Florence Gardner, lcpc


Trillium in Maine

What is the life you long to live?

What do you want to create in the world?

My job is to help you get there.

I am a licensed counselor with a private practice in Portland, Maine. I work with individuals, facilitate wellness groups, and help organizations grow in healthy ways.

My training and life experience give me tools to help people with a wide range of issues, including:

  • life transitions
  • anxiety and depression
  • coping with chronic illness
  • recovering from trauma, grief, addictions, and other big life events
  • career development and work-related stress
  • gender-identity and sexual orientation-related concerns
  • parenting in blended families
  • parenting non-neurotypical children
  • building intimacy in relationships
  • overcoming barriers in moving towards the things you want

My work with clients provides evidence-based help in solving immediate problems; it is also aimed at expanding our capacities for joy, love, and self-care in our personal and work lives.

In individual sessions, we will certainly talk — but as it suits you, we may also play, make art, take a walk, sit in a garden, role-play situations, do short writing exercises, or practice guided meditations. In my experience, change happens more effectively when we combine cognitive with non-cognitive modes of counseling.

Please see the “Groups” tab for more information about joining an ongoing wellness group and the “Organizational Consulting” tab for more information about my work with organizations.

I would be honored to walk down the road a piece with you and see how I might be of use in your journey.