Jim LaPierre

Treatment 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
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
Any Ethnicity
Sexual Orientation:
Any Orientation
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Life Is Worth Living Because...
“I have friends, family and kin. I get to grow spiritually and experience connection. ”
About My Work
“Hi! I'm Jim - I'm a mental health therapist, addictions counselor, and Recovery Ally. I'm passionate about Recovery whether from addictions, trauma, family of origin, or past abuse.

I do a small amount of online counseling (if you're very flexible in scheduling). Most of my time is spent growing my clinic in Brewer, Maine. We pride ourselves in being a resource Please feel free to email questions or concerns to: counseling@roadrunner.com”
My Story
“My story is I'm forever a work in progress and I love connecting with REAL people who are doing great things. I'm blessed to be making a living doing something I love. I'm a proud dad and the luckiest husband ever. I'm an aspiring author - check out my recovery blog at:

Thanks! Jim”
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Years in Practice: 10+ 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

Please use the contact form on this page to find out more about the provider's remote therapy options

Cost & Payment Modalities

Avg Cost (session): $80 - $119
Accepts Insurance: Yes
Insurances accepted: BlueCross and/or BlueShield, Anthem, TRICARE, Aetna, Medicaid, Cigna, Medicare, UBH
Online Payments accepted: Yes

Please verify costs and payment modalities before you arrange your first visit

Jim LaPierre's Most Recent Activity on Choose Help

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    Q & A Reply: 10:16 - Feb 27, 2018 What is he thinking?

    Hi... Yesterday I left my spouse at the hotel we stayed at for holiday. He had been drinking "in secret" and refused to get in the car to go home. He kept saying leave my sh*t and go. I told him about 5 times I was leaving him there and finally ...

  • 2
    Q & A Reply: 11:15 - Feb 12, 2018 Adolescents and marijuana

    I am at a loss . No one really wants to help me and everyone said it's my fault because I let my kid get a license, which gave him freedom to leave small town. Now he's in the throes of loving to smoke weed. I can't reason with him, and he tells ...

  • 3
    Why Interventions Fail: Avoiding Pitfalls 10:47 - Feb 02, 2018 Why Interventions Fail: Avoiding Pitfalls

    Popular TV shows like Intervention and Dr. Phil would have us believe that people always change for the better when confronted. This simply isn’t true.

  • 4
    Q & A Reply: 01:41 - Nov 27, 2017 Adolescence and marijuana

    Have a son, 17, who thinks smoking weed is fine. I didn't notice it at first, so it seemed like I condoned it. I am now seeing that he won't eat my food,(so skinny) talk to me, be home. He still has good grades, but all his friends are leaving ...

  • 5
    Q & A Reply: 08:00 - Sep 19, 2017 Online Counseling

    Hello. I have read some of your articles and resonate with the things you say. I think I am an alcoholic. I'm not drinking right now, but I'm what you'd call a "dry drunk". I am obsessed with alcohol and think about drinking all day and night. I am ...

  • 6
    Q & A Reply: 08:34 - Jul 13, 2017 Post Acute Withdrawal

    Hi Jim. My name is Melissa and I have been almost 120 days sober from 12 years of high dose morphine use. But my mind is not normal and I am not feeling like I thought I would,,,i know its PAWS but I don't know how to make it stop. I literally ...

  • 7
    Q & A Reply: 06:54 - Apr 27, 2017 always respond, never react

    I am currently in a situation where I am employed by a few of my friends who started a business together. One the partners has exhibited severe issues with drug and alcohol abuse over the past years that has led his work, health, and personal ...

  • 8
    Q & A Reply: 01:38 - Mar 23, 2017 Patterns

    I am married to an alcoholic. He first identified himself as an alcoholic 7 years ago after he had a bad fall and a black out and started AA and had a sobriety period of about 2 weeks. Since then he has had different time periods of sobriety that ...

  • 9
    Q & A Reply: 01:18 - Dec 27, 2016 Finding a good therapist

    Read your article about Alcoholic thinking and shared it with my Dad who is an alcoholic and would like to fine the right help. He is 76 and has tried just going to AA but really had trouble finding a sponsor he could respect and trust. I am ...

  • 10
    Dealing with Emotions in Early Recovery: There Are No "Quick Fixes" 05:28 - Jul 27, 2016 Dealing with Emotions in Early Recovery: There Are No "Quick Fixes"

    During early recovery we often find ourselves raw. But you can't heal what you can't feel. There are no quick fixes. Learn how to let it go.

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