Dr. Christopher Garrison., Ed.D., PhD (Cand) – October, 2021

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Psychodynamic/Relational Analytical Psychotherapy for Adults, Clinical Hypnosis and Consultation Psychotherapy via Video Sessions

Hello, my name is Dr. Christopher Garrison and welcome to my practice website: bangortherapy.com. I am a doctorate-trained Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) practicing in Bangor, Maine. I have a doctorate and master’s degrees in Counseling Psychology with 35 years of post-graduate experience treating a wide range of patient populations. I am also working toward a second doctorate degree, a PhD in Clinical Psychoanalysis.

My clinical practice is now entirely online. Psychotherapy video sessions for adults and couples may now receive effective, and safe treatment without worrying about transportation issues, inclement weather, mobility concerns or geographic distance. I have advance training on providing ethical and clinical online mental heatlh services. Equally important, many insurance companies now reimburse for online video therapy. All treatment sessions are on a HIPPA approved psychotherapy online platform.

Issues I Treat:

I work with adults and couples who are emotionally struggling. As a psychodynamic/relational analytic clinician, I work with patients who desire to go beyond symptom relief and work toward symptom resolution. Many of my patients seek therapy because of anxiety/pain attacks, impaired coping skills, unresolved childhood pain, relationship issues, heart-ache, grief, sadness, trauma related symptoms, and issues related to personality functioning.

My Therapetuic Approach:

I support patients to resolve symptoms, as opposed to, providing “band-aid therapy.” Hence, psychodynamic/analytic therapy provides the therapeutic space to examine, express and ultimately resolve the current issues, symptoms, and the underlying dynamics. Positive change is possible once we understand and process the unconscious and conscious causes and the choices we make which impact our ‘here-and-now.’

Change without insight is futile, and insight without change is equally futile.

The bottom line is once we fully understand the “why” of our current concerns, we have the opportunity and choice to take responsibility for our own happiness. Positive change and growth is possible, transformative and enduring. However, it takes motivation and commitment to the therapeutic process for change to occur.

Each patient is treated with respect and with kindness, and not as a dysfunctional person, but rather as a human being who recognizes she/he deserves to be happy.  I work best with patients who are motivated for therapy, and who recognize change needs to occur. My job is is to support you, as you process and work through your struggles by creating a safe therapeutic environment. I take several insurance plans. I invite you to “visit” the various pages on this website. When you ready to schedule an appointment, I’m here.

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Kind Regards,

Dr. Christopher Garrison – (207) 618-9238

To learn more or to schedule an appointment, please call my office or e-mail me dr.garrison@bangortherapy.com

Mailing Address:

PineTree Behavioral Health, LLC

P.O. Box 2565

Bangor, ME 04402

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