Crossroads e-Newsletter
  January 2013    

Crossroads has groups starting up for women, including a new Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group and another Living With Chronic Pain Group.

And don't forget our men's IOP is now taking clients in Kennebunk. Read more about our Intensive Outpatient Program for men and whether or not it's a good fit for you or someone you know.

Thank you to all who have contributed to our annual fund drive or who purchased a wreath for recovery this holiday season. Your support helps Crossroads fulfill its mission to provide gender-responsive addiction and behavioral health treatment services in a safe and respectful environment so individuals and families can lead healthy lives. Of course, you can also donate year round online.
Scarborough Group Room 
We are excited to announce a brand new outpatient therapy group for women that utilizes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
DBT is an evidenced-based approach that offers an array of cognitive behavioral strategies to help individuals learn to better manage their emotions, behaviors, relationships and life challenges while developing a stronger connection to the world they live in. We believe DBT is an effective therapy option for many of our clients.
The DBT group is held in Scarborough and focuses on developing skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. This open group is women-only and can be joined at any time.


When: Thursdays, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Who: Women
Counselor: Beata A. Wiktor, LCPC, Psy.D.

Where: Greater Portland Counseling Center, 

71 US Route 1, Suite E, Scarborough

Get Directions to Greater Portland Counseling Center


To join or for more information: Call 207.773.9931




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Living With Chronic Pain Starts on February 26

Kennebunk Group Room 

Crossroads is bringing back its chronic pain group for women in February. Living with Chronic Pain is an 8-week therapy group intended for women seeking both professional and peer support for chronic pain in a nurturing environment. 


Offered at Kennebunk Counseling Center, this group offers both cognitive behavioral and humanistic strategies for coping with pain in order to achieve greater fulfillment in life. 


Group members will develop greater insight into how thoughts, feelings and behaviors affect the perception and experience of pain. Participants will also learn about the biological bases of chronic pain and what this means for pain management. 


Group members can reflect and gain support from one another, as well as practice relaxation and distraction techniques in order to better manage their pain. 


When: Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 2:30pm starting on 2/26/13
Who: Women

Counselor: Dr. Carol Leonard

Where: Kennebunk Counseling Center, 

2 Livewell Drive, Suite 202, Kennebunk

To join or for more information: 207.467.3369



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Jennifer Barbour, for Crossroads

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The following post was written by a Crossroads halfway house client, Missy W.


Recently, I had a unique opportunity to attend a conference at Sanford Community Adult Education

Accompanying me to this meeting was the program manager of Crossroads Back Cove, Nikki Oliver, and a client from Milestone Foundation.


We were there to share our stories of experience, strength and hope with the educators of the community. Our main objective was to...Read More 

Outpatient Therapy Groups

Living with Chronic Pain for women Tues, 1pm - 2:30pm, starting 2/26/13
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for men
Mon - Th, 9am - 12pm 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Group for women Thurs, 11am - 12:30pm new!
The Aftercare Group (TAG) for women
Tues, 6pm - 7:30pm  
Scarborough & Kennebunk     
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for women 
Mon - Fri, 9am - 12pm


Read more about these groups offerings

Meet Our Outpatient Counselors

Crossroads accepts MaineCare, Medicare, private insurance and self-pay.

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