First Responders are faced with traumatic experiences on a regular basis as part of their jobs. They have unique challenges that have a long term impact on their personal and professional lives. Collectively we have over 25 years experience working with this population. We specialize in trauma treatment with First Responders and EMS personnel and as well as their family members. We are certified and have extensive experience with Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and Crisis Management. We are certified with the IAFF Peer Support Training Program and act as peer support clinicians. Amy is the director of the Behavioral Health Program for the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine
Our focus is to help first responders heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing treatment. Many have experienced the healing effects of listening and being validated in the therapeutic environment. Amy is EMDR certified, CISD, a Certified Trauma Counselor as well as dually licensed with Maine and New Hampshire. Telehealth services are available. Face to Face sessions are available in Readfield, Maine. In addition to therapy services we provide connection to other vetted providers and resources. On site trainings are available. See download section for more details under Training and Consultation Services.
New Perceptions, Inc. is dedicated to the treatment and education for the first responder community, their families and retirees in Maine and New Hampshire. Our primary goal is to increase resiliency and wellness for the first responder community in a caring and compassionate environment. New Perceptions, Inc. is unique in that it is driven by the needs and experiences of first responders.
New Perceptions is a fast growing practice that provides counseling services, education, peer support training/consultation and CISM interventions. We offer a hybrid model to meet the needs throughout the state.
Professional Firefighters of Maine Peer Support Team
Team Members and Phone Numbers
Michael Crouse, Director: (207)239-2625
Mike Scott, Deputy Director:  576-2234
Amy Davenport Dakin, LCMHC, LCPC, Clinician: (207)941-0010 | (603)257-0258
Gerry Gay, District 1 Peer Leader: (207) 651-5944
Tom Lafferty, District 2 Peer Leader: (609) 502-4800
Carl Anderson, District 3 Peer Leader:  831-9323
Ronnie Green, District 4 Peer Leader: (207)944-5366
Kyle Moser, District 5 Peer Leader:  868-9282
Firestrong: 1-844-525-FIRE (3473)
Maine Crisis Team 1-888-568-1112
Crisis Text Line: Text Hello to 741741
IAFF Center of Excellence 1-833-300-3765
* * TO ACCESS A PEER SUPPORT MEMBER PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE MEMBERS ABOVE TO BE TRIAGED TO A PEER MEMBER. IF REQUESTED SOMEONE CAN BE OBTAINED OUTSIDE YOUR DEPARTMENT AND SURROUNDING AREA
Other Treatment Programs and Providers have been vetted. Contact one of us for more information.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Counseling can help you recover your motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger from traumatic events. Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing.
$200.00 per hour for counseling, supervision and professional consultation sessions. On Site Trainings and Interventions $200 per hour. Please see download on Trainings and Consultation Services for more details. Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Good Faith Estimate Provided: See download section for a copy.
Please contact us with questions.
Amy - email@example.com
Peer Members can be accessed as well. You do not have to be a union member to access peer teams or services offered.
Merrimack Billing Solutions provides billing services for New Perceptions: https://www.merrimackbilling.com
Augusta, Maine, United States
Telehealth services are provided to Maine and New Hamphsire. Face to Face Office hours available in Readfield, ME Mailing: 76 Fairview Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: (603) 257-0258/(207) 941-0010 Fax 18889771570
Mon-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Alternate hours by appointment only and vary day to day