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Michigan and Maine and have worked as a counselor and life coach with individuals and families for over 30 years. My focus is on helping clients achieve satisfying relationships and greater joy in their lives regardless of what their experiences may have been in the past. I use an eclectic approach to therapy seeking to find and utilize the methods that are most comfortable and helpful to you. In addition to traditional modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho Dynamic, Humanistic, etc.), I have extensive experience working with EFT (tapping) , Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. If you prefer a more traditional approach, that is what we will pursue, and if you are familiar with and interested in more energy based counseling that is available as well. It is of utmost importance to me that you feel valued and respected as an individual as you pursue the life that you want to live. Please note that I do not list all my availability on the online calendar, so if you try to schedule an appointment with me and don't see a suitable time, please let me know your schedule and I am confident that we can find a slot that will work for both of us.

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Anna Ruggirello

Offering therapy in ME
License: LPC,CGC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

Anna M. Ruggirello LPC CGC Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed professional counselor and certified grief counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked in a variety of settings helping my patients, and I put my clients first! I believe in providing passionate care. I am warm and compassionate. I am here to encourage you if you are facing a depressive chapter in your life. I will encourage you and treat you with care and concern. Respect is important to me, and I will make certain you are treated warmly. I will provide the attention and time you deserve! If you are facing anxiety, depression and relationship conflict, I can help. I can help you navigate anxious feelings to promote a sense of peace and confidence. I can help by teaching you mindfulness skills and focusing on what you need to do next. I promote finding meaning or trying to make sense of changes. I believe I can help you grow in a positive manner. I cheer and encourage all of my clients to reach their best! I am also able to help with communication issues with family. I support a holistic approach as well as the traditional approach. We will together design a treatment to match your needs. Talking to someone about issues you are facing can be scary and intimidating. I will treat you as a unique sensitive person, and I will keep your narrative and journey confidential. It takes courage and strength to reach out; I am here to help! I will dedicate our time to be meaningful and helpful. Please note I provide a supportive type of counseling, and that should You need a diagnosis or paperwork for reimbursement to insurance company , you need to seek service elsewhere. Specialties Solution Focused Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Grief and Loss Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Reality Focused Therapy Years of Experience 16 Services Offered Messaging, Live Chat, Phone and Video

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Krysten Rohlik

Offering therapy in ME
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Are you finding yourself struggling with fear, worry, sadness, or frustration? Do anxiety, worry and stress envelop your day to day? Do you often feel that you are not good enough? Do you struggle with emotions and/or feeling overwhelmed? Are you navigating a life transition, change, or relationship that has been a challenge? Do you sometimes feel like giving up altogether? Change is HARD! But it is possible, and I want to help you through that! Hi there, and welcome to Betterhelp! I am so glad that you are here, and I can't wait to help you to unpack the challenges you are navigating! My name is Krysten Rohlik. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of clinical experience. I have worked with all ages, populations, and a wide variety of challenges. It is huge that you are here seeking support, and I hope that you find your time in therapy to be exactly what you had hoped it to be. I want this space to be a safe and comfortable one for you to share anything and everything that you desire! I have significant experience working with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, aging/loss of independence, relationship issues, job/career challenges, identity, self esteem, OCD, attachment, boundaries/assertiveness, communication and many other life stressors and challenges. I view myself as being a warm and compassionate person people often say they feel very comfortable around, which is a hugely important aspect of therapy. Helping my clients to feel as at ease and safe as possible is a top priority! My approach is very solution focused and I also often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among other approaches. I will tailor my approach in working with you to fit your unique needs in order to best help you to achieve the outcomes and goals important to you. My job is hugely important to me, and a high priority in my life! "Overcoming difficulties leads to knowledge, self-respect, and knowing yourself." -Alfred Adler I so much look forward to getting to know you, and supporting and empowering you to make positive lasting changes!

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Jill Clark

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

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

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Esther Castro

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with anxiety, life changes, workplace issues, grief/loss, and chronic medical conditions. 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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Emily Wilson

Offering therapy in ME
License: LPC,LMFT,CRC
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionCoaching
22 years of experience

I am licensed professional counselor in Arkansas & Louisiana, a License Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana, a nationally licensed Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and a Clinical Licensed Professional Counselor in Maine. Over the past 20 years I have worked in a variety of settings allowing experience in multiple areas. I have Bachelor's Degrees in Biology and Psychology, and a master Degree in Counseling and Guidance. I have experience in addictions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, military issues, abuse issues, relationship problems just to name a few. My therapy style is eclectic by nature, I don't believe in one size fit all therapy. I will tailor our sessions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific immediate and long term needs. I look forward to working with you!

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Erin Weekes

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina and Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Steven Kirkilas

Offering therapy in ME
License: Msw,Lcsw
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

Hello, my name is Steven Kirkilas. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Chicago. For the past 10 years, I have assisted individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in overcoming their unique struggles. I believe my role is to meet individuals where they are at, nonjudgmentally. My most passionate work is in providing trauma informed care. I am trained in EMDR therapy and enjoy using somatic therapies. I am also passionate about the benefit of mindfulness practice in managing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and many other struggles. Lastly, I believe every person deserves to be understood, please feel welcome.

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Myra Ricketts

Offering therapy in ME
License: LMHC,CBHCMS,CCTP
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
23 years of experience

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida with over 17 years of experience in the mental health field. I have extensive experience working with individuals with various mental health issues including substance abuse and anger management, anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma. I also have extensive experience working with: foster care families, adoptive families, adults and individuals involved in the legal system. My treatment approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Art therapy techniques, Education and Group counseling. I am also a Certified Life Coach and am passionate about helping my clients work towards achieving a better emotional and behavioral well-being. My job is to get to know you and build trust with you as together we explore what might be getting in your way to being the person you want to be.

How to find counseling in Biddeford

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

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Biddeford. 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 Biddeford, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

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

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

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

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

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

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

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

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

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Biddeford 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 Biddeford helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

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

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

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

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

With a lot of people in ME, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 04007 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

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

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

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

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

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

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

04005, 04006, 04007

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