Heather Newton Brown, LCPC, NCC
Heather received her Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Union Institute and University, and her undergraduate degree from Goddard College, where she studied transpersonal psychology, mindfulness based approaches, and expressive modalities. Heather has a background working with youth and families, as well as adults, and has supported clients who identify on gender and sexual identity continuums, experience addiction symptoms, and personality disruption. Heather is committed to supporting each client’s best thinking; her approach is strength-focused, relational, and trauma-sensitive, drawing on skills from DBT, CBT, and motivational interviewing. Heather is also a Level II trained EMDR therapist.
Abigail Maycock, LMSW-CC
Abi Maycock received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of New England along with a certificate in applied arts and social justice. She believes that everyone has the capacity to grow and heal when provided with adequate support and connection. Abi’s practice draws from a variety of therapeutic modalities with a focus on Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and mindfulness and motivational enhancement techniques. Her approach to treatment is relational and client driven with an awareness of the ecosystems that affect each individual’s own path to healing and recovery. Abi practices with a trauma sensitive, culturally humble, and strength based approach. Relational cultural, feminist and humanistic theory inform her approach. She has over 10 years of experience working with youth from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. She also works as a manager at the Maine Youth Court, a restorative justice program for youth in trouble with the law and or school. Abi’s experience as a group facilitator come from her work at Seeds of Peace, the Art Affect, and Young Women Empowered. Abi enjoys working with individuals, families, and groups of all ages and backgrounds. She also facilitates at our Intensive Outpatient Program.
Lila Maycock, LMSW-CC
Lila Maycock received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of New England with a certificate in applied arts and social justice. She approaches her work with unconditional positive regard for her clients, an awareness of attachment patterns, trauma, cultural identity and uses a relational, person-in-environment lens. Lila has worked with addictions, eating disorders, trauma, self-harm, grief and loss, and a variety of mental health diagnosis. She has done professional work with adults, homeless teens, the LGBTQIA+ community, couples, families and with elders in long-term care settings. Lila comes from a background specializing in substance use disorders that was rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Her current practice utilizes acceptance and commitment therapy, internal family systems, mindfulness practices, embodied healing, and expressive therapies. Lila provides individual therapy and is a facilitator in our Intensive Outpatient Program.
Katie Moeller, LCSW
Katie received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University. She specializes in working with people who are in recovery from all types of trauma, and in particular those who struggle with anxiety, depression or addiction issues connected to these events. She has extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBQ and transgender populations, and people surviving multiple forms of systemic oppression/abuse. Katie leans on a variety of therapeutic modalities, with attention given to relational, societal, somatic, spiritual and psychological factors as they arise in the healing process. Her approach is driven by the belief that each of us is an expert in our own experience, and that the root of our resilience lies in our willingness to care for ourselves.
Tommy Waltz, LCSW
Tommy received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Maine. He specializes in working with complex trauma, LGBTQIA+ related issues, substance use, transitions and identity formulation. Tommy’s previous clinical experience includes individual, family, and group work within residential, school, and community level environments. His practice is rooted in an integrative, strength-based approach, drawing upon several modalities including: CBT, Narrative, ACT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and he is a level II trained EMDR therapist. Tommy is also a trained professional performing artist who incorporates elements of psychodrama into his clinical practice when appropriate. Tommy’s platform for this avenue of treatment is best highlighted in his 2014 TEDxDirigo talk, “Drama Therapy Changed My Impressions of Homelessness.” In addition to offering individual, family, couples, and group psychotherapy. Tommy is also a facilitator in the Intensive Outpatient Program.
Lisa Wanek, LMFT
Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University in 2010 and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in 2015. Lisa has had the pleasure of working with many diverse populations including children with special needs, the LGBTQIA+ community, couples, individuals of all ages and backgrounds, youths and their families in community-based settings, and adults struggling with substance use and/or eating disorders. Lisa considers herself to be a strengths-based therapist which means that she views all of her clients as inherently resilient and capable of overcoming the many stressors they find themselves to be faced with. Lisa approaches all of her clients with unconditional positive regard and collaboration, providing them with a space to foster personal growth and improve their familial and romantic relationships. Lisa’s interventions include Narrative, CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, and art therapies as well as mindfulness and motivational interviewing.
Molly Crosen, Assistant Practice Manager, Bridge Studio Coordinator and Marketing, RYT200
Molly has a background in customer service and managerial roles, and is also a 200-hour certified Yoga instructor. She attained her certification through Yoga Muse School of Yoga at Bridge Studio in 2019. Shortly thereafter she began teaching classes at Bridge, then moving on to become Bridge Studio Coordinator and head of Marketing at Art of Awareness. Molly is passionate about creative expression, physical exercise, spiritual and personal growth, and the outdoors. She believes that Yoga is a powerful medicine that when practiced consistently can empower and heal those who are willing to participate. Molly strives to create a warm, welcoming, and comfortable studio environment for both teachers and students alike, and to make our classes accessible to all who wish to join in.
Lori Moulton, Financial Services
Lori has served in the medical billing field for over 25 years, having been fully immersed in this work from the time she was a child surrounded by her parent’s medical billing business. As an adult, she started her own medical billing company, Frost Hill Medical, and continues to serve with the goal to continue learning and improving on the valuable experience she gained from her family’s business. She continues to receive valuable mentoring from Mid Coast Hospital’s Director of patient accounts, and strives to meet and address the concerns of all clients. In addition, Lori has a background in Occupational Therapy and believes the patient-centered philosophy she was trained in fits well with the Art of Awareness model of serving all with compassion.