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Where I Provide Care

Maine Medical Center - Portland

Anu K Makynen, PhD


I have over 20 years of experience providing psychological services to adults of all ages. For the past decade, I have especially enjoyed working in the Department of Psychiatry at MMC, specializing in geriatric psychology. I earned my Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University with a concentration in psychodynamically oriented psychotherapy. Incorporating additional training in other treatment models (including cognitive behavioral and mindfulness), my approach is eclectic with the goal of tailoring treatment to meet the needs of each person in my care. In my practice I work with older adults experiencing a wide range of therapeutic concerns, including issues with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, aging, medical illness, caregiver stress, and relationships. Fundamental to this work is the development of a safe and tiusting therapeutic relationship which I strive to foster through empathic, compassionate, and respectful communication.

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Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certification
  • Psychologist, Pursuing
Medical School
  • Columbia University, Teachers College, 1992
Hospital Affiliation
  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare since 2007
  • Maine Medical Center since 2007
  • Maine Medical Partners since 2007