Who We Are
Susan is the owner of Healing Tide Therapy. She earned her Master's in Social Work in 2018 from the
University of New England.
She is a passionate clinician, focused on supporting those struggling with substance use disorders, relationship difficulties and mental health. She uses a mix of modalities including MI, CBT, Strengths-based, and Person-centered.
Susan is also committed to the education and development of new clinicians.
Liz is a dynamic social worker, dedicated to helping Mainers. She has experience working with people struggling with substance use disorders in a partial hospitalization, IOP and outpatient setting, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders. She is a fierce advocate for her clients and is always learning and growing to become a better clinician.
Are you looking to improve your quality of life? Struggling with anxiety, difficult life transitions, the stressors of becoming a new parent – or somewhere in between? I am here for you and I encourage you to reach out.
My specialties mainly focus within the female population around pregnancy, postpartum and parenting. I believe in fostering a positive therapeutic relationship so I often use a strength-based, person-centered approach filled with compassion, honesty and even some humor.
If you are struggling with alcohol or substance abuse, kudos to you for seeking assistance. I have been working with individuals with substance abuse disorders for over 10 years. I can help and support you on your road of recovery. If you are sober, and want continued support, I can offer you that. I have worked with individuals in active addiction making their first steps towards sobriety as well as others in long term sobriety. I hope to offer a listening ear, help and support on the road to recovery.
My hope for our time is to create and foster an environment including safe, non-judgmental, nurturing, and compassionate space that can remind us of who we are, the intrinsic value we possess, and provide tools for us to overcome our present struggles; a space you can share how you really are doing, and just be yourself.
Working in various social work settings with people one-on one for several years has taught me how important it is for someone to be listened to, validated, and shown deep compassion. These are the values that will be the framework of my sessions with you. I find therapeutic methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Theory and Narrative Therapy to be helpful therapy tools. I hope to support you in making the changes you want to make. Let’s see you thrive together!
Jennifer is a talented social worker who is skilled in DBT, CBT, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques.
She works with clients to explore their strengths and areas for growth, enhance problem-solving skills and coping strategies, and to work with every client on realizing their own potential and worth.
She is passionate about building trust and meaningful therapeutic relationships with each and every client. She specializes in relationships, boundary work and working with women on empowerment and building self-esteem.
In her free time, Jennifer enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with her tuxedo fur babies.
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” - Brené Brown
Richard is a passionate and driven clinician that is invested in creating a safe and non-judgmental environment for individuals to explore and grow within. They have experience working with anxiety, depression, and clients navigating major life transitions. Richard specializes in a person-centered approach that focuses on building on existing strengths to solve problems in the moment. They utilize cognitive behavioral models with a focus on empathy and care to help individuals plan for future success, empowering them to make lasting change and find meaning.
Maura Higgins, LCSW has been working in the mental health field for 28 years, most of that time at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. She completed her MSW at Boston College in 1994 and also completed a post graduate program in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1995.
Maura has extensive experience working with individuals 18 and over with various challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, and adjustment issues. She has advanced training in CBT, CPT for PTSD, ACT and CBT-i.
Maura’s approach to therapy encompasses a focus on the whole person including their physical, emotional and spiritual health. She also spends time helping each client articulate their values and what is most important to them. She collaborates with her clients to develop a treatment plan that encompasses specific and meaningful goals. She values the importance of developing positive and meaningful relationships with all her clients, as well as helping each of them develop meaningful and positive relationships outside of therapy.