Marriage and Family - Couples - Relationships - Life Coaching - Mental Health Counseling / Substance Abuse Counseling - Anger Management - Domestic Violence - Mood Issues

About Me

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Vincent P. Carrier, M.S., LCPC

444 Main Street

Lewiston, Me. 04240

207-837-7603

Education : University of Southern Maine, Gorham, Me.
M aster of Science in Counseling
Graduated with Honors

Licensure: State of Maine

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (L.C.P.C.)

Original license date: Dec. 1997 Renewal: Dec. 2011

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (L.A.D.C.)

Original license date: Nov. 1989 Inactive at this time

Areas of Competence:
Modalities
:

Individual , Couples and Family Therapy

Ages: Pre-teen, Teen and Adult


Therapies:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Client Centered Therapy

E.M.D.R. (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

Conditions:

Autism spectrum disorders
Asperger’s Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorders

Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mood disorders

Depressive Disorders

Anxiety Disorders,

Guilt and Shame

Self Esteem issues

Special Skills :

Fluent in French

Special Training :


Motivational Interviewing

Clinical Supervisor Trained (Powell Model)

Level 1 E.M.D.R. Therapist

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Course of Action:

As a new client you have questions regarding what will be happening today,

tomorrow and thereafter as long as we are w orking together.

First interview :

Client provides an overview of the issues.

Some basic intake paperwork will be completed.

Second interview:

Completion of assessment and discussion of the Issues.

Completion of intake paperwork.

Third interview :

Discussion of the issues, explanation of and collaboration in completing the Treatment Plan.

Subsequent sessions:

Therapy based on goals and objectives set forth in the treatment plan.

Confidentiality:

Information disclosed in the counseling process is protected by federal and state law from

disclosure to anyone with whom the client has not specifically indicated their permission through

the use of a correctly completed and signed release of information. The release of information

indicates to who the information may be Disclosed, what information may be disclosed, and the

duration of the release of information, after which time it is null and void. A release of information

may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Notification in writing to the issuer is required specifically

stating the c hanges or withdrawal is desired.

Alcohol and drug abuse patient records are confidential and protected by Federal law (CFR 42). Violations

may be reported to the therapist and/or the Office of Substance Abuse in Augusta, Me. 04333.

Confidentiality exceptions :

1- Threat of serious harm to self or others

2- R easonable suspicion of child abuse,
or abuse of elder or incapacitated individual
.

3- court order

4- V oluntary release signed by the client or guardian.

5- In defense against legal action or formal complaint which client
makes before a court or regulatory body.

6- During supervisory consultations

Supervision:

Licensure requires supervision be obtained at intervals related to

total client contact hours. Arrangements are in place for supervision.

Fee Schedule :

Assessment: Rate is $125.00 per 50 minute hour.

Therapy: Rate is $140.00 per 50 minute hour.


Unless prior arrangements have been made, fees are due at session time .

Copayments are due when services are rendered .

MaineCare copayment may be $2.00 per session

We accept MeCare and Insurance is accepted on a limited basis .

You are required to verify coverage prior to your first session.

Pre approval paperwork will be required prior to beginning in therapy.

Please note Financial Responsibility Policy

Office Hours:

Current service hours are Monday through Saturday, by Appointment.

Client can reach the therapist during regular business hours, Monday through Saturday at 207-837-7603.

After hours and emergencies :

Clients experiencing an emergency should call the statewide crisis number (1-888-568-1112) and seek

help at their closest hospital emergency department. The emergency department may contact the

therapist at 207-837-7603.

Accountability:

The practice of counseling is regulated by the department of Professional and Financial Regulation, and

complaints may be registered by contacting:

Board of Counseling Professional Licensure

35 State House Station

Augusta, Maine 04333

207-624-8674