When seeking mental health support in Lewiston, ME, individuals can access a variety of services designed to address different needs. Therapists in the area offer support for relationship difficulties, mood disorders, and overall well being. They provide extra support through various treatments, focusing on both immediate and long-term recovery.

Professionals in Lewiston use strength-based approaches to help clients manage life stressors and promote personal growth. They work with clients of all ages, including teenagers, and offer specialized care for conditions such as PTSD.

Therapists often incorporate humanistic techniques into their practice, fostering an environment that supports growth and self-improvement.

If you are looking for extra support to enhance your mental health and well being, consider scheduling an appointment with a local therapist. Their expertise can help you navigate relationship difficulties, manage mood disorders, and achieve personal growth.

Please see the therapist profiles below for more information on the different therapists available online.

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Mark Williams

Offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
28 years of experience as a therapist

Hello. My name is Mark Williams. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 28 plus years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. I have extensive experience in treating alcohol and other drug problems. My counseling style is warm and non judgmental. I believe that focusing on client self care is very important. My approach is a combination of both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral counseling. I will listen, provide feedback and help you find ways to deal with emotional issues. I know that change can be difficult. I would be more than happy to work collaboratively with you to address the issues you bring up in counseling.

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Latasha Hicks

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Louisiana with over 18 years of professional work experience. I have specialized training with behavior therapy and trauma of all types (including domestic violence and sexual abuse). Finally, I have been trained in a number of therapeutic modalities, that treat mood disorders, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, and coping with grief and loss. I believe in providing goal-directed treatment. This means that a goal or several goals are established after a thorough assessment. All treatment is then planned with the goal in mind and progress is made toward the goal in a time-efficient manner. I take a collaborative and supportive stance in my approach to therapy and my clients have told me that I am easy to talk to. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 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!

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Julie Scott

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Arkansas with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression, postpartum depression, and with the veteran population. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Deanna (Dani) Minsky

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

For many of us, it has been a significantly challenging few years. Wide spread grief across the nation due to multiple factors has taken a toll on mental health and overall everyday functioning. Old traumas have resurfaced and the needs of family, friends, colleagues, jobs, pets, partners in addition to supporting our own mental health needs can feel exhausting, an unclimbable hill if you will. It is a lot. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I am licensed in Maine and before joining BetterHelp, I worked in multiple schools throughout Maine and Massachusetts as a clinical social worker. This involved a lot of work with family systems and support to parents/caregivers/guardians. It also involved support to teachers and outside providers, discussing compassion fatigue, boundaries, adapted approaches to meet specific needs, and sometimes being a trusted ear to vent to. I have specific training in Trauma Systems Therapy which focuses on an individual’s emotional needs as well as the social environment in which the individual lives and functions in. It is a holistic approach that I find helps create the fullest picture of a person’s life so we are able to assess areas for strengthening and areas that are protective factors for the individual. My goal is to create a space that is yours, truly yours. I believe that you are the expert of your story. If this is your first time working with a therapist it will be a pleasure to work with you and I am excited for our journey. Congratulations to you for taking this first big step! If you are returning to therapy I would love to know what has been helpful and maybe what hasn’t been so helpful. Creating a safe environment with trust and understanding are key elements of the work we will be doing. I aim to lay the foundation for a strong trusting nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that is safe for all. I know that this can be an uncomfortable experience. I want you to know I am here with you and I appreciate your willingness to consider my support as we explore methods that best meet your needs.

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Alyssa Sullinger

Offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoaching
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Pennsylvania with 7+ years of professional counseling experience. I believe in helping people overcome societal norms and coaching them through living a life that satisfies their authenticity. I believe that no dream is out of reach. All it takes is a shift in mindset and belief, strategy, support, and grace. Together, we put it all out on the table and make a plan that feels good and achievable. Therapy can be a place for laughter, and a place of hard work and tough love -- growth and healing come from both ends of the spectrum. I specialize in helping exhausted and disconnected high achievers break the cycle of burnout and anxiety so they can focus on what matters most to them. At the beginning of our work together, I will help you identify what is and what is not working in your life, cast the vision for the ideal future you want to live and walk alongside you as you transform into the version of yourself that is already inside of you, patiently waiting to come out and THRIVE!

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Cary Millbury

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersParenting issuesDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I see a variety of clients with a range of needs including perinatal mood and anxiety (PMAD), eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family issues, life changes and more. I pull from object relations, the attachment spectrum, social learning, and behaviorism. I acknowledge that we are social beings and that we are wired for connection. I come from a trauma informed lens and believe in using the therapeutic relationship as a catalyst for change. I am trained in CBT-E for treating eating disorders and utilize a variety of evidence based practice such as CBT, TF-CBT, mindfulness, SFBT, and neurobiology. Relationships are important and when they are fostered the goal can be focused on attaining confidence in multiple settings- academic, social/personal, and career. I want to help others build a life worth living. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Velma Evans

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Maine with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Abigail Eaves

Offering therapy in ME
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoaching
15 years of experience as a therapist

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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Ashleigh Smith

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCareer difficultiesDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas with 11 years professional work experience. I provide talk therapy and specialize in helping people who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, lgbtq-related issues and problems with interpersonal relationships. My style is best described as "eclectic," drawing from a variety of treatment modalities, and tailored to each client's specific needs. However, my primary goal with every client is to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic relationship built on mutual-respect, understanding, authenticity, and trust. Ultimately, I enjoy helping people realize how their past affects the present and the value of learning to recognize, understand, process and manage their emotions in ways that improve their functioning and quality of life.

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Jade Werner

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
7 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Colorado, Maine, and Utah with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. 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 Lewiston

Finding the best therapist close by in Lewiston 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 in Lewiston that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Lewiston. 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 Lewiston, 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 in the Lewiston region and in the state of Maine. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Lewiston or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston, elsewhere in Androscoggin, 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 Lewiston area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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 Lewiston, 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 or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Lewiston 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 Lewiston helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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.

Lewiston therapists 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 Lewiston 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 Lewiston 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in ME, therapists 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 04241 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Lewiston 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Lewiston.

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 from a therapist. A Lewiston 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 with a counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 Lewiston, 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.

Lewiston 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.

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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 to customer service 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.

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

04240, 04241, 04243

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