Have you been having nightmares or flashbacks of something that you were subjected to such as abuse, a natural disaster, or terror attack? Sometimes, people who have been affected by a devastating situation are unable to get over it no matter how long ago it happened. This is called post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD and needs to be treated by a South Portland therapist. 

In 1944, South Portland was the site of a tragedy where 19 people were killed and 20 injured when an Army pilot lost control of his jet and crashed into a trailer park. Some of the victims and witnesses suffered from PTSD. In South Portland, there are many devoted therapists who are trained to treat PTSD and other mental conditions.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 26

Congratulation on taking a most challenging first step- reaching out and being willing to create change. I believe the primary goal of therapy is increased self-awareness of what you are thinking and feeling and then taking steps to act on your most positive thoughts and positive emotions. You may have thoughts and emotions that you are unconscious of, that you don't understand or that you believe that you can't change. Those perceptions, especially if they are fed by negative thoughts and negative emotions, can lead you to live a life that may be disempowering...

This is Jaime Devins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to my practice, I am excited to partner with you as you take the brave step in seeking help. Many struggle with one or many concerns like isolation, depression, anxiety, attention, identity, change of life, toxic stress, grief, trauma, relationships, work, and/or family issues. Do you feel alone and overwhelmed in these issues? I offer a compassionate and validating space in which to help you take a look at these issues in an empowering way. I specialize in using creativity, art, mind-body strategies, and self-empowerment within relationships. I rec...

This is Elizabeth Giele's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LCSW/LISW,ACHP-SW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 31

Welcome! I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW/LCSW) and advanced certified hospice/palliative social worker (ACHP-SW) with over 30 years of experience providing counseling and coaching services to people throughout many parts of the United States. I respect and honor your decision to seek a counselor to help you with the challenges you are going through. I work with clients from a person-centered, strengths-based perspective, meaning that I LISTEN to you non-judgmentally, and I LEARN from you about your values and dreams, what helps you m...

This is Shareen Wornson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-S,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am an enthusiastic and hard-working, responsible person who loves helping people. I had wanted to be a counselor my whole life, but was taken in a different direction early on. Later in life when I realized I could get my masters degree without re-doing my bachelors, I went back to school and got my M.A. in Professional Counseling. I was finally able to do the job I loved (and get paid for it!). I work with a variety of clients, but my specialty is in working with child sexual abuse victims and their non-offending family members. I work a lot with people who hav...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who has worked in the Social Work field in many capacities since 2005. I have focused on counseling and therapy since 2013 and worked with clients with a wide range of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress management and parenting struggles. I have experience working with people who have experienced trauma, grief and loss. I also have experience working with clients who are exploring sexual and gender identity. My counseling style focuses on building a strong therapeutic relationship with the...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, My name is Cara and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that is licensed in both Maine and Utah. I am looking forward to cultivating a strong relationship with each and every client so that I can best assist you in reaching your therapeutic goals. I graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a bachelors in social work as well as The University of Southern Maine with a masters in social work. Since graduating with my masters in social work I worked for the same company for 5 years and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. During these yea...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): JD, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 31

In nearly 30 years of clinical work, one of the key lessons I’ve learned is how important it is for my clients to feel heard. Whether navigating challenging personal, academic or professional dilemmas, feeling understood is the first step in helping you begin to contemplate your available choices. I draw from a wide clinical knowledge base and broad training (family systems, CBT and other modalities) to help you achieve their goals. Along the way, my hope is that you will feel increased personal power, greater confidence and ease as well as expanded capacity to co...

This is Nichole Gulowsen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,CADC,CCS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! If you are reading this, then I think it goes without saying you are looking for help or support with something. Perhaps you are having a hard time connecting with or trusting others. Maybe you are having a hard time telling others how you feel about things or are overwhelmed by tasks others seem to handle with ease. It could be you are feeling stuck, unhappy, lonely, or worn down. Perhaps you recently lost someone or something and are having a hard time saying goodbye. Whatever your reason for being here, I applaud you for having the courage to take t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

Hello! My name is Maryellen Crompton. I am an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor). I have close to twenty years of experience working in variety of settings including schools, outpatient therapy, inpatient facilities, nursing homes and a post-detox environment. I have worked with a variety of clients with all different ages, cultures, life choices and different challenges. I work with clients facing many changes or challenges including educational, relationship issues, financial stress, parenting, care giving, trauma, chronic health issues, bereavement...

This is Kate Evans's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,MS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and my goal is to create a warm, welcoming and empathetic space for individuals seeking to decrease pain and struggle within their lives. I work primarily with adults promoting growth and change through person centered Cognitive Behavioral and Internal Family Systems frameworks. My practice utilizes psychoeducation, neuroscience, empowerment and evidence based practices to aid clients on their journey towards the greatest version of themselves. I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma disorder...

