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Shawn Rodgers

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCPC
Intimacy-related issues
12 years of experience

The decision to enter into therapy is often a difficult one and I feel it is important to recognize and appreciate the courage with which people decide to allow a therapist into their lives, trusting that person with intimate details of their lives. My goal is to respect the trust that has been given me by my clients and to help them find the inspiration and skills to overcome the difficulties that brought them to me. We all have strengths, things we are good at, and I view my job as to help my clients identify what their strength are so that they can then use those strengths to overcome the problems bringing them in to treatment. In my experience many clients have forgotten their talents, their strengths and their values; I want to help them remember the resources available to them, and help them find solutions in their life that are based on their values, anchored in their strengths and aimed at their goal. My job is not to impose my beliefs on you but to help you remember and refine your own so that you find yourself in a live that is satisfying and rewarding to you. I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, stuck in poor relationships and struggling with sexual dysfunctions, particularly unwanted sexual attractions, interests and behaviors. I do so using a mix of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and reality therapy approaches designed to help my clients identify how their thoughts and feelings influence their behavior, help them feel valued and respected and to craft solutions accurately targeted at the problems in their lives. My work is to create a safe, caring space in which you feel secure enough to give voice to the issues troubling you without fear of being judged or criticized. I have been a therapist for twelve years. Currently I am licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine though I have previously practiced in both Oregon and Washington.

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Geoffrey Gadow

Offering therapy in ME
License: LPC,LCPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a licensed therapist in both Maine (LCPC) and Pennsylvania (LPC), and have been practicing in the counseling field for over twenty years. I was raised in a family focused on human services, as my mother was a therapist and my father was a special education teacher for emotionally challenged students. I began my own work in the field while still in high school, volunteering with child survivors of sexual abuse, moving on to complete Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in psychology. I have worked with people of varying ages and of diverse backgrounds over the years and in a variety of settings. I have been an outpatient therapist and a residential clinician, a wilderness therapist and a marriage counselor. I have held therapy in offices, schools, family homes, and deep in the forests of northern Wisconsin. Over the years I have come to believe in one thing above all others: no matter what the environment or the form of therapy, the individual strength and resilience of the human spirit is paramount. From this perspective, my role as a therapist must be to trust the individual as to the direction they need to travel, and to assist along the way by opening doors and exploring options rather than dictating any one path. I draw on a number of clinical approaches in my therapy work; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing. I also have experience with psychodynamic approaches with specific clients. I believe the approach is best matched to the individual, rather than the individual to the approach. I therefore tailor my approach to the strengths and disposition with whom I am working, and remain flexible in this approach as the work progresses. Growth and development are cornerstones of therapy, and I believe this is true too of the therapist. I remain excited to grow and learn, and continue my own education through trainings and regular engagement with literature. My best teachers, however, continue to be those I work with. Therapy is a partnership, and while I have much to offer in the therapeutic relationship, rarely do I conclude work with an individual quite the same as when we started together. I look forward to walking with you on your journey for a little while, and will feel honored and wish you well when our ways eventually part. Most of all I hope the part of your journey we call therapy will be enlightening, strengthening, and yielding of the peace we all seek and deserve.

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Jennifer McCann

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
22 years of experience

Hello, my name is Jennifer McCann. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I am an LCSW mental health counselor with over 21 years of experience. I am fluent in American Sign Language and offer therapy services in ASL. I have experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing and Deaf Blind people. I also work with adults who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. My approach to therapy combines strengths based client-centered counseling with additional modalities of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral counseling. I provide psychotherapy and counseling services for individuals seeking help with managing day-to-day stressors, sudden life changes, crisis, trauma , intimacy issues, anxiety and communication issues. I believe that people are truly doing the best they can and when they are supported change comes about from their own strengths. The rapport between a therapist and client is key to the work of therapy. The best therapeutic work is done when warmth, laughter, tears, grief and anger are all welcomed as part of learning and growth. We will work together to set a plan for your treatment that is individualized to your needs as we build that rapport. Thank you for looking at my profile and I look forward to working with you.

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Roselle O'Brien

Offering therapy in ME
License: LMHC,REAT
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and Utah, a Creative Arts Therapist, and an internationally credentialed Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) with 20+ years experience working with people of all ages, from very young children through elders. I offer integrative and holistic counseling tailored to your individual needs. My approach is humanistic, narrative, and contemplative with a focus on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of each person and their lives as a whole. I work with you to design an approach to therapy that meets your unique needs and goals. My specialty areas include: life transitions; anxiety; environmental illnesses (e.g., long-COVID, MCAS, mast cell disorders (MCD), chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue, ehlers-danlos, irritable bowel, allergies, and other related illnesses); elders and elder care/caregiver supports; chronic illness; grief & loss; life-style changes. Whatever your goals may be, you can be living a fuller life - let's make the change together! Day, evening, & weekend sessions available!

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Kristin Michaud

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & 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!

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Sirena Robinson-Luczak

Offering therapy in ME
License: MSW, LISW-S,LICDC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011, from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014 and from the University of Cincinnati with my Master's in Healthcare Administration in 2019. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with those who have both mental illness and a history of substance abuse. I have worked with teenagers and families, couples, individuals, LGBTQ, the elderly, and those with complex treatment needs. I believe in developing an integrative and collaborative relationship with my clients that is built on mutual trust and respect.

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Petra Patterson

Offering therapy in ME
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseADHD
14 years of experience

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Washington state with over 13 years of experience working as a therapist and life coach. I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns including ADHD, opioid addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also assisted many people who have experienced physical and emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My training, life experience, and insight offer clients a unique opportunity to transcend current problems in the service of their own growth. You can create change in your life and overcome difficult and challenging situations. Remember, seeking counseling is not a sign of weakness, but one of true courage. Counseling can empower you to thrive, not just survive. I will be here to support you on your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Jennifer Jordan

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemADHD
6 years of experience

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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Angela Lyford

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseGriefCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Garry Wickerd

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My main treatment modality is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which is a holistic approach that helps individuals live a richer, fuller, more meaningful life. I would appreciate the opportunity to help you on your life's journey.

How to find counseling in Calais

Finding the best therapist close by in Calais 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 Calais. 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 Calais, 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais, elsewhere in Washington, 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 Calais area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais, 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 04619 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 Calais 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 Calais 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 Calais, 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.

Calais 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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04619

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