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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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Kristine Catalogna

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW,LICSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTSelf esteemDepression
9 years of experience

I am a clinical social worker licensed in Maine and Massachusetts. I am also licensed as a school adjustment counselor/ school social worker in the state of Massachusetts. I have worked with people in many different situations and often during trying times in their lives. My experience is in a variety of settings including traditional office-based as well as hospital-based and community-based settings. I have helped people who have experienced anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship challenges, parenting issues, trauma, abuse, and many other concerns. I have learned a great deal in my professional training, but also from the many individuals that I have worked with. My approach has been described as warm, thoughtful, and direct. I believe it is important to treat everyone as an individual. My style is strengths-based, client-centered, and with an emphasis on goal setting and solution-focused. We will work together so that you can take steps toward your own personal journey of healing and change. I have extensive training in a variety of treatment approaches and together we will explore the options to uncover what works best for you. It takes a lot of courage to take this first step and to take these steps toward change. I am here to listen and work with you through this journey.

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Amber Russell

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
12 years of experience

I am an individual and family counselor with over a decade of experience of helping others get "unstuck" and finding relief in symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. I utilize a client- centered, solution-focused approach - meaning we do not spend a lot of time talking about the past unless it is relevant to what is impacting today and we always move at the pace that is right for you. My style is warm and empathic, mixed with light humor. I understand that for some people the use of humor may not be wanted in treatment, but for others, it may be the only way they are able to attend therapy without the fear of being traumatized again. I have provided treatment to veterans, military families, victims of abuse, and loss. I also have helped those who feel isolated in their communities. Just the fact you are here looking for help is a huge step in finding the relief you need. If this seems like a good fit for you, please reach out. I look forward to assisting you!

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Dr. Robin Chamberlain

Offering therapy in ME
License: DMin,LCPC
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
30 years of experience

You are courageous in reaching out for counseling. Counseling is a healing/growth/and development process you undertake for yourself. I'm grateful to journey with you. I believe every person holds worth, dignity, and value as someone created by God. There is no one like you! You are special! While you may not believe that, it is important that you know my approach toward you - that is how I view you. I have been a licensed clinical professional counselor for nearly 30 years and a Doctor of Formational Counseling - explicitly Christian counseling - for over 10 years. I serve individuals and families who are seeking counseling from a Christian perspective as well as individuals who are seeking traditional counseling. I have over 30 years of experience in serving children, families, and individuals in various capacities and settings; both urban, rural, and internationally. I look forward to connecting with you on this part of your journey through life.

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Christina Kunisch

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW, MAC, CAMS - II
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
11 years of experience

Hello there! My name is Christina, and I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During the past decade of my professional practice, I have worked in a variety of care settings and different levels of care. My passion remains in providing individual therapy in a safe and healing space by joining with you on this journey. Whatever brings you into considering the therapy as a tool for improving your quality of life, my role is to create a space for exploring, questioning, learning, reducing distress, and building healthy coping skills to allow you to flourish. I have a great deal of experience with multiple mental health concerns. However, my areas of particular interest and skill, are anger management, addictions recovery, and recovery from the impact of traumatic stress. In our work, I offer different specialty therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Life Stress Reduction, Cognitive Therapies, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I look forward to meeting with you, hearing about what brings you to consider therapy, and how this process might fit into your healing journey.

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Judy McLaughlin

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCMHC,NCC,LCAS
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefParenting issues
29 years of experience

Hi, I am Judy. I am so excited about the opportunity to support you here on betterhelp. I have worked as a therapist for over 23 years with experience in individual and family therapy. I have experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a broad range of clinical issues. I have the most experience working with anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger management, family conflict, relationship conflicts, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism, and substance abuse issues. I use a person-centered, holistic, eclectic approach in treatment, meaning I begin where you are and focus the treatment approached to your needs while ensuring the therapeutic relationship is built to impact the best possible outcome for your counseling experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I do incorporate more other approaches to counseling as well. I would describe my counseling approach client focused and supportive, but I am ready to help you tackle the obstacles you face in the most direct way possible. Together we can work on establishing goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. Living your best life is like preparing for a marathon, not a sprint. If you are looking for quick fixes, I am not the best counselor to work with. I believe in taking time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health! I look forward to helping you in any way I can! I truly value the therapeutic relationship and hope to help guide you through the concerns and issues that you are facing. I believe that the most important part of therapy is a trusting relationship with a goal oriented focus I look forward to getting to know you and exploring options and opportunities together.

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Laura Moore

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

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be in a profession where I could help others. I have been blessed for over 20 years to work with adult of all ages, children, adolescents and families who want to make positive changes and live a happier and more fulfilling life. I want to walk this journey with you. I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in Florida with over 20 years expereince working with a wide range of concerns depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, ADHD, Autism, health issues and grief and loss. I am skilled in multiple therapeatic modalitie, Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist and a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist. As a counselor my goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive space where you can face issues you are experiencing and explore different ways of positively dealing with them. I will be your listening ear, cheer leader and emotioal support. Making the decision to start counseling is not an easy one, but often is one of the best decisions anyone can make. I look forward to working with you and walking this journey with you.

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Abigail Eaves

Offering therapy in ME
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
15 years of experience

Hello! I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 years of experience working with adults and teenagers. I completed my clinical training at Boston College and I have worked in a variety of outpatient settings. I am also an Organizational Psychology consultant and a strong advocate for creating work cultures that promote wellbeing and inclusion. My approach is grounded in developmental psychology and I support people in making sense of their lives and experiences as a tool for growth and healing. I am also trained in CBT and typically prefer to combine this approach with the practice of mindfulness for it to be the most beneficial. I teach and practice yoga and I am sometimes asked to incorporate relaxation techniques into my work with clients. Making the decision to seek therapy is both a challenging and rewarding one and I am sensitive to the importance of building a trusting relationship between client and therapist. It takes courage to recognize there are things in our life that need to be changed. Whether it is learning to better understand relationships, thinking patterns or behavior bringing us into counseling, the results can be powerful and life altering. I am honored to partner with my clients in this process. My goal as a therapist is to help each client recognize their own internal resilience and how to use it to improve the quality of their lives, regardless of what may have happened in their past. We all have the capacity to make things better, to be stronger or to have greater patience with ourselves and others. I look forward to working together!

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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.

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Amanda Thomas

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionCompassion fatigue
20 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, & 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!

How to find counseling in Hallowell

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell, 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 04347 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell 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 Hallowell, 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.

Hallowell 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 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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