This is Dave Boldebook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Greetings! and thank you for visiting my bio page. Do you find yourself seeking answers? Are you struggling with a challenging situation? Are you grieving the loss of something or someone? Are life changes creating worry? Not sure which way to turn? Losing hope? Are you thinking it is time for self-exploration? Are you needing to examine the situations or factors in your life that hold you back? I am a licensed clinical social worker, counselor/therapist and received a master’s degree in social work in 1998 from the University of New England in Maine....

This is Sandra Couch Kelly's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

My philosophy is to "keep it simple". Because those who are in need of counseling are often so overwhelmed. I feel it is important to keep the therapeutic process streamlined and non-complicated. I provide a laid back and nonjudgmental environment with an eclectic approach to therapy. I work with each client to create a unique treatment plan to address each identified need with manageable therapeutic goals in a simplified yet supportive and flexible manner. I have over 25 years of experience in the field working with clients ages 3 to 96 years old. The bul...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LMSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 41

I am a licensed psychotherapist in the states of Michigan and Maine and have worked as a counselor and life coach with individuals and families for over 30 years. My focus is on helping clients achieve satisfying relationships and greater joy in their lives regardless of what their experiences may have been in the past. I use an eclectic approach to therapy seeking to find and utilize the methods that are most comfortable and helpful to you. In addition to traditional modalities (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psycho Dynamic, Humanistic, etc.), I have extensive ex...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is licensed in both Maine and California. My clinical approach is to help you identify your values, priorities, and goals for you to achieve a satisfying and productive life. I have 30 years of professional experience working with adults, active duty military, veterans, and those who seek to be comfortable in their own skin. The journey you are contemplating is one that requires commitment and determination. I would be honored to accompany you on this expedition to find a more comfortable and satisfying life. I ...

This is Julie Belmont's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LICSW (MA),LCSW (ME)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! I am so happy you have decided to think about talking to a counselor. It's a brave first step! Most people believe they have either have to be "crazy" or to wait until things are really bad to talk to someone. The reality is, no one is actually "crazy," people just have different challenges they face and handle in different ways. It's also never "too soon" to talk to a counselor-the sooner you talk with someone the less likely it will be that your difficult feelings or challenging experiences will get worse. It's much easier to feel better when you aren't f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome! Something in your life has initiated this search for support and you’ve come to the right place. It takes courage and a desire for change to seek out counseling support in getting the life you want. I want to help you get there. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you: I have a master’s degree in Social Work from Syracuse University (2006) and am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine. Over the past 14 years I have worked in a variety of clinical settings and with a variety of clients who have had a wide range of concerns including ...

This is Amber Russell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 12

I am an individual and family counselor with over a decade of experience of helping others get "unstuck" and finding relief in symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief. I utilize a client- centered, solution-focused approach - meaning we do not spend a lot of time talking about the past unless it is relevant to what is impacting today and we always move at the pace that is right for you. My style is warm and empathic, mixed with light humor. I understand that for some people the use of humor may not be wanted in treatment, but for others, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! Welcome to BetterHelp! I am just getting started here, but have been in the social work field for over 20 years. I have a variety of experiences from working with children and families through day treatment and in home support, to individual counseling for adults facing mental health symptoms, domestic violence, homelessness, chronical illness and criminal history. I have extensive experience in the areas of ADHD, autism, trauma, depression, relationships, anxiety and parenting. I practice strengths based, client centered therapy. I believe that bui...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

Hi. My name is Tara and I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor. My degree is in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Marriage and Family therapy. I have been supporting people of all ages for almost 20 years. I have worked with adults , teens, families and couples. My areas of strength when working with people include helping them improve their quality of life by managing: depression, loss, anxiety, panic attacks, family issues, stages of life transitions and challenges such as parenting support and career counseling, trauma, and life stressors. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 23

Hi there! I'm so happy that you've taken the first step and reached out. My name is Kim Foskett and I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in CA and ME. I know from personal experience that reaching out for help can be scary. It's certainly challenging for many of us to be vulnerable, especially with someone new. The process of uncovering and discovering takes courage. My commitment to you is that I will always meet you with compassion, transparency and an overflowing toolbox from 23 years of clinical experience. Since graduating in 1998 with my M...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in South Portland? (Here Is How Our South Portland Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the South Portland area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the South Portland therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of South Portland, or elsewhere in the Cumberland county or state of Maine.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in South Portland, ME ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Maine will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of South Portland and elsewhere throughout the state of Maine, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around South Portland offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A South Portland therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 25577 people in the city of South Portland, ME finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 04116 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in South Portland, couples counseling in South Portland, family conflict therapy in South Portland, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in South Portland, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around South Portland, Maine can serve:

04106, 04116