About David Arena, LCPC

David Arena is a doctoral-level licensed clinical professional counselor with more than 30 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, addictions, marital discord, sexual dysfunction, and general problems in living. David treats patients between the ages of 10 and 100. He has extensive experience treating physicians and other medical providers as well as working with lawyers and forensic issues including trauma.

David considers himself a “regular guy” kind of therapist who likes to use a strength’s-based and Solution Focused approaches but also draws extensively from Existential, Person Centered, Trauma Informed, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies. David is also an expert in Hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

In his free time, David enjoys spending time with his wife, adult children as well as their two dogs and three cats. He enjoys being outside hiking, fishing, or riding ATV’s. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Ursinus College, a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University, an MBA in Healthcare Administration from California Pacific University, and a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and a Juris Doctorate in Law all from Widener University.


  • Aging
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Chronic Medical Condition
  • Chronic Pain
  • Couples/Marital
  • DBT
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Gender Identity
  • Holistic Interventions
  • Imagery/Relaxation Techniques
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Military
  • Occupational: Firefighter
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Police
  • Post Partum Depression
  • PTSD
  • Self Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Substance Abuse (Alcohol, Marijuana, etc)
  • Substance Abuse (Opiod, Cocaine, etc)
  • Trauma & Trauma CBT
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Locations

    South Portland

    707 Sable Oaks Dr
    Suite 230
    South Portland, ME 04106


    • Cigna
    • Compsych
    • Humana
    • United Behavioral Health/Optum