My warmest welcome to you! I have provided caring and highly skilled services as a cognitive-behaviorally oriented psychotherapist since 2002. I am also an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Trainer/Supervisor. I have over 20 years work and management experience in corporate/partnership, hospital, private practice, and academic work settings. Along with my experience, an empathic and caring presence, and my graduate and post-graduate training I am poised to offer powerful and meaningful healing for the clients I see. My practice focuses on the following areas: Relationship issues; Narcissism and Narcissistic Partners; Anger; Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Bereavement/Grieving; Parenting; Divorce and Custody; Young Men and Women Transitioning into Adulthood; Managing work/life balance; Work-related stress. I see adult clients, in individual and couples therapy.
When you are considering therapy you may be feeling a wide range of emotions such as anxiety, fear, despair, hope and even excitement. As a skilled schema therapist (certification pending) I provide a safe space for you to tell your story, make sense of the interplay between your early childhood experiences and present circumstances and help you gain coping skills that will positively impact your life. I work with individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, past traumas and relationship issues.
Harriet Achtentuch has over eleven years of experience working with adults suffering from depression and anxiety, adolescent girls and couples’ counseling. She is an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist/Supervisor. “I provide a warm, nurturing and non-judgmental environment, in which clients can freely express themselves and resolve deep-seated issues. Using experiential techniques I work with trauma, phobia, eating disorders and other unresolved issues.”
I began studying schema therapy 2 years ago when working with people suffering from deep rooted emotional conditions and wanting to find a therapy that would help promote healing for their pain. I am current pending certification as a schema therapist. I enjoy treating anxiety, depression, and substance related challenges. I have 10 years of experience treating addiction to drugs with a focus on opiates. I provide a compassionate and comfortable environment and use a variety of therapy techniques to educate and build on your skills and strengths. I understand the courage it takes to make this first step in seeking help and hope to promote a beneficial and life changing event.
George works with adults in Midcoast Maine and is presently a candidate for Certification in Schema Therapy. He uses a variety of clinical approaches in assisting persons having issue with troubled patterns of experience and behaviors in personal or work relationships or self actualization/self efficacy. He received his MA in Counseling Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in 2000.