At Counseling and Trauma Therapy (CATT) Associates, we care about you. We know life is full of intense emotions. Emotions are the most beautiful thing in the world, but also the most painful. This is difficult for all of us to navigate. At CATT Associates, we work with you, on your goals, to achieve lasting improvement in your life.
LCSW, Therapist, Clinical Coordinator
Arianna specializes in individual, group, and family therapy, with practice in client-centered counseling and trauma-informed care. She believes that a strong rapport with clients is the key to developing a therapeutic relationship that creates positive change. Arianna approaches her work from a strengths-based perspective, tailoring her interventions to each individual client in order to meet them where they are at. Arianna has experience working with clients across the lifespan within a variety of therapeutic settings. She utilizes techniques learned from each experience to provide a non-judgmental space for clients to creatively express themselves while working towards their identified goals. Arianna has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Holistic and Integrative Health from the University of Southern Maine, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Connecticut.
Everyone needs space to process life, including its challenges and successes. I am here to help you do that. By using a holistic approach to your mental health, together we will explore aspects of your internal and external environment. We will discover what holds you back and ultimately what empowers you. Through the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy my goal is to support you in establishing, and taking, the necessary steps to create positive change in your life. I would be honored to partner with you on your therapeutic journey. I work with adolescents, adults, and families... and even horses. Yes, horses! Unfortunately, I am not practicing equine or animal-assisted therapy at this time, but it is a true passion of mine and I hope someday it will be an option again for my clients. But, until then, we can still do great work together! I look forward to meeting you, discussing your goals, and using our collective insight to find that path that works for you.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. I believe in meeting clients where they are at and providing a safe environment for them to work on trauma, and frustrations individuals face daily. I have helped clients of all ages in working through trauma, mental illness, and processing through daily life stressors that have been impacting their daily functioning. I use a range of methods to help clients reach their goals. I believe in a client focused approach. I have been trained in CPT and DBT. I use art therapy and play to help clients express themselves freely. My goal as a counselor is to build a supportive, therapeutic relationship with clients and provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to be able to express themselves freely in order to grow and develop confidence within themselves.
I work with individuals and families, helping to create a safe, non-judgmental space to realize and expand upon your strengths in order to overcome the challenges and barriers to live your best life. I operate from a psychodynamic approach (how your past experiences impact/shape the way you interact with and perceive the world) and use integrative techniques from CBT, mindfulness-based, and narrative practices. I look forward to helping you create a better connection with yourself and the world around you!
My therapeutic approach is strongly rooted in the idea that all individuals have the capacity for the change they desire to make. When met with empathy and collaborative support, the process of healing can begin. I received my Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College where I was given the opportunity to receive specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and believe that a meaningful therapeutic relationship starts with a strong foundation of trust and understanding. I strive to build a strong rapport with each client and support them in working through their personal journey. I have professional experience working with a variety of diagnostic profiles including, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Substance Use, and Eating Disorders. I have a strong commitment to supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community and truly believe that each individual is the author of their own story and each day is an opportunity to work toward the narrative that you want!
Rebecca specializes in individual and family therapy. She uses an integrative approach combining Cognitive-Behavioral, Trauma-Based, Art, Play and Mindfulness-based techniques into sessions. These sessions are interactive, supportive, and individually designed. Rebecca is passionate about working with children and adolescents, providing a safe, trusting and collaborative environment that embraces all cultural diversity. She has experience working with issues related to anxiety, depression, adjustment issues, creative expression, anger, and trauma. Rebecca believes in promoting self-determination to uncover the essence of who you really are and supporting you in a building a beautiful life attuned to your highest good. Her practice is rooted firmly in the belief that psychotherapy can help you encounter the fullest, healthiest and most complete version of yourself.
