Online Counseling

for residents of Pennsylvania and Maine

Couples Retreats

in the scenic mountains of western Maine

Intensive Therapy

featuring longer, more frequent sessions

You’re intelligent, empathetic, and self-reliant. Life is good – on the outside. Yet at your core, you feel like there’s something wrong with you, that you’re fundamentally flawed. Maybe you feel shame for the things you've done, or have not done. So you do what you can to get by, all the while knowing things could be better and hating yourself for not making it happen.

How did this come to be? We come into this world with our self-esteem intact. Somewhere along the line, we get programmed to believe we’re not good enough. This programming is often the result of unresolved childhood trauma: abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional), neglect (physical or emotional), or any overwhelming event that exceeds our ability to cope.

If you experienced trauma as a child - even if it seems insignificant now - you might be:

  • Overreacting to things that would seem minor to anyone else
  • Unable to trust
  • Avoiding anything that reminds you of the pain
  • Unable to feel your feelings because you buried them for so long
  • Having difficulty establishing true connection even though you have lots of “surface” friends
  • Self-medicating with substances or unhealthy behaviors
  • Unconsciously sabotaging your own efforts to change
  • Experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other mental health concerns

Maybe you've been in therapy before but it hasn't helped. Talking about it logically tends to be ineffective for this kind of thing. Maybe there are just no words.

I’m Beth Main, a professional counselor licensed in Maine and Pennsylvania.  My areas of specialty include childhood trauma (in adults) and Adult ADHD / ADD (see my other website, adhdsolutions.net). I also work with couples where one or both partners have ADHD or a history of trauma.

Some of the approaches I use include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and  Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) / Tapping
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (using the Natural Lifemanship model)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness and somatic exercises

Sessions can be held online via video-conference if you are anywhere in Pennsylvania or Maine. Or come see me at my Phillips, Maine location, where I offer therapy intensives, couples retreats, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

My goal as a therapist is to help you see the brilliance that I see in you. If you’d like that too, contact me to schedule your free consultation to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

Services

Psychotherapy

Healing. Feeling better about yourself and the world. Treatment for mental health issues. Psychotherapy deals with the messy stuff in life and the emotions that go along with it. As your therapist, I will help you process feelings and develop healthier ways of looking at the world.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Sometimes talking about problems isn’t the way to solve them. Sometimes there are no words. As your Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) mental health professional, I will help you connect with your inner wisdom through connection with a horse.

Life Coaching

Fulfillment. Balance. Reaching your potential.  Life coaching tends to be more action-oriented than psychotherapy. You know where you want to go, but you’re not sure how to get there. As your coach, I will help you clear the obstacles and live your very best life.

ADHD Coaching

Being organized. Getting stuff done. Developing skills, systems, and strategies for managing Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder. As your ADHD coach, I'll help you create the tools you need to live in harmony with your ADHD. Learn more at adhdsolutions.net.

Testimonials

  • You've really helped me get my priorities straight and focus on what I want to accomplish in life. 

  • I am very grateful for your heart to share with me... God must have given you a special laser beam. You are reaching untouched territory.

  • Sometimes the things that arise are totally unexpected and end up focusing you on the root of an issue you didn't even know was on your mind......

  • I want to thank you for being an inspiration, a teacher, a source and a wonderful beacon of light.