Surrounded by the Stillwater River to the west and the Penobscot River to the east, the City of Old Town in Penobscot County, Maine has a population of just over 7500. Founded in 1774, the name is derived from Indian Old Town, which was the English name for the largest Indian village in the county. The Indian reservation is still the home of the Penobscot Nation and has many historical buildings and places in town.

It can be fun and exciting to explore the history of Old Town, but it is also rewarding to investigate your own history. It is important to know your medical history, including your mental health because some illnesses can be hereditary. There are plenty of counselors and therapists in the Old Town area who can help you make sense of it all.

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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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Bridget Riffel

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

Congratulations for being brave and taking the first step to healthier and happier you. Seeking out support can be a scary and intimidating task, but takes massive amounts of courage. My approach to therapy is diverse and individually tailored to each person's unique needs. I try to focus on making mental health needs less stigmatized and more accessible. My focus and expertise are in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, trauma focused, and solution focused, mindfulness, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, substance use, couples, and individuals.

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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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Jarene Moore

Offering therapy in ME
License: NCC,LPC,LPC/S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
40 years of experience

I am licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Counselor Supervisor (LPC/S) in South Carolina, and a Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maine. I currently have 40 years in the field. My mission is to help you achieve your optimal functioning and direction in life. I want you to realize your tremendous potential, and celebrate the wonderful possibilities your life holds. If you are going through a period of transition or loss, dealing with feelings of depression, anxiety, self-doubt, or relationship concerns, you have the opportunity for growth and fulfillment. It is not easy to ask for help, but taking this important step will give you the tools, information and resources to thrive. I will help you tap into your key strengths, and overcome obstacles. We will explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors that contribute to distress and dissatisfaction (mental, physical and emotional distress provide important clues). Positive change occurs by practicing new skills with awareness and encouragement. You will become your own best detective and advocate over time. You will also come to appreciate your unique contribution to others.

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Krysten Rohlik

Offering therapy in ME
License: MS, LPC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

Are you finding yourself struggling with fear, worry, sadness, or frustration? Do anxiety, worry and stress envelop your day to day? Do you often feel that you are not good enough? Do you struggle with emotions and/or feeling overwhelmed? Are you navigating a life transition, change, or relationship that has been a challenge? Do you sometimes feel like giving up altogether? Change is HARD! But it is possible, and I want to help you through that! Hi there, and welcome to Betterhelp! I am so glad that you are here, and I can't wait to help you to unpack the challenges you are navigating! My name is Krysten Rohlik. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 16 years of clinical experience. I have worked with all ages, populations, and a wide variety of challenges. It is huge that you are here seeking support, and I hope that you find your time in therapy to be exactly what you had hoped it to be. I want this space to be a safe and comfortable one for you to share anything and everything that you desire! I have significant experience working with a wide range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, aging/loss of independence, relationship issues, job/career challenges, identity, self esteem, OCD, attachment, boundaries/assertiveness, communication and many other life stressors and challenges. I view myself as being a warm and compassionate person people often say they feel very comfortable around, which is a hugely important aspect of therapy. Helping my clients to feel as at ease and safe as possible is a top priority! My approach is very solution focused and I also often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, among other approaches. I will tailor my approach in working with you to fit your unique needs in order to best help you to achieve the outcomes and goals important to you. My job is hugely important to me, and a high priority in my life! "Overcoming difficulties leads to knowledge, self-respect, and knowing yourself." -Alfred Adler I so much look forward to getting to know you, and supporting and empowering you to make positive lasting changes!

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Elecia Pillsbury

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementDepressionADHD
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 40 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, & 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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Andrea Vendeiro

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
18 years of experience

Does it seem like no matter what you do, you can’t get ahead? Life itself can feel like a battlefield. Maybe you’re a college student struggling with a lot of sudden changes, or you might be on probation, adjusting to the world again. No matter what you’re going through, I believe you have a story to tell, and you deserve to be heard. I’m here to accept you as you are, with no judgment. When you’re ready, I’ll help you write the next chapter of your story, so it can look more like the life you want it to be. I help adults who are dealing with addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and more. I use approaches like CBT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR, and Solution-Focused Therapy, so you can learn to react to problems in a new way. I’m here as a listening ear, but I’ll also help you take action. Part of my job is to challenge you–I want you to be able to take skills from therapy and apply them to everyday life. Imagine if life was a little bit easier. What if you had more confidence and could advocate for yourself? What if trauma didn’t weigh you down? Your demons don’t have to control your life forever. Together we can tackle anything that’s holding you back so you can freely move forward. I’m ready to hear your story!

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Gerard Fitzgerald

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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. I also wanted to add, I have worked with patients and clients at the State's Psychiatric Facility in Augusta, and also had the pleasure to work at Togus the State's primary Veterans' Hospital. In addition to this, I have had the opportunity to work within the Department of Corrections at the Farm and at MSP in Warren, Maine. During the early years of my career, I have worked in the Augusta Maine area around the State House. All of the people with whom I had the chance to work with are exceptional people, each one with their own skill but with exceptional empathy and compassion traits that are second to none.

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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.

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Kiana Woodworth

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
3 years of experience

My name is Kiana Woodworth, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Over the past three years, I have had the privilege of gaining valuable clinical experience working with individuals across all age groups. From children and adolescents to adults and families, I have had the opportunity to provide support and guidance in various settings. These include outpatient mental health clinics, schools, residential facilities, and telehealth-based services. I have developed experience in several areas, including trauma, anxiety, depression, and the treatment of mental health disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in a person-centered therapeutic approach, where I strive to create a safe and supportive space for my clients. In order to cater to the unique needs of each individual, I integrate various therapeutic techniques into my practice. These include Play Therapy Techniques, Art Therapy Techniques, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have also received training in MATCH and RUBI therapeutic approaches. By utilizing this diverse range of techniques, I aim to empower individuals to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth. Thank you for taking the time to read this and learn more about my background as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I am truly passionate about helping individuals navigate their mental health journeys, and I would be honored to support you or someone you know in this process. Kiana Woodworth, LCPC

How to find counseling in Old Town

Finding the best therapist close by in Old Town 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 Old Town. 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 Old Town, 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town, elsewhere in Penobscot, 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 Old Town area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town, 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 04468 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 Old Town 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 Old Town 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 Old Town, 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.

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

04468, 04489

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