LCPC-C, CADC, Therapist
We are often told to manage our lives as if we have learned every strategy and read every book. Nobody knows everything, and you cannot expect yourself to navigate through life as if you do. Counseling has the ability to help you gain or refine skill sets to maneuver daily life, mental health, and major life events. My intention as a counselor is to foster a safe environment, to assist you in your exploration of your peaks and valleys in life, help you identify your triggers and motivators, and to discover how you can utilize your strengths to elevate your skill sets. My work employs CBT, mindfulness, and expressive arts to support children, adolescents, and adults. Counseling can be daunting, but you are taking a wonderful first step by looking at this website!
PhD, LCSW, Therapist
I am a Maine state licensed Social Worker with extensive experience treating adults with a variety of disorders such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse and with those suffering from maladaptive coping strategies. I also work with individuals who are unhappy with their relationships, their careers and those having difficulty with life transitions. I have worked with those trying to reconcile a history of abuse and/or neglect and those attempting to navigate and adjust to unexpected changes in one’s life. I appreciate working with those that present to therapy with a curiosity to understand themselves more fully. Therapy is an experience of collaboration and trust. I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs and preferences. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment and work from a strength-based perspective. I am interactive, not shying away from giving feedback, but fundamentally believe each individual has the capacity to set their own goals and measure their own success. I utilize evidence-based practices drawing on Cognitive/Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness and psychodynamic, to assist you in understanding and changing issues that prevent you from living a “life worth living.”
My experience is with children, teens, adults, & seniors. You can expect a nonjudgmental environment tailored to your personality, situation, & needs. I take a collaborative approach and invite you to sit in the driver’s seat of your counseling experience; you are the expert in your life and it is likely that I have resources, strategies, and insight to offer from the passenger seat that will help you find the healing and wellness that you deserve. We will use therapeutic modalities that are accessible and supportive for you. My specialties include attachment, trauma, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, religious trauma, spirituality, LGBTQIA+ support/identity development, behavioral concerns, & parenting. We will honor your current patterns as ways that you have survived & we will work together to build new patterns that will meet your needs in healthy ways.
Most people who come to see me are experiencing distress on some combination of individual levels (thoughts, emotions, actions), interpersonal levels (relationships, trauma, family), & contextual levels (systemic injustice, global pandemic, discrimination). I will support you with empathy & expertise as you navigate all three.
Life is full of transitions and changes. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to help them navigate and process these challenges in a safe space. While drawing on client strengths and recognizing the impacts of trauma, I draw from an eclectic lens, utilizing different therapeutic modalities to best address each client’s unique experiences and goals. I am also a board-certified music therapist and often utilize music therapy techniques. My hope is to provide a supportive empathetic space for you to grow and achieve your goals.
Ben provides counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families. He has a holistic view of counseling and views wellness as having psychological, physical and spiritual components. He has an eclectic approach with interests in existential, humanistic, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Ben specializes in working with clients with disabilities, both physical and developmental. Ben also has interests in parenting, particularly parents of children with disabilities.
My approach to healing is based in the practices and philosophies of yoga and Zen Buddhism. I focus on helping teens and adults manage the challenges of daily life while maintaining personal balance and moving towards a life that reflects your own unique potential. Utilizing techniques such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, as well as music, arts, and somatic approaches to healing, I will stand alongside you as you navigate your path. I specialize in building empathetic, open relationships that can guide your journey through anxiety, depression, life changes, and chronic stress. I am experienced with those exploring personal identity whether it be their own gender and sexuality or finding their place in a world that can feel unwelcoming. Together, we will find ways to face your challenges while striving towards a life of contentment and joy.
Emma provides therapy to children and families in their homes in the Southern Maine area. She also provides outpatient services to children, adolescents and adults in Biddeford. Her approach stems from strengths-based and trauma informed practices. Since 2017, she has been working with children and their families, focusing on ADHD, anxiety, autism, depression, DMDD, grief, trauma, and emotional and behavioral concerns. Different treatment modalities are incorporated into sessions, creating an environment to support you in your respective journey. The therapeutic relationship is a collaboration, built on trust, empowerment and support. No matter where you are in your path of life, Emma will be there to support you in healing, growing and fulfilling your highest potential.
