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About Susan 

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor located in South Portland, Maine.  I received a Masters in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  My practice caters to adults and adolescents as well as children.  I am a firm believer in the principle and practices of expressive therapy and their ability to provide insight and release. In addition, I have years of experience in traditional psychotherapy.  My style is supportive, providing unconditional positive regard, and interactive.  I meet you where you are and encourage you to engage actively in the present moment.  Therapy is tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.


I have completed additional training in Culturally Competent Care for Adolescents; Suicide Prevention; Clinical Management of Sleep Disorders; The Assessment and Treatment of Attachment Trauma, and Addiction; The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Brain Development and Treatment;  Posttraumatic Stress Disorder;  and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I have experience working with youths who sexually offend.  I have been trained in Clinical Hypnosis for Mental Health Professionals and I have done extensive post-graduate work in filial therapy and play therapy to include sand tray and StoryPlay.


My areas of specialization include:


Recovery from Trauma

Life Transitions

Depression and Anxiety


Filial Therapy (children and parents)

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Intermodal Expressive Therapy…movement, words, images, rhythm and sound

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Play Therapy

Group Therapy


Susan Shaw, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Masters in Expressive Therapy, Lesley University

License #CC4414


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