Deb Grant, LCSW, RSMT


About my practice

My office has two rooms.The room through the doorway is traditionally oriented to seated therapeutic work. The space pictured here is a space dedicated to body-oriented work, with physioballs, options for cushioned support, and plenty of floorspace.  During sessions we work collaboratively to determine what we do and how and where the work takes place.  

Therapeutic Modalities

Body-oriented Psychotherapy 

There is something in nature that forms patterns. We, as part of nature, also form patterns. The mind is like the wind and the body is like the sand; if you want to know how the wind is blowing, you can look at the sand.                                                                               - Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, founder of Body-Mind Centering┬«

Body-oriented psychotherapy uses awareness, attention, and intention within our body systems and mind states to support our entire selves. This approach to therapy can help us effectively navigate the challenges we face, both internal and external, and to experience the joy of dwelling within our bodies from moment to moment, even in the face of pain or discomfort.   The approaches used in body-oriented psychotherapy can be gentle, life affirming, and even delightful at times. Learn More

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

In the present moment you might even transform the past.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

EMDR is a therapy modality which has been found to be helpful for significantly reducing pain or discomfort related to past experiences or traumas.  It is also helpful for reducing anticipatory anxiety, fear or other discomfort about upcoming, actual, or imagined future events.  EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation (auditory, kinesthetic or visual stimulation alternating between left and right sides of the body) within a structured protocol.  This helps to change how information is stored in the brain about that event. Learn More

Other Modalities

In recent years I have been bringing UZAZU Embodied Intelligence --a powerful and unique somatic movement modality-- to my work with clients. UZAZU helps people to: identify underlying patterns of behavior that contribute to life challenges; learn how to work psychophysically with the changes they'd like to make; and implement clear and effective body-mind-awareness based ways of integrating the changes with daily life. I also work closely with UZAZU founder Dylan Newcomb in his organization as a clinical consultant and collaborator on curriculum and content development. FMI go to UZAZU.org.

Often in our work together I utilize a parts perspective (ego state work), which can be a useful way to engage with parts of ourselves that we might otherwise have difficulty integrating with our whole self.

I offer and teach Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with clients as well. This energy psychology technique is also sometimes referred to as "tapping," 


Scheduling and Fees

I generally see clients between 9 am and 3pm, Monday through Friday, with some additional appointments in the late afternoon and evenings. 

My fee is $145 for a 55-minute session.  Sometimes I recommend 75 minute sessions which we will schedule in advance.

If you wish to use out-of-network benefits I am happy to provide you with a receipt.  Your insurance carrier can provide information about the details of your coverage and how to obtain reimbursement.  I am no longer an in-network provider for Anthem/BCBS, Community Health Options, or Martin's Point/US Family Health Plans. 

609 Forest Avenue, 2nd floor

Portland, Maine 04101

207.772.7832

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