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The Family Center of Maine is committed to providing the highest quality mental health counseling for individuals, couples, families, children and groups. We utilize a systemic approach to support long lasting change. Our focus is on the person’s connection and feelings of safety within the systems they live. We seek to understand the person within their environment and work along side our clients to help strengthen those key relationships that are identified as most important.

Meet the Owners

Jason Adamo
JASON ADAMO

Founder/CEO

MARISSA RITZ, LCSW

Founder/Clinical Director

The Family Center of Maine is family owned and operated by Jason Adamo and Marissa Ritz; a sibling duo who have set out to help the greater Southern Maine Communities.

The Family Center came to fruition after Marissa Ritz, an LCSW, set her eyes on building a practice that would not only help members of our community struggling with life transitions, mental health, family dynamics and substance use, but would also address the need for clinicians within the community to have strong supervision, training, fair schedules, a liveable wage and a team around them to support them in the wonderful work they do each day with clients.

Jason Adamo came to the vision with his years of experience in business and his strong personal connection and commitment to the recovery community. Jason was drawn to the concept of helping others with both mental health and substance abuse issues. Jason’s background in business development and growth was essential to the launch of the company in September 2021.

Together, Jason and Marissa set the stage for a mental health company focused on taking care of both clients and clinicians.  The goal is to provide the best outpatient mental health care that the company can, while being certain that the clinicians offering services are well cared for too!

In her spare time, Marissa enjoys anything outside, her partner, her children and their puppy!

In his spare time, Jason enjoys travel, fishing and spending time with family!

Meet our Clinical Team

Emily Ashley
EMILY ASHLEY, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Emily is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor experienced working with adults, children, parents, and families. First and foremost, Emily wants to establish a trusting and honest relationship with her client where they feel unconditionally respected, heard, and safe. Therapy is a collaboration between client and therapist, and Emily wants to join you as you establish and work towards your unique goals. Certified in TF-CBT and MATCH-ADTC, Emily approaches her work with a trauma-informed, strengths-based, and systems lens. Her work is informed by CBT, attachment theory, and motivational interviewing. Emily is a person of faith and happy to work with clients from that perspective if they so choose. She has a particular skillset in working with those affected by trauma, and struggling with parenting or family challenges.

Outside of work, Emily enjoys hiking with her family, working in her garden, reading, and cuddling her two cats and one dog.

Kayla Bailey
KAYLA BAILEY, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Kayla holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine and is licensed as an LMSW-CC. With over 15 years experience in the field Kayla has worked with children, adolescents, teens, families and adults. Kayla works from a humanistic approach which is strength based and recognises that each individual has their own story.

 Kayla supports clients facing a variety of life challenges and has several years of experience with clients working through anxiety, depression, stress management, addiction, grief and loss, PTSD, attachment, relationship challenges, and life transitions.

Using a variety of Strengths based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Emotions-Focused Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy and Narrative Therapy Kayla supports her clients in recognizing their own unique strengths to create a greater understanding of oneself.

Kayla offers a safe, empathetic, non-judgmental space for her clients to process through their life experiences and emotions while offering tools to effectively manage them, allowing the client to use their own instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing and fulfillment. 

gardening, traveling, and writing.

Stacy Baker
STACEY BAKER, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Stacey holds her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of New England and holds her LCSW. Stacey has 10 years of clinical practice in working with the elderly, adults and teenagers. She has training specifically in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, TF-CBT, and dialectic behavior therapy and uses a variety of these modalities when working with clients. She is also a person of faith and has experience working with clients who have wanted faith based counseling. Prior to becoming a therapist, Stacey worked in the nursing field in a variety of different settings as well as time spent as a behavioral health professional working with families within their home.

Stacey has experience in supporting clients through anxiety, depression, loss and life changes, difficult relationships, parenting, trauma and PTSD and helping create general goals for well-being and development of life goals. She believes in having a trusting and open therapeutic relationship where clients can feel safe, heard and supported.

In her off time, Stacey enjoys spending time with her family, reading, exploring new places and things to do, reading, thrifting, working out and playing with her German Shepherds.

Allison Barnes
ALLYSON BARNES, LCPC-C

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Ally is a Clinician with experience working with adults with a wide range of challenges. Ally uses an integrated approach to support clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and life transitions. Ally also has experience working with new moms, college students and client’s experiencing ADHD and post-partum depression.

Ally’s goal as a counselor is to create space for clients to feel safe and heard, and to help guide them through their journey of healing. Ally believes that each person has a unique set of strengths that they can use to help themselves through difficult times. In session, Ally is there to help clients recognize and discover those strengths.

Ally holds a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. When not in the office, Ally works as an Indoor Cycling Instructor. Ally also enjoys spending time with her family and two french bulldogs exploring the coast of Maine!

Belle Bocal
BELLE BOCAL, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Belle is a Vietnamese American clinician and community builder, born and raised in Maine. Belle graduated with her Master of Social Work from the University of New England as a Care for the Underserved Pathways AHEC Scholar with an Interprofessional Education Honors Distinction. Throughout her life and educational training, she often thought about how different cultures considered access to care. For example, there is no word for “mental illness” in Vietnamese, all they have is “bệnh tâm thần,” which translates to madness and carries shame. Belle wants to give others more through destigmatization with clients empowering them to seek healing and support. Nationally, and in Maine, there is not enough representation of people of color in mental health (less than 5% nationally practicing).

From a practice standpoint, Belle works collaboratively from a person-centered outlook and believes in the healing power of therapeutic relationships. We deserve to be unconditionally valued, as well as understood in the context of the systems that impact us. Belle incorporates the following in her consideration of the work with each individual's respective needs:  

  • Attachment Theory (Bowlby), 
  • as well as Internal Family Systems (Bowen),
  • and Polyvagal Theory (Porges), 

Belle believes that our relationships, and how we engage within them, shape who we are and create our outlooks on life.