My belief is that you are truly the expert in your own life. That life can present times where you may need help to traverse the unique challenges you face. My primary focus is to offer a non-judgmental, empathetic space that is both safe and inspiring. A space where feelings and emotions can exist without judgement. A space to explore and discover your authentic self. I work with children, adolescents and adults that are experiencing a wide range of challenges that can include: trauma, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, relationship issues, grief/loss. I work with individuals that face unique challenges related to diverse identities and experiences of feeling marginalized as well as clients working to affirm gender, sexual diversity and neurodiversity. I embrace multiple modalities in my practice that are geared to best suit your needs. These modalities in combination with learning strategies, coping skills, anxiety reducing activities and mindfulness are all instrumental in relieving stress and can encourage you into perceiving new ways of viewing your life, managing difficulties, and finding the motivation to accept change. Please reach out to share your specific needs and discuss how together we can collaboratively work to meet them.
I describe myself as a modern counseling professional with a down to earth, relatable approach. I come with a wide variety of experience working with children & adults and experience working in many settings - all of which I draw upon to suit each clients' needs. A foremost goal of my practice is building strong therapeutic relationships through trust, honesty and genuineness. I particularly enjoy working with people to become empowered, improve communication, find their voice and navigate careers, passions and tricky dynamics with people in their lives.
Hi, I’m Steve (he/him). In my counseling practice, I draw heavily on the belief that people have the power to reauthor their stories and reshape their lives into new, preferred ones. Whether the work is short-term and dealing with an acute instance of trauma or distress, or longer term and exploring internal worlds and early life conditioning, my goal is to walk alongside folks as they move towards the lives they want to live. I believe in allowing people time and space to lead sessions as they choose, and every session may look different: talking through problems; building somatic awareness; mindfulness activities; practicing difficult conversations. You might want to break out art supplies or a journal, and we can see what those mediums uncover. It is different for everyone, and every session. I will go with you wherever you are that day. I’m a white, non-disabled cis-man - I know how important it is to feel seen and heard by those we open up to, and understand that having shared identity may make a new counseling relationship feel safer. I’ve worked extensively with women, people of color, disabled people, and queer and trans folks, and am dedicated to anti-oppressive clinical practice, including looking at how identities and systems shape and impact the therapeutic relationship. I am so grateful to get to accompany people on their journeys towards preferred selves and lives, and feel incredibly lucky to witness the energy and courage with which people face the challenges in front of them. If it feels like we might be a fit, feel free to reach out - I look forward to meeting you.
I approach mental health holistically and believe that the road to wholeness addresses body, mind, and spirit. I provide a warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental space to explore the challenges in life that may have you feeling overwhelmed. So often these challenges keep us from being able to live our best lives, and in an attempt to manage them we often develop coping skills that ultimately do not serve us. I am an experienced clinician with a direct and compassionate style. I work with clients to develop new coping skills, create positive change, and find healing from past trauma. I am accepting new clients in person and via telehealth and would be happy to talk with you over the phone to explore if I would be a fit for you.
I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and families. With that said, I am open to working with people of all ages and I am LGBTQIA+ affirming. I utilize client centered counseling, and trauma informed care. I have experience in working with issues related to anxiety, depression, personality disorders, mood disorders, autism, and a variety of other mental or emotional related disorders. I use and integrative approach combining CBT, mindfulness, and strengths based therapy. I believe in building a strong rapport with clients, and making them feel comfortable and heard. I will focus on your strengths and interests to create an individual approach to your therapy. I offer a non-judgmental atmosphere and believe each client is the expert of their own experience.
Abbie wants to get to know the heart of who you are. She believes that we all have our best selves living within us. We just need someone to help us find it. She loves to work with children and specializes in healing through imaginative play, physical movement, and nature-based experiences. Abbie works through modalities of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Motivational Interviewing. She earned her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maine, a Master’s in English Literature from Tulane University, and a Bachelor’s in English and environmental studies from Tulane University.
