John O’Brien, Ph.D. John received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He is currently in full time private practice in Portland, specializing in substance use disorder, grief, trauma and gay/lesbian issues. In his previous professional life, he was a high school guidance counselor and worked at Spring Harbor Counseling in their Partial Hospital/Outpatient Services. In addition, he teaches courses at the University of Maine at Augusta in psychology and addictions. He is a Past President of the Maine Psychological Association. John is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant.