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.
Sarah Deschenes, LCPC and LMHC, offers support to adults, adolescents and children by creating a safe, meaningful, and positively impactful space conducive to both healing and creating new life patterns. From trauma to transitions to anxiety, Sarah works collaboratively with her clients to create a healing strategy that works for each unique individual. She believes in incorporating what feels safe and helpful to the client, and will not force or encourage the client to adopt any skills or techniques that do not resonate with them in a positive and supportive way.
Sarah specializes in using mind-body techniques to promote healing, and if the client holds spiritual or religious values and wants to include them in therapy, Sarah believes there is plenty of space for the spirit in therapy. (Read more.)
To reach Sarah, email or call (508) 981-6663.
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
Lucie Scholz, LMSW-CC, has been with the Center for Creative Healing since 2011. She offers counseling to individuals and couples seeking guidance and support during life transitions, and helps people who want to create ways to become less stuck and learn to navigate toward a new, healthier place in their lives.
Lucie believes that the clinical relationship is the foundation from which this work can begin, and that having a safe, consistent, dependable, and meaningful interchange with a counselor is an empowering step towards creating the life we desire for ourselves. Client and clinician work together as a team to explore the client’s unique history and its impact, and to enhance client strengths in order to discover ways to heal and move forward.
Lucie is on leave till fall 2017.
To reach Lucie, email or call (207) 956-2160.
Sandra 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.