Come as you are. You can expect empathy and a gentle approach from me. I tailor my therapeutic approach to you because your unique situation deserves a unique solution. I meet you where you’re at and explore your needs and wants with you to help you let go of what isn’t working. I believe in your ability to change and encourage exploration of your strengths. I bring warmth and authenticity to the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a non-judgmental, safe environment. Therapy is rooted in science yet practiced as an art. I utilize up-to-date research to inform my practice and ask thoughtful questions that implore you to reach deep and find the answers you’re searching for. We will create a strong alliance that you can rely on. Whether exploring past traumas or focusing on current behavior patterns, we will work to build on your current skills and change those holding you back. Finding the right therapist can feel overwhelming, which is why I encourage you to reach out to me and ask questions. I am grateful for the privilege of working with brave clients who open their hearts with me. I look forward to meeting with you.
(she/her) My experience spans across individuals, families, and groups within a wide array of therapeutic settings over the past decade. I use an integrative approach that supports not only my client’s willingness, but also their motivation to change. Concerns with life transitions, relationships, anxiety, depression, or grief can all be shared freely in this space. Additionally, my work and passion in the counseling field concentrates on sex therapy. Through the promotion of sex positivity and sex affirmation, those I work with can safely discover, explore, and examine their sexuality. As a sexual intellectual, and conditionally licensed clinical professional counselor I am committed to continue developing expertise, all while keeping the the individual and their perspectives at the center of the work we do together. Poly and Kink aware. I am also currently enrolled at the Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment.
I enjoy working with adults, young people, and families to grow their inherent strength and wisdom to overcome problems. I believe each person has a unique life story and each person deserves a process of change and healing appropriate to that story. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to help clients navigate obstacles to the lives they wish to live. My approach is centered on compassion, acceptance, practicality and is often infused with humor. I prioritize fostering a purposeful, trustful and collaborative relationship between myself and each client.
Mallory provides counseling to children and families in their homes, as well as outpatient counseling services in the Portland area. She has experience working with diverse client populations in a variety of settings, specializing in helping children learn to identify and use coping skills, express their emotions in a way that is safe, and form healthier relationships with peers and the adults in their lives. Mallory has experience and interest in Narrative therapy approaches, Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Relational-Cultural Therapy, and Strengths-Based Therapy. She incorporates Mindfulness exercises, art activities, humor, and physical activity/play into sessions as appropriate. Mallory promotes the right to self-determination, believing that the client is the expert of their own life with their unique set of values. She provides presence, genuine caring and curiosity, and support, striving to develop a strong therapeutic alliance and empower individuals to work towards positive change and growth.
Everyone is experiencing some level of stress right now. When this becomes coupled with other difficult experiences, it can interfere with our ability to make sense of the world, and find a safe and meaningful place in it. I seek to help clients to gain a compassionate understanding of where they are currently, and to find a greater sense of ease, meaning, creativity, and possibility for the future. I will prioritize creating a space where you feel safe, engaged, and supported. We'll work together to understand the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you are experiencing, and move toward what you care about. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, self- esteem, parenting, and loneliness. In my practice, I implement acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness based approaches.
Mitra has over ten years of experience working with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds throughout all life-stages, including providing one on one support to children with disabilities, working with at-risk adolescents and young adults in wilderness therapy, supporting older adults in assisted living, and working with individuals and families in overcoming trauma and other challenges that may be impacting their ability to fully engage with their friends, families, peers, colleagues, and communities. Mitra is fluent in English, Spanish and Thai, and has experience working with interpreters to meet client needs. Through her personal and professional experience living and working in different cultures, Mitra is able to work from a holistic approach to ensure that counseling sessions are adaptive to each person and that the space is welcoming and safe. Her strengths-based and trauma-informed approach is guided by training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Mitra is committed to life-long learning and growth, and ensures she is up-to-date with the latest research, innovations and practices in counseling.
