Does it seem like your life is stuck in neutral? Like you are not going anywhere and cannot seem to get out of this rut? You may have a mental health condition like depression or anxiety that is keeping you stuck. The town of Sanford, Maine has some of the top counselors in the state that can help.

Sanford is a city on the Mousam River where many of the townsfolk like to spend their days off enjoying water sports. Camping, fishing, and boating are some of the most popular activities here. Once you get treatment for your mental health from one of the Sanford therapists, you can get out of your rut by getting out on the river. 

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 40

I am a seasoned counselor who has worked for many years in different countries and in many different environments. What I feel that I can do with all people is to meet on a mutual plane. I am supportive but want you to grow and learn how to deal with whatever issue you might have. I know that when a person feels understood and when two people can have mutual respect, a lot of growth happens. I am a humanistic counselor who tries to hear what is going on and at the same time help you learn to think differently and help you move past the difficult issues. I fee...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 25

Hello! If you are reading this and looking for help, you are exactly where you need to be :) I like to think of myself as an "UNshrink" . I believe in helping to de-pathologize you and whatever it is that you are struggling with, and to help you to experience yourself, situation, partner(s), family, kids, LIFE, in a whole new way. I'm usually a good fit for people that aren't into traditional "therapy" for whatever reason: anxiety, skepticism, bad or unsuccessful past experiences..or if you think you, your family, everything is/are beyond hope! Not true :) I spec...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of experience: 9

I work with men whose motivation to start therapy is often due to: (1) an abrupt life change; (2) the unease of a costly behavior, habit, or belief; (3) the profound concern of loved ones; or (4) the requirements of the legal system. Most of my clients face (or have recently faced!) some type of ultimatum. For such a man, therapy is rarely seen as a luxury. Instead, they tend to see therapy as something of a 'necessary bargain'—a means to specific end. My typical client is pragmatic and can be prone to annoyance if the goals are ill-defined, un-engaging, purpose...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of experience: 22

Hello, my name is Jennifer McCann. My pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I am an LCSW mental health counselor with over 21 years of experience. I am fluent in American Sign Language and offer therapy services in ASL. I have experience working with D/deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing and Deaf Blind people. I also work with adults who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. My approach to therapy combines strengths based client-centered counseling with additional modalities of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral counseling. I provide psyc...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 9

I am a licensed clinical professional counselor licensed in Maine with over 9 years of experience. I obtained my B .S. in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine and a M.S. in Counseling from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe i...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of experience: 23

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Maine, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. I am authorized to work with clients residing in these states. I also hold credentials as a Music therapist, Board Certified and as a Fellow with the Association of Music and Imagery. I have been in private and agency practice for over 20 years. I believe every human has the capacity to grow in personhood, to find joy in life, and make meaning for her or himself. I also believe for every individual there are a myriad of factors challenging the growth of...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 12

I have been working in the field of mental health for over 30 years and am comfortable working with a wide range of issues. My approach with individuals is holistic, person centered, humanistic and strengths-based, seeing my role as a helpful guide as I work with individuals to navigate the sometimes rocky storms and transitions of life. Together we will identify what may be keeping you stuck and formulate a plan to build a bridge towards wellness. Working with individuals with chronic invisible illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Chronic Fati...

Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management
Years of experience: 14

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maine, and I have had the privilege of working with families and adults for over 10. I have worked with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, family conflict, anger management, LGBTQ+, intimate partner violence, families working with child protective services, and supporting parents who are raising children with behavioral issues. My treatment style is strength based, judgement free, and I see our therapeutic relationship as being a team. I have training in Traum...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of experience: 18

My name is Darcie Kelly, and I have over 16 years of experience as a clinical social worker. I am licensed in several states and have training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This means that I can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. I have experience helping clients recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life interfering stressors. I take a direct approach to healing, and I enjoy meeting her clients where they are, and at in any point in considering making change. I earned my license as a Clin...

Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 15

Hello, Thank you for stopping by. Please inventory my practice areas to see if this is a good fit for you. If your area of concern does not match my practice list, I encourage you to seek the services of other amazing Betterhelp therapists that work within the fields you want to address in therapy. My practice is solution focused. I set a maximum of 8 sessions with my clients. Longer term therapy is available by other wonderful therapists who practice on this platform. During your 8 sessions, you will come up with solutions from goal setting to problem so...

Specialties: Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in both Michigan and Maine with a decade of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, parenting issues, & coping with life changes. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have internal strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the step to sign up for therapy can take courage, and you should be proud of yourself for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of experience: 6

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Maine and Massachusetts with 6 years of professional work experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with emotional identification/regulation, stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, confidence and concentration, memory and focus, relationship and workplace issues and improving communication and interpersonal skills. I've worked with clients with a number of diagnoses, including ADHD, Autism, depression, anxiety, ODD and more. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in t...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Depression
Years of experience: 18

I am licensed in South Carolina and Maine as an independent therapist with 18 years of experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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 proud of you for getting started!

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Therapist in Florida with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist and case manager. My passion is helping individuals with substance use disorders and other addiction issues. I also have experience and feel fulfilled working with individuals with medical health issues, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, relationship issues, body image issues, abuse career challenges and general life issues. Even if I haven't worked with someone who has your specific problem, I am very client centered, willing to learn the best w...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of experience: 8

I am licensed in Maine with 8 years of professional counseling experience. Prior to working as a counselor I was a special education teacher. My interest in counseling came from watching the impact my father, a school counselor of 35 years, had on those with whom he worked. His death in 2008 was a wake-up call for me to figure out my dream job. It turned out that was I really wanted to do was to be a counselor. As a counselor, I work with individuals of all ages. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, grief, relationship i...

How To Find Counseling Sanford

Finding the best therapist close by in Sanford can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor near the Sanford 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 Sanford. 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 Sanford, 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, these professionals 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 Sanford 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 Sanford counselors 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 Sanford area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT in Sanford
  • DBT in Sanford
  • Substance use therapy in Sanford
  • Couples therapy in Sanford

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists in Sanford, 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 Sanford, elsewhere in York, 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 Sanford area can be found below:

How Does The Cost Of In-Person Counseling Compare To The Cost Of BetterHelp With A Licensed Sanford 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 Sanford 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 in Sanford: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists in Sanford: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist in Sanford: $100
  • Therapy in Sanford: $80

While many psychologists in Sanford may not take health insurance, some counselors 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 counselors serving the city of Sanford and elsewhere throughout the state of Maine you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).

How Is A Licensed Therapist On This Online Therapy Platform Verified?

Therapists in Sanford, 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 professionals 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 counselor. 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 counselors 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 Sanford above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults in or around Sanford 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 to meet with one of these counselors 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 Sanford 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 Sanford 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 Sanford therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available counselors above and consider which might work for you.

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 also professionals 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 Sanford counselor 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 almost one million people in Sanford, ME, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of counselors 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 04073 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 in Sanford can be a great option.

How Should I Prepare For My First Therapy Session With A Sanford 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, Counselor, 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 counselors and 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 Sanford 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 Sanford, 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.

Sanford has many professionals 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. In Sanford, therapy can be easy to use and a click away. 

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

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Sanford.

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

04073, 04083