Therapist in Portland, Maine Michael Biederman, Therapist

License: LCPC

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 15-64

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Portland, Maine Michael Biederman, LCPC

Michael Biederman, LCPC

Hi! My name is Mike Biederman (he/him) and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in both Maine and Illinois. I have 12+ years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of mental health settings and roles–including as a Family Therapist in an intensive outpatient program, as a High School Counselor in Chicago Public Schools, and as a Residential Counselor in a group-home setting. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds through a trauma-focused, anti-ractist/anti-oppressive, & LGBTQIA+ affirming lens, and am experienced in supporting individuals dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, anger issues, chronic stress, ADHD, trauma, relationship & family issues, grief, life transitions, and substance use.

In recognizing that no 2 people experience the same obstacle in the same way, I take a person-centered eclectic approach to working with clients. This means that I strive to provide a safe, inclusive, and confidential space that encourages vulnerability and openness, where I can meet people where they are and understand what they want to get out of therapy. In supporting clients, I draw from a variety of therapeutic frameworks, including Neuroscience-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Whether someone is looking for healing, growth, and/or change, I believe forming an authentic, collaborative, and trusting client/counselor relationship is the cornerstone to therapeutic success, and the first step in helping clients acquire the skills they need to help themselves.

I received my Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont, and my Masters in School Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. In my free time I am passionate about discovering new music and art, songwriting and recording, spending quality time with my wife and 2 pups, and clumsily attempting to surf in the icy cold waters of Maine.

Expertise

Insurances Accepted

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

Interventions

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness

Populations

  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

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

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