When she is not in the office, you can probably find her in search of next oat milk latte or catching up on reading in a local coffee shop.

MELISSA (MEL) BROWN, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist and Clinical Lead, Falmouth

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Mel is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Mel has worked in residential, home and community treatment, school, and crisis settings. Over the last eight years she has supported clients with ADHD, Autism, depression, anxiety, trauma, mood challenges, internal and spiritual conflict, parental overwhelm, body image issues, and managing life’s many stages and changes.

Utilizing various approaches including mindfulness-based practices, Mel offers a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental space to help you process thoughts and feelings as well as learn strategies to manage them. She seeks to help clients foster a greater sense of self and overall wellness to assist them in living a more connected and meaningful life. Mel uses movement, play, art, and sensory experiences to enhance comfort and increase connection within oneself during therapy.

Mel holds an independent Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) license. She obtained both her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master's of Clinical Mental Health through the University of Southern Maine.

Mel is a certified yoga instructor, wife, and mother of two children and two cats. When out of the office, you can find Mel spending time in nature with loved ones, baking, rehabbing furniture, hiking, gardening, traveling, and writing.

Kai Bry
KAI BRY, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Kai is a conditionally licensed social worker who aspires to act as a supportive witness to anyone seeking talk therapy. Kai’s therapeutic style emphasizes client choice and is steeped in a belief of the inherent dignity, worth, and wisdom of all people. In session, you can expect Kai to meet you with curiosity and to validate whatever current pattern you find yourself stuck in, while simultaneously offering new ways of being that might bring you closer to your personal goals. Kai offers support around a variety of issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, and depression; life transitions, and self-esteem; as well as, maintaining recovery from substance use disorders.
Kai’s therapeutic approach utilizes techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Kai has earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England, and Bachelor’s in Cell Biology from the University of California, Davis. Kai’s professional experience has included several years working with individuals and families affected by substance use disorders.

Kai’s personal experience as a Queer identified person has led them to develop a passion for attending to the unique concerns of LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies. Outside of the therapy office Kai enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing board games, and taking care of too many houseplants.

Gabrielle Bucklin
GABRIELLE BUCKLIN, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Gabrielle holds a Master of Social Work from the University of New England, a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and completed a certificate in training in aging and diversity.   She has years of experience supporting children, adolescents and families across multiple settings. Gabrielle has a special interest in working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, self-esteem challenges, and interpersonal conflict.

Gabrielle’s therapeutic approach uses a variety of modalities including CBT, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy and mindfulness.  Gabrielle’s goal in her practice is to meet her clients where they are at, using a strengths-based approach, allowing them to feel safe, heard and inspired to work towards their healing journey.

Outside of work, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Chance, going to the gym, spending time at the beach or getting lost in a good book.

Eliza Burwell
ELIZA BURWELL, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Eliza is a conditionally licensed clinical social worker with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England with a certificate in Trauma Informed Care. She is a firm believer that change happens in relationship and seeks to create a safe environment for fostering growth. Eliza trusts that her clients are the experts in their own experiences, approaching all challenges with respect and curiosity. She focuses on helping you move towards the people and values that matter most to you so that you can live a life that matters.

Eliza utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help you reach your goals. She has experience working with a variety of concerns including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, relational challenges, and life transitions. Eliza brings previous experiences of working in college mental health and victim advocacy. She is passionate about working with survivors of all types of trauma as well as young adults and those experiencing life transitions.

Outside of the office, you can find Eliza hiking, reading, exercising, spending time with friends, listening to podcasts, or enjoy all the good coffee and food that Southern Maine has to offer.

Aiden Campbell
AIDEN CAMPBELL, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Aiden holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Southern Maine, and has over eight years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. Aiden has worked in homes, schools, and the community, with a special interest in supporting youth and their families who are exploring their gender identity. Aiden has also supported individuals who are experiencing ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, interpersonal conflict, high levels of stress, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. 

In practice, Aiden provides a safe and affirming non-judgmental space to help individuals process their emotions and build a greater sense of self. He uses a variety of approaches when working with individuals including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play therapy as well as strength and mindfulness based practices. 

Aiden lives in Southern Maine with his partner and two dogs. He enjoys creative hands-on activities, music, and reading. Outside of the office, you will find Aiden exploring the outdoors through hiking, canoeing, camping, gardening, and floating down various rivers with friends. 

ALEESHIA CARROLL, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Aleeshia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, earning her master’s in social work from the University of Maine. She has years of experience supporting children, adolescents, and their families within educational, day treatment, and residential settings. Aleeshia utilizes a variety of modalities including CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, narrative therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness. She creates a safe place for expression through a variety of outlets specific to each client's interests. She loves watching the process as children and young adults find their voice and create a healthy relationship with themselves and others.

Aleeshia believes in a systems approach to treatment; the idea that a child’s family and support system are a critical component of the therapeutic process. When offered compassion and understanding, a child has room to explore their emotions with an opportunity for growth. Aleeshia offers support surrounding a variety of difficulties including trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, Autism, ODD, social deficits and much more.

Aleeshia finds self-care in movement at the gym or being active with her 6-year old Border Collie, Jaxson. She hopes to incorporate animal therapy into her practice in the future. She spends much of her free time watching sports and loves attending any sporting event with her friends and family.

Nicole Clarke
NICOLE CLARKE, LMFT, LADC, LPN

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Nicole is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Licensed Practical Nurse and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a multitude of concerns.

Nicole’s experience prior to joining the Family Center of Maine has included private practice working with all ages, working within community mental health agencies, and working in administration assisting with compliance and building of clinical programs.

