Milja works with teens 13+ and adults. She specializes in dual diagnosis substance use, depression and anxiety, body image challenges, self-esteem and uses tools such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT, aka Tapping), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mind-Body Skills, Guided Imagery Meditation and her work is rooted in the philosophy of Resiliency.
Milja’s office is in village of Hulls Cove, in the town of Bar Harbor, ME
Milja is in Bar Harbor, ME
Marjorie W Briand, MSW was born and raised in Concord, New Hampshire. She received a BA in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1981 and a Masters of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire in 1999. For more than twenty years she provided counseling, assessment and coaching services as an independent clinical consultant to human service agencies including NH Vocational Rehabilitation, NH Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, New Hampshire welfare offices and school departments. She is a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC).
Along with Marjorie’s psychotherapy practice, her experience as a mental health clinician includes crisis intervention and stabilization services at local hospital emergency rooms through Seacoast Mental Health Center. She is experienced in assessing crisis, levels of urgency, suicide risk, level of coping, violence level, mental status, crisis housing and emergency hospitalization. Marjorie serves on the NH Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team (DBHRT), a team of mental health professionals trained to respond to disasters.
Marjorie has served as Adjunct Faculty at New England College Graduate School Community Mental Health Program.
She is deeply committed to community service and has served as a Commissioner to the Dover Housing Authority since 1985. In addition she is on the board of directors of the Seymour Osman Community Center, also in Dover, NH.
Lauren Brooks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brunswick, Maine and founder of Midcoast Counseling Group, PLLC. Lauren incorporates a mindfulness approach with evidence-based practices including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).
Lauren provides a mutually respectful, non-judgmental atmosphere where she engages individuals in challenging harmful thought and behavioral patterns and changing painful moods and emotions. Lauren specializes in treating adults with anxiety, PTSD, panic, and difficult with managing stress.
In 2011, Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Clinician Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Lauren studied Psychology and French at Dalhousie University and l’Universite de Bourgogne, and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Houghton College in 2008.
Lauren received training for EMDR through the EMDR Institute, and is an active member of EMDRIA. Lauren is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Counseling provides the opportunity for growth and self-discovery in the context of a safe and therapeutic relationship. I will strive to help you establish meaningful life changes while you are supported by our professional relationship. What I am describing is a process in which we will work together to understand how to help you feel better. My education, ongoing training, and life experiences provide different approaches that I may incorporate to assist with the issues you wish to address.
Ashley Davis Bush, LICSW is a licensed psychotherapist in southern New Hampshire, specializing in EMDR therapy, couples therapy, and grief counseling. She is the author of six self-help books: Simple Self Care for Therapists (2015), Hope and Healing for Grievers (In Press), 75 Habits for a Happy Marriage (2013), Shortcuts to Inner Peace (2011), Claim Your Inner Grown-up (2001) and Transcending Loss (1997).
Albert Einstein wrote: “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Ashley believes that all of life is miraculous, and that all life’s experiences have the potential to help us live more meaningfully.
Ashley felt a calling early on in her life to help people live richer, deeper, more fulfilled lives. Her work for the past 25 years –both as a therapist and as a writer – is designed to inspire others toward whole-hearted living. Ashley shares her thoughts regularly in her newsletter, StillWaters: tools and resources for living deeply.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Smith College and a Masters in Social Work degree from Columbia University. She has a certificate in Contemplative Studies through Smith College School for Social Work, has advanced training in Emotional Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT), and is EMDR trained. Ashley worked in community mental health in New York City for ten years and has been living and working in southern New Hampshire since 1997.
Ashley is a frequent public speaker and workshop teacher. Since 1992, she has delivered keynote speeches to professional and community organizations across the country and has taught workshops on the subjects of grief and loss, relationships, parenting, personal empowerment, mindfulness, transitions, stress management and inner peace.