Dr. Christopher Garrison., Ed.D., Ph.D., LCPC

Licensed Psychotherapist

Psychoanalytical/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for Adults, Couples, Clinical Hypnosis and Consultation Psychotherapy via Video Sessions

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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) and a psychoanalytical clinician offering telehealth psychotherapy services in the beautiful state of Maine. I have two doctorates: A Doctor of Education (Ed.D) in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychoanalysis. I also have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I have 37 years of post-graduate experience treating many patient populations.

Online Video Therapy Sessions:

My clinical practice is entirely online. Psychotherapy video sessions for adults and couples may receive effective and safe treatment without worrying about transportation issues, inclement weather, mobility concerns, or geographic distance. I have advanced training in providing ethical and clinical online mental health services. Equally important, many insurance companies now reimburse for online video therapy. All treatment sessions are on a HIPPA-compliant 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/panic attacks, impaired coping skills, unresolved childhood pain, relationship issues, heartache, grief, sadness, trauma-related symptoms, and issues related to personality functioning.

My Therapeutic Approach:

I strongly believe psychotherapy is about supporting people to be their authentic selves and supporting them toward a place of inner peace, self-awareness, and owning their truth. I support my patients in resolving symptoms instead of providing “band-aid therapy.” We human beings are complex, and change does not occur overnight. In therapy, I provide a safe therapeutic space, a holding environment, so to speak, that supports and encourages you to express your thoughts, memories, feelings, and experiences. I promise I will not shut you down or minimize you. I will support you in examining, expressing, and resolving the current issues, symptoms, and 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 are 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 kindness, not as a dysfunctional person, but rather as a human being who recognizes she/he/they/them deserves to be happy.  I work best with patients motivated by a therapy who recognize a change needs to occur. My job 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 are 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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