We found 5 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Anthem near Portland, ME.

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Dr. Joel Guarna, PhD
Specializes in Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Addiction Therapy
25 Middle Street
Portland, ME

Dr. Joel Guarna's specialties are psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and addiction therapy. He practices in Portland, ME. Clinical interests for Dr. Guarna include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Guarna accepts. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Jim Robert Sparks, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
225 Commercial Street; Suite 401b
Portland, ME

Dr. Jim Sparks' specialty is psychology. Dr. Sparks's areas of expertise include the following: depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Self-Pay/Uninsured, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Cindy J Smallidge
Specializes in Social Work, Counseling
200 Professional Drive
Scarborough, ME

Ms. Cindy Daniels specializes in social work and counseling. Ms. Daniels's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), eclectic therapy, and couples therapy. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Ira Dorfman
Specializes in Family Therapy, Social Work
19 South Street; Suite A1
Portland, ME

Mr. Ira Dorfman works as a family therapist and social worker in Portland, ME. These areas are among his clinical interests: coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Erik R Olander
Specializes in Counseling, Psychotherapy
25 Middle Street
Portland, ME

Mr. Erik Olander works as a counselor and psychotherapist in Portland, ME. Areas of expertise for Mr. Olander include acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and person-centered therapy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Couples Therapy?

Couples therapy refers to a specific type of counseling where relationship issues are the focus of the treatment. It used to be referred to as marriage counseling and still may be called that in many places, but because participants are not always married to each other, couples therapy is a more accurate name.

Closely related to family therapy, couples therapy is a type of counseling that seeks to help couples improve their relationship. A therapist may teach each partner in the relationship specific skills, such as managing or expressing their emotions, conflict resolution, communication skills, and problem solving. Both people in the couple need to be committed to learning new skills themselves as well as putting effort into supporting the relationship. The typical goals of couples therapy are to decrease conflict, unhappiness, and resentment, as well as increase communication, intimacy, and connection.

Couples therapy may be offered privately, at a university, or in a group practice. It is usually short-term therapy, lasting a few weeks until the participants have learned new skills and have the ability to repair their relationship. Its effectiveness depends on the willingness of both participants to commit to therapy and make the relationship a priority. For many couples it can be extremely helpful.
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