Blue Sky Counseling (207)616-0705

"Recovery Happens Here"

Meet Our Providers

Dr. James Kirsh, D.O., Medical Director

Dr James KirshDr. Kirsh serves Blue Sky Counseling in the capacity of Medical Director and is one of the team of providers who diagnose and prescribe for issues of opiate use disorder and various mental health concerns. He has over 35 years of experience in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. With his background in Osteopathic Family Practice, Dr Kirsh integrates all aspects of an individual’s health and wellness into the treatment of addiction and psycho-emotional disorders. As an early adopter of telehealth, Dr. Kirsh introduced the technology to the agency several years ago which has stead Blue Sky Counseling in a good position during the recent SARS CoV-2 pandemic. The ability to meet with clients via the internet has proven helpful in reducing the transmission of viral infection.


Porchia Waugh

Porchia Waugh HeadshotPorchia Waugh is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her bachelors of science in nursing at Chamberlain College of nursing, graduating in the year 2015. She also completed her masters of science in nursing at Chamberlain College of Nursing, graduating in the year 2018. She has experience as a RN and then an FNP working in home health, in elementary schools, as an instructor at a local nursing college, in hospitals, and within the community. 

Porchia is an active member of several organizations, including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau.

Porchia is from Alabama, and moved to Maine to be closer to her husband’s family, who live here. She currently has no kids or pets, but fills her free time with hobbies and spending time with family and friends. She most enjoys being outdoors in warm weather, and going on adventures to small towns by the coast.

Porchia is passionate about providing medical care to those who need it most, and is incredibly excited to be apart of the team here at Blue Sky Counseling!

Brett AuclairBrett Auclaire

Ms. Brett Auclaire APRN has been a RN for 35 years and NP for 23.  She has experience and interest in addiction medicine.  Having acquired her MSN in 1997, she went on to get a Masters in Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2006.  This degree allows for grounded knowledge & expertise around psych med prescribing.