Basil Steele, LMHC, LCPC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
3948A Kaimuki Avenue, Portland, Maine 04106
My approach is very much influenced by the Jungian notion that there is something essential about ourselves that we discover through the experience of depression which he defined as "being forced downwards." In addition to offering a safe compassionate space in which to explore what this "darkness" has to offer, I also emphasize, consistent with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy protocols, the ultimate healing power of making a commitment to a valued action.
Carrie McCray, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Augusta, Maine 04330
Depression is more than just a feeling of being “down in the dumps” or “blue”. Depression can affect both your mind and your body and permeate all areas of your life—sleeping, appetite, working, relationships, hobbies, and how you feel about yourself. Symptoms can last weeks, months, or even years if untreated. Counseling can help you pinpoint possible reasons for your depression (loss, stress, past issues/"baggage"), manage symptoms (sleeplessness/oversleeping, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, lack of energy, relationship stress), and move on towards feelings of fulfillment.