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  Daniel C. Johnson, PhD, LCPC, CCS    Executive Director   Dan came to AFC with over 20 years experience working at Acadia Hospital in Bangor, on both inpatient and outpatient units. He has specialized in work with adolescents, and individuals dealing with PTSD. He has a particular interest in delivering services to veterans. He has a wealth of experience in designing training programs to meet the needs of clinicians.

Daniel C. Johnson, PhD, LCPC, CCS

Executive Director

Dan came to AFC with over 20 years experience working at Acadia Hospital in Bangor, on both inpatient and outpatient units. He has specialized in work with adolescents, and individuals dealing with PTSD. He has a particular interest in delivering services to veterans. He has a wealth of experience in designing training programs to meet the needs of clinicians.

  Cindy Booker-Bingler, LCSW    Clinical Therapist   Cindy has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in the intensive Home and Community Treatment (HCT) program. As the former Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter, she has worked with the homeless and at-risk homeless population. Cindy uses her dog, Chara, with Animal Assisted Canine therapy to improve social, emotional, or cognitive functioning which helps individual’s unique needs to be addressed. She helps her clients with transitions, life changes, trauma, identifying emotions and coping with moods, increase communication, learning self-regulation, with changing perspectives, treating opioid use disorders and medication assisted treatment. 

Cindy Booker-Bingler, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Cindy has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families in the intensive Home and Community Treatment (HCT) program. As the former Director of the Emmaus Homeless Shelter, she has worked with the homeless and at-risk homeless population. Cindy uses her dog, Chara, with Animal Assisted Canine therapy to improve social, emotional, or cognitive functioning which helps individual’s unique needs to be addressed. She helps her clients with transitions, life changes, trauma, identifying emotions and coping with moods, increase communication, learning self-regulation, with changing perspectives, treating opioid use disorders and medication assisted treatment. 

  Hilary Chermak, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC    Art Therapist   Hilary came to AFC from Wisconsin where she received a Master of Science in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College. “I love working with people and enjoy the idea of allowing art to guide and heal,” she says. In addition to working one-on-one with clients, she plans to develop open studio opportunities in the community. Hilary also treats children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and substance use disorder, including medication treatment for opioid addiction. In her spare time she paints, bikes and hikes.

Hilary Chermak, MS, ATR-BC, LCPC

Art Therapist

Hilary came to AFC from Wisconsin where she received a Master of Science in Art Therapy from Mount Mary College. “I love working with people and enjoy the idea of allowing art to guide and heal,” she says. In addition to working one-on-one with clients, she plans to develop open studio opportunities in the community. Hilary also treats children, adolescents, and adults with various mental health and substance use disorder, including medication treatment for opioid addiction. In her spare time she paints, bikes and hikes.

 
  Teresa King-LeClair, LCPC    Clinical Therapist    Teresa has been providing counseling services on Mount Desert Island since 1996. She joined the staff of AFC in November 2016. Some of the areas she assists clients with are: depression, grief and loss, stress management, relational conflicts, victimizations, issues relating to adjustment after illness, accidents or major life experiences resulting in emotional trauma and adjustments. Teresa treats people with opioid use disorders including those utilizing medication assisted treatment. Her intention is to assist individuals in appropriately addressing issues that are negatively affecting their lives and/or relationships. The goal is to assist clients in strengthening their current coping mechanisms or to assist them in discovering more appropriate skills if their current skills are no longer effective. Teresa’s primary counseling approach is cognitive/behavioral treatment.

Teresa King-LeClair, LCPC

Clinical Therapist

Teresa has been providing counseling services on Mount Desert Island since 1996. She joined the staff of AFC in November 2016. Some of the areas she assists clients with are: depression, grief and loss, stress management, relational conflicts, victimizations, issues relating to adjustment after illness, accidents or major life experiences resulting in emotional trauma and adjustments. Teresa treats people with opioid use disorders including those utilizing medication assisted treatment. Her intention is to assist individuals in appropriately addressing issues that are negatively affecting their lives and/or relationships. The goal is to assist clients in strengthening their current coping mechanisms or to assist them in discovering more appropriate skills if their current skills are no longer effective. Teresa’s primary counseling approach is cognitive/behavioral treatment.

  Laura Hupp    Front Desk Adnimistrator   Laura is our Front Desk Administrator who does a wonderful job with managing the phone, scheduling clients, and collecting payments, while simultaneously making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. In August 2017 she moved here from Homer, Alaska with her husband and fur baby (Diesel). On her days off she enjoys hiking, fishing, and time with family.

Laura Hupp

Front Desk Adnimistrator

Laura is our Front Desk Administrator who does a wonderful job with managing the phone, scheduling clients, and collecting payments, while simultaneously making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. In August 2017 she moved here from Homer, Alaska with her husband and fur baby (Diesel). On her days off she enjoys hiking, fishing, and time with family.