Accepting New Patients

Accepted Insurances

  • Anthem
  • MaineCare

Michelle Heieren, LCPC

  You were not made to be alone in your struggles. Your mind and body want to heal; sometimes it just takes a little help along the way. Perhaps you find yourself feeling stuck in the same old pattern of unhelpful behaviors or replaying the endless cycle of negative thoughts in your mind. You feel desperate for change but don’t know where to even begin. When you feel overwhelmed with stress, sometimes it is so much easier to just push the pain away. But when the root of our pain remains buried in the past, it becomes more difficult to live a life of meaning and value.

I specialize in using EMDR, an evidence-based therapy that offers a unique way to resolve distress by tapping into your body’s natural information processing system. Just as the body is equipped to heal a physical wound, the mind is gifted with the ability to transform past painful experiences with new and more adaptive ways of thinking and feeling. Every person holds a unique blueprint of life experience when entering the therapy setting. As such, it is essential that treatment is tailored in a way that honors and supports all parts. I find the most joy in coming alongside clients on their journey as we notice the experiences that shape us with courage and compassion.

If this resonates with you in any way, or you feel curious about how this type of therapy could address your specific needs, please reach out. It would be my pleasure to connect with you in a free 15-minute phone consult.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Attachment

Treatment Approach

  • Attachment
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • EMDR
  • Strength Based