**Currently practicing with HIPAA compliant Telehealth**
I am Dr. Bridget Tremblay, a Doctor of Psychology and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Portland, Maine (license MF4701) and also licensed in California (license MFT77937). I am trained and skilled in providing therapy in settings such as groups, couples, families and individuals, which include but are not limited to children, adolescents and adults. I am trained and endorsed in 0-5 Infant-Family and Early Childhood mental health and development.
My desire is to create a safe relationship, where you feel that your experience is
understood and accepted. We can explore old experiences and identify new experiences that you would like to have. The outcome of therapy cannot be guaranteed, but honesty will increase the likelihood of having a successful experience. I am respectful of the beliefs and traditions of others and will work to achieve mutually agreed upon counseling goals.
My goal is to help individuals, couples and families grow through the challenges and obstacles that they have faced, using those struggles they have endured as
a stepping stone to learn, heal and live more authentically. That said, my approach to therapy is based from a relational, psychodynamic and family orientation.
Relational, meaning, we both work together to build a strong, uplifting and secure relationship that serves as a model for future relationships that you will strive to develop.
Family, meaning, I look at each person as a part of multiple systems, such as family, school, work, society, and spiritual/faith related, all of which influence the person in different and unique ways.
Psychodynamic, meaning, focusing on unconscious processes as they are manifested in present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy is to promote client self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior.
Graduate Education and Training
I graduated with my doctoral degree (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internship in a supervised private practice setting providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, families and couples located in Burbank, California.
Prior to beginning my doctoral program, I received my Masters degree (M.S.) in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University Northridge and my Bachelors degree (BA) in Personality Psychology from Suffolk University. I completed my pre and post master's graduate training in a supervised clinical setting providing evidence based floor-time therapy for children with diagnoses on the autistic spectrum, as well as provided parent education, family and individual psychotherapy. I provided trainings and workshops in communities to educate families, clinicians, and Regional Center employees on atypical and typical child development.
I later became published by ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global database; Title: A Theory-Based Workshop: The Relationship Between Insecure Attachment and Non-Autistic Siblings.