Therapy Services

Therapy Should Look Different
For Each Individual

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Services

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Here’s the cool news! We can feel bad and still act from our best self! ACT builds this skill. ACT is a behavioral therapy that helps us increase present moment awareness and psychological flexibility, instead of fighting fears, memories, and distressing sensations.

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

SFBT asks us to focus on where we are now and our future goals, avoiding an in depth dive into the past. Sometimes people believe hyper focusing on problems equates finding an effective way of addressing them, which often isn’t the case. SFBT is a short term intervention based on what is changeable and possible in real time.​

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

SFBT asks us to focus on where we are now and our future goals, avoiding an in depth dive into the past. Sometimes people believe hyper focusing on problems equates finding an effective way of addressing them, which often isn’t the case. SFBT is a short term intervention based on what is changeable and possible in real time.​

Motivational Interviewing

MI is a way of being, a person centered approach that acknowledges the difficulty of commitment to change. MI is particularly helpful in eliciting behavioral changes around addictive tendencies like substance use, food addiction, and codependency. Through empathetic reflection, motivation is built to resolve ambivalence.

Somatic Psychotherapy

SFBT asks us to focus on where we are now and our future goals, avoiding an in depth dive into the past. Sometimes people believe hyper focusing on problems equates finding an effective way of addressing them, which often isn’t the case. SFBT is a short term intervention based on what is changeable and possible in real time.​

Somatic Psychotherapy

SFBT asks us to focus on where we are now and our future goals, avoiding an in depth dive into the past. Sometimes people believe hyper focusing on problems equates finding an effective way of addressing them, which often isn’t the case. SFBT is a short term intervention based on what is changeable and possible in real time.​

Mindfulness focused & Strengths based

Mindfulness & meditation aren’t explicitly considered therapeutic interventions, but drive the therapy that we do. We live from a less reactive place when we put this into practice. I approach some sessions with a “mindful minute” meditation to help hone these tools.

Emphasis lies in finding and acknowledging your strengths, then building on them to build esteem. People have a tendency to see the negative, and this is especially common in a diagnosis based field. Accepting the good parts of ourselves is essential to the healing process.

Ego State Therapy

Ego state therapy is a modality that helps understand and modify conflicts between stuck parts of ourselves. We identify our most healthy, adult states while restoring a level of safety to parts that feel dysfunctional. Often, ego state therapy is useful for those of us whose childhood caregivers did not meet our attachment needs, resulting in a lack of self soothing skills. As adults we can take responsibility and heal.

Ego State Therapy

Ego state therapy is a modality that helps understand and modify conflicts between stuck parts of ourselves. We identify our most healthy, adult states while restoring a level of safety to parts that feel dysfunctional. Often, ego state therapy is useful for those of us whose childhood caregivers did not meet our attachment needs, resulting in a lack of self soothing skills. As adults we can take responsibility and heal.

Telehealth

Although some providers only use video chat as a response to COVID-19, I see telehealth as an easily accessible resource I’d like to to offer long term. I use a HIPPA compliant video platform and offer flexible scheduling, so that you can attend counseling without getting a babysitter or even changing out of your gym shorts. Telehealth also allows me to see individuals throughout Maine, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Walk & Talk Therapy

Come take a walk with me along the beautiful Eastern Prom or a local trail! Biscuit, who is currently training to be a therapy dog, will be joining us. Trauma is often trapped in the body, which is why yoga is such a commonly recommended trauma recovery tool. I find that walking/hiking is a great metaphor for the journey of life, too. Confidentiality is of greater concern, so we’ll have a discussion first to see if walk & talk therapy could be a comfortable option for you.

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location

The Rising Sun Counseling is based out of Falmouth, Maine. My varied licenses, however, allow me to practice therapy across Maine, Massachusetts, and Florida. Telehealth sessions allow for a continuity of care. I meet with moms while they are nursing, busy professionals on lunch break, and students between classes. No more excuses! 🙂

Contact

207.560.5758
veronica@therisingsuncounseling.com