Caribou, Maine in Aroostook County is the most northeastern city in the United States and was founded in 1810 but was not incorporated until 1842. The town had its share of firsts such as the first lift-off location of the successful balloon crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in 1984 by Colonel Joseph Kittinger. There is a memorial park with a large replica of the balloon at the place where he took off.

In addition, you will also find some of the best counselors and therapists in the state in and around Caribou. This is important for those who are having emotional or mental health concerns or any other type of issues of the sort. If you need someone to talk to about your mental health or that of a loved one, contact one of the Caribou area counselors today.

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Andrea Daigle

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Andrea Daigle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine. I have been working within the mental health field for over 15 years, and as a therapist for over 5 years now. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of concerns including that of depression, anxiety and stress related issues, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem/self worth among many others. My decision to become a therapist comes with many answers. It feels natural and right for me to be in a position to provide an empathetic and non-judgmental safe space, and I am forever is awe of the strength of our human kind. I have had the opportunity to work in a hospital setting, outpatient setting and within a school, all giving me a well rounded passion to help others. I earned my Masters in Social Work degree at the University of New England in 2015. I would describe myself as compassionate, knowledgeable, patient and kind. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what we have. It would be my privilege to join you on this journey of growth, or through difficult times. I use various modalities and practicing in a rural area has helped me to become much of a "generalist," employing various motivational techniques, solution focused techniques along with cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

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Bobbie-Jo Rand

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepressionADHD
14 years of experience

Hello! My name is Bobbie Jo Rand and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC) in the State of Maine. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for over 14 years in a school setting, emergency room setting and crisis counseling capacity. I graduated from University of New England with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations including children, teenagers, and adults. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, relationship issues, family conflict, self-esteem, and substance use issues. Many of the clients I have previously worked with experienced anxiety, depression, addiction and other negative emotions that you could be experiencing yourself. I use a number of techniques depending on what works for the patient. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based approaches, solution focused techniques, motivational interviewing and mindfulness practices. You are the most important part of the counseling relationship. We start where you are and work towards the goals you want to achieve. I look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to request a time outside of my available times, I have some flexibility to provide time at other times not listed.

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Lindsay Moan

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Trauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger managementDepressionADHD
4 years of experience

Everyone is in charge of their own story, but sometimes we get lost and lose sight of where we're going. My hope is to help support you by reflecting and exploring the challenges you face, and strengthen your skillsets to face whatever life brings to the table. Let's find out together what kind of character you hope to be in your story! I am licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in Maine. I have been in the field for about 3.5 years, working with children and families to help them understand clinical diagnosis and how to continue and work to grow together. I have worked with a diverse range of needs with focuses in depression, trauma, anxiety, and attachment. My approach is to meet you where you are at - you lead the way, and I'll help you find direction. My skillset includes art therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment therapy. My goal is to build a connection with you so that you may feel a safe space to explore where life can take you.

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Savannah Harness

Offering therapy in ME
License: LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello- I have been a licensed LPC counselor in Missouri for the past five years and was recently licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Maine, and Virginia. Working with individuals, families, and couples has provided me with the ability to assist individuals throughout many aspects of their lives. I have had training in DBT, CBT, EMD-R and continue to grow my therapeutic knowledge through self-training and through clinical training. I have had the pleasure of working in many different fields throughout my life time and feel this has provided me with the ability to look at situations from a variety of different perspectives. I firmly believe that when a person makes the choice to make changes in their life then they are on the path to becoming who they want to be. I look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with determining who you want to be. Thank you, Savannah Harness, LPC

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Kristine Bartos

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

My name is Kristine Bartos and I am excited for the opportunity to collaborate with you. In my professional work and in my own life, I have discovered that truly understanding ourselves is a major component of any successful therapy, as self-knowledge can empower us to act consistently with our values and objectives despite the "noise" we hear from within and without. Therefore, a major foundation of my practice is cognitive behavioral. It's the work of understanding how thoughts, emotions, and behaviors interact, and developing expertise in the feedback loops of your own behavioral triad. I also like to incorporate a psychodynamic approach to address unresolved formative experiences as needed, as well as to provide practical guidance in symptom relief. Building coping skills for the here and now is essential to finding satisfaction in, and sticking with, the therapeutic journey. In addition to CBT, my background includes mindfulness-based practice and an interest in neuropsychology, and I like to incorporate both when indicated. My therapeutic style is warm and encouraging. I am goal and action-oriented as an individual, so I am good at combining a safe and welcoming therapeutic style with a more structured skill acquisition and concrete progress-based approach. I earned a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2012 and have since found my niche working with adults and adolescents in medical settings. My experience includes providing counseling and crisis intervention to clients presenting with a broad range of issues, including anxiety and depression, substance misuse and abuse, trauma, major chronic and/or life-threatening medical conditions, and other adjustment-related issues. As a result of working with such a diverse population in these settings, I have developed a strong belief in adapting my approach to you, the client, because our stories and challenges are unique. I would love to hear how I may be able to contribute to your life.

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Brittany Baker

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mississippi, Maine, and Utah. With over 10 years of experience, I have worked with individuals with a wide range of concerns through the years; such as domestic violence survivors, children and families in the foster/adoption system, individuals with chronic illness, those in need of end of life planning, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and severe psychological, emotional, and intellectual difficulties. My style of practice tends to be very open and inviting. I use a mix of Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, along with other approaches while working with my clients. It is always my goal to be able to tailor individual sessions to meet the needs and goals of a specific client on a case by case basis. It takes strength and courage to pursue a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. I will be happy to join you on your journey, to support and empower you as you move towards your ultimate goals. I look forward to working with you!

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Heather Webster

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

It is very important to me that the individuals I work with feel safe and empowered throughout the therapeutic process. This begins with navigating through the many choices of therapists that one may seek for themselves or their loved ones. My approach to therapy is to create a safe, supportive and collaborative therapeutic environment for individuals to explore and develop a healthy sense of self. Everyone has individual strengths and the ability to make changes to achieve personal goals. I believe with the right support all people can tap into their innate strengths and live satisfying lives. I believe in empowering individuals to develop coping skills to live healthy lives, while also providing them an understanding of the mind-body connection. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University Of New Hampshire and my master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College. I work from multiple treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Thank you for taking the time to review my profile and let’s decide together if my therapeutic style is a good fit for you!

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Joshua Dyer

Offering therapy in ME
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsCoping with life changes
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine since 2015, with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & 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 things that challenge you. I am here to support you in that process of becoming the person you want to become.

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Dr. Kimberly Landrau

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesCareer difficultiesDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, career difficulties, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Ruth MacBain

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemDepressionCompassion fatigue
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Community Mental Health in Maine and New Hampshire and have a master's level certificate in Substance Use Disorders. My background is in working in residential treatment and Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders. The modalities I use in a collaborative approach with clients; are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as Seeking Safety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Integration for Substance Use Disorders when teaching groups. I have experience and training in LGBTQ, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD as well as Autism and the Intellectually Disabled population. My areas of interest when I am not at work are volunteering for Adaptive Sports Supporting people with Autism and helping people overcome challenges related to disabilities. I love the outdoors and hiking , biking and swimming.

How to find counseling in Caribou

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou, 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 04736 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 Caribou 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 Caribou 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 Caribou, 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.

Caribou 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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04736

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