Rockland has had a rich history in a number of industries including fishing, but it has in recent years leaned toward tourism. This doesn’t take away from the sense of community that residents enjoy. Yet even in the midst of so many people it might happen that you feel very alone. This can often be a sign of depression, as well as a lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed.

If you are suffering from depression or have other mental health concerns, you should turn to a licensed counselor for assistance. There are many therapists in the Rockland area available now to assist you. Contact a confidential counselor today.

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Terry Jordan

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

Hello and thank you for trying therapy! I know you want to find a good fit and despite all the clinical experience, authenticity is a most important attribute. Someone you can trust to help you figure things out. Someone that is relatable, can listen and challenge, when needed. I I'll tell you a little about me to help you decide. Please feel free to ask me any questions. I am a Maine native and obtained a BA in Psychology with a double minor in Sociology and Spanish from the University of Rhode Island where I also received the prestigious Outstanding Psychology Student Award. Working tirelessly with the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals in acute settings throughout the community, I am passionate about helping others live the life they were meant to realize. In 2003, I received my MSW from the University of New England and have been licensed as an LCSW since 2009. I am a trauma informed therapist with experience with substance use and mental health disorders as well as major mental illnesses. I have worked with adolescents and adults at inpatient psych units, adults and elderly in intensive community settings, incarcerated women, and currently work with adults in a private practice setting here on better help as well as teaching CBT skills. I utilize a combination of interventions and curriculum, CBT techniques and complimentary practices, which are based in evidence and tailored to the individual. I pay special attention to the strengths of each person and am very relational in my approach. The Philosophy/Attitude that guides my practice: The importance of helping you find safety in a sometimes unsafe and chaotic world. Everyone wants power and control over the destiny of their life. What do you want more control of in your life? What is causing the most stress right now? How are you really doing? I use solution focused, strengths based approaches to helping you develop the skills needed to thrive and overcome the current pain and suffering. I know recovery is possible and you can find the joy and meaning in life again. I define recovery as: A process of reclaiming what has been lost due to trauma, addiction and mental health issues. I know it can be hard knowing where to start. You already have begun! I believe that, so leave a message, get in touch. This is a compassionate, confidential place to explore the feelings, thoughts and behaviors that are getting in the way of you living your best life. Take care.

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Jennifer Ruhlin

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyGriefDepression
23 years of experience

I am an LCSW licensed in the state of Maine with over 20 years' experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, chronic illness and grief and loss. My style is warm and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with compassion, sensitivity and respect. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach includes cognitive- behavioral, solution-focused, mindfulness and client centered therapy. I will tailor our work to your unique and specific needs. I believe it takes a lot of courage to reach out for support and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. I hope to meet you soon!

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Lauren Isen Spencer

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW,Certified clinical supervisor
AddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
20 years of experience

In my 20+ years of being a social worker I have worked with a wide variety of people and their experiences. I have worked with people of all ages, as individuals, groups, families and couples. I feel that having worked with such a wide variety of people that I can deliver a treatment plan tailored to your needs. I believe that my passion to help people is easily seen in each and every therapy session. While working through your situation it is my goal to let you know that you are not alone and I am here to help. I look forward to working with you. Lauren Spencer LCSW

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Brittini Cusson

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker in Maine and New Hampshire with 8 years of professional work experience working with children, adolescence, teens and adults. I have experience ranging from helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, depression, grief and the grieving process, motivation and self-esteem, gender identity struggles & more. During the day time I am a high school social worker, and by night I work to help the growing demand for mental health support. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment through any means of communication, where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards that change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. #MentalHealthMatters #StopTheStigma #EverythingIsFigureoutable #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

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Monique Murray

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, & 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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Keith Tibbetts

Offering therapy in ME
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
13 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine, with 13 years of counseling experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, communications, motivation, self esteem, confidence, anxiety, depression, trauma and emotional challenges. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. We can work together to find what form of therapy works for you and make adjustments as needed. Being open in communications will support positive changes. I look forward to our work together!

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Erin Weekes

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience

I am licensed in South Carolina and Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Lana Pelletier

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with over 25 years of professional social work experience. Of that time, I spent 15 years providing direct service.I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming obstacles that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am honored to be included on your journey!

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Dr. Kimberly Landrau

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

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

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Christopher Tibbetts

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, & 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 Rockland

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland, 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 04841 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 Rockland 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 Rockland 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 Rockland, 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.

Rockland has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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