Brian Holmes has been working in the mental health field for over five years specializing in substance abuse, addiction, trauma, PTSD, depression and compulsive behaviors. Brian graduated with his Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Brian walks shoulder to shoulder with his clients through the healing process and is passionate about working with anyone that has a desire to better their life. Brian focuses on a holistic approach geared toward wellness of the mind, body and spirit with the goal of empowering each of his clients to recognize their full potential. Brian leverages many different modalities such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychoeducation. Brian also has previous experience running groups for both the addicted and affected others. In times of crisis, every minute is precious in getting the help you or a loved one requires. Brian is an expert at navigating the recovery process and is able to leverage his knowledge of the field to provide invaluable guidance to his clients. Brian also offers therapy to children. He has been coaching sports for over 20 years which inspired him to develop his method of combining sports training with counseling. This technique helps children develop social and emotional competency, while taking the stigma out of traditional therapy.
Hannah graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work in 2003 specializing in trauma-related therapies. She offers a strength-based approach to therapy and meets each client with respect, presence and dignity. Hannah works with children, families and young adults who are facing issues including grief, complex trauma, PTSD, emotional and behavioral challenges, anxiety and emotional destabilization, developmental delays, ADHD and autism. Hannah utilizes a wide range of therapeutic methods such as Art Therapy, Creative play therapy, Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior therapy and mindfulness techniques including meditation and Somatic therapy to support clients in regulating emotions, calming and soothing the nervous system, healing family discord and gaining self awareness. She believes in the healing power of a trusting and collaborative relationship with her clients and offers a kind and non-judgmental presence honoring the strength, innate wisdom and resiliency in each of her clients.
For the health, safety and continued support of our clients, Telehealth sessions are currently being offered.
Megan specializes in working with children, families and young adults facing difficulty in school, relationships, and life in general. Megan has helped children, teens and young adults cope with obstacles related to grief and loss, mental illness, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as ADHD, Autism and other learning challenges. She utilizes a range of therapeutic methods, such as cognitive Behavioral, Play, Emotional Regulation, and Mindfulness techniques, to help clients reach their goals, recognizing that each client is unique in their needs and desires. Megan is a relational therapist with a strengths-based, client-centered approach. She strives to build collaborative, trusting relationships with clients and family members. She believes in the healing power of laughter and fun. Megan’s goal is to create a safe space for you and/or your child to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors in order to heal, grow and
ultimately find your/their best self.
My story: I traveled worldwide for eighteen years working in the maritime industry on board ships. I have extensive experience with trauma and crisis while working at sea and ashore with diverse expertise in various cultural competencies, in particular working with people and communities from Asia, Africa, Europe and with interpreters. I am a native English speaker but can use in sessions working knowledge of Dutch, French and Tagalog. I provide therapy for adults in all areas of life looking at the whole person in a non-judgmental environment, sharing my global experience locally. I received my Social Work degree from Columbia University in New York City. I have been in social work since 2011 in research, advocacy, prevention and intervention, planning and implementation and as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Counselor. As a therapist, my approach to healing is a 360° view, using different modalities that complement you as an individual and together navigate what you would like to achieve. I look forward to hearing your story.
Hey there, I’m Maddie (she/her). I believe in the inherent ability of people to grow, succeed, and heal given the right tools and appropriate levels of support--no matter where you are in life. Whether we are meeting to discuss difficult emotions or experiences, transitions, relationships, or the stressors of day to day life, I strive to create a safe and comfortable space for folks to feel seen, heard, and supported. I work from a strengths-based and trauma-informed perspective to help people celebrate their individuality while addressing the challenges they are facing. Since 2015 I have worked with kids, teens, adults, and families experiencing issues related to anxiety, depression, ASD, ADHD, trauma, fostering/adoption, and LGBTQIA+ identity. In my eclectic practice, I’ll incorporate elements of mindfulness, art, play, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, polyvagal theory, and the Zones of Regulation to best meet your individual needs. My hope is that you leave our collaborative work together feeling empowered to meet your goals. Because finding the “right” therapist for you is important, I hope that you contact me for a free consultation to see if I am the right fit for you or your child. I look forward to hearing from you!
