Michael Ivy, LADC, LCSW, Ph.D.

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  • Licensed Psychotherapist
  • 481 Alfred Street, Biddeford, Maine, 04005
  • Phone: (207) 807-9110
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  • Session Fees: $50 - $75 per session for self-pay clients as I believe counseling should be affordable and accessible. Most major insurances accepted including Cigna and Anthem.
  • www.drmichaelivy.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

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Reaching out for assistance takes great courage.  I commend you.  I am a Licensed Psychotherapist in Biddeford, ME.  Originally from South Florida, I moved to Atlanta where I worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health and substance abuse recovery centers.  
 
I worked with many who had severe and persistent mental illnesses.  This experience enabled me to hone my therapeutic skills and provide a great foundation for helping clients decrease their symptoms and increase their quality of lives.  My background also involves working at the largest trauma hospital in the South and those living with HIV and other chronic illnesses.  Working with these populations has allowed me to expand my care and compassion which allows me to show up more authentically for clients.
 
I take great pride in providing a safe space for clients to explore the problems they are facing.  This is not something I had when I was working through my own depression, anxiety, PTSD and addictions.  My experiences allow me to empathize with clients in ways other therapists may not be able to do.  
 
Upon moving to Maine, I opened a private practice and moved closer to the beach, a place that I love and which brings me such joy and solace.  I am forever grateful that I get to do the work I do and contribute to the healing and betterment of the world - one client at a time.  I would love the opportunity to work with you.
 
My ideal client is someone who is willing to go within and do the work it takes to heal, grow and expand.  I am not promising it will always be easy but I will always be there to empower, support and uplift you as a client.  What I know for sure is the journey is worth it.  I would be honored to share the journey with you.  
 
Benefits of Working with Me:
  • Diverse background in inpatient and outpatient facilities in mental health and recovery centers.
  • I have been there.  I am living proof one can recovery and grow from adversity and life challenges. 
  • Safe space to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. 
  • Nonjudgmental professional support to help you reach your goals.

Specialty Areas:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Substance Use Disorders/Recovery
  • Porn and Sex Addiction
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma-Informed Care

Pricing:
 
I accept most major insurances including MaineCare, Cigna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Please contact me with insurance questions.  In most cases, we will need to get preauthorization before counseling begins.  If you are a self-pay client, I offer sessions on a sliding scale between $50 and $75 per session because I believe counseling should be affordable and accessible to all. 
 
Modalities:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy 

Location:
 
481 Alfred Street, Biddeford, ME 04005.
 
Education:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
  • Master of Social Work
  • Doctorate in Philosophy

Licensure/Certifications:
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
  • Master Addiction Counselor
  • Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • Certified Master Recovery Coach 

 
 
 
 
 


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