Meet our Providers

Doreen Peasley
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • Magellan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Doreen Peasley, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Doreen Peasley is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist in both Maine and California. In her over forty years as a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, she  has successfully assisted individuals, couples and families in discovering and  achieving their goals and living more engaged and meaningful lives. Doreen supported our military by working with our service members and their families at  military bases in the United States, Europe, and Asia for over twelve years. She  completed her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology at San Diego State University and received her Master of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University. 

Doreen takes a creative approach to each client and utilizes relational, strength  based, collaborative, solution focused, mindfulness based and art approaches  to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple. She is also a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator and SoulCollage facilitator. 

Doreen connects with you in a warm and caring way in order to help you build on your strengths and collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and  living the meaningful life you desire.

Education

Pepperdine University
Master's in Psychology

Specialties

  • Relationships
  • Marriage
  • Families
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
Melissa Buchanan
Accepting:
  • ComPsych
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Melissa Buchanan, LCPC, LADC

Philosophy of Care

Melissa Buchanan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug  Counselor in the state of Maine. She has 10 years of experience working with adolescents and  their families, adults and couples. Many have sought help with co-occurring disorders such as a  substance abuse, anxiety, life transitions, women’s issues and relationship issues. She received  her Master of Arts in Community Mental Health from Southern New Hampshire University, with  a focus on the child and family.  

Melissa supports adults and their families to draw from their personal strengths. She  utilizes evidenced based treatments, such as motivational interviewing, DBT, family  systems, acceptance commitment, cognitive behavioral and a person-centered approach. Helping others to identify and attain future goals, while setting objectives to attain them. 

Melissa’s clinical approach is instinctively relational, and empathetic. She believes that  people have an inherent ability for self-understanding, and positive change when  supported through the counseling process.  

Education

Southern New Hampshire University
Master's in Community Mental Health

Specialties

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress Management 
  • Women’s Issues 
  • Grief 
  • Relationship Issues 
  • Substance Abuse
Kimberly Plourde
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cigna Telehealth
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Commercial
  • Multiplan
  • Optima
  • Optum
  • PCHP
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $89

Kimberly Plourde, LCSW

We are all impacted by traumatic events or serious life stressors, which can make us stronger. Kimberly has a desire to help people find the strength and joy that can come through healing the wounds from those events. Kimberly enjoys working with individuals, couples and families. She brings a warm and friendly approach to this very important process.

Kimberly has been working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2006, and draws from experience in the fields of mental health and child welfare. She has been trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral treatment as well as motivational interviewing skills.

She received a Masters degree in social work from University of New England and a Bachelors degree in social work from Gordon College.
Kimberly is a member with ASWIS (Alliance of Social Worker in Sport) since 2020 : as well as being listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry since 2020.

She has a history of participating in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletics as a player and coach. Kimberly played in professional athletics (WNFL) as well as senior Olympics. She has also worked with college and Olympic athletes assisting them to improve their personal lives and positively improve their athletic performance.

People Love Our Providers!

★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.

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  • 500 Forest Ave Suite 1E,
    Portland, ME 04103

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    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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