Nicole’s approach is client-centered assisting individuals by working as a team to develop care and skills that can go beyond the therapy sessions.  The treatment setting for all clients is embedded in mutual respect, support, and creating a safe space for exploration.  Treatment is based on a thorough understanding of the biopsychosocial model which Nicole believes helps look at the entire person.  That is why after 12 years of practicing as a therapist, Nicole returned to school for nursing.  While not treating medical concerns in her therapeutic practice, an increased understanding of how medical concerns can influence struggles of depression, anxiety, and co-occurring disorders can help with treatment planning.

Nicole’s specialties include depression, anxiety, co-occurring disorders, substance use disorders, trauma-focused care, grief and loss, and disorders of childhood onset. Nicole focuses on the daily stressors that can become exacerbated by unresolved emotional concerns.

Nicole also has a passion for working with these concerns within couples and families.

Nicole uses a variety of different treatment modalities to ensure the best fit for her clients.  Those include (ACT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, (EFT) Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Structural Therapy for couples and families.

Nicole also utilizes (CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (MI) Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Experiential Approaches to assist individuals in finding ways to connect to coping skills that they can utilize between sessions.  Nicole is also trained in intensive trauma-focused therapy work and enjoys assisting individuals to increase their understanding of trauma's influence on the lifespan and between generations within a family structure. 

Outside of work Nicole enjoys traveling, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her family and dog at the ocean. 

Teresa Delorey LCPC
TERESA DELOREY, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Gorham

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Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. She has practiced in school-based environments with adolescents, young adults, residential eating disorders clinics and in multicultural, multiracial communities as an outpatient mental health provider. She has a special interest in helping young-adult/adult individuals approach anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, body image, LGBTQ+ and the effects of trauma, including developmental and attachment trauma, from a more centered and compassionate self.

Through her foundational training as an Expressive Arts Therapist, she views the therapeutic process as a creative one, where the client and therapist co-create a space of safety, curiosity and compassion. Teresa approaches clients from an Internal Family Systems-informed (parts work) perspective which is a person-centered, non-pathologizing view of the self. Yoga and body centered studies, DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, motivational enhancement and existential theories inform her practice.

Teresa finds self-care in Yoga and activities she shares with her family like mountain biking, swimming and snow-shoeing. At home she is drawn to DIY projects and likes to learn practical, hands-on skills. She is often invited to build with Legos and cardboard boxes, or play soccer and other chase-and-catch games with both her family and her foster animals alike.

Tom Foley
TOM FOLEY, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Tom is a firm believer in the healing power of relationships. With the client as the expert of their own thoughts, feelings, and life experiences and with the clinician as a skillful, motivated helper, therapy can open new doors to healing and positive change. Tom works with adults and couples, and he knows that every person's story presents opportunities to learn and grow alongside clients. As a mental health counselor, Tom is familiar with a wide array of mental health and relational challenges and the evidence-based practices used to treat them.

Tom’s academic and professional backgrounds in ecology and education provide him with helpful perspectives on human nature and development, the importance of social health, and the adaptive functions of emotions. No matter what stories you tell or what problems you face, Tom is committed to listening and helping with empathy and non-judgment.

When not in the office, Tom is probably gallivanting all around the state of Maine in search of rare birds, catching up on classic fiction, or in his kitchen making spaghetti.

Jessica Gadzik
JESSICA GADZIK, LCPC-C

Mental Health Therapist, Dunstan Crossing

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Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sacred Heart University and is licensed as an LCPC-C. Jessica transitioned to a career as a counselor after nearly 14 years in sales and marketing, motivated by a passion for helping others navigate life's challenges and a drive to find deeper fulfillment in doing truly meaningful work.

Jessica has clinical experience providing individual, couple, and group counseling to children (7-12), adolescents and adults, addressing issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, life stressors, life transitions, challenging interpersonal relationships, and low self-esteem. Jessica tailors her approach with a creative flair to meet each client's unique circumstances, providing a supportive environment to develop more empowering perspectives and cultivate greater well-being.

Grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy principles, Jessica guides clients to identify and reshape the core beliefs and automatic thoughts driving distress, while also utilizing mindfulness tools and techniques to examine the interconnection between mind and body in a holistic approach. Jessica aims to empower clients by exploring their ingrained perspectives during sessions and collaboratively developing new, more positive self-beliefs. She also equips clients with exercises and mindfulness practices to apply these insights and continue their personal growth between appointments.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys practicing yoga, training to – eventually – run a marathon, and exploring her creative interests. As a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, she continually seeks out new knowledge and perspectives to best serve her clients. She is also the Copy Editor and Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision, actively involved in furthering research on the growth and development of mental health counselors.

Jenn Garcia
JENN GARCIA, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist, Dunstan Crossing

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Jenn earned a master’s in mental health counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. Jenn’s clinical career started in South Florida where she specialized in co-occurring disorders; Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. With 10 years in the clinical field, Jenn has extensive experience serving adolescents, teens, adults, families and couples. Providing individual, family, couples and parent-child conflict therapeutic support. 

Jenn’s therapeutic style explores defense mechanisms and strategies that are disrupting quality of life and will tailor the clinical treatment plans to your individualized needs. Within the therapeutic relationship, Jenn will assist in cultivating change and healing. Jenn’s therapeutic approach is led with authenticity, acceptance and curiosity. She believes in empowering individuals to develop greater self-awareness, autonomy, and self-love through establishing a safe space to process and heal. 

Jenn’s therapeutic approach combines Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness techniques through a trauma informed lens. She is also trained in the Neuro-Affective Relational Model™ (NARM) for working with attachment, relational and developmental trauma. This therapeutic perspective creates opportunity for individuals to achieve deeper connection to themselves and access internal insight at a more profound level, to allow for growth and healing.

