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 Tami Labul'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, MSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

Hi, I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maine and Idaho, with over 19 years of experience in the field. As a therapist in a local mental health practice, I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and loss. I have experience working with men, women and teens. I am comfortable and experienced in working with clients of all different faiths and cultures and am an LGBTQ affirming therapist. My work as a Certified Trauma Professional has given me a great deal of exper...

This is Deloris Ahlin's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 30

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with 30 years of experience in the clinic setting as well as private practice. My Master in Science (MS) is from Columbia University, and I am trained in a number of psychotherapy modalities such as Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt Therapy, and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work primarily with adults and couples, with significant experience in relationship issues, career, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, grief, stress, anxiety and depression. I believe the practice of therapy should be one of caring pa...

This is June Thornton-Marsh'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, 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 and taking steps to act on your awareness. You may have parts of yourself that you are unconscious of, that you don't understand or that you believe that you can't change. Those perceptions can lead you to live a life that may not be in your best interest- causing painful experiences in your romantic, social, work and/or family relationships and ultimately preventing you from sharing your authen...

This is Danielle Wargo'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,LCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

"It's a good day to have a good day". This quote hangs in my office and serves as a reminder that you can take control of your day and how it is perceived. Today is a new beginning and an opportunity for change. Therapy isn't about being told what to do and using a "one size fits all" approach to happiness. It's about guiding you to discover what you need and working together to meet your goals. I am a mental health counselor with several years of experience in treating a variety of mental health diagnoses. I have worked in a variety of settings, including home-b...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello, My name is Nancy Gaudet and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maine, as well as Nationally Certified Counselor, (NCC). I have been in practice for 7 years in different settings, such as running group sessions, community agency, as well as my own practice. Prior to becoming a Psychotherapist, I taught in the Public Schools, worked as a Corporate Manager, raised 4 sons as a stay at home Mom, survived divorce and began to find my voice as a Single Mom and a Cancer Survivor. I will probably always be an educator. My passion for becomi...

This is Rebecca Cusack'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me! My name is Rebecca, and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine, as well as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. With 10 years of experience across various settings, I offer supportive therapy for situations including; parenting issues, depression, anxiety, family systems struggles, trauma histories, life transitions, and varying mental health disorders. “Anxiety can feel as huge as the big, blue sea, but remember that the sea is made up ...

This is Lauren MacKellar'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,LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. Some of the areas I have the most experience in are anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, life-transitions, stress management, prenatal and postpartum issues, and trauma. My style of therapy involves an integrative approach, meaning that I pull from different therapeutic theories and techniques to create an approach unique to your needs. I want this to be a positive and helpful experience for you. I work to create a safe space, fr...

This is Dr. Taryn Stevenson'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,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Everyone has the ability to have joy and happiness, we just need to learn how! I help my clients by taking a positive approach to their lives. I understand the stressors and depression that daily life and trauma has on each individual, as well as their family. It is my goal to find a way out out of this circle and create a meaningful life. I have been working with people while utilizing a positive approach for the past 15 years in order to bring meaning to each person as well as peace within a family. I specialize in working with individuals and families to crea...

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...

This is Julia St John'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, 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 Sasha Petrovick's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! My name is Sasha, I am a licensed counselor in Maine and Colorado (currently living in Maine with my partner, 2 dogs and 3 goats) and I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Western Connecticut State University. I have over 10 years of experience working in mental health with 5 of those years providing individual therapy as a licensed clinician. I’ve worked in residential and outpatient settings, with adults and children and in rural and urban areas. My goal is to help you recognize your strengths, break unhealthy...

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...

This is Korynne French'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, 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...

This is Aaron Landry'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, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

My name is Aaron Landry, I am an experienced Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have been practicing for over 15 years and I am currently licensed in both Maine and Florida. I have worked with the entire spectrum of the population from children to the older adults. I have experience working with and helping people recover from depression, anxiety, stress related disorders, bi-polar disorder, divorce and custody issues. It is my firm belief that everyone feels overwhelmed from time to time and could benefit from having a neutral person to talk to without judgem...

This is Cindy Rounds's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - South Portland, Maine (South Portland, ME)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

As an intensively trained DBT, CBT, and TF-CBT clinician I offer a mindful, balanced, welcoming perspective while supporting the skill building process. Life can be challenging and unpredictable. My specialty is supporting people who have experienced trauma (in whatever form that has taken for you) to balance their lives and find positivity. For 15 years I've been working with children, adolescents, adults, and elders through individual, family and couples counseling formats. I have years of experience providing parenting, family, individual, and couples support...

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 Cara Barrett'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, 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...

This is Christine Philion-Dufour'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I have long been interested in providing teletherapy, as it crosses many barriers and allows people to seek out a therapist who, otherwise, may have difficulty finding someone, are turned off to the process of looking or who just may choose not to pursue therapy, after all. You may be worried about being able to connect with someone using technology. I feel confident that my energy, understanding and skill will translate to you. I work with a wide variety of problems and issues, enjoy being a clinician and working with a variety of people and their concerns. ...

This is Debra Springfield'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical social worker licensed in the states of Maine and New Hampshire. I have 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of settings providing individual, marital and family counseling support. I have worked with clients faced with a variety of concerns which include depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, eating disorders and adjustment issues as well as relationship issues, parenting concerns and supporting those who have experienced abuse. My approach to counseling includes using cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-b...

This is Kathleen Sprengel'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! I would first like to applaud you for taking the first step toward finding greater satisfaction in life. I believe this is what we all seek, and within the right therapeutic relationship we can better identify our needs and make changes to meet those needs. I have been a therapist for six years in which time I have worked with adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families in various clinical settings. My primary theoretical orientation is attachment theory, which indicates that positive growth occurs within healthy, boundaried relationships. I beli...

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 04106 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