You've really helped me get my priorities straight and focus on what I want to accomplish in life.
for residents of Maine and Pennsylvania. Get counseling from the comfort of your own home. It's convenient and confidential.
featuring longer, more frequent sessions over a relatively short period of time. Perfect for EMDR, available online or in Phillips, Maine.
to implement the skills and strategies you need to overcome your attention-related challenges. Available worldwide via phone or video.
You’re intelligent, hard-working, and creative. Life is good – on the outside. But on the inside, you feel like there’s something wrong with you, like you’re fundamentally flawed. You can’t quite reach the potential you know you have. Your inner critic is relentless.
Sound familiar? It’s a common scenario for those of us who have experienced trauma – particularly the kind that happened in childhood that you think you’ve gotten over. It’s also a common scenario for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD). There’s a lot of overlap between the two. I specialize in both.
If you want to overcome the challenges that come with living with ADHD or post-traumatic stress, it might be time for a different kind of therapy. I offer a variety of innovative approaches that get to the root of the problem. Because sometimes, talking about it isn’t enough. Sometimes, there are just no words.
My name is Beth Main. I’m licensed as a professional clinical counselor in Maine and Pennsylvania. I offer online therapy (a.k.a. virtual counseling or telehealth) to clients anywhere in those states. You’ll get individualized, effective care without having to leave the comfort of home. Or if you’re in western Maine, I offer in-person sessions in Phillips.
Some of the approaches I use include:
If you have Adult ADHD, you’ll learn - and actually implement - proven skills and strategies for problems like time management, focus, and organization. Check out my other website, adhdsolutions.net to find out more.
If disturbing events from your past are still interfering with your life, we will harness the mind’s ability to heal itself and put those memories to rest. Some people aren’t sure what they experienced qualifies as trauma. They associate PTSD with combat veterans. Yes, war is certainly traumatic. But so is childhood abandonment, neglect, and abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual). Even medical issues and procedures that occurred in infancy can be traumatic. Trauma can be defined as anything that exceeded your ability to cope.
Some of the signs of post-traumatic stress include:
The way to address these symptoms is to heal the underlying trauma. The painful event lives on in our thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. Memories that you may have buried need to be processed, not just talked about. Anything else is treating the symptom instead of the cause.
If you're ready to work on your stuff at a deeper level, 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.
I've been a professional ADHD 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 a few years later, I decided to get a master's degree in counseling so I could offer therapy as well. Then it became clear that almost every client I saw had suffered adverse childhood experiences. Those experiences had to be addressed in a different kind of way. So I went on to get specialized training in the most effective treatments available for complex developmental trauma. Now I'm a professional counselor licensed in both Maine (LCPC) and Pennsylvania (LPC). 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 solve problems and 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 helping people get what they want. 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'm an INFP. I enjoy horses, backpacking, hiking, trail running, kayaking, and creating mosaic art.