Outside of the office Jenn is a new mother who enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, hiking with her black labs and all the nature Maine has to offer.

Kelsey Gillespie
KELSEY GILLESPIE,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Dunstan Crossing

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Kelsey is a conditionally licensed social worker who received her Masters in Social Work from the University of New England. Kelsey has several years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her down-to-earth, person-centered approach creates a space where young people feel safe to express themselves. She incorporates play therapy and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Kelsey specializes in supporting young people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, emotional or behavioral challenges, and neurodivergence. Kelsey has experience in the gender-based violence prevention field. She is an LGBTQIA+ inclusive provider.

Prior to entering the mental health field, Kelsey spent 9 years coaching competitive youth swimming. Her time on the pool deck ignited her passion for collaborating with young people to increase their capacity to communicate effectively, solve problems creatively, and have more fun! It also taught her the importance of partnering with the adults in a young person’s life to provide safety and continuity. As a lifelong swimmer and former division 1 athlete at the University of New Hampshire, Kelsey incorporates the values athletics taught her into her practice, including resilience, perseverance, and teamwork.

Kelsey is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). She has spent time in residential and outpatient treatment supporting clients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses, substance use disorders, and eating disorders.

Outside of work, Kelsey can be found adventuring around Southern Maine with her two dogs, spending time with family and friends, or binge watching a tv show.

SADIE GRANT, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Sadie received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England. She uses a strengths-based creative approach to her psychotherapy practice, drawing from Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), attachment theory, polyvagal theory, and embodied approaches to working with clients. Sadie has experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of mental health concerns and life circumstances, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, autism, and relationship issues. She also holds a certificate in Training in Aging, Diversity from the University of New England and is trained in the Foundations of UZAZU Embodied Intelligence.

Sadie is passionate about nature, movement, and creativity and strives to incorporate these interests into her work. When she isn’t in the office, you can find Sadie hiking, dancing, playing outside, and enjoying time with her partner and dog.

Brooke Hackett
BROOKE HACKETT, LCSW

Director of Children Services, Falmouth

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Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. Brooke specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and stress related to big life changes and parenting. Brooke is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and is trained in Child Centered Play Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy, and Sand Tray.  Brooke offers a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment where her clients are supported and empowered to learn about the brain-body connection, strengthen self-concept, expand emotional literacy, become sensitive to the process of coping, as well as develop an internal source of evaluation. Brooke is a firm believer that children express themselves and communicate most effectively through play and uses only interventions grounded in Play Theory with all her clients under the age of 10. In addition to being a play enthusiast, Brooke integrates aspects of CBT, EFT, and IFS into her work with teens, young adults and parents. 

As a parent herself, Brooke understands the demands and challenges of parenting and the crucial role parents play in a developing child’s life. As a parent or caregiver of a child who works with Brooke, you can expect to play an active role in your child’s treatment. Brooke’s work with parents is based in attachment theory and the latest research in mindful parenting and brain science. 

Outside of the office Brooke is a local cycling instructor and a retired CrossFit Coach. When Brooke is not in her office, on the bike or in the gym you can find her jogging outside with one or both of her two children, immersed in Legos or a board game with her family, enjoying the lakes or hiking the woods of northern Maine, or just relaxing and reading a good book!

Morgan Hutchins
MORGAN HUTCHINS, LCPC-C

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Morgan is a conditionally Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of New Haven in West Haven, Connecticut. She has previously worked with children on the Autism Spectrum and has experience working with children and teens who experience depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attachment disorders, substance use, and psychosis. Morgan believes in utilizing a variety of approaches that best fit each individual client, such approaches include Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered therapy, and Mindfulness. She believes in meeting the client where they are and following their lead as to what they would like to focus on. Morgan is passionate about creating a safe and inclusive space that encourages the client to feel support and validated, encouraging every client to explore their wellness journey at their pace.

When she’s not supporting clients, Morgan likes to spend her time hiking with her family, spending time on the lake, thrifting, and gardening. For her, self-care comes in many forms, including cooking a good meal, being outside, or doing yoga.

ROSIE JENKEL, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Rosie (she/her) is a clinical social worker with a BA in studio art from the University of Vermont and an MSW from Smith College. As a therapist, Rosie holds a deep respect for the identities, lived experiences, and wisdom of each person.

With a background in community mental health, LGBTQ+ health care, animal-assisted therapy, alternative education, and holistic approaches to mental health, Rosie supports people to develop insight, build a better relationship with themselves, and live a life that feels meaningful and purposeful. Psychodynamically trained, she specializes in narrative therapy while also utilizing tools and perspectives from relational therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and art therapy.

Rosie works with adolescents and adults of all backgrounds. She is interested in many areas including; identity and belonging, navigating life transitions, unresolved grief, self-empowerment and self-esteem, relationships, and community building. She has specialties working with people who identify as 'Third Culture Kids' or have experienced significant geographical moves.

Outside of work, Rosie is typically baking, spending time outside, planning her next adventure, or making art - all under the careful supervision of her rescue chihuahua.

Katarina Kadar
KATARINA KADAR, LCPC-C

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Katarina is a conditionally Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She studied Spanish, lived abroad in Chile, and obtained her undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Southern Maine in 2008. Then, in 2018 she earned a master's degree in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. Katarina is a first-generation Hungarian American who grew up in Maine. She loves communing with nature and being with her dog and two cats. In her free time, she takes ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance classes.

Katarina is an experienced mental health clinician, case manager and child protective services worker, giving her a broad spectrum of experience. She works with adults from varying cultures and backgrounds and a variety of mental health and social issues. Katarina particularly enjoys integrating holistic and alternative healing methods into evidenced-based counseling approaches, including visualization, energy work, meditation, and mindfulness-based skills.  She enjoys working with individuals who seek to learn more about themselves and have the desire to learn, grow, and evolve.

