The Counselors at the Center for Creative Healing

Rebecca Conners, LCPC, BC-DMT, believes that the start to any great personal work is creating a strong therapeutic rapport and using that relationship to foster awareness, creativity, and resilience. In addition to more traditional and verbal psychotherapy practices, Rebecca is also trained as a creative arts therapist specializing in dance/movement therapy. While she finds that the arts can deepen the work and empower individuals to gain new awareness and improve their quality of life, she integrates the arts only to the extent to which clients are comfortable.

She helps adults and teenagers work through various challenges including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, family conflict, grief, and more. She also works with parents raising kids with special needs and people struggling with issues related to acculturation.

In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys journaling in coffee shops, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

To reach Rebecca, email or call (207) 245-8479.

 

James Douglas, LCPC-c, CADC, Registered Yoga Teacher, offers his clients opportunities for innovative therapeutic dialogue, as well as grounding bodily postures, in order to help facilitate healing within the entirety of one’s organism. His background in traditional mental health counseling is bolstered by experiential knowledge of internal psychospiritual dynamics.

Rooted in a personal practice of meditation and yoga spanning more than 20 years, James blends his clinical expertise with mindfulness-oriented approaches during therapy sessions. Drawing heavily from wisdom-based healing paradigms such as Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, conscious nutrition, and Transpersonal Psychology, James enjoys helping others to uncover and embrace their own personal paths of awakening into domains of sustained mental and emotional wellness. He believes that panoptic healing experiences can be cultivated through a genuine integration of body, mind, and spirit. (Read more.)

To reach James email or call (207) 482-0730.

 

Susan Malcolm, LCSW, has been practicing as a clinical social worker since completing her Master’s degree in 1996. She thinks of herself as a consultant, offering a variety of strategies that have helped others make positive changes. She works with people living with anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic illness, postpartum adjustment, parenting challenges, and drug and alcohol use problems, as well as those overwhelmed by life stress.

A typical session may include working on relaxation or mindfulness skills, identifying and shifting distorted thought patterns, or developing greater understanding of how your brain manages information. All of this occurs in a safe, judgment-free space where you learn that many people have similar experiences, and that there is hope and healing. (Read more.)

To reach Susan email or call (207) 423-5546.

 

Drea Michaud, LCSW and certified Kripalu Yoga instructor, offers compassionate, experiential psychotherapy for adults. She specializes in mindfulness-based therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress-reduction. Honoring the dynamic mind-body relationship, Drea incorporates awareness-building, body-based practices to facilitate emotional, behavioral, and cognitive expression, healing, and growth. Drea believes that bringing our full attention to our inner experiences with curiosity awakens a natural spring of self-compassion and an innate capacity for deep healing.

Drea’s approach is informed by Western Buddhist psychology and meditation, Gestalt and Hakomi therapy, and Marshall Rosenburg’s model of non-violent communication. Having worked with children and families for 14 years, Drea brings a spirit of creativity and playfulness to sessions, creating a safe, hopeful, and healing therapeutic container.

To reach Drea email or call (207) 749-7473.

 

Carolyn Sass, LCSW, provides therapy for adults and teens.  Carolyn uses Internal Family Systems (IFS) (a trauma-informed and evidenced-based model) as the foundation of her private practice in Falmouth, Maine.  Her approach is guided by compassionate listening, mind-body awareness, and the belief that we already contain the resources both within, and collectively to heal the parts of ourselves that need our compassion and openhearted lovingkindness the most.  Carolyn provides a space for people dealing with various issues and questions including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, and PTSD and trauma, as well as deep spiritual seekin

Carolyn’s diversity of work experience has engaged her across different settings and populations, from start-ups and non-profits to community health centers to public and private schools.  She is pleased to now be dedicating time to this healing work in a private practice setting and in connection with the Center for Creative Healing.

In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys walks in the woods with her dog, cooking, gardening, volunteering, and sharing time with family and friends.

To reach Carolyn email or call (207) 245-0077.

 

Sandra Sneiderman, LCSW, BC-DMT. Councilor at the Center for Creative HealingSandra Sneiderman, LCPC, BC-DMT (Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist), provides therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and families. Sandra is trained in traditional talk therapy, but finds most individuals benefit from incorporating intermodal techniques from the disciplines of dance/movement, art, music, drama, and play therapy, because these methods invite clients to tap into unconscious patterns that live in the body. Sandra provides services for people facing a variety of life challenges, including trauma, PTSD, depression, ADHD, developmental disabilities, life transitions, creative blocks, eating disorders and body image issues, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and loss, and spiritual seeking and awakening.

Sandra creates an authentic connection with each client, supporting them with kindness, presence, and safety. She helps clients break free of feeling stuck in unhealthy patterns by offering a path to a sense of balance and greater self-awareness and self-acceptance. (Read more.)

To reach Sandra email or call (207) 831-6377.