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We found 11 providers with an interest in couples therapy and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Portland, ME.

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

Dr. Joel Guarna practices psychology, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and addiction therapy in Portland, ME. His areas of expertise include the following: behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. Dr. Guarna accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Depression, Phobias, Men's Health Issues, Substance Abuse, Sleep Disorders, ... (Read more)

Barbara Price Roth, MS
Specializes in Counseling
1321 Washington Avenue; Suite 312
Portland, ME
 

Ms. Barbara Roth is a counselor in Portland, ME and Kennebunk, ME. Her areas of expertise include narrative therapy, suicide, and diagnostic evaluation. Ms. Roth takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

Dr. Jim Sparks' area of specialization is psychology. His clinical interests include depression, life transitions, and narrative therapy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and more. Dr. Sparks's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Depression, Narrative Therapy, Grief, Men's Health Issues, Anger Management, Cross-Cultural Issues, ... (Read more)

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

Ms. Cindy Daniels practices social work and counseling. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, sandplay therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Daniels takes.

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All Interests: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eclectic Therapy, Consultation, Mindfulness, Couples Therapy, ... (Read more)

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

Mr. Ira Dorfman specializes in family therapy and social work. His clinical interests include coaching, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). Mr. Dorfman takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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. Mr. Olander's areas of expertise include the following: 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, Medicaid, and more.

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Rosemary McCullough
Specializes in Counseling
57 Exchange Street; Suite 403
Portland, ME
 

Ms. Rosemary McCullough's specialty is counseling. These areas are among Ms. McCullough's clinical interests: depression, christian counseling, and adjustment disorders. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Ms. McCullough takes. She is open to new patients.

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Lauren E Grousd
Specializes in Counseling
443 Congress Street; 3rd Floor
Portland, ME
 

Ms. Lauren Grousd works as a counselor. Her areas of expertise include acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, and person-centered therapy. Ms. Grousd accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Raymond Christopher Zito, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
217 Commercial Street; Suite 302
Portland, ME
 

Mr. Raymond Zito specializes in social work and practices in Portland, ME. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, depression, and behavioral disorders. He takes Magellan Health Services, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Anne Ginder Peters, MSW
Specializes in Social Work
31 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME
 

Ms. Anne Peters' specialty is social work. These areas are among her clinical interests: depression, life transitions, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Depression, Diagnostic Evaluation, Men's Health Issues, Education, Family Therapy Services, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Social Work
17 South Street
Portland, ME
 

Ms. Roberta Bass is a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Bass include life transitions, stress management, and women's health issues. Ms. Bass accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, PacifiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.