Lifeline for ME, LLC is a mental health and substance use disorder agency for adults founded by a mother and daughter team with many years of experience in these fields. We focus on assisting individuals to become more empowered, more independent, and to be able to recognize their full potential. We will operate from a trauma informed and client centered perspective that utilizes an integrative approach, taking into consideration a number of treatment modalities in order to truly individualize treatment plans and utilizing in office, in the community, and teletherapy options.
We are a provider of outpatient mental health, substance use disorder, and co-occurring individual therapy, mental health case management, intensive outpatient groups for substance use disorders, dialectical behavioral therapy groups, daily living support services, and DEEP services. These services will include telehealth services via HIPAA compliant teleconferencing and telephone when needed and allowed. Any required or needed COVID-19 safety precautions for face to face contact will be in place.
Our office is conveniently located within 40 minutes from many neighboring communities, including Livermore Falls, Livermore, Jay, Wilton, Farmington, Turner, Auburn, and Rumford areas. There is also a Western Maine Transportation bus with scheduled stops at our facility.
Lifeline for ME, LLC seeks to be a leader in providing an array of quality truly compassionate and non-judgmental mental health and substance use services across the State of Maine, focusing on individual needs and lifestyles.
Statement of Philosophy
Lifeline for ME, LLC is dedicated to empowering individuals wherever they are in their personal journey, welcoming individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds, including co-occurring mental health and medical disorders and working toward destigmatizing mental health and substance use disorders and treatment.
MEET THE TEAM
Chief Administrative Officer
SUD Program Manager
Amanda Ricci is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Clinical Supervisor. She holds mental health rehabilitation certificates at all three levels (MHRT/I, MHRT/C, and MHRT/CSP). Amanda holds a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from University of Southern Maine, Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies from University of Maine at Augusta, and is currently working on her Master of Business Administration with a Human Resources Concentration at Columbia Southern University, expecting to complete that in April 2023. She is also starting nursing school in January 2023 to obtain her RN with a goal of becoming a psychiatric NP to prescribe for the agency. Amanda has experience providing mobile and emergency room crisis response services, managing private non-medical institutions, licensed intellectual disability and brain injury homes, and emergency crisis homes, experience as a mental health case manager, and has held multiple supervisory, manager, and director positions. Amanda has facilitated intensive outpatient groups for individuals with substance use disorder, is certified to complete DEEP assessments and treatment, and has taken the Intensive Skills Tobacco Treatment Training with the Center for Tobacco Independence.
Amanda was a volunteer firefighter for 11 years, is the President/Secretary of the Livermore Falls Fire Department Association, American Red Cross volunteer of 7 years, is a licensed EMT-B, is the County Director of the Franklin County United Bikers of Maine, and holds a position on the Livermore Falls budget committee.
Amanda lives in Livermore Falls with her two daughters, their dog, Zoey, and their guinea pig, Cookie.
Michelle currently holds her CADC, MHRT/1, MHRT/C, and Substance Use Prevention Specialist certification and is preparing to take her LADC exam. Michelle has attended Central Maine Community College and holds an associates degree in Human Services. She has worked in the mental health field for the last 20 years. During this time, she has provided services as a DLS provider and supervisor and as a case manager for adults living with severe and persistent mental health symptoms. Michelle still resides in her hometown of Dixfield with her husband.
Clinical Program Manager
Danielle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Danielle has worked in the mental health field for the last 14 years with all of those years serving as a supervisor. During this time, she has supervised BHP's working with children under Section 65, Home and Community Treatment and Section 28, Rehabilitative and Community Services along with Section 13, Adult Developmental Service Case Management. She also has provided counseling services in multiple settings such as outpatient/office, home/family and school based. Danielle resides in New Vineyard with her husband, her son and their dog Lany.
Andrea has achieved both her MHRT/C and MHRT/I certifications and works with individuals experiencing mental health symptoms to assist them in remaining independent in their communities. She is transitioning from her role as a Daily Living Support Specialist into her role as a Case Manager.
"Remember that just because you hit rock bottom, doesn't mean you have to stay there."
Robert Downey, Jr.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mon - Fri: 8am - 5pm and after hours by appointment
Sat: By Appointment