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Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counselors offer services to adults and children that include evaluations and treatment. Mental health counselors at MaineHealth are licensed clinicians. Talk to your primary care provider about accessing mental health counseling close to home and in your community. At Maine Behavioral Healthcare, mental health counselors often work in the same office as your primary care provider, so that care is convenient for you and your family.

Quality care, close to home

At Maine Behavioral Healthcare, we treat the whole person. We care about your physical and mental health, so we are making it easier than ever before to access behavioral healthcare through your primary care provider. We are locating counseling, therapy and many other behavioral and mental healthcare services at physician and provider practices.

Contact your primary care provider today to find community care that is close to home.

What is mental health counseling?

Mental health counselors often are licensed clinical social workers who have expertise and experience in a full range of services involving behavioral and mental health. They have special training to provide behavioral and mental health care to both adults and children. Depending on training and expertise they may offer:

  • Assessments and evaluations
  • Case management
  • Crisis management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Education and resources

What do mental health services include?

Mental health counseling may be:

  • Individual or group therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy

Finding a mental health counselor

Your primary care provider's office is your portal to behavioral and mental health care. Often you can get services close to home and in the community.

Common conditions treated

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Acute and chronic mental illness
  • Relationship, couples and family problems
  • Family crises, including separation, divorce or death
  • Sexual or physical abuse
  • Addiction/substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder and recovery from catastrophic events
  • Loss and declining health that come with aging Elders with mental illness
  • And many other emotional and psychological difficulties