Living with depression is difficult, especially if you have to take care of a family and work. You may be trying to fake your way through life, ignoring your sadness and pretending to be happy. That is not going to help because it will not go away just because you pretend it’s not there. The counselors in Westbrook are able to help you deal with it. 

With depression, you probably have not been about to enjoy much in Westbrook such as the Maine Mall, Riverbank Park, Cumberland Mills Historic District, Mill Brook Preserve Trail, and the Saccarappa Falls. Get an appointment with a Westbrook therapist to get some treatment.

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Leslie Mulligan

Offering therapy in ME
License: MS, EdS, LCPC, LCMHC, NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
24 years of experience

Hi there, Leslie here. I’ve been a clinical mental health provider in Maine (LCPC), Rhode Island, Wisconsin and North Carolina (LCMHP) for over 24 years. I help individuals ages 14-90, couples, families, and groups. As a military veteran/therapist, I focused care for service members and their loved ones, providing military combat and sexual trauma treatment for the last 10 years. Keyed to your desired "better", I provide perspective, experience, effective strategies, and evidence-based resources from many sources. I help people experiencing mood instability; relationship and family problems; life, health, sleep and career changes, aging, death, bereavement; sexuality and spiritual challenges. Empowering people to be their unique selves is my core focus. People are unique, complex and innately able, if sometimes “stuck” or “off track”. Support for increased awareness, self- compassion and needed change are what I provide. My counseling approach is warm, direct, creative and interactive. I value being human with respect, honesty and cultural sensitivity. I am a holistic, body-centered practitioner. Mind, body, heart, thought, spirit and life experiences all together give life quality and meaning. My trauma-sensitive approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, mindfulness, wellness and art therapy tools. Our dialog, guided by your specific needs and goals, is to deepen your appreciation and enjoyment of your life, develop new strategies, empower your being. If you seek an objective, non-judgemental therapist with wide experience to help you clarify this stage of your journey, my joy is to get you “there”. Let's connect soon and make it better for you. Leslie

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Andrea Daigle

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

Hello! My name is Andrea Daigle and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine. I have been working within the mental health field for over 15 years, and as a therapist for over 5 years now. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variety of concerns including that of depression, anxiety and stress related issues, trauma, grief/loss, self esteem/self worth among many others. My decision to become a therapist comes with many answers. It feels natural and right for me to be in a position to provide an empathetic and non-judgmental safe space, and I am forever is awe of the strength of our human kind. I have had the opportunity to work in a hospital setting, outpatient setting and within a school, all giving me a well rounded passion to help others. I earned my Masters in Social Work degree at the University of New England in 2015. I would describe myself as compassionate, knowledgeable, patient and kind. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what we have. It would be my privilege to join you on this journey of growth, or through difficult times. I use various modalities and practicing in a rural area has helped me to become much of a "generalist," employing various motivational techniques, solution focused techniques along with cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy.

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Ilse Larrivee

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
LGBTFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesAnger management
14 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Maine, and I have had the privilege of working with families and adults for over 10. I have worked with clients struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, substance abuse, family conflict, anger management, LGBTQ+, intimate partner violence, families working with child protective services, and supporting parents who are raising children with behavioral issues. My treatment style is strength based, judgement free, and I see our therapeutic relationship as being a team. I have training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Intimate Partner Violence, Non-suicidal Self-injury, and Structural Family Therapy. Most importantly though, I have learned that people are incredible, strong and resilient and I would love to support you in reaching your treatment goals and improving your life. "I'm not saying it's going to be easy; I'm saying it's going to be worth it." - B. Dave Walters I look forward to working with you!!

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Darcie Kelly

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseEating disordersDepression
18 years of experience

My name is Darcie Kelly, and I have over 16 years of experience as a clinical social worker. I am licensed in several states and have training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This means that I can tailor your therapeutic experience to fit with your needs and preferences. I have experience helping clients recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, and other life interfering stressors. I take a direct approach to healing, and I enjoy meeting her clients where they are, and at in any point in considering making change. I earned my license as a Clinical Social Worker by first earning by BS in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and then my Master of Social Work from Walla Walla College in Missoula, Montana. I have also completed the non-terminal master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Montana State University, so much of my work fall under behavior change. I have used several evidence-based approaches to therapy including but not limited to, Solution focused and other Brief therapies, Cognitive Behavioral therapies that include Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and other forms such as Attachment Theory. I am also knowledgeable about sexual issues as they relate to traditional and nontraditional relationships. I am told I have a warm, endearing, relaxed, and inviting style to therapy that makes therapy feel welcoming, supportive and without judgment. I utilize both knowledge of brain science and psychotherapeutic approaches to provide a truly holistic and comprehensive approach to improving one’s mental health. When you join me, I will hold unconditional positive self-regard for you, and I will work to ensure that you feel supported and successful in achieving their goals.