Katarina creates a collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients are empowered and challenged to increase self-awareness to create positive changes in their lives. Katarina’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools they need to find relief in their daily lives and to be able to self-reflect with curiosity and compassion. Clients and colleagues describe Katarina as a warm, grounded, calming, compassionate and culturally competent professional with a good sense of humor. Katarina is eager to work with clients via telehealth and in person and to provide them with the support they need.

Lucy Klein
LUCY KLEIN, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Lucy is a conditionally licensed social worker and holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Vermont and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver. Lucy has years of experience working with children who struggle with various emotional and behavioral difficulties such as anxiety, low self-esteem, aggression, PTSD, and depression. Lucy has worked with children and families who have experienced trauma and adversity and has supported children in various settings including therapeutic day treatment schools, public schools, residential and outpatient facilities, as well as in-home and community settings.

Lucy believes that every child deserves to feel safe and valued and has the innate capacity for growth and healing when provided with compassion, unconditional positive regard, and regulation skills to handle difficult feelings. She values the importance of relationships and strives to create a non-judgmental and empathetic space for children to gain insight into and explore their identities and strengths.

Lucy shows up authentically, utilizing client-centered, mindfulness, and neurobiology-informed frameworks to comprehensively support children, teens, and families. Lucy has training in Synergetic Play Therapy and she is particularly passionate about the therapeutic power of play with children, as play is a child’s natural language and form of communication. Outside of the office, Lucy loves to take her dog on walks, spend time with family and friends, and explore new places and food.

Cara Kraft
CARA KRAFT, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Cara is a licensed clinical social worker with a BA in Sociology from Boston College and a Master’s of Social Work from New York University. Cara uses a strengths-based, collaborative approach to help clients understand the negative thought patterns and limiting beliefs that have been inhibiting them from living the best version of themselves. Grounded in attachment theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she works together with adolescents, young adults, and families to create strategies that will lead to successful habit change, goal-setting and achievement, positive body image and self-esteem, and attaining a fulfilling, purposeful life and career.

Cara has completed training in CBT, DBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. Cara has successfully worked with clients dealing with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, insomnia, and hoarding disorder.

Outside of being a therapist, Cara enjoys spending time with her young daughter, husband, and two cats. She loves running, cooking and eating delicious food, reading a good thriller, and true crime documentaries.

Rebecca Laaser
REBECCA LAASER,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Rebecca is a conditionally licensed social worker who holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Simmons University and specializes in working with children, adolescents and families.

Rebecca utilizes an eclectic humanistic approach drawing from modalities including narrative therapy, structural family therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and internal family systems (IFS). She believes there is no one modality that will work for all individuals and embraces the flexibility within a therapeutic relationship.

Rebecca tends to see life through a systems perspective and recognizes the family unit is often the most crucial factor in a child’s well-being. Rebecca approaches family work from a non-judgmental and curious stance and believes all families are capable of thriving if given the necessary support and guidance.

Prior to social work, Rebecca worked as a birth and postpartum doula and is passionate about maternal mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Rebecca enjoys working with parents through a variety of challenges beginning as early as pregnancy all the way through children leaving the home.

Rebecca has special interests in working to repair parent-child attachment and the impact early trauma has throughout the lifespan. Rebecca enjoys helping parents find their own parenting style and is trained in several parenting curriculums including Nurturing Families and Active Parenting.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her partner and children exploring new places throughout Maine. Rebecca’s favorite form of self-care is enjoying a good book and an iced coffee on the beach.

Louise Lynch
LOUISE LYNCH, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Louise has over a decade of clinical experience working with children, adults, and families. She holds an Independent Clinical Social Work License and has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Additionally, Louise is an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider.

Louise recognizes that throughout our lives, we all experience moments of feeling stuck, ineffective and overwhelmed. This can be especially true during times of transition and change.

Louise offers a non-judgemental and thoughtful space where you are met with authentic emotional connection and validation.

Louise uses a range of therapeutic approaches including coaching, cognitive behavioral therapies, mindfulness, and solution focused interventions to support you in maximizing your natural strengths, set short and long term goals, and build tools to move toward greater overall well-being and satisfaction.

As a native of Maine, Louise enjoys spending time outside with her family soaking up the seasons. She’s an avid sports fan and loves to travel.

SHANNON MCGORRILL
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Shannon is a conditionally licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and holds a master's degree from Lesley University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art Therapy. Shannon has experience working with children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Shannon utilizes a strengths-based, client-centered approach working collaboratively with clients to meet their needs. Shannon understands the importance of utilizing a variety of approaches to best meet the client where they are whether that is through CBT, Person-Centered therapy, Narrative therapy, or Mindfulness. In addition, Shannon loves to incorporate and utilize Art Therapy whenever appropriate and has extensive experience with various mediums to elicit therapeutic responses while often enhancing one's self-esteem and sense of identity through the art process. Shannon is focused on creating a safe space for self-expression and exploration.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys spending time with friends, hiking, walking along the coast, or creating her own art and balancing the art of self-care. 

Nick Mcrae Cyr
NICOLAS MCRAE-CYR
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Nick is a conditionally licensed social worker who received a bachelors in social work from Wheelock College in Boston MA, and a master’s in social work from the University of Southern California. Nicholas has years of experience in medical centers, day treatment programs, public and charter schools, and working with unhoused youth and families. Nick supports children, teens and young adults in understanding and managing strong emotions, navigating social challenges, increasing problem solving skills, and working through emotional and behavioral challenges. 

Nick has experience working with anxiety, depression and mood disorders, stress management, grief and loss, PTSD, attachment, relationship challenges, and life transitions. Nick uses a variety of strengths-based and trauma-informed interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, social skill building, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.  Nick helps folks understand and harness their strengths to reach their goals and become the person they want to be.

