"My life's mission is to support those unable to see the light."
I began pursuing work as a therapist in 2014, after years of being unable to commit to both a personal and professional path. Counseling first became a passion through working with people in recovery from substance use disorders. I've learned that all human beings share this common thread— we all know despair, it just looks different for each of us. It is an honor to support people towards restored wellness, whatever that looks like for them.
I developed a knack for working with men, and began to explore the challenges unique to them, including difficulties with intimacy, communication, and anger. After completing graduate school and working for a large mental health agency, I continued developing my credentials and skills, broadening my ability to support all the amazing individuals I work with today. I am committed to continued education in the field and have varied mentors to draw from, as well as my lived experience.
My greatest strength is that I’m a good friend. I’m an immigrant, which dictates my work ethic. I was a fast-paced Bostonian for many years, but Portland, Maine has afforded me the opportunity to appreciate nature & simplicity. I enjoy food, fitness, and a good laugh— accomplishing all three at the same time is a life goal.
Veronica Ingrao, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor/Clinical Certified Supervisor