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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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Valerie Anderson

Offering therapy in ME
License: MA,LPC,NBCC
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am a seasoned counselor who has worked for many years in different countries and in many different environments. What I feel that I can do with all people is to meet on a mutual plane. I am supportive but want you to grow and learn how to deal with whatever issue you might have. I know that when a person feels understood and when two people can have mutual respect, a lot of growth happens. I am a humanistic counselor who tries to hear what is going on and at the same time help you learn to think differently and help you move past the difficult issues. I feel that one needs to be validated and heard. Then one needs to do what is going to help in moving past the difficulties so one can grow. So much of what we all deal with is those negative feelings that haunt us and drive us to feel unworthy and hurt. Learning to move past those negative feelings to a more positive place is liberating. My theoretical background includes Cognitive and Solution-Focused therapy. I am an open-minded, nonjudgemental person and will meet you where you are.

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Batya Zamir-Van Buren

Offering therapy in ME
License: MA, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
28 years of experience

ABOUT ME I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a trained Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with 28 years of clinical experience. First licensed in the State of New York and now in the State of Maine I have had the opportunity to work with a diverse population in each of those environments. Having first been a dancer, aerialist and choreographer my private practice reflects an emphasis on the client's capacity to be open minded and to find creative solutions to problems. In the many years of my practice working with individuals and couples I have dealt with a wide range of concerns such as depression, anxiety, marital relational problems, family of origin issues, sexual, emotional and physical abuse, food and drug addiction, personality and mood disorders, and developmental life changes. My specialty is working with severe trauma. I have worked with clients who have experienced emotional, sexual and physical abuse in early childhood resulting in poor self esteem and relational issues in adulthood. Also prevalent has been my work with Veterans suffering from traumatic events (PTSD) and adjustments to civilian life. I have been a staunch advocate for Veterans assisting them in receiving their due benefits. As an artist I am especially suited to work with visual and performing artists and have been successful in helping artists who struggle to balance their need to create art while providing for the necessities of daily living. Subsequent to the pandemic my practice has expanded to work with those clients suffering from depression and anxiety related to those issues that arise from the pandemic; isolation, kids and partners being at home; schools being closed, loss of a job, the death of a loved one and the overwhelming sense of disconnection from extended family and friends. I am told by my clients that I create a safe place where they feel comfortable to share their innermost fears and concerns. My purpose as a therapist is to be a nonjudgemental listener to provide empathy, compassion and understanding in the therapeutic engagement. Using different treatment modalities depending on the needs and goals of the client we move together to meet those goals and to create a better sense of well being. You've taken the first courageous step in reaching out and seeking help and I would feel honored to work with you. EDUCATION: Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University, Certificate of completion in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Greenwich Institute of Psychoanalytic Studies. SPECIALTIES Stress, Anxiety Depression Trauma, Abuse Veterans and PTSD Gender Identity Issues Marital and Interpersonal relationships Artists creative and survival issues Also experienced in: LGBTQ issues, Veteran issues PTSD, Early childhood sexual, emotional and physical abuse issues, Death and Dying, Grief and Mourning, Coping with life changes and transition issues, Aging and Geriatric issues, Artists and survival issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Marital and Relationship issues, Gender Identity issues, Family Conflict issues, Family of Origin issues, Social Anxiety and Phobias, Multicultural Dynamics, Self Esteem issues, ADHD, Panic Attacks, Career issues, Personality Disorders (Paranoid, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, Dependent) End of Life issues, Eating Disorders, Addictive Disorders, Communication Problems, Impulse-Control Issues, Young Adult issues, Women's Issues Clinical approaches: Insight Oriented Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Dance Movement Therapy Years of Experience: 28 SERVICES OFFERED phone video LICENSING LCSW: LC7171 (Expires April 30, 2023)

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Shelly Flachs

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome to the therapeutic journey towards self-discovery and healing. I'm Shelly Flachs, a compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) serving individuals across Illinois, Iowa, Maine, and Missouri. With over a decade of dedicated experience, I've had the privilege of supporting individuals facing various challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and life-altering situations. My therapeutic approach is rooted in empowerment, focusing on solutions, and honoring your unique strengths. Drawing from cognitive-behavioral theory, emotional freedom technique (EFT), and Safe and Sound Protocol, I tailor each session to suit your individual needs. I believe in fostering a genuine, positive, and safe environment where you can explore your story with respect and authenticity. Embarking on the journey of therapy can be daunting, but it's a courageous step towards personal growth and resilience. I commend you for taking that first step. Together, we'll identify your goals and create personalized plans to achieve them, guiding you towards a more fulfilling life. Specializing in stress, anxiety, trauma, abuse, depression, and navigating life changes, I offer a range of clinical approaches, including Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, EFT, and Safe and Sound Protocol. With a commitment to your well-being and growth, I'm honored to walk alongside you on this transformative journey. Let's embark on this path together, towards a brighter, more empowered tomorrow.

