Sex Therapy Diplomate, AASECT
Ron is a Maine Licensed Psychologist and a Board Certified Diplomate in Sex Therapy ( AASECT) . He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1969. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School, he began his career at the Boston University Counseling Center. He was first certified as a sex therapist by AASECT in 1978. While taking a sabbatical, he studied transpersonal and humanistic psychology at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA and completed a 3 month silent retreat at the Insight Meditation Society. Ron began private practice in Portland, ME in 1982 and founded the Couples Center.
Ron brings a great wealth of knowledge and experience to his therapy practice. He is very kind, caring and insightful. Over the years he has studied the work and trained with well known, superb mentors and teachers. His perspective is holistic and comprehensive, encompassing dimensions of body, mind, relationships, and spirit. Ron’s work with couples is informed by recent dramatic research in Neuroscience and Attachment Theory. For the first time in human history, we have a science and methodology for creating and supporting human intimacy. As well as counseling individuals and couples, Ron serves as Clinical Supervisor to other therapists and counselors. He has taught Continuing Education courses for Sweetser, Planned Parenthood, The Maine Chapter of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the Maine Counselor’s Association on Sexuality, Relationships, and Couples Counseling.
Ron has continued his spiritual studies over the years and has delved deeply into Eastern and Western paths to Spirit. He currently practices Buddhism, and his work as a therapist is informed by his years of practice and study. Ron works respectfully and knowledgeably with persons of all faiths including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, “spiritual but not religious”, and none. When not working Ron enjoys pursuing spiritual studies, being in nature, music, film, and spending time with friends, family, and his three excellent grandchildren.
Ron accepts self pay clients and is a preferred provider for the following insurances: Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare, MMC-PHO, Cigna, and many others. He does not accept MaineCare. Your insurance company may list him by his legal name, Edwin Ronald Feintech, PhD. It is best to call your insurance company to check your benefits.
Office hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00-5:00
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