Psychologist and Therapist in Portland, Maine James Mcelligott, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 11-65+

Appointments: Telehealth only. In-office visits not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Psychologist and Therapist in Portland, Maine James Mcelligott, PsyD

James Mcelligott, PsyD

Dr. McElligot’s approach integrates a variety of modalities to meet the needs of each client and develop individualized plans that will match the unique goals each person brings into the therapy room. He has backgrounds in cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, psychodynamic, humanistic/existential, and mindfulness based approaches and strategies. He also provides trauma-focused treatments including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, Written Exposure Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Dr. McElligott provides individual, couples, group, and family therapy. He also has a strong passion in working with the LGBTQA community and has worked with LGBTQA children, adolescents, young adults/college students, adults, and older adults. He welcomes opportunities to integrate the family into treatment and has also worked with parents who have children in the LGBTQA community. In addition, he has experience and training in providing hormone therapy evaluations and gender-affirming surgery evaluations for transgender clients. He values the opportunity to work with each client to help them tell their story, build on their strengths, and develop new tools and skills to meet their goals.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Community Health Options (CHO)
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • Tufts
  • US Family/Martin Point Health Plan


  • CBT for Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Gender-Affirmative Medical Readiness Evaluations
  • Mindfulness


  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with James Mcelligott. You can also call 207-774-8700 to have someone assist you.

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