Pete FranzeN, lcpc-c, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor -- Conditional
National Certified Counselor

I provide therapy that is affirming of gender and sexual diversity to individuals, couples, and small groups. I am comfortable and experienced with supporting people living with a wide range of experiences that cause mental and emotional pain.

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, and Groups in an LGBTQAI+ Affirming Environment 

Fees & Insurance

At this time, I do not accept any private insurance due to the restrictions of being a newly licensed counselor. I currently do not accept MaineCare.

Individual Counseling

  • $60-120 (sliding scale)

  • 50-minute appointment

Relationship Counseling

  • $80-150 (sliding scale)

  • 90-minute appointment


I accept cash, check, or card for services at the time of our appointment. 


If you are able to pay a higher rate, please do so, as these fees allow me to maintain my practice and take on others in our community at a lower rate.

If you cannot afford these fees, but need to talk to someone:

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.


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.

*I do not currently have openings for new clients but reach out to be added to my waitlist or for support with referrals.


Counseling available only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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.

LOCATION: Currently Telehealth Only.


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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