Deaf Counseling Services

Maine Behavioral Healthcare is pleased to offer this highly specialized program to Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and late-deafened adults and children throughout the state of Maine. This program also offers services to hearing children, siblings, parents and family members of Deaf individuals. 

About Services

Services are provided by mental health clinicians and case managers who are skilled in American Sign Language (ASL) and familiar with Deaf culture. Our staff is aware of the unique needs of members of the Deaf and hard of hearing community, and the diversity that exists within that community.

Services are offered for:

  • Identification of hearing loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Acute and chronic mental illness
  • Relationship, couple and family problems
  • Parenting and child rearing challenges
  • Behavioral and emotional problems in children
  • Abusive or destructive relationships
  • Sexual and/or physical abuse
  • Family crises, including separation, divorce and death

We also provide adult community integration services to Deaf and hard of hearing adults who have a mental health diagnosis. Like children’s case managers, community integration clinicians conduct assessments of an adult’s strengths and weaknesses, work with the adult to create an effective service plan to address their needs in the community, locate and develop resources, and monitor progress and effectiveness of established services.

To learn more about Deaf Counseling Services, contact Kristine Gile, Program Supervisor, 207-874-1030

January 2018 Class Offerings

Signing with Babies - Free Class

Falmouth Memorial Library - 5 Lunt Rd.
Mondays, January 15th to February 19th at 10:45 AM.

Join us at the Falmouth Memorial library for free classes on signing with babies! No registration required. Led by Kristine Gile, LCPC, Clinical Supervisor at MBH.

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Free Online Support Group for Deaf Parents with Hearing Children

2nd Wednesday of every month Jan. 17th to June 13th.

Join other deaf parents (in ASL) for this monthly group. We’ll offer support, and provide tips and techniques, for raising children in a way that embraces the union of Deaf and Hearing culture. No registration required. Morning and afternoon sessions offered!

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Morning Session: 10-11:30 AM - https://zoom.us/j/361275148
Afternoon Session: 1-2:30 PM - https://zoom.us/j/938392286


Free Online Class for Elementary School CODA

This class will be offered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, starting January 29th through June 25th.
Time: 4:30-5:30 PM.

Join Kristine Gile, Clinical Supervisor at Maine Behavioral Healthcare, as she leads this online class for CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) who are in elementary school.

  • Bond with others who have deaf parents
  • Talk about growing up as a CODA and learning two languages
  • Work through challenges
  • Share your experiences!

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Join us online: https://zoom.us/j/725102689

Registration is required - please contact Kristine at 207-619-5747 (VP/V).


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