Just as water moves through the falls, so our thoughts, emotions and feelings run through our lives. Counseling can help you find stability, wellness and joy in the midst of the rising seas and shifting tides.

Counseling

Counseling (also called therapy or psychotherapy) is a mental health treatment that works with your thoughts, emotions, relationships and and life situation to increase your mental and emotional wellness. Common things you might work with in counseling or psychotherapy are depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and past trauma. My approach brings together what is happening in your life now with how you got here: working with the present through understanding the past. Click here to read more.

Grief and Loss

Grief and loss are at the heart of what it is to be a human. Unfortunately, grief and loss are often ignored, papered over or belittled. Be it the loss of a parent, partner, spouse, child, sibling, friend, animal companion or other beloved, each loss is unique. Other losses, equally painful and but spoken of less, include the of identity upon retirement or the many losses that come with aging. Grief counseling can help support you through these difficult times. Click here to read more.

Helping Professions

We live in a time of burnout, compassion fatigue and moral injury for those of us in helping professions. The systems we work in are broken, and the suffering we witness is profound. Secondary trauma, the distress of witnessing the trauma of others, is real. Regardless of where you are in the cycle, therapy is an important part of the support you need to continue your work. Click here to read more.

LGBTQ+ Community

As a gay man I am acutely aware that most of us in the community have been deeply wounded by our families, friends, schools, employers and faith communities. In addition, our community is under attack on a daily basis. One of my passions in this work is supporting LGBTQ+ people as they seek to live fully into their beautiful lives. Click here to read more.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is time set aside to tend to your spiritual life. A spiritual director is someone trained to listen deeply and be in conversation with you as a companion on your spiritual journey. In this work the most important definition of spirituality is your own. My clients find meaning in their vocation, the creative arts, the natural world, activism and religious traditions. Spirituality may or may not include organized religion, and my role is to support your spirituality without imposing my own. Click here to read more

About Me

Ben Bigney, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Maine and a trained spiritual director working with clients throughout the US. I have spent over a decade supporting individuals in their mental, emotional, and spiritual health. My deep passion is supporting people on the journey as they seek healing and wholeness. I work from a relational, supportive perspective, helping people heal from past wounds and build joyful lives.

Contact

Interested in scheduling an introductory call? To begin our work together I offer a free 30 minute video call. It’s a chance for you to share your hopes for therapy, to learn about me and my approach and to begin to see if we are a good fit.

Email me at: hello@tidalfalls.com

Leave a confidential voicemail or text message at: (207) 745-2828

My practice is entirely telehealth.

Please note that while I maintain HIPPA compliance, no electronic communication is completely secure. In your message please leave your contact information and I will reply promptly.