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Tammy Day

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW-S,LCDC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsLGBTRelationship issuesDepression
10 years of experience

I am a therapist who is licensed in Texas and Arizona and specialize in addiction and mental health. I have also worked with clients on a very wide variety of concerns including OCD, stress management, family/couples issues, trauma and personality disorders. My therapy style is empathetic engaging and interactive as well as person centered. I promote inclusion and validation as part of healing journey My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, emotional focused therapy and trauma focused. It takes courage to seek therapy and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! Tammy L. Day LCSW-S, LCDC

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"Cyndi" Cynthia Oberdan

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW
Family conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

Hi, I’m Cyndi Oberdan, and if you’re reading my page, I can tell that no matter what you are going through right now, you have COURAGE. Maybe you don’t feel brave, but it takes COURAGE to ask for help, and Courage to venture “into the unknown.” I would be honored to journey with you on this new adventure of yours. I have been serving people for over 15 years. I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in 2006 from the University of Florida in Recreational Therapy. Later, in 2013, I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work from Adelphi University. Over the last 15 years, I have had the privilege to work in a variety of settings. I started off working with individuals diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability and their families. I had the privilege of running a family respite program, and later the honor to manage a Community Habilitation program where I assisted individuals ages 13 to 60+ with achieving their goals. These goals varied from basic life skills, to enhancing academic skills, to developing coping skills, all while increasing socialization and connection. Later I worked in Child Welfare, as a Child Protective Investigator; investigating allegations of abuse/neglect and ensuring child safety. I have also worked with families, assisting them with getting to the root of their issues while strengthening the family unit. Lastly, I have worked as a medical social worker, both in the hospital and in the outpatient Clinics, as well as in the Emergency Department. I provide crisis intervention, case management, and counseling; assisting patients with trauma, adjustment disorder, and grief. I use an eclectic approach to meet the needs of each individual client. Treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness.

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Laura Henckler

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
17 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Maine with more than 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, coping with life changes, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. My approach is individualized and specific to your own personal needs and wants. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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. I look forward to working with you!

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Stacey Zimmerman

Offering therapy in ME
License: LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseAnger management
5 years of experience

"Empathy is a relationship between equals." -Paolo Freire Human behavior when placed in context yet has ripples; however, too has quiet the flow, beauty, and reason to it. The behaviors manifest sometimes merely for the chronic quest of hanging on to survive, staying attached to that one person, or perhaps adopting humor to make others smile. The science of human attachment has interested me since I could remember. Attaching to folks around us, to ourselves, and to the world at large, is a profound process / journey that shapes multiple entities of our internal world. My undergraduate careers were based on the neuro make-up of *how* we actually feel emotions and bodily sensations through the nervous systems. After receiving my master's degree, I served folks 5-years old to end-of-life in settings of community mental health, juvenile detention centers, therapeutic foster care, private practice, geriatric wellness-assisted living facilities, medical social worker, and insurance contracted therapist. Before becoming a licensed clinical social worker, I served 14-years in the U.S. Army in various entities to include active duty, reserves, and the national guard to which I then went to serve as a contractor with the U.S. Navy. Often times, my therapy style has been described as integrative, analytical, yet simple. Discovering the "roots" or "drivers" of behavior(s) is the analysis part of which I really love doing. I wholeheartedly believe in an environment of free expression, essentially feeling like you are "vibing" with your therapist, so please be authentic. Giving you time and attention is my goal while effectively inviting you to think/do therapeutic considerations (I never offer advice, only "invitations"--due to mindful practice and you being the expert of your mind & body). I am trained in various models, approaches, concepts and I try to utilize as many as I can in each session where / when appropriate to effectively assist where I can. That said, I am one that does use a "here and then" (present & past) approach to treatment to assist with managing symptoms. Further, I authentically try to balance sensitivity (handling folks with care) while then assisting with growth. Undergoing therapy is not always an easy ride, there might be sessions where uncomfortable thoughts/feelings arise. With such, please know that it is my job to never leave you in an "emotional uneasy" place. Your job is to communicate those thoughts/feelings to me--even if it's in one sentence when those uneasy times come so I know. As posted by BetterHelp, this is not a mental health crisis service. This chat portal will not be monitored for crises. For mental health crises, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please ask any question(s) you might have about this policy before starting services. At current, I am employed at two other locations doing what I love to do, so here at BetterHelp, I (for now), am seeing limited clients as I wholeheartedly do believe in quality over quantity. As my schedule changes and availability opens up, I will update my schedule. Current available slots are- * [Monday]: 7:15pm; 8:00pm * [Wednesday]: 7:15pm; 8:00pm Sessions are 45-minutes long.

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Laurie Spataro

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Rachael Tyler

Offering therapy in ME
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Maine with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I have significant experience with children, teens, young adults, and parents seeking support. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

How to find counseling in Westbrook

Finding the best therapist close by in Westbrook can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Westbrook. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Westbrook, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Westbrook or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Westbrook area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Westbrook, elsewhere in Cumberland, or in the greater state of Maine.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Westbrook area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Westbrook therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Westbrook due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Westbrook may not take health insurance, some in the state of Maine may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Maine you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Westbrook, Maine working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Westbrook above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Westbrook helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Westbrook therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Westbrook therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Westbrook therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in ME, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 04098 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Westbrook counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Westbrook licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Westbrook, Maine can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Westbrook has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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04092, 04098

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