Ira Dorfman LCSW, Coaching in Portland, Maine, 04103

Ira Dorfman


Ira Dorfman


Professions: Life Coach, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 5342
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Optum Health
  • Title
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare
Fees: I am available for an initial free 15 minute consultation. Please contact me with questions regarding "in network" insurance status. Clients often have out of network benefits or may consider self pay options.
Free Initial Consultation


440 Forest Ave
Portland, Maine 04103

My Approach to Helping

I love the work that I do. I have the good fortune to meet with people who demonstrate courage, motivation, resiliency and creativity as they navigate their lives. I am a mental health provider with 30 consecutive years experience helping individuals, couples, families and groups. I work in a collaborative manner with my clients to identify struggles and solutions to increase people's capacity for connectedness, resiliency , energy, love and joy. Many clients describe me as warm, genuine, humorous and relate they are appreciative of my direct, informative interaction style and willingness to give feedback on challenging issues. There are a variety of theoretical orientations that I make use of in my work. They include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practices, family systems therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution focused models. I have had diverse and varied life experiences that also help to inform my work.

More Info About My Practice

I am in network with most commercial health insurances in the state of Maine. I am also Medicare reimbursable. If I do not participate with your insurer, you may be able to use your out of network benefits. For individuals who do not wish to use their health insurance, we can discuss a self pay/fee for service that is mutually satisfactory. Please feel free to contact me to find out if I participate with your insurance carrier.
I am married and the father of 2 young adult children. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, walking, hiking, vegetable and perennial gardening, and playing with dogs.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults in Mid-Life, Adults adjusting to life transitions, Adolescents and young adults, Adults responding to health concerns such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, high blood pressure and others that are motivated to manage their illness better and improve heath behaviors and outcomes.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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