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.

This is Matthew Tiffany's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

It used to be that going to see a therapist or a counselor was something to hide from friends and family - something to be ashamed of. Thankfully, our culture is now accepting the idea that we all need support at different points in our life. The counseling relationship can provide support, guidance, and solutions to the problems that face us. Whether you need counseling for just a few sessions or over a longer period of time, the benefits can effect real, lasting change in your life. When I say "the problems that face us," I mean a whole range of interpersonal...

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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, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I specialize in trauma, grief, loss and life transitions; I combine Cognitive Behavioral and Psychotherapies. Modalities/Therapeutic Tools Used: Psychodynamic Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Art, Narrative Therapy, Family Systems, Play, DBT, CBT, TF-CBT and ACT. Areas of Expertise: Trauma, Grief Recovery, Depression and Anxiety. Disorders Treated: PTSD, Divorce, Anxiety, Attachment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Panic Disorders, Bipolar, ADHD, Mood Disorder, Personality Disorders, Parenting, Major Depression, Physical and ...

This is Matthew Eubanks's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I'm honored that you are taking a few moments to read about me. I hope to share information that will help you to select a therapist to join you on your journey toward mental health. I am a professional counselor licensed in Kentucky, and I have 15 years of experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds. In addition to my licensure in Kentucky, I am hold reciprocal licensure in many other states due to the COVID-19 crisis, and I would love the opportunity to connect with you. I have worked with clients to face a variety of difficulties an...

This is Lisa Leadbetter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.ED,LCPC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 14 years. I can't imagine doing anything more rewarding than what I do. My philosophy is very simple. "We are all in this together!" I took a nontraditional route through my younger years. This allowed me to experience life in ways that I believe make me a good therapist. Life isn't always easy, or even kind. That is why I feel therapy is such a valuable thing to offer. I cannot imagine life without my work as a therapist. I have had the pleasure of working in a practice f...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 3

Ashby is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a client centered approach to therapy. She focuses on collaborating with clients and meeting them where they are in their journey. Using a strength-based trauma informed approach to therapy she works with clients to find and master skills that can help make life a little better. Ashby believes that the most important indicator of success in therapy is ensuring that clients feel heard, respected, and that they have the space to discuss whatever they wish. Ashby works to build a foundation of trust and b...

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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, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 15

Hello! I am glad you are here. My name is Alisha Pike, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have been practicing therapy for over fifteen years, and I am licensed in Maine and Florida. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from The University of New England and I have experience with individuals, couples, and families. Some of my primary areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, family and relationship conflict, anger management, parenting and difficulty with various life changes and transitions. I also have a special inte...

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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, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Hi there! I'm Julia. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 4 years of experience. I have worked with a variety of age ranges in diverse settings throughout the state of Maine. I have a 2 year old chocolate lab who occupies much of my non-work related time- I love to spend time with him outdoors, spend time with my friends/family, cooking, reading, and discovering new music! My therapeutic approach tends to be laid back, collaborative, and connection driven; I believe development of a therapeutic alliance is essential for growth! In my current practice I pr...

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...

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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): LCPC,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

In our hurried lives, we sometimes find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, disconnected from loved ones, or "stuck" and unsure about where we are headed. Some of us may even struggle with a past that continues to define our present. As a counselor, I strive to provide a safe, supportive environment promoting awareness, cultivating strengths, and encouraging lasting change. My clients frequently describe me as warm, genuine, non-judgmental, easy to talk to, insightful and motivating. My style draws upon a range experience including grief/hospice care, family/couple sys...

This is Rebecca  Paschal's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Eating disorders, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

I have been a practicing clinician for 13 years and I have worked with all ages and in many areas of mental health. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused, Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and work always within a systemic lens. Most of my work has consisted of working with adolescents and young to mid-age adults with regards to life changes and adjustments through this potentially difficult time. My areas of experience include anxiety, panic disorder, depression, infertility issues, family issues and adjustment, tra...

This is Esme Grunglasse's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a LMHC and LCPC licensed in Florida and in Maine. I have over 18 years of experience working as a therapist and a life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. I have specialized in working with individuals interested in transformative experience that goes beyond symptoms. My work is unique because I use a mind/body/spiritual approach. My holistic ...

This is Leah Schindler Isaacson '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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Leah Schindler Isaacson, LCSW is a clinician who has been practicing therapy in the state of Maine for over 9 years. She has worked with people from all walks of life and has enjoyed learning from them as well as helping support them through difficult life situations. Most people find Leah to be a calm and grounded presence. She is open and nonjudgemental and willing to work with all people. Leah graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 2009 with a Masters in Social Work. Her focus is a strengths based approach that utilizes Solutions Focused Tech...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): NCC., MAC ,CCMHC., DCMHS,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

Hello, my name is Dr. Chris Garrison and thank you for checking out my profile! Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and one which should not be lightly taken. Therefore, I hope the following information about me helps. I am a doctorate-trained Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). I have a doctorate and master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology with 34 years of post-graduate experience treating children, adolescents and adults, including couples. Moreover, I have several board clinical national certifications and I also hold two diplo...

This is Amity Olmstead'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I have been licensed as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine since 2007, after graduating from University of Maine. In that time, I have worked in inpatient settings, residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient clinics, and clients' homes, addressing issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, parenting, family conflict, adoption related needs, life change, and trauma. People come to me with pain and often shame about the issues they face. I want you to know that you don’t have to worry about judgement from me. No one ...

This is Leslie Weiss'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,LDAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Addictions Counselor licensed in New York and Maine. I have over 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns, including depression/mood disorders, anxiety, substance dependence, anger management, grief and loss, and relationship issues. I also have helped many people who have experienced physical and or emotional abuse. I use an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy, mind...

This is Stephen Dexter'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, CCS
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Maine. I worked for 3 years as an in-home counselor for families with children struggling with behavioral and emotional problems ages 6-16. I have more then 8 years of experience in the field and I have specialized in intensive substance use and co-occurring disorders. I am grateful to be in recovery myself and I truly enjoy sharing hope with those in their darkest hours. Addictive thinking can be traced to uncover the most life changing opportunities when someone is open for help. I have experience...

This is Brenda Kelleher'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,RYT/200
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello. I am a clinical social worker in Maine and Massachusetts. You are taking a great step to start therapy. It’s not an easy step to take. I’m here for you so you can have the life you believe is possible – happy, resilient, healthy and joyful. “Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own thoughts.” We cannot change the past. We can use it to make the present and the future meaningful and fulfilling. I have experience with a wide range of people and problems. I am psychotherapist, a meditation instructor, a yoga teacher, and an emotional intelligence c...

This is Valerie Anderson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPC,NBCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 36

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...

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....

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