Outside of work, Nick enjoys taking his dog for long walks, hiking and camping in the beautiful Maine woods, spending time with his family, and exploring the Casco Bay Islands.

Carrie Merrill
CARRIE MERRILL,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Carrie is a conditionally licensed social worker, having received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Maine. It has been her great privilege to guide adults of all ages through a diverse array of mental health and behavioral challenges by helping them to recognize and build upon their existing strengths and abilities. Carrie does this by utilizing therapeutic modalities such as CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing, along with the incorporation of mindfulness-based activities.

Carrie spends much of her free time with family, which has now grown to include two adorable and active grandchildren. She loves to engage in any number of artistic endeavors, take long walks with her dogs, and go kayaking throughout the summer months. Carrie also very much enjoys reading and discovering new podcasts, and she is always appreciative of recommendations in those areas!

Danielle Miville
DANIELLE MIVILLE, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Danielle is a licensed social worker who received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Danielle holds about 10 years of experience in the field, having worked within hospital, inpatient, correctional, and in-home settings. Danielle has worked with both adolescents and adults. She offers clients support with a variety of challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, autism, bipolar disorder, stress management, life transitions, and substance use disorders.
Danielle’s strength-based therapeutic approach uses various techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution Focused Therapy, as well as integrating various art mediums as a way for clients to express themselves. Danielle offers an empathetic, safe space allowing clients to process their thoughts, feelings, and experiences, where their stories can be heard, all while also providing support and skills to better manage these emotions and grow from these experiences.

Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys art, music, time with family and friends, and spending time outdoors.

Janine Paarker
Janine Parker, LCPC-C

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Janine holds her master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University and is conditionally licensed as an LCPC-C.  Her approach to therapy integrates classic therapeutic approaches, mindfulness and artistic modalities.  Janine believes in supporting clients where they are on their wellness journey.  She will work with the client to build a relationship built on mutual respect and trust and seek to create a safe and nurturing space for clients to share.

Janine has experience working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, communication, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, and self-esteem.  She has a passion for working with these concerns with adolescents and adults through individual therapy as well as couples and family therapy.

On her free time, Janine enjoys spending time outside reading in her hammock or going for a hike with her children.  She also loves working out or snuggling on the couch with a good movie.

ERIC PENROD, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Eric has worked with a wide variety of clients. He has a strong belief in building healthy and positive therapeutic relationships with clients to help work through any life changes of mental health struggles. Eric uses a strength based perspective and has gained vast experience as a mobile therapist and crisis clinician. Eric’s specialty is working with adolescents and teenagers, but has an interest in working with individuals of all ages.

Nicole Poliquin
NICOLE POLIQUIN,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Nicole is a conditionally licensed social worker with a passion for working with children. Nicole holds a BS in Behavioral Health with a minor in Family Studies from Granite State College and a Master of Social Work from the University of New England. Nicole has 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and teens. Nicole works from a strengths-based approach and recognizes that everyone has their own story. 

Nicole has years of experience working with children who struggle with various emotional and behavioral difficulties, such as anxiety, low self-esteem, aggression, PTSD, ADHD, autism, and depression. Nicole has supported children in various settings, including therapeutic day treatment schools, public schools, and outpatient facilities.

Nicole believes that every child deserves to feel valued and safe and has the innate capacity for growth and healing through empowering them to reach their full potential. She values the importance of relationships and strives to create a non-judgmental and empathetic space for children to gain insight into and explore their identities and strengths. Nicole utilizes many therapeutic techniques, including a strengths-based approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, the zones of regulation, feelings thermometer, fear, ladder, mindfulness, and brain-body connection.   

As a parent herself, Nicole understands the demands and challenges of parenting and the crucial role parents play in a developing child’s life. As a parent or caregiver of a child who works with Nicole, you can expect to play an active role in your child’s treatment. 

In her free time, Nicole spends time with her family on their farm, including 3 dogs, 1 cat, 3 donkeys, and several chickens. Additionally, Nicole enjoys baking, crafting, and attending her children’s sporting events, as well as taking every opportunity to spend time at the ocean as possible. 

Jonathan Phillips
JONATHAN PHILLIPS, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Jonathan is a dedicated health professional with a deep appreciation for the human experience. Having worked with diverse populations, his experience spans challenges such as ADHD, anxiety, stress, depression, relational conflict, trauma, autism, borderline, and addiction. Holding a master’s in social work from the University of New England, Jonathan works to create a safe and supportive environment where clients can process their emotions, develop a strong sense of self, and become agents of positive change.

Jonathan believes in the power of engaged listening, and cultural humility sits at the core of his practice ethos. In addition to the standard Western model of mental health, Jonathan studies social health and psychology paradigms from other cultural traditions, such as TCM. His therapeutic approach relies on evidence-based practices such as ACT and DBT, while drawing on diverse perspectives and practice wisdom to provide an individual, holistic, and respectful treatment experience for his clients.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Jonathan finds solace and fascination in the realm of science and nature. He has a passion for music, meditation, and for exploring the wonder and tranquility of the natural world. Whether strolling along Maine’s scenic trails or spending quality time with loved ones, Jonathan values the importance of balance and self-care in his own life, which informs his approach to supporting others on their therapeutic journeys.

Cole Quirion
COLE QUIRION, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Cole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University, and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Southern Maine.  He is licensed as a LCPC, and has been working in the social services field for approximately 16 years providing services in a variety of different roles.  From direct support capacities, to supervisory and clinical positions, Cole has acquired experience working with children, adolescents, and adults confronting a wide range of presenting concerns.  Cole has served in home and community treatment, crisis, and school settings, working with individuals navigating depression, anxiety, trauma, anger management, emotional expression, and other life challenges. 

