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Meet Our Facilitators

Lois LeBlanc LCPC, CPT is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Polarity Therapist and workshop presenter in the State of Maine. Lois has a private practice in Lovell, Maine where she works with children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression as well as family systems. She is a Past President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association and is currently serving on the program committee of the Maine Jung Center.  In addition, her work is informed by her studies and interests in developmental issues, depth psychology, energy awareness, EMDR, as well as the value and use of cognitive approaches. 

 

 

Alexander Katopis, LCPC, CADC, NCC  is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Maine. He works with individuals, couples, and families in private practice in Portland, Maine. Alexander has been exposed to various settings and roles within the mental health arena, working as a clinician, clinical supervisor, regional director, clinical director, and is currently working as faculty at USM (University of Southern Maine) Counselor Education Program. His professional counseling experience includes working and collaborating with academic institutions train and integrate counselors into the profession, as well as for-profit and non-profit agency settings working with adults, children and families that struggle with co-occurring disorders that effect individual and family system growth and development. Alexander is currently serving as Secretary on the board of the Maine Mental Health Counseling Association. 

*Additionally, Alexander is a Greek-American who holds close ties and connections to Greece and the Greek culture, having the privileged experience of being a quintessential bicultural product due to being raised between both countries throughout his childhood. His family and childhood friends to this day reside in Greece, and Alexander is always interested in opportunities that can integrate Greece’s history and his rich cultural heritage with the counseling profession.  

Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist. Bodhi is a Past President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association and is a student at Wisdom University working toward a PhD in Wisdom Studies. Bodhi has an art therapy practice in Waterville, Maine called Conscious Art Therapy, is the co-founder of Vast Horizons Center for Personal Growth in Brunswick, Maine, and is a co-creator of The Self-Compassion Symposium held annually in Freeport, Maine. Bodhi is a teaching artist at the Colby College Museum of Art, a workshop facilitator for the Healthy Living Program at Maine General Medical Center, and an Adjunct Professor at Husson University. Additionally Bodhi provides individual and group sessions, workshops, trainings, and retreats locally, nationally, and internationally that incorporate creative expression and work with imagination, intuition and metaphor.