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About Hannah Curtis, LCSW

My style is conversational, with an emphasis on making you feel comfortable. When working with clients on life challenges, I provide innovative ideas and alternatives grounded in common sense. I’m compassionate and non-judgmental, but I’m not afraid to speak the truth. Clients praise my ability to say things clearly and in the spirit of support.

My key specialty right now is communication, especially effective and authentic truth telling. I write all about confident communication strategies at hannah-curtis.com. Boundaries and saying no without guilt are another key interest. I have a passion for working with other helping professionals such as social workers, teachers, therapists, doctors, and nurses, to reduce stress and burnout.

I’ve worked as a therapist in Portland, Maine since 2005. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maine, I hold a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

In 2006, I completed training in EMDR, a comprehensive form of therapy used to treat trauma and other issues. I’ve used EMDR to help many clients transform old patterns, and I actively continue my education in this modality. Learn more about EMDR.

Ready to be the most happy, healthy, and energized version of you?
Contact New Approaches. I will guide you to unlock the skills, perspective and motivation to get you there.

 

About Leah Ottow, LCSW

I am committed to helping people attend to their emotional well being as an integral component to living a healthy and fulfilling life. It is my goal to help you connect with your unique strength and inherent ability to grow and change.

My style is collaborative and based on the belief that a trusting relationship is the foundation for therapeutic growth and change.  My approach is integrative and includes elements of humanistic, cognitive, family systems, and mind-body theories, with treatment tailored to a client’s individual needs.

Areas of interest include anxiety, relationships, perfectionism, identity, depression, mindfulness, trauma, stress management, loneliness, pregnancy/post-partum.

I’ve worked with adults, adolescents and children in Southern and Mid-Coast Maine since 2007.  A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maine, I hold a Master’s in Social Work from Boston College and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.

Ready to be the most happy, healthy, and energized version of you?
Contact New Approaches. I will guide you to unlock the skills, perspective and motivation to get you there.

 

About Kate Roberge, LCSW

My work centers on helping clients in times of transition and loss. I provide compassionate counseling to those affected by changes large and small.

Areas of focus include: chronic or terminal illness, grief counseling, caregiving for loved ones facing illness or aging, depression,anxiety, perfectionism, stress management, women’s health/perinatal issues.

After attending Bowdoin College and earning a Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of New England, I have worked for several years as a hospice social worker. I am passionate about supporting individuals in managing their life’s challenges with resilience and capacity for positive growth. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to provide this support in an outpatient setting.

Ready to be the most happy, healthy, and energized version of you?
Contact New Approaches. I will guide you to unlock the skills, perspective and motivation to get you there.

 

About Laura Watters, LCPC

We all experience times when we struggle to tolerate our circumstances, understand our life direction, be in healthy relationship with our loved ones, or just quiet our minds. Sometimes we all struggle in feeling that we are not enough, that we don’t measure up.

The truth is you are whole, you have value, and a contribution to make. Our work together is intended to help you own and actualize these truths in your daily life.

I offer counseling sessions that are conversational, comfortable, and down-to-earth in order to give my clients the space and opportunity to talk, process, and be in the moment. Together we identify and work through the challenges they are facing.

Additionally, I offer workshops and strategy sessions to help give mothers and fathers new tools to be the parents they truly want to be.

Ready to be the most happy, healthy, and energized version of you?
Contact New Approaches. I will guide you to unlock the skills, perspective and motivation to get you there.