Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 6, 2015

Media Contact:
Whitney Moreau
Account Executive, Nancy Marshall Communications

Sharon Abrams
Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers

The Maine Children's Home's Counseling Center 
Now Offers Case Management for Children

WATERVILLE, Maine—The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers has announced The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center has received the licensing needed to provide case management services for children with behavioral health issues from birth through age 20. 

From left to right, top to bottom: Pat Tobey, Elizabeth Dostie, Jackie Dupont, Rebecca Judd, Rebecca Martin, Debra Levenseller.

The Harland A. Turner Family Counseling Center, one of seven programs of The Maine Children's Home, is licensed by the State of Maine as an outpatient mental health facility. Services include individual, couples, and family therapy, and soon the center will be offering groups for teens. All staff members are licensed clinicians qualified by credentialing and experience.

The counseling center's newest employee, Rebecca Judd, LSX, is an experienced case manager and brings with her 12 years of knowledge and helping children and families connect with community-based resources. She joins Jackie Dupont, LCSW, Rebecca Martin, LCPC, Elizabeth Dostie, LCSW, and Clinical Director Debra Levenseller, LCSW, who all provide outpatient therapy. 

The counseling center staff has a wide range of expertise from play therapy to trauma-focused treatment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, and positive psychology. 

"We are excited about our growth and increasing ability to meet the mental health needs of children, families, and adult individuals in our community," said Debra Levenseller.

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Read about The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center at


About The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers: The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers features a full Hague-accredited adoption program that provides assistance to families hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. The Maine Children's Home, founded in 1899, gives children and Maine families hope for the future and a chance at a better life. In addition to the adoption program, the agency offers outpatient counseling, the Teen Parent School Program, The Children's Place Early Care and Education Center, a summer camp scholarship program, and a Christmas Program that provides clothing and toys to underprivileged Maine children.

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Our Hague-accredited adoption program, Maine's longest-operating adoption program, provides expert assistance to those hoping to adopt internationally or domestically. more »

The Harland A. Turner Counseling Center

Offering outpatient mental health counseling, specializing in play and art therapy and adoption counseling. more »

Adoption Counseling

Specialized counseling for people considering adoption as well as adoptive parents, birth parents, and adoptees of all ages. more »

The Sharon Abrams Teen Parent School Program

Providing education, counseling and guidance to pregnant and parenting teens. more »

The Children's Place

Delivering nationally accredited early care and education to children 6 weeks old to age 5. more »

The Christmas Program

The only program of its kind providing new clothing, books, games and toys to underprivileged children throughout Maine. more »

Summer Camp Scholarships

Providing an overnight camp experience to approximately 150 disadvantaged Maine children each year.more »

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