I believe that it is important to meet people where they are at in the present moment. I work with the client to develop goals, address challenges, and develop coping skills. I have worked with diverse populations and all are welcome. I take a client-centered approach and believe that it is important to work together on addressing a client's needs.
I use a variety of approaches and work to individualize a plan based on each client. I take a trauma-informed approach and have used many different therapeutic models. I utilize narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy to meet the needs of my clients.
Margo is a graduate of The Catholic University of America with her Master’s in Social Work. Margo has had many years in the field working with children, adults, and the elderly in areas such as Trauma, ADHD, ASD, ODD, LD and Substance Abuse to name a few. Margo uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Theory, Imaginative Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy in her work across the spectrum as a therapist. Margo also believes that relaxation techniques, such as swimming and mindfulness, add to the application of therapy so as to support the client in helping them to see and be their best self. All approaches used by Margo are client centered and driven.
Erin is a Marriage and Family Therapist (offering individual counseling as well). She sees clients in our Biddeford office and also offers in-home sessions to enhance your convenience and comfort level. Erin specializes in techniques that focus on the health of the relationships between people. The practice of relational therapy views the mental health of an individual as often being based on, or at least greatly affected by the quality of relationships (family, romantic, friendship, colleagues, neighbors, etc.) in a person’s life. Erin focuses on helping families and couples work through trauma, losses, difficult transitions or external relationships (infidelity). Her goal is to mend bonds that have become dysfunctional and restore them to a place where clients feel an increased sense of safety, bonding, and comfort with each other. Erin is passionate about her work, approachable, always non-judgmental and excited to help you create and experience better connections.
My approach to therapy is eclectic, with an effort to combine aspects of DBT, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with yoga, art, and breathwork as they best serve you in your environment. I conceptualize therapy as a dual process, where you are the expert in your own lived experience and I serve to help guide you through the steps of change. Together we can identify goals, thought patterns, or behaviors that are not serving you and engage in the development of coping mechanisms and skills that you can utilize when feeling anxious, dysregulated, or triggered. I employ a trauma informed, strengths based lens, which means that your lived trauma, however big or small it might be, is real and valid, and that I can not know what it is like to experience exactly what you have experienced. I will hold space for you, and invite you to engage in safety work with me. Whether you are transitioning into retirement, exploring your gender identity, or looking to develop techniques to manage your anxiety, allow me to come along with you on your journey towards change, and ultimately, self acceptance.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Experiencing anxiety, depression, or PTSD? Looking to process troubling events? If you’re reading this right now, you’ve already taken an important first step, so take a minute and be proud of yourself. I am an experienced LMSW-CC who helps my clients deal with difficult emotions, discover what they really want, and find more meaning in life. I work with both adults and adolescents. My style is to be direct, non-judgmental and compassionate. I will help you understand the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My aim is that after working together, you will have better coping mechanisms and more clarity around your goals and how to get there. I am accepting new clients, and offering online sessions. If you feel like now might be the right time for you to begin therapy, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I look forward to hearing from you.
Being human can be profoundly complex and challenging at times. I’m here to validate these challenges and help you explore what is and isn’t working for you. I view this as a collaborative process and will honor you as the expert in your own life. My practice draws from 10+ years of experience as a yoga, meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction teacher and over 10 years working throughout Africa and Southern California. I am compassionate, direct and here to be present with whatever arises for you. I believe that examining our relationship with ourselves is incredibly important and I am here to hold space while you investigate what it is that may be creating conflict or suffering in your life. I approach therapy through a holistic framework utilizing aspects of Cognitive Based Therapy, ACT, neuroscience, Mindfulness, meditation, as well as embodied (somatic) practices. I will help customize an approach that resonates with you and honors whatever shows up in our sessions together.
