WELCOME

“The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face to face.”

– Pema Chodron from When Things Fall Apart

 

Beginning The Process
Meeting life’s resistance takes honesty, compassion, and vulnerability. This is not an easy task, especially in this fast-paced world where the demands of loved ones, careers, and our own passions may sometimes feel at odds. But, you can do this, and I am here to help.  Inviting a therapist into your life is a sign of courage and strength.  I commend you for beginning the process. 

 

Couples and Individual Therapy

Often clients have a good sense of where to start, however we will discuss these formats for treatment to ensure the most supportive plan to meet your goals. In all cases my work is systemic, considering family, community, and global dynamics that may be influencing the individual or relationship. 

 

Couples Therapy

If you are in an intimate relationship and have reached an impasse in your ability to connect and communicate, couples therapy is my specialty. I am a Gottman Certified Therapist which is an internationally renowned, evidenced-based designation in couples therapy that less than 500 therapists in the world hold. I help partners talk about issues related to emotional and physical intimacy, parenthood, infertility, finances, the interference of childhood trauma(s), work-life balance, infidelity, mistrust, "being in a rut", and more.

 

Individual Therapy 

If you are an adult looking for a confidential space to address stressors, individual therapy may be for you. I use a here-and-now framework to help people become more connected to their self as they discuss issues they're facing.  Some major themes are intimacy, life stage transitions, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, trauma, autonomy, sexuality, creativity, authenticity, assertiveness, and more.

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CONTACT ME

In-person Monday & Wednesday or Telehealth Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm

Office: 602 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102

adriennebentsen@gmail.com

Office Tel: 207-200-3055

Maine Crisis Line: 1-888-568-1112 (voice) or 711 (Maine relay)

The Lifeline Number (National Suicide Prevention): 1-800-273-8255

                                     

My office is a yellow building on Brighton, with parking lot access off Hastings. There is a waiting room on the first floor for you to use.

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