BOARD CERTIFIED by American Psychotherapy Assocaition
Board Certified PTSD Clinician
Board Certified Professional Counselor
Caring, Competent and Effective Counseling
With offices in Belgrade, Brunswick and Lewiston and Online Video Counseling in Maine and Connecticut, Joel Lavenson, MA, NCC, LPC, LCPC, BCPC, BC PTSD Clinician and Board Certified Professional Counselor, author of Imago – Between Parent and Child , The Family PTSD, The Worried Warrior, The Cortisol Addiction and DOGS – Got Your 6, lives in Belgrade, Maine. He is licensed in Maine and Connecticut. Joel has helped, inspired, guided and lead over 4,000 families, couples and individuals in the last 29 years, in private practice as a marriage & family expert and highly experienced in trauma and PTSD.
Serving Maine, Connecticut and in particular Belgrade, Brunswick, Lewiston, Waterville, Augusta, Portland Maine. Joel’s passion and experience encompasses varied groups; Couples, Police, Veterans, Groups and Persons in LifeTransition to name a few. Presently Joel serves as the President of The Maine Counseling Association Specialists in Group Work. He is the creator of Support Teams as group therapy with inidviduals being a committed team to help each other and their team as a unit.
Joel and his wife are devoted to each other, their 2 young daughters, and Joel’s son, who now has two beautiful children of his own. Joel has written articles on his own book on Micro-Psychology, The Cortisol Addiction, self esteem, positive attitude, and transitioning and has taught at various colleges and universities throughout his career. He is also a Dynamic Basketball Coach
After getting out of the US Army, Joel invented and developed a unique Video Sports Analysis technique and worked for the Cetlics, Patriots, NE Teamen, Boston University and the Junior Olympic Development Program in helping athletes prepare mentally and to focus on a high level of improvement. He brought those Sports Psychology KIDS techniques to bring his Junior Golf and Tennis Academy to be named BEST in America by Sports Illustrated KIDS. He is also a Dynamic Basketball and Soccer Coach with two championships in both sports.
All in all, Joel is passionate about helping you “Find Your Way” with an array of effective techniques, and custom designed approaches that he has perfected over his vast experiences, from his eclectic trainings and years of practicing his craft.
Christine Linnehan, M.S., LCPC, BC-DMT, FT is a licensed clinical professional counselor in private practice in Scarborough, ME. For over 20 years she has specialized in work with grieving children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has been a clinical consultant in the Bereavement Services Program at the Center for Grieving Children since 2004. Previously, she worked in inpatient and partial hospitalization trauma treatment programs. Drawing from her training as a board-certified dance/movement therapist, she utilizes mind/body strategies in her clinical work designed to promote resilience and wellbeing.
Christine is certified as a Fellow of Thanatology from the Association of Death Education and Counseling and is trained in EMDR from the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). She has received training in Family Therapy at the Family Institute of Cambridge and in Couples Therapy at the Gottman Institute (Level 2). She completed the Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training sponsored by the American Association of Suicidology and the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP). She is active in AFSP Maine and is a facilitator for their annual International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.
Christine has a special interest in the impact of trauma and loss on children and families. She enjoys writing, consulting, and presenting nationally on creative, restorative approaches to healing.