Hi, I'm Brandon (he/him/his). I welcome clients of any age, gender, or background who could use some support in working through transitions or changes, understanding and processing difficult emotions and experiences, or dealing with the stressors of day to day life. I have experience working with members of the LGBTQ+ community, with people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, with children and adolescents, with people of all ages who have experienced trauma and its after effects, and with foster and adopted families. I work with you to identify your goals and tailor a unique and individualized approach to reach them. While no two sessions will look the same, you will always have a say in what our time together looks like. I practice eclectically, using interventions and strategies from a variety of approaches to best fit your needs. The process of change and growth is often difficult, and I applaud you for taking the first step of that journey. If it sounds like we might be a good fit for each other, I invite you to reach out to schedule a session. I look forward to hearing from you!
The mask you put out into the world doesn’t quite match your inner self. People don’t see you how you see yourself, you don’t know how you see yourself —it’s exhausting, isolating, and often debilitating. You are wondering how to navigate this life with all its trials. You might by wondering if you are living a life that has meaning for you. Now, imagine living true to yourself, and the joy of life without a mask. Visualize yourself with greater self awareness, emotional understanding, and the ability to negotiate life from a more centered and present perspective. This is the courage to be, and it already resides inside of you. I use a model which helps you question and change your perspective both inside and outside of yourself. I focus on how you can live with more autonomy, meaning, and emotional freedom. I also explore those confusing parts of ourselves which seem contradictory. I will help you on defining your goals and bring a creative affirming space to achieve them. You are ready to stop being what you are not and focus on who you are. It would be a huge privilege to support and witness you in your journey.
(She/Her) I value the importance of building rapport with clients and support them finding a therapist they feel is a good fit for them and their treatment goals. I strive to create a collaborative, safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental space in the therapeutic relationship. I utilize a strengths-based and client-centered approach that supports your treatment needs and empowers clients through their journeys. I graduated from the University of New England with certifications in Trauma-Informed Care and Aging & Diversity. I have experience supporting people struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, and much more. If you feel now is the time for therapy, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me to schedule an appointment.
LMSW-CC, Therapist & HCT Program Director
After graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies, I began working for the State of Oklahoma as an Adult Protective Services Specialist II. In 2017, I began pursuing my Master’s degree in Social Work at Our Lady of the Lake University. Between 2017 and 2020, I remained employed within the mental health field providing case-management and shelter support. During this time I was also focused on completion of both Masters Level practicums - focusing on culturally competent, trauma informed psychotherapy and substance use treatment targeted towards recidivism reduction and family reunification. After graduating with my Master’s in Social Work in 2020, I obtained my LMSW-CC from the Maine State Board of Social Work and spent a year providing services as an outpatient clinician. Currently, I am excited to be working as the HCT Program Director at Counseling and Trauma Therapy Associates. Therapeutically, I value Trauma Informed, Strength Based, and Interpersonal forms of psychotherapy - each case should be tailored to address specific needs, perspective, strengths, and goals.
LMSW-CC, CADC, Therapist
I believe that at the core of all of us is a desire to feel connected. Many things in life can contribute to a feeling of disconnection, including substance use disorder, trauma, or communication problems within relationships. I think the answers are already within each of us. Therapy is a way to unlock those answers so you can live freely and authentically. I believe in fostering a deeply caring, non-judgmental atmosphere where you can feel heard, seen, and supported. I meet people where they are and together, our work involves making incremental changes that improve your life. I use evidence-based treatment approaches that are trauma-informed and designed to meet your individual goals. I have had success using narrative therapy (telling your story), cognitive behavioral therapy (challenging your non-productive beliefs and thoughts), solution-focused therapy (short-term), and using art as therapy (let’s get creative!). I specialize in helping with substance use disorder, couples and families in recovery, and trauma/PTSD. My purpose is being a trustworthy reflector of your story so we can together address any issues that keep you from emotionally connecting to yourself and becoming the best version of you.
