Thank you for visiting my website. As of October 15, 2018 I have closed my private practice and the Penobscot County Batterers’ Intervention Program (“BIP”).
As a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), I am a passionate believer in the social work values of:
- Social justice
- Dignity and self worth of the person
- Importance of human relationships
Batterers’ Intervention Program (“BIP”):
• If you feel you might be a victim of domestic abuse, please contact the Maine
If you feel you are in crisis, please contact: Northeast Crisis @ 1 888 568-1112 and/or go to your nearest emergency department.
There are many good therapists in the Bangor region:
- If you are a former client and are interested in returning to therapy, please e-mail me and I am happy to make recommendations as to who I think would be a good match for you.
- If you are searching for a therapist and just happen to find my website, please be an informed consumer! I would suggest asking the following questions when making contact with a new therapist:
> How long have you been a therapist?;
> What is your specialty (anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse)?;
> What insurances to you take?;
> What is your experience helping people with my situation (grief and loss, relationships problems, anger management, parenting, criminal justice, etc.)?;
> Do you have appointments at an hour that fits into my schedule (for example evenings or early morning)?;
> What is your availability “after hours” (nights, weekends, holidays) if I am in crisis?;
> Is your approach more “directive” (giving me options and ideas) or “guiding” (helping me to find my own answers)?;
> Is your approach more about “talk therapy” (a conversation) or “psycho-educational” (teaching me new skills and techniques)?;
> Is your approach focused on working on issues from the past (childhood) or the present (what is going on for me right now)?;
> Do you tend to see clients on a short term basis (1-12 sessions) or do you tend to work with clients on a more long term basis (a year or more)?
- If you feel you might be a victim of sexual assault, please contact: Rape Response Services at www.rrsonline.org or call 1 800 310-0000