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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



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

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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. 


Allyson Barnes

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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!


Mental Health Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Falmouth

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.

Connor Bry

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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.

Aiden Campbell

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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. 


Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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.

Teresa Delorey LCPC

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Gorham

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.

Timothy Eachus

Mental Health Therapist,

Timothy comes to the Family Center of Maine with experience working with children and adolescents in school, at home, and in the community. With a particular interest in trauma, Timothy utilizes a number of modalities to process difficult experiences and build new, affirming perspectives. He brings experience in working with children with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental diagnoses. Timothy is also active in developing and delivering professional development opportunities in schools to promote trauma-informed approaches to education. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Timothy strives to create a safe, inclusive, and
affirming environment in which all are encouraged to be their authentic selves, exploring their unique lived experiences. As an adopted person, he also offers adoption-competent support to those in need of an understanding perspective. Timothy is a conditionally licensed social worker, having earned his Master of Social Work degree from Walden University. Whether it is brief intervention for a life transition or longer-term work on something challenging in life, Timothy brings a wealth of experience to practice. In therapy, he takes an integrative approach, but you’ll find a common thread of client-centered theories and models employed. An avid reader of current research, Timothy is currently interested in emotional granularity, the neurobiology of trauma, and epigenetics.

Music is a major passion of Timothy’s, and he has an undergraduate degree in voice. While a native of the south, Timothy lives in the midcoast area with his husband and their three cats. When not working, Timothy is usually spending time with his family and friends, traveling, or searching for good food.

Tom Foley

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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.


Anna Fordyce

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

Anna is a conditionally licensed social worker, she received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of New England. Having been in the social work field for over a decade, Anna has gained experience working with those living with and affected by substance use disorder, anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, life transitions, family conflict and couples. 

Anna utilizes many therapeutic techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and narrative. With a strong focus on meeting a client where they are, Anna supports clients with a strength based approach that highlights the client is the expert in their own life. She strives to create an environment where clients feel safe and heard to foster their healing journey. 

Outside of work Anna can be found with her husband chasing after their active young child, curled up with a good book , or in the garden. 


Brooke Hackett

Director of Children Services, Falmouth

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!

Lucy Klein

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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.

Harleigh McCloskey

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

Harleigh is a conditionally Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Her experience has previously been on university campuses where she utilized mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and expression through art, journaling, and animal-assisted therapy. In her work with clients, she emphasizes a collaborative, holistic, strengths-based, person-centered approach. Harleigh works primarily with individuals in young to middle adulthood as well as those within the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. Her work lies primarily with those struggling with depression, anxiety, identity, gender and affectional/sexuality identity, relationship concerns, self-esteem, and trauma. She is passionate in creating a safe, non-judgmental and affirming space for you to begin or continue your wellness journey in. 

When she’s not spending time in her role as a therapist, she spends time on walks with her dog, Lennon, and her partner in Portland, Maine. She enjoys traveling, visiting family in Pennsylvania, vinyl and vintage shopping, discovering new music and art, watching psychological thriller and horror movies, painting, and listening to podcasts.

Nicolas McRae-Cyr

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

Danielle is a conditionally 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.


Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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.

Jonathan Phillips

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Scarborough

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

Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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

Mental Health Therapist and
Clinical Lead, Falmouth

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.

Sam Shandorf

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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.  

Nikki Stasil

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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.  


Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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!


Ryan Sullivan

Mental Health Therapist, Falmouth

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.


Mental Health Therapist, Scarborough

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

Mental Health Therapist, Gorham

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

Practice Manager


Madison Houlette

Administrative Manager


Pam Mayo

Administrative Assistant Gorham


Kendra Kitch

Adminstrative Assistant Falmouth


Bri Hicks

Administrative Assistant Falmouth

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