Rachel Benson


Rachel Benson


Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Addiction Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: James LaPierre, CSW #LC9830
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - clinical conditional - MC21104
Secondary Credential: Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor - LC


235 Center Street
Brewer, Maine 04412

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My Approach to Helping

I approach therapy with a person-centered, eclectic approach. What that really means is YOU’RE driving the boat as we navigate the reasons for which you chose to get help. I utilize everything in my repertoire, including cognitive behavioral therapies, solution-focused brief therapy, animal assisted therapy, and others, to name a few. The therapeutic bond between therapist and client is saved and a precursor for the success of your therapy sessions. With it, I can help you find your one resiliency to enable you to conquer any issue; without it, there’s no trust. Without trust, no meaningful work is accomplished. I will work diligently to build our bond and increase your success! I specialize in LGBTQI+, substance use issues, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am currently working out of Higher Ground Services in Brewer, Maine. I see clients in person on Mondays and via telehealth the rest of the week.

More Info About My Practice

Specialize in treatment for:
Adult Children of AlcoholicsAddicts (ACOA)
Survivors of Abuse
Relational Issues
Anger Management
Specialty Trainings

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

First and foremost, an individual and therapist must ?click.? If a client does not feel comfortable and as though they are able to trust their therapist, it?s time to honestly say, ?this isn?t working for me,? and find the therapist that DOES! I would rather find someone a different therapist than continue wasting the client's time with a mix-matched TherapistClient situation. Person-centered care is all about just that, I'm here for you and will get over myself to help someone succeed.

Services I Provide

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adults ages 16+ and individuals fitting anywhere in the LGBTQI+ category.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Art Therapy
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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