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Barbara Rachel, LCSW has been a social worker since 1991 and has experience in both hospital and community settings. She has been a supervisor and Team Leader for community support and ACT teams and has worked with adults of all ages.

Intensively trained in DBT in 1997, Barbara has been treating traumatized adults with this therapy in both group and individual modalities since that time.

Barbara’s daily meditation and yoga practice, as well as a love of gardening and nature, keeps her grounded and centered as she uses these skills to help her clients with PTSD symptoms, anxiety, depression and stress.

Barbara is an enthusiastic practitioner of DBT and is privileged to join with her colleagues in offering the full program.

Monika Moroz-Bourque, LCSW  I have worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maine since 1991. I have treated clients in private practice and community clinic settings.

I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I was trained in 1998 in DBT and have been utilizing this modality to treat mood disorders, OCD, eating disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders. For several years I led a DBT adolescent and teen program involving family systems to support positive changes. In 2005 I received EMDR training which I currently use to treat PTSD; this modality has also successfully supported treatment for depression, anxiety, phobias and anger issues. In my leisure time I enjoy quilting, skiing, hiking, kayaking as well as long walks with my dog Yogi.

Born and educated in Europe I am uniquely effective in understanding and supporting various aspects of transition, re-acclimatization, change and personal growth utilizing benefits of native and present culture.

Debbie Papps, LCSW, LLC, DBT therapist and MATCH-ADTC Certified therapist. Debbie has 15 years of experience as a therapist and has worked in the social work field for more than 25 years including residential and community mental health centers. She specializes in working with adults who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder including self- harm, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties and general life stressors. She also specializes in treating children and adolescents with symptoms of depression, anxiety and conduct issues – problems treated include oppositional behaviors, social anxiety/excessive shyness, separation anxiety, generalized worry, school refusal, panic attack, low self- esteem, social withdrawal and excessive irritability. She has received training and supervision from Judge Baker Children’s Center – affiliated with Harvard University for the MATCH therapy certification.

Debbie graduated in 1993 with her Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England. She have co-led DBT groups for adults and adolescents as well as other coping skill related groups to help people learn how to deal with stress and improve overall quality of life.

monicaMonica Fischbach, LCPC, BC-DMT, is licensed in Maine as a clinical professional counselor and is Board-certified as a Dance/Movement Therapist. She is also a MATCH-ADTC Certified Therapist. Upon completion of DBT training, Monica joined the Maine DBT Center.

Monica has worked in the mental health field for more than fifteen years, serving people of all ages, along with a major commitment to serve the LGBT community. Her clients include children, adults, the elderly and those with developmental disabilities, both in community mental health and private practice settings. She has worked with individuals and groups, focusing on a multi-modal approach which may also include movement, music, art, and play in addition to talking.

Her multi-faceted and solution-focused approach is useful in treating a variety of challenges, such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, and more. Her experience combines well with DBT’s orientation of learning and practicing skills for a life worth living.

Monica received her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch New England Graduate School. She has received training and supervision from Judge Baker Children’s Center – affiliated with Harvard Medical School – for MATCH therapy certification, and DBT training through Behavioral Tech, LLC. She is an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association (

loisLois Jones, LCSW has been a social worker in Maine since 1992. She has been a clinical leader in community mental health outpatient settings and provided therapy for individuals of all ages. She has had administrative and clinical oversight of multiple programs and has extensive experience providing supervision and consultation.Her training includes motivational interviewing, intensive DBT training, cognitive behavioral training and therapies to address trauma. Her passion is working with individuals to help them improve their quality of life.

Her specialties include working with adults who experience symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. She is dedicated to working with the Maine DBT center to provide a full DBT program including individual and group therapy.

Christina Fay, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, licensed alcohol and drug counselor with 20 years of experience working in Maine with adults, teens, and families. She was intensively trained in DBT in 2011 and has experience providing individual, group and family DBT treatment. She also provides trainings in DBT for clinicians. Christina also has significant experience in providing substance use, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, child welfare related individual treatment.

She has worked in numerous settings including residential, rehab, intensive outpatient, schools, and integrated primary care. She is also trained in DBT-CPTSD. She maintains a private practice in outer Portland where she practices comprehensive DBT and DBT C-PTSD.

Meghann McCluskey, LCSW – In my practice, I use mindfulness techniques as foundational tools to help clients tune into the present moment and simply notice without judgment. Learning to pay attention on purpose helps us let go of unhelpful habits and behaviors, adopt new ways of moving through the world, view ourselves and others with more compassion, and connect more meaningfully with the people we love. My primary treatment modality is Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and I also have extensive experience providing titrated, exposure-based therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and domestic violence.

I’ve worked as a therapist for over a decade with adults of all ages, and I’m especially attuned to the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexual orientation provide crucial context in any therapeutic relationship. I use a behavioral approach in my work that is rooted in healthy emotional experiencing, so I often help clients target behaviors they hope to change (such as suicidal thinking, self-harm, disordered eating, aggression, compulsive behaviors, and addictions) while learning to slow down, stay safe, seek joy, and appreciate their lives as they are being lived.

Erin Freysinger, LCSW – Erin has been working in the social work field for over twenty years. She was intensively trained in DBT in 2009. She specializes in working with adults who are experiencing Borderline Personality Disorder including primary emotion dysregulation, self injurious behavior, and suicidal thoughts and actions.

Erin graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2000 with a BSW and worked as a case manager. She returned back to school at the University of New England and earned her master’s of social work in 2018.



Kim Blaney, LCPCKim has been a licensed therapist since 1994, working with adults across multiple levels of care in community mental health settings.

She intensively trained in DBT in 1998, and since then has provided both individual therapy and skills group services to individuals with emotion regulation difficulties. She has been fortunate to be part of several DBT treatment teams. She completed an Advanced DBT Intensive in 2014.

Kim holds the belief that people can identify and change patterns that keep them trapped in pain. The goal of therapy is to lessen unhealthy avoidance behaviors and increase healthier emotional experiencing. Being able to utilize strategies of acceptance and change can set the foundation of a more balanced, more compassionate, and joyful life.