Hola, me llamo Teresa. Hi, my name is Teresa. I am a social worker who works helping people navigate whatever stressors they may be dealing with in life, especially depression, anxiety, trauma, and identity issues. I have a background supporting kids, teens, and adults and have a great passion helping people, especially youth, learn more about who they are. Being Latina and bilingual in English and Spanish, I see providing counseling to other Latinx people as an honor and a service to my community. I use tools such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, strengths based approaches, and Narrative Therapy to work with those I serve. More than anything though, I strive to create a down to earth and comfortable environment where people can work at their own pace, be themselves, and not feel alone while journeying through their healing process.
With a Master’s degree in clinical social work and a certificate in trauma therapy, I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love working with all kinds of people and believe everyone has aspects unique to them that are worth celebrating. I also believe that as humans, we all need support at times to help us through challenges and obstacles life throws at us. I strive to create a warm, accepting, and non-judgmental environment, meeting every individual where they are at. Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness techniques, I tailor my approach to best match each individual client’s unique goals and needs. I believe in an empowerment approach and work alongside clients, guiding them to recognize their strengths and create pathways to the changes they desire. I am currently accepting new clients via telehealth and in-person services and would be happy to speak with you over the phone to explore if I would be a good fit for you.
I believe in meeting each client where they are at in life. I enjoy working with clients of all age ranges. We work together in creating a safe, non-judgmental and therapeutic space to help support you in your individual needs. I value and prioritize building a trusting, empathetic, and collaborative relationship as the foundation for the work we do together. I believe each person is unique and deserves unique support to help heal, overcome challenges, build connections and grow as a person. I approach the work we do together from an integration of CBT, mindfulness, narrative and solution-focused view points to help reach your goals!
Hello! My name is Kate Townsend (she/her/hers) and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My practice is rooted in the belief that all people possess immense strength, resilience, and power. I am a strengths-based and person-centered clinician and believe that we are all capable of growth and healing, especially when connected with others who are validating, empathetic, and maintain healthy boundaries and communication styles. I am grateful to have experience working with people of all ages healing from trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, and grief. Although I am enthusiastic to work with clients experiencing a variety of life circumstances, I specialize in treating women and gender non-confirming people healing from domestic violence, other interpersonal traumas, and/or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
You are enough, and you can become more and more fulfilled. But if you have had painful experiences, that doesn’t feel true. It feels impossible. If our story is pain, we are more vulnerable to being hurt again. We struggle with love and connection. We feel alone. We feel chaos. We are trapped. I want to work with you to re-write your story. The next chapter of your life can be about transforming your pain into learning how to move forward. By collaborating with you, we can plot your authentic narrative. In this story, you can have compassion and opportunity. I enjoy working with with teens, families and adults who are facing issues including PTSD, grief, anxiety, depression, coping skills, life transitions, parenting, caretaker fatigue and relationship issues. My approach is systematic, and trauma informed. I use strength-based, solution-focused, mindful strategies. I’m also the author of Not Always Happy: An Unusual Parenting Journey which tells the story that neurodiversity is a difference not a deficit and first-time parents are unintentionally funny.
W. COLBY WILLIAMS
LCSW, Therapist & Executive Director
Colby specializes in individual and family therapy with an emphasis on creating positive change. Among his areas of interest are trauma-focused therapy, play therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy and working with children and teenagers. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help clients, and their families, achieve a higher level of comfort and control over their behaviors. He feels the basis for effective work begins with a relationship between client and therapist that feels encouraging, safe, and enjoyable. Colby has successfully helped others manage their depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, OCD, anger, emotional dysregulation, and substance abuse. He looks forward to joining new clients on their journeys as they seek to live the life they've imagined for themselves and their loved ones.
Behavioral Health Professional
My name is Jacinda Volpe and I am ecstatic to be joining such a diverse team of health professionals as a Behavioral Health Professional. I enjoy working with children to help them grow and achieve their goals. This interest stemmed from my volunteer work with the public school systems. I spend my free time in the company of my family and my two dogs. I am an Honors Program graduate from the University of Southern Maine, with ambitions to further my education.