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Where I Provide Care

Primary Office

12 Union Street
Rockland, ME  04841
phone: 207-701-4400
fax: 207-701-4487
This office is open from 8 – 5 Monday through Friday and closed on holidays. Some early morning or evening hours may be offered. Please contact us for a complete schedule of available hours.
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Harriet C Kearns, LCSW


I was born and raised in St. Louis, where I received my undergraduate and master’s degrees from St. Louis University. I spent my first thirty working years there, first for Washington University’s Department of Psychiatry and then as manager for Child Protective Services at the St. Louis County Family Court. I retired in order to move to mid-coast Maine, but shortly thereafter awoke to realize I didn’t know who I was anymore. I returned to work in a variety of positions in my field and in a variety of locations: from the old Mid-Coast Mental Health Center to New Hope for Women, to the District Attorney’s Office and then back to the newly-christened Maine Behavioral Healthcare. I have been surprised to find that the work that I have done since “retiring” has been as challenging and satisfying as what I thought of as my “real career.”

My care philosophy can best be summarized by paraphrasing Daniel Goleman: “Compassion begins with attention. When we focus on others, our world expands and we increase our capacity for connection, for compassionate action.”


Education & Credentials

Education & Credentials

Board Certifications
  • Social Worker-Clinical



  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare since 2017