Krystal Griffiths and Andrea Chasse (Courtesy of AMHC)
CARIBOU Maine — Aroostook Mental Health Center (AMHC) has announced the addition of Krystal Griffiths, LMSW-CC, and Andrea Chasse, LMSW-CC, to its central Aroostook service area.
“AMHC is so pleased to have Krystal and Andrea joining our growing team of professionals,” said Lorraine Chamberlain, director of integration and behavioral health in Aroostook County.
“Both women bring a diverse background of experience working with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use challenges. They will be a great asset to those we serve,” Chamberlain said.
Griffiths is located in AMHC’s Presque Isle Outpatient Office at One Edgemont Drive. For the past nine years she has provided services to adults and adolescents in Pennsylvania as well as Jamaica, West Indies.
She has a broad range of experience in individual and group therapy, working with those in the correctional services system as well as experience assisting individuals in a psychiatric hospital. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their life goals while assisting them in managing their mental health challenges.
She received her bachelor’s of social work from Northern Caribbean University and master’s in social work from Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania.
Chasse is located in AMHC’s Caribou Outpatient Office at 43 Hatch Drive. While completing her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, she interned in a hospice program. Upon graduation, she worked primarily with young children and teenagers. During that time, her emphasis was on the strength of each individual, providing social skills support, coping skills and ways to manage emotions in positive ways in order to support youth in achieving their goals.
While completing her master’s degree in social work from the University of Maine, Orono, she focused on experiential art therapy and the elderly. Since then, she has worked with elderly veterans and their spouses, and now as a generalist therapist.
She is currently working toward earning her LCSW credential. Once that is completed she will be independently licensed as a generalist practitioner therapist.
For more information about AMHC services, please contact AMHC’s Access Center at 1-800-244-6431.
Celebrating 55 years, AMHC is a nonprofit organization supporting approximately 6,000 clients annually. The agency has 20 service sites and 325 employees located across Aroostook, Washington, and Hancock counties providing mental health, substance use, crisis and sexual assault services. For more information, connect with AMHC at www.amhc.org.
This article appears in The County.