Pete FranzeN, lcpc, NCC

Clinical Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

I provide therapy to individuals and couples that is affirming of gender and sexuality diversity. I work with clients to support improved emotional well-being on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, gender identity, grief & loss, fears, and loneliness.


My approach is focused on what your experiences feel like and mean to you. I believe that therapy is best facilitated by forming a trusting relationship within a safe environment where you are able to explore and connect with your most deeply sensed emotions and use them for healing and growth. I see my role as a facilitator who can support you in making use of deeper levels of awareness and understanding within yourself.


Portland Humanistic Therapy LLC

Emotion-Focused & Humanistic Therapy for Individuals & Couples in an LGBTQAI+ Affirming Environment 

Payment & Insurance

I currently accept the following insurance:



UBH (United Behavioral Health), United Healthcare, Harvard Pilgrim, UMR (United Medical Resource), MedNet Roster: MedNet, Allied Benefit, Azeros Health Plan, Diversified Admin Corp, Patients Advocates, MedBen, The Loomis Co., Ultra Benefits, MMC Roster: MMC (Maine Medical Center), Health Plans, Martin’s Point, EBPA (Employee Benefit Plan Administration)

My full fee without insurance is $125 per session. Cash, checks, credit, or debit cards are accepted. Sliding scale fees are available.

Out of Network (OON) Coverage

Some insurance benefits include OON (out-of-network) coverage for mental health services.  This allows you to get reimbursed for some or all of the fees you pay to an out-of-network provider.  I can provide a receipt for you to submit for reimbursement.  Fees will generally be applied to your annual deductible.  Please contact your insurance company to determine the specific benefits of your policy. 

Free Services in the Community:

The Intentional Warm Line offers telephone support during challenging times and non-crisis situations. Callers will receive support, social connection, assistance with referrals to community resources, recovery programs and an opportunity to connect with others during a time of fear, grief or sadness.


If you are transgender or gender-questioning and want to talk to someone who you feel confident will be empathic to this experience, please consider reaching out to Trans Lifeline, a peer support service run by trans people, for trans people. Or locally, please consider reaching out to Maine Transgender Network.

To find lower-cost services without insurance, consider reaching out to interns at a Simple Therapy LLC or GETME

Forest Light

Reach Out

If you sense that we might be a good match to work together on your goals for counseling, send me a brief message and we will arrange a time to connect. Do not include sensitive information in your message as email can not be guaranteed to be a confidential mode of communication.

My practice is full at this time.

Please reach out if you need help finding a referral.


Office Hours: 8am - 5pm Tuesday through Friday

Due to limited office hours, it may take up to 3-4 days to receive a response. If you need immediate help, please call the Maine State Crisis Line at 1-888-568-1112.



Portland Humanistic Therapy LLC

State Theatre Building

142 High Street #601-I

Portland, ME 04101

Accessible by Greater Portland Metro.

This location has 2 multi-stall bathrooms labeled "urinals and stalls" and "stalls only" 

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