Cole’s clinical practice is grounded in the belief that individuals achieve growth through introspection, the expansion of perspective, and expression of thoughts and emotions.  Cole focuses on fostering these components of growth through the development and maintenance of a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental counseling environment.  He has an eclectic approach, with experience implementing techniques from therapy models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. 

Cole lives in Southern Maine with his wife and children.  He enjoys the outdoors, getting his hands dirty with yardwork, and spending time with his family.  When time allots, Cole can be found on the household couch playing video games, taking opportunity to stay in touch with his inner-kid. 

Jennifer Rohn
JENNIFER ROHN, LMFT

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Dunstan Crossing

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Jennifer is a mental health counselor with experience treating anxiety, depression, parenting, stress management, and relational issues. She works with individuals to help improve communication and resolve conflict. Additionally, Jennifer specializes in perinatal mental health- supporting women as they navigate the prenatal and postpartum periods of their life- as well as working with service members and military spouses as they transition from military to civilian life.

Utilizing approaches such as CBT, ACT, EMDR, Solution Focused and motivational interviewing, Jennifer offers a compassionate, non-judgmental place to process feelings and learn skills to manage emotions during important life transitions.

In her free time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs, baking, walking the beach regardless of season, or continuing her lifelong training in dance.

Stephanie Rosen
STEPHANIE ROSEN, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Stephanie holds an MSW from Rhode Island College and has extensive experience working with individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by adoption. Her work has also been influenced by previous clinical roles held within outpatient community counseling centers, enhanced family support services and with special needs populations.

Stephanie specializes in grief and loss across the lifespan and works with adolescents, individuals and couples navigating complex life transitions. She utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered approach to guide her clients out of conflict and towards meaningful connection with the Self and with others. Her practice is strongly rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) with which she uses to mindfully guide her clients through the process of change.  She also supports those whose lives are impacted by Anxiety, Depression, Infertility, Attachment Traumas, Post-Partum Depression, Co-Dependency, Stress, Parenting and Divorce.

Stephanie loves spending time with her family and friends, hiking, yoga, reading with her three children, exploring new places, perpetually seeking out the perfect cup of coffee and engaging in any activity that leads her to the ocean.

Heather Rowe
HEATHER ROWE, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Heather holds a master’s in social work from the University of New England and is a licensed LMSW-CC. Heather has 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents, teens, and families. Heather works from a strengths-based approach and recognizes that everyone has their own story. 

 Heather supports clients facing a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, big life changes, and self-esteem. Heather offers a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment where clients are supported and empowered to work through their healing journey. Heather utilizes many therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, the zones of regulation, mindfulness, and brain-body connection.   

 Outside work, Heather is catching up on a good show, spending time with her family and friends, or by the water. 

Sara Roy
SARA ROY, LMFT

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Falmouth

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Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is honored to work with the individuals, couples, and families that she serves.  Prior to joining The Family Center of Maine, she worked as both a clinician and clinical supervisor for an intensive outpatient program providing therapy to the families of children with behavioral, social and emotional disorders.

In her work, Sara uses a systemic lens. She views families and individuals as multi-faceted systems, rather than as defined by a single problem. Sara has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages with a wide range of presenting problems. She has great respect for each client's unique history and perspective and her clients value her nonjudgmental, authentic approach.

Sara utilizes systemic therapy models such as Structural Family Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) to help families and couples make changes in their interpersonal patterns and find satisfaction in their closest relationships.  She also draws on Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR and Narrative Therapy to support individuals in reaching their goals of symptom reduction, improved relationships, or a change in behavioral patterns.  Knowing that those who come to therapy make a big investment in doing so, Sara considers herself responsible for providing every client with treatment that is both safe and effective.

Natalie Segal
NATALIE SEGAL, LCSW

Mental Health Therapist, Dunstan Crossing

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Natalie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her B.A. in psychology at Skidmore College before completing her master’s degree from Boston College School of Social Work with a certificate in Trauma. Prior to entering the social work field, Natalie spent 5 years working in a residential program at McLean Hospital in Boston, MA with children and adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use disorders, and PTSD. Natalie gained further clinical experience over the years in various levels of care including in-home therapy, inpatient, partial hospitalization programs, and finally found her passion in outpatient psychotherapy. 

Natalie's therapeutic approach combines Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing to create an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs. She views her work through a trauma-informed lens and is committed to promoting social justice. Natalie uses a strengths-based approach to psychotherapy and strongly believes that you are the expert of your life. In her free time, Natalie loves to spend time outdoors and say hi to every dog she sees. 

Sam Shandorf
SAM SHANDORF,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Sam is a conditionally licensed master’s social worker with seven years of experience in the field specializing in work with all ages, but primarily adults and adolescents. She received her BSW and MSW from the University of Southern Maine. Sam specializes in work with individuals and couples struggling with gender identity, sexuality, sexual intimacy, and provides trauma informed and sex positive therapy. Sam has experience working with patients that are neurodivergent, living with mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, major life transitions, those living with chronic illnesses including HIV, codependency, challenging interpersonal relationships, and brings a strengths-based perspective to all of her work. Sam sees the value and healing in unconditional positive regard for all her clients and knows the power of being seen and heard in a safe space. Sam has familiarity and experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.

In her free time, Sam loves to sing, bake, roller skate, and enjoy nature with her dog. Sam is eager to hear from you and hold space for you as you’re working through whatever challenge you’re currently facing.  

Ashley Sites
ASHLEY SITES, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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Ashley holds a master's in social work from Widener University in Pennsylvania and is licensed as an LMSW-CC. She has practiced in school-based environments with adolescences, young adults, group practice with teens and adults, and in integrated healthcare as an outpatient mental healthcare provider.

