Counseling Services

The Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center, a program of The Maine Children's Home, is licensed by the State of Maine as an outpatient mental health facility. Services include individual, couple, child, and family therapy. All staff members are licensed clinicians qualified by credentialing and experience.

The counseling center specializes in play therapy and adoption related issues, which could include any person involved in adoption — adoptee, birth parent or adoptive parent — during any stage of their life.

All major insurance providers are accepted including MaineCare and Medicare.

We currently have three licensed LCSWs on our staff with hours including evenings to accommodate people's schedules.


  • Attachment issues
  • Behavior management of children and teens including conduct problems
  • Grief, loss, abandonment
  • Parenting skills
  • Trauma
  • Advocacy and support
  • Developmental issues
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression


  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Adult Individuals and Couples' Counseling

Areas of Expertise:

  • Adoption Issues
  • Art Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Teen Parent Counseling

Contact Us

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with evening appointments available. Referrals can be made by emailing us or calling (207) 873-4253. Services are insurance reimbursable, and Mainecare is accepted.

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