Counseling Services in Freeport, ME
My professional services are born largely out of my own passions, struggles, and joys.
At the root of all my work is connection–between you and the natural world, between you and others who can understand where you’re at, between you and yourself, between you and me. True connection is the piece all too often missing in our busy world, and it helps cut through the murkiness of complex situations in such powerful ways. I work to facilitate meaningful connections in a variety of ways, from individual ecotherapy to group support.
See each category for more information on how I can help.
Adult Individual Therapy
One to one counseling with the option to ground our work together in healing relationship with nature. Spend time in my indoor office with beautiful views of a tidal river, or on wooded and oceanside trails in Freeport.
Explore your particular struggles in relationship with the woods, waters, and beings all around us.
Discover a felt experience of truly knowing yourself in this world. Find confidence in the way you respond to struggle as well as how you live out your values and beliefs. Find a solid foundation that can be a constant companion and guide through a messy world.
This one is so very heavy. I’m talking about folks paralyzed by not being able to find ways to live that are genuinely respectful and kind to the planet. Or folks who are choosing not to have children because of what feels like an uncertain and possibly dangerous future. Or current parents and grandparents living with despair over the choices of their generations. Or people of all ages deeply grieving the current and future loss of countless species and landscapes.
To be really clear–I think grief and anxiety are wholly appropriate responses to our current ecological situation. The paralysis, despair, fear, and grief I describe above is real and legitimate and anyone paying attention should feel those things to some degree. But I don’t want that to be all we feel. If that’s all we can feel, we’ll likely numb ourselves to survive, and that does not serve either us or the planet. I want us all to figure out how to feel all that and the incredible beauty, love, and grace that surrounds us and is part of us. I want us feel all the feelings so we can live an ethical, informed, and active life. I believe we need all of us to be living such a life, so we and the planet have a chance at a different future. I’d love to help you find your own way of living that life, either in individual ecotherapy or in a climate grief support circle.
What Is My Purpose?
It doesn’t have to be that way. I can’t tell you your purpose, but I can help you uncover your own values, confidence, and direction. With that clarity, your sense of purpose will flow through you and from you. You can have a meaningful, intentional, and engaged life.