Jim LaPierre

Jim LaPierre

Clinical Social Worker/Therapist
Higher Ground Services
Last updated: Sep 13, 2018 | Articles 89 | Q&A's: 180

Treatments Offered

Therapy Orientation: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Relational Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Family/Marital Therapy, Coaching, Humanistic, Family Systems Therapy, Eclectic, Gestalt, Interpersonal
Age Focus: Seniors, Teenagers, Adults
Specialities: Anger Management, Gay Lesbian Issues, Spirituality, Divorce, Compulsive Disorders, Trauma and PTSD, Life Coaching, Addiction or Substance Abuse, OCD, Mood Disorders, Parenting, Domestic Abuse or Domestic Violence, Anxiety or Fears, ADHD, Impulse Control Disorders, Relationship Issues, Women, Loss or Grief, Eating Disorders, Depression, Finding Your Purpose in Life
Treatment Modality: Couples, Individuals, Families, Groups
Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation: Any Orientation


Years in Practice: 15+ Years
Graduated from: University of Maine
Year Graduated: 2002
Licensed?: Yes
License issued in: Maine
License Nr.: LC9830
License Expiry: Mar 2019
Other Credentials: License, Certified Clinical Supervisor, 2008

Remote Therapy

Phone Counseling: Yes
Online Counseling: Yes
Technologies: Skype

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Cost & Payment Modalities

Avg Cost (session): $120 - $149
Insurances accepted: BlueCross and/or BlueShield, Anthem, TRICARE, Aetna, Medicaid, Cigna, Medicare, UBH
Online Payments accepted: Yes

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