Cornerstones of Maine Announces New Clinical Staff
Portland, ME: Cornerstones of Maine, a clinically-driven transitional living program designed to assist men, women, and gender-nonconforming young adults in their journey to becoming independent, is excited to announce the addition of psychotherapists Kerry Bennett, MA, LCPC, and Ashley Moore, MA, LCPC-C to their clinical team.
Kerry is a licensed clinical professional counselor with over ten years of clinical experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. She has served in multiple capacities, most recently as the lead clinician in a juvenile justice facility, where she gained invaluable insight into the needs of Cornerstones of Maine’s most vulnerable populations. While she is competent in the provision of treatment through multiple evidence-informed modalities, including DBT, TF-CBT, and Motivational Interviewing, she believes that each individual deserves personalized care, and as such, approaches treatment in a manner that is both collaborative and holistic.
“I’m passionate about providing individualized, creative, and intentional care,” says Kerry.
Ashley is a conditionally licensed clinical professional counselor with over a decade of experience in the field of mental health. Clinically, Ashley has worked across multiple levels of care including residential facilities, partial hospitalization programs, home and community levels of care, and outpatient services. She has specialized in working with emerging adults across all levels of care. Ashley also maintains strong roots in academia and taught full-time in the psychology department at the University of New England for three years.
“I enjoy working with emerging adults because I believe that identifying one’s own definition of what it means to live a healthy, successful life is such a meaningful and inspiring process,” says Ashley. “I approach each session with a combined acceptance-based approach, to cultivate an appreciation for the client as they are, and solution-focused strategies to build motivation and skills to create change where necessary.”
About Cornerstones of Maine:
Cornerstones of Maine is a clinically-driven transitional living program designed to assist men, women, and gender-nonconforming young adults (ages 18 to 28) in their journey to becoming independent. Through transformative therapeutic work and individual and group support, our residents work towards independent living. Our individualized program includes professional development, academic re-engagement, and character-building experiences that teach a myriad of skills and create pathways for successful life habits. These experiences, along with enrichment opportunities, promote emotional growth, personal value, and life purpose.