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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

Are you experiencing burn out, life changes, family conflict, or just trying to make sense of things? Sometimes we all struggle in feeling that we are not enough, that we don’t measure up. 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. 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 received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Regis University in Denver, CO in 2006. Prior to entering the mental health field, I received a degree in Education and worked as a public high school teacher. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field and have worked with adults, adolescents and families in various settings.

Some of my areas of specialty include helping clients to move through life transitions such as divorce or loss of a relationship, starting a new relationship, parenting, becoming a new parent, becoming a parent of adult children, graduating and starting a career, and career transition and burnout.  I offer resources for clients who experience depression and anxiety, have past trauma, struggle with personal, family, or professional relationships, or are seeking to change a pattern of behavior.

We all need a safe space to work out life’s biggest challenges. This space is created and fostered through a supportive therapeutic relationship. Through years of experience as an educator and counselor, I have established a warm, open, and comforting approach that encourages healing and growth.

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.