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Lynn Tijssen

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
21 years of experience

Hello and welcome to my page! I am a Licensed Clinical Counselor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Clinical Counselor with 22 years of experience. My specialties are working with clients with Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Addictions. My working style is interactive, respectful and compassionate without using stigmatizing labels that get in the way. My approach combines Psychodynamic, Client Centered, Mindfulness-Cognitive Behavioral, Existential and Humanistic Therapy, emphasizing clients capacity to make rational choices and develop their maximum potential. Treatment is tailored to meet the needs of each client's own specific needs. It takes courage to seek counseling and make the commitment to work on finding more Peace, Contentment and meaning in life and I look forward to working with you on this journey.

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Dr. Gay Lee

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW-R
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesDepressionADHD
28 years of experience

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, encourage healing and to dismantle irrational thinking.

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Barbara Davis

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
14 years of experience

I am an experienced psychotherapist dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards positive change through a strength-based approach. In my practice, I cultivate a warm and supportive environment where you can confidently express your feelings. Together, we'll build a foundation of trust, working collaboratively to empower you on a journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Embrace the opportunity for positive transformation—don't hesitate; you deserve to feel better. Driven by a genuine passion for fostering personal growth, I am a lifelong learner committed to understanding the intricacies of the human experience. I firmly believe that self-love and acceptance are pivotal for achieving the love and acceptance we seek from others. My goal is to create a comfortable and secure space for clients to navigate and overcome life's challenges. Through a therapeutic style that is warm, accepting, empathetic, and encouraging, we will forge a trusting connection as we collaboratively navigate the path to a more rewarding and meaningful life. Don't wait—take the first step toward a brighter future; you can experience positive change.

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Karen Gano

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
33 years of experience

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." ~ Anais Nin Hello. My name is Karen Gano, and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in New Mexico, Colorado, Maine, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Australia. I received my Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and I have over 30 years of clinical counseling experience. My specialty is what I call Empowerment Counseling. I have a Motivational Interviewing style, and I use Compassion-Focused, Client-Centered, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Mindfulness, and Strength Based therapies to assist clients in improving their outlook and life. I have a holistic and goal oriented practice, working primarily with women who are going through some type of life transition whether it be separation, divorce, career changes, relocation, empty nest, illness, etc. I also provide counseling to healthcare workers as I have been a practicing medical social worker throughout my career, and I have worked in trauma, emergency medicine, critical care, oncology, palliative care, and domestic abuse. We can all benefit from talking to someone now and again. It is my primary goal to empower clients so that they can build and expand their "team," discover their voice, increase self-awareness and esteem, and make wanted changes in their life. My professional and personal mantra is "Self-Care + Time = Healing." I can help you with healthy coping strategies and tools to guide you from surviving to thriving. I very much look forward to working with you!

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Tara McKernan

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 8 years of professional counseling experience. Prior to working as a counselor I was a special education teacher. My interest in counseling came from watching the impact my father, a school counselor of 35 years, had on those with whom he worked. His death in 2008 was a wake-up call for me to figure out my dream job. It turned out that was I really wanted to do was to be a counselor. As a counselor, I work with individuals of all ages. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, relationship issues, learning differences, and with people who are neurodivergent. I work from a variety of theories, believing above all that all clients are their own best expert. I meet clients where they are, builds relationships and then works with a client to help them achieve the change they seek. I will likely use aspects of Feminist Theory, the Social Constructionist view of development, Ecological and Narrative Theory as well as Cognitive Behavioral Theory in my work with clients. Overall, I believe that the world shapes the person as much as the human shapes the world.

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Chantel Grosse

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow. 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 here to support you in this journey and help you get started towards the path of unburdening and healing. I am licensed in Illinois, Maine, and Tennessee with 13 years of professional work experience from working in a variety of environments in the mental health field. As a therapist, I utilize an eclectic model and draw from a broad base of theoretical orientations. I prefer to assess each client's needs and meet them where they are; utilizing best practice for their specific concerns. I can help you address your stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe you are the expert of your story and have many of your own strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you.

How to find counseling in Eastport

Finding the best therapist close by in Eastport 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 Eastport. 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 Eastport, 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport, 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 Eastport area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport, 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 04631 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 Eastport 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 Eastport 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 Eastport, 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.

Eastport 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

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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

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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