•  mindfulness-based counseling               
  •  body-centered counseling
  •  creative and expressive therapies
  •  behavioral medicine
  •  clinical hypnosis
  •  EMDR 
              (eye movement desensitization & 
  •  massage therapy
  •  insight meditation
  •  Reiki
  •  the study of core Buddhist teachings
  •  yoga 
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LivingWell offers opportunities to develop an increased understanding of the role of spirituality in one's life, including one's professional life, through programs and seminars which explore various spiritual paths and practices.

Continuing Education programs are 
offered by Sally Bowden-Schaible at LivingWell & Luna Cottage (Verona Island, ME).​

Director of LivingWell:  
Vicki Gayton, LCSW

LivingWell is not a corporation, professional organization, or separate legal entity, but a community of independent practitioners who share the belief that mind/body/spiritual health is best achieved and maintained through complementary approaches.  The   practitioners  offering services  at LivingWell are  licensed or  certified professionals (depending on the requirements of the profession).
LivingWell is a center for cultivating mind-body health and spiritual growth through practices of mindful awareness, creative expression, and integrated care  It is a center that offers holistic options for treating mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, addiction problems, and stress-related illnesses and conditions.  In addition to the more traditional western approaches to mind-body health care, components of the center include:
The Insight Community 
of Southern Maine
devoted to the study & practice 
of core Buddhist teachings

Located at LivingWell
For information about 
meditation and 
Buddhist study offerings 
at LivingWell & 
in the communitygo to: 

Who's New at LivingWell?
   836 Main Street ~ Westbrook, ME  04092
Contact Us
Nearly 10 years from its beginning, LivingWell continues to have the good fortune of affiliation with compassionate, insightful and skilled mental health/healthcare practitioners. 

We are happy to welcome Tonya Thompson to LivingWell!  For more information about her and for her contact info, please go to the "about the practitioners" page.

  • Tonya Thompson, LCPC  Tonya brings to LivingWell more than 25 years of experience and expertise in the areas of trauma, spirituality, addictions, sexuality and gender issues. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (NC), a National Board Certified Counselor, a Level II Certified Experiential Therapist, and a Level II trained EMDR therapist. Tonya is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors, and the American Society of Experiential Therapists.

Kripalu Yoga
with Maria Sanchez Cron

Friday mornings, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Cost: $55 for 4 classes 
($20 per "drop-in")

Please call ahead for availability.
Pre-registration is required;
Space is limited.
Scholarships are available.

Time dollars are accepted!
To register and for more information,
call Maria at (207)272-2071 or 
email incaroots@yaoo.com
** Conditional until meeting the post-graduate clinical counseling requirements for full licensure.
(207) 854-0907
What's New at LivingWell?

LivingWell is pleased to announce...

On January 1st, 2018 Vicki Gayton stepped into the role of "Director" of LivingWell. Vicki has been part of LW since its beginning in 2008 and is looking forward to taking on the leadership of the center. Stay tuned for updates related to programming, services and participating practitioners!

Sally will continue to see clients and offer workshops at LivingWell and at Luna Cottage (Verona Island)  
At this time she is not taking new clients.


2018 Continuing Education for 
Mental Health Professionals

Workshop Presenter:  
Sally Bowden-Schaible, MS, LCPC, CCMHC

Beginning January 2018
Five 4-hour CE workshops*
informed by Buddhist psychology & 
mindfulness practices

LivingWell & Luna Cottage

For workshop information & registration form:

LivingWell, 836 Main St. Westbrook, ME
Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

  • February 14 / Buddhist Ethics, Counseling Ethics 
  • March 28 / Being with Suffering
  • April 18 / Living a “Successful” Life 
  • May 11 / Transforming Words (Luna Cottage, Verona Island)*
  • June 15 / Mindfulness in Nature (Luna Cottage, Verona Island location only—The actual workshop will be located at Great Pond Mountain,Orland.)*

Luna Cottage, Verona Park, Verona Island, ME
Fridays, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM

  • February 2 / Buddhist Ethics, Counseling Ethics 
  • March 23 / Being with Suffering
  • April 6 / Living a “Successful” Life
  • May 11 / Transforming Words
  • June 15 / Mindfulness in Nature 

​*For anyone traveling a distance to attend a workshop, I will provide you with information about local accommodation options.

Regarding Luna Cottage: The location is ideal for people living in Belfast, Bangor, Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Castine (all about 18 miles away) and other towns in the region.