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Midcoast Counseling Group

The Team at Midcoast Counseling Group

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Lauren Hample, LCSW

Founder and EMDR Therapist

Lauren Hample is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brunswick, Maine and founder of Midcoast Counseling Group, PLLC. Lauren specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for treating first responders, veterans, and adults with symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, stress, and complicated grief.

In 2011, Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Clinician Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. Lauren studied Psychology and French at Dalhousie University and l’Université de Bourgogne, and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Houghton College in 2008. 

Lauren received training for EMDR through the EMDR Institute, and is an active member of EMDRIA. She has attended Advanced EMDR trainings focused on the treatment of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), as well as Advanced EMDR for treating first responders and veterans. Lauren is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) through the International Association of Trauma Professionals.

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Lisa Hickey, LCSW

Contract Clinician and Trauma Specialist

Lisa has 15 years of experience in outpatient counseling and Employee Assistance Program counseling, recently transitioning to private practice at Midcoast Counseling Group in order to join a mental health treatment facility that is aware and remains informed of the challenges and issues specific to law enforcement, veterans, fire and rescue, and emergency medical personnel. Lisa specializes in Traumatic Incident Reduction and Prolonged Exposure for treating trauma in its many forms, including: PTSD, CPTSD, and acute stress disorder, anxiety, stress, and complex grief. In 2007, Lisa earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Maine. Lisa studied Political Science with a concentration in Spanish and International Affairs, and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Maine. Lisa is trained as a facilitator of Traumatic Incident Reduction and Life Stress Reduction. She has had in-depth training and case supervision in Prolonged Exposure. She has a wide variety of person-centered healing techniques to tailor to a client’s individual needs.

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Brooke Loring, LCPC

Contract Clinician and EMDR Therapist

Brooke has been in the mental health field for over 20 years as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, and Certified Clinical Supervisor in the State of Maine. Brooke has a wide array of clinical experience, including working in a nonprofit mental health agency, nonprofit inpatient unit, and the last six years working in the Native American community. As a contract clinician for Midcoast Counseling Group, Brooke specializes in EMDR for treating first responders. Brooke has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns to include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, OCD, and ADHD. Brooke has been trained in EMDR for trauma focused work. 

Brooke received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Maine, Orono and her Master’s degree in Mental Health and Counseling from Walden University in 2011.

My therapy style is a warm, interactive approach with active listening. My approach combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), humanistic, and client lead. I am a compassionate person who listens without judgement and allow a safe place for processing to occur. Taking the step toward change to support a healthy lifestyle is one that takes courage and strength and I would be honored to support you during this process.