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): LCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi, my name is Chris McKillop and I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I have been involved in the area of mental health and developmental disabilities since 1993. I received my Masters in Counseling in 2004 from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. I have worked in community-based settings, group homes and transitional housing settings, as well as working as a school counselor for 2 years and a Juvenile Court Counselor for 6 years. I strive to promote an atmosphere of trust and acceptance where clients feel safe, sup...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LCADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 28

Hello. My name is Mark Williams. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 28 plus years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with clients who have a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction and relationship issues. I have extensive experience in treating alcohol and other drug problems. My counseling style is warm and non judgmental. I believe that focusing on client self care is very important. My approach is a combination of both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral counseling. I will listen, pro...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC Massachusetts,LCPC Maine
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, my name is Lisa Walker. I'm a licensed counselor in Massachusetts and Maine. I've been in the field for almost 20 years and came to this work because it felt important to find ways to contribute to the well-being of others. As a therapist I take a multi-disciplinary approach, always looking to match the clinical best practice to the preferences and learning style of the person. I believe in peoples' potential and their ability to thrive in a life of their choosing. Whether you are going through a difficult time, trying to break old patterns, or looking for new...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW, LMFT ,MA, MSW, MDIV
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 29

As a Licensed Therapist, Pastoral Counselor, Energy Practitioner, and Spiritual Director, with over 29 years of professional experience, I am committed to providing high quality care, promoting healing – personal and spiritual growth to individuals and groups of all ages. I respect the dignity and worth of every person. When you meet me, you will know I accept where you are now, and I am willing to accompany you as companion and guide, whether it is along your psychological journey or spiritual quest. My approach to counseling and consulting draws from rich tradi...

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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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! I am Autumn, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been practicing therapy for 4 years. I have worked in the past with adolescents, teens, and young adults regarding anxiety, depression, life transitions, school issues, as well as communication within family systems for three years. I have experience in family therapy as well as individual. More recently I have been working with adults and families coping with life changes as well as a wide array of mental health disorders, finding strategies to cope with and process these emotions. I h...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 16

Hello from the Pine Tree State, I am located in beautiful, rural southern Maine. I have been a social worker for 20 years. The last ten of those I've been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Throughout my career I have worked in a wide variety of settings with individuals that include those from the systems of child welfare, education, health care, intellectual disabilities, mental health and substance abuse. I am a Christian, a retired Army veteran and a special needs mom. You can expect kindness, compassion and non judgmental listening when you work with me....

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 30

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I work from a holistic perspective with the belief that therapist-client relationship is based on developing trust which becomes the foundation of the therapeutic work/change(s) that can take place. I utilize varied therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused and Family Systems based therapies. I believe that how we care and nourish ourselves and those we have relationships with is the foundation of how we live and the quality of our life as we continue to put one foot ahead...

This is Lauren Isen Spencer'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,Certified clinical supervisor
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

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. Laure...

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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, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years. I am independently licensed in Tennessee and in Florida. I have worked with a variety of populations including individuals that need assistance managing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes. I am a client centered therapist and believe in a strengths based approach. I enjoy collaborating with individuals to develop insight into their thinking patterns and behaviors and in helping individuals in developing skills to make positive chan...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 4

I am an individual therapist licensed in the state of Massachusetts. I have my Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and my Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kenyon College. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and career challenges. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I use client-centered, emotionally-focuse...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am licensed in Maine with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & depression. 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!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC,BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Welcome! Have you had recent changes to your life or struggling with ongoing mental health issues? Maybe your adolescent is experiencing mood changes, behavioral issues or anxiety. I applaud you for searching for support and I believe that you have come to the right place. It takes courage to seek out counseling and share personal thoughts to get to the live you want. I want to walk beside you where ever you are at this time and help you reach your goals. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you: I have a master’s degree in Mental Health...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the States of Maine and Massachusetts. I am authorized to provide diagnostic and treatment services to adults, 18 years and older, including the aging population, 65 and older. I have held this level of expertise for over 25 years. I am also recognized , and certified to provide these services under the federal Medicare program. My practice has been primarily at the acute hospital level of care and this has included: in the emergency room setting providing evaluation and crisis treatment services; in the acute ...

This is Alicia Nohle'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: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Coaching, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been in the mental health field for over 16 years. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults and families with concerns ranging from parenting issues, relationship concerns, grief and loss, stress and anxiety, and compassion fatigue. I also have specialized experience in autism assessment. My approach to therapy is client-centered and solution-focused. I believe the most progress is made when you meet a client where they are at and focus on the issues that are a priority for them...

This is Christina Polizzo'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,Polizzo
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NJ, CO. and ME. I have more than 28 years of experience in counseling and providing therapy to individuals, couples, children and families in a variety of settings. Much of my years have been spent assisting those individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse and loss, those challenged by interpersonal(others) and intrapersonal (self) relationships, as well as those struggling with self esteem and problematic coping skills . Much of my wo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in California with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I also have experience working with 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 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,SDP,AADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

Hello! I'm so glad you are here! If you are ready to make some changes in life that are likely to result in improved mental health, improved quality of life, and general well being; you came to the right place! My approach in counseling is in general to look at the person as a whole; not as their symptoms of problems. I use holistic, solution focused, and trauma informed models to engage client's in the counseling process and achieve their goals. I have been trained in trauma informed approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR); whi...

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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, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been practicing in Pennsylvania for the last 15 years! I have worked with many clients over the years and specialize in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, stress issues, aging issues, and life stressors! I also work as a hospice social worker and run a grief and loss support group! My counseling style is compassionate, warm, and I believe in treating everyone with respect! I tend to use several approaches while working with individuals, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Maine with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 17

I am licensed in Maine with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, 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 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!

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in South Portland? (How we 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in South Portland' and find the one 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.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified South Portland therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified South Portland counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


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 in-app messaging 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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, South Portland has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In South Portland, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 04106 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified South Portland therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around South Portland, Maine can serve:

04106, 04116

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near South Portland' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "South Portland's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near South Portland, Maine?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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