You've really helped me get my priorities straight and focus on what I want to accomplish in life.
for residents of Pennsylvania and Maine
in the scenic mountains of western Maine
featuring longer, more frequent sessions
You’re intelligent, empathetic, and self-reliant. Life is good – on the outside. Yet at your core, you feel like there’s something wrong with you, that you’re fundamentally flawed. Maybe you feel shame for the things you've done, or have not done. So you do what you can to get by, all the while knowing things could be better and hating yourself for not making it happen.
How did this come to be? We come into this world with our self-esteem intact. Somewhere along the line, we get programmed to believe we’re not good enough. This programming is often the result of unresolved childhood trauma: abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional), neglect (physical or emotional), or any overwhelming event that exceeds our ability to cope.
If you experienced trauma as a child - even if it seems insignificant now - you might be:
Maybe you've been in therapy before but it hasn't helped. Talking about it logically tends to be ineffective for this kind of thing. Maybe there are just no words.
I’m Beth Main, a professional counselor licensed in Maine and Pennsylvania. My areas of specialty include childhood trauma (in adults) and Adult ADHD / ADD (see my other website, adhdsolutions.net). I also work with couples where one or both partners have ADHD or a history of trauma.
Some of the approaches I use include:
Sessions can be held online via video-conference if you are anywhere in Pennsylvania or Maine. Or come see me at my Phillips, Maine location, where I offer therapy intensives, couples retreats, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
My goal as a therapist is to help you see the brilliance that I see in you. If you’d like that too, contact me to schedule your free consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you.
Healing. Feeling better about yourself and the world. Treatment for mental health issues. Psychotherapy deals with the messy stuff in life and the emotions that go along with it. As your therapist, I will help you process feelings and develop healthier ways of looking at the world.
Sometimes talking about problems isn’t the way to solve them. Sometimes there are no words. As your Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) mental health professional, I will help you connect with your inner wisdom through connection with a horse.
Fulfillment. Balance. Reaching your potential. Life coaching tends to be more action-oriented than psychotherapy. You know where you want to go, but you’re not sure how to get there. As your coach, I will help you clear the obstacles and live your very best life.
I've been a professional ADHD life coach since 2006. It didn't take long before I realized that many of my clients had emotional issues that went beyond what could be addressed in coaching. So in 2013, I decided to get a master's degree in counseling so I could offer therapy as well. Now I'm a professional counselor licensed in both Maine and Pennsylvania. I maintain the Board Certified Coach (BCC) credential as well.
My approach to therapy and coaching is very solution-oriented. I don't want you to just come in and vent, I want you to make constructive changes in your life. Changes in the way you do things, feel, and think. That said, I recognize that not everyone knows what they want to change, or even what elements of their life are unhealthy. So we start where you are right now. Some of the disciplines I draw from when determining the approach to use with a client include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping, and Natural Lifemanship Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Before becoming a coach / therapist, I was a successful Information Technology Project Manager / Business Analyst for a retirement services firm. I worked there for 18 years, holding progressively responsible positions and learning to overcome my own focus challenges. It was there that I first learned to listen for problems, think in terms of systems, and help people become comfortable with change.
On a personal level, I live in the mountains of western Maine with my husband, chickens, cats, horses, and miniature Australian Shepherd. My adult son still lives in Pennsylvania, where we're from. I enjoy horseback riding, backpacking, hiking, trail running, whitewater and recreational kayaking, and creating mosaic art.