Ashley has completed advanced training and certification in perinatal mental health and specializes in perinatal care and transition to parenthood. She utilizes a strength based person-centered approach to empower her clients to achieve goals through exploration, awareness, and self-determination. Her practice is strongly rooted in Polyvagal theory and narrative therapy using a “mind-brain lens” to increase understanding of the automatic nervous system response and to guide identification of values, discover opportunities for growth, and find meaning.

Ashley also has experience and expertise in supporting teens and adults with anxiety, depression, autism and other neuro-developmental diagnoses, life transitions, and relational conflicts. She utilizes approaches such as CBT, ACT, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing to process, explore, and navigate complex and challenging thoughts, feelings, and emotions.

In her free time Ashley loves spending time with her family and friends, being with animals, reading, crafting, being outdoors, and enjoying a warm cup of tea!

Heidi Spiller
HEIDI SPILLER, LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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Heidi is a conditionally licensed clinical social worker and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Maine. She has experience working with adults, children, and families, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the therapeutic setting.

As a non-judgmental listener, Heidi strives to create a safe, comfortable environment for clients to process life experiences and challenges. She has experience with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress management, parenting, and life transitions. Using a variety of strengths-based approaches – including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy – Heidi works together with her clients, by supporting them with respect and empathy, and helping them to develop coping strategies and build resiliency.

Outside of work Heidi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking longs walks, practicing yoga, journaling, or reading a good book.

Nikki Stasil
NIKKI STASIL,
LCSW, LADC, CCS

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Nikki has been working in the field of Social Work for ten years.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from New York University.   After completing her education, Nikki went on to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).

Nikki has experience working with individuals and groups including older adolescents and adults. She has a special interest in working with clients experiencing co-occurring disorders. Nikki incorporates aspects of DBT, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and most recently, EMDR. 

Nikki works collaboratively with all her clients to provide a safe, empathic, and trauma informed approach. 

When Nikki is not in the office, you can find her hiking, paddle boarding, gardening and enjoying the outside with her two dogs, Ollie and Christopher.

Ryan Sullivan
RYAN SULLIVAN, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Ryan has been in the mental health field since 2013 and has dedicated his professional life to guiding others on their personal journey towards self-actualization. As a lover of all that is Wild, Ryan is passionate about the incorporation of the Natural world into the therapeutic relationship. He is eager to instill the values of a balanced, healthy, and active lifestyle that is aligned with a stewardship towards all living things; to get others outside, pushing themselves towards empowering and transformative experiences.

Utilizing a mindfulness based, relational/humanistic approach, Ryan earned his Master’s in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. He maintains licensure in Maine and Colorado. Ryan is an insatiable traveler, an eternal student, an avid outdoorsman, and a devoted family man. With a focus on whole person wellness, Ryan is extremely grateful to be a part of your quest towards a life fulfilled.

CASSONDRA TRANCHEMONTAGNE,
LCMHC, LCPC

Mental Health Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Dunstan Crossing

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Cassie is an independently licensed mental health counselor in Maine and New Hampshire with years of experience supporting adults, adolescents, and couples through a wide array challenges. She has experience working with substance use disorders, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, emotional challenges and dysregulation, spirituality, life stress, life transitions, postpartum and reproductive challenges.

Cassie is passionate about creating a space where you feel safe to be authentic on your journey toward healing and wellness. She recognizes we are all unique and believes this uniqueness is important in therapy. Her approach to therapy is humanistic, collaborative, and holistic. She utilizes a variety of strength-based techniques, including mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive- behavioral.

When not in the office, you can find Cassie on adventures with her family, cuddling with her dogs, practicing yoga, and yes.. binge watching a good TV show!

EMMA WILLIAMS,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist,
Dunstan Crossing

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Emma received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England with certificates in Trauma-Informed Care and Training in Aging and Diversity. Emma is passionate about empowering clients across the lifespan to uncover their inherent capacity for healing. Emma supports individuals navigating anxiety, depression, and past trauma, and the stressors that come with life and role transitions, and helps clients understand themselves more fully to step into their most authentic self. Emma utilizes a strengths-based, person-centered, and non-judgmental approach to meet clients where they are by attending with curiosity and intentionally creating safety. With a collaborative and trauma-informed approach incorporating modalities such as ACT, Mindfulness, and CBT, Emma strives to accompany clients alongside them on their journey to practice self-acceptance and lead a values-driven life with the resilience inside them.

Outside of the office, Emma enjoys taking part in all outdoor activities the northeast has to offer, especially hiking in the White Mountains with her husband and husky.

Amber Wilson
AMBER WILSON,
LMSW-CC

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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Amber received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England with a certificate in Trauma-Informed care. She specializes in helping people connect how their past traumatic experiences are showing up and informing their current behaviors and patterns of thinking. She also supports those dealing with anxiety, depression, parenting, stress management, and life transitions. Her approach is warm, empathetic, relational, and empowering; informed by EMDR, ACT, DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and mindfulness.
She has taught yoga for 10 years and believes in the powerful connection between the body and the mind. She helps clients practice coming home to themselves through the use of awareness and compassion. Amber is passionate about seeing families and individuals thrive and enjoys working with teens and adults.

In her free time, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband and kids. She loves yoga, mountain biking, traveling, the beach, and naps!

Meet our Administrative Team

Megan Charland
Megan Charland

Practice Manager

 

Bri Hicks

Administrative Assistant Falmouth

Madison Houlette
Madison Houlette

Administrative Manager

 

Kendra Kitch
Kendra Kitch

Adminstrative Assistant Falmouth

 

Pamela Mayo
Pam Mayo

Administrative Assistant Gorham

 

Kylee Wylie
Kylee Wylie

Adminstrative Assistant Scarborough

Julia Wyman
Julia Wyman

Adminstrative Assistant Dunstan Crossing

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