Online Counsellor

Richard Brouillette, LCSW

professionSocial Worker

experience12 Years of Experience

locationUnited States

websiteVisit Website

About Richard Brouillette

How NOT to get stuck in therapy? Some therapies focus too much on understanding a person's story and not enough on changing behavior and habits. But other therapies reduce you to a set of behaviors that need changing and don't engage you about your story, which is a key element of understanding what change means for you. Therapists may force their clients into a box of their therapeutic style, which can lead to stuckness. I respect each of my clients as exceptional, adjusting my style to keep our energy dynamic and productive but never pushy.
I make the therapy work for you, rather than you having to work to fit into my approach. That said, I have extensive training in a number of therapy styles and coaching techniques so that I can make something work for you.
Between sessions I may also use:
email, text, phone, journaling, or homework to make our treatment more convenient and effective. (Or just old school talking may do the trick!) I strive to be competent in cultural/racial/sex/gender and political sensitivity.
ONLINE THERAPY

I am a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Provider versed in the regulations and best practices for providing online psychotherapy that is competent, safe, and confidential across platforms. Above all, I create an effective sense of connection with talking, video, email and text. I work internationally and in many states.

THERAPY FOR EXPATS

The experience of being in a new country can be highly stressful, even if you’re there for good reasons. I combine an extensive background treating traumatic stress with proven methods of behavior change to address some common elements of the stresses of being an expat, including insomnia, anxiety and depression symptoms, weight management, and staying organized and motivated.

TECHNIQUES

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Helps those who are already motivated to change and would like to learn tools and skills to make change happen relatively quickly. This includes extensive use of homework exercises and practice between sessions.

PSYCHOANALYTIC THERAPY
Helps you see the reasons and causes of thoughts and behaviors you would like to address in therapy. Difficult thoughts, moods and behaviors happen for good reasons we must respect and understand in order to make long-term change happen. I have years of post-graduate training and supervision in this method, and was analyzed by a prominent New York City psychoanalyst.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

Helps those who are already motivated to change and would like to learn tools and skills to make change happen relatively quickly. This includes extensive use of homework exercises and practice between sessions.

SCHEMA THERAPY
Speaks to deeply engrained elements of the psyche which powerfully influence current reactions, thoughts and behaviors. These elements may make change feel dangerous, scary and difficult, even if you consciously know it’s a good idea. It uses elements of psychoanalytic insight into childhood experience, practical focus on thought patterns found in CBT, and experiential exercises with imaginary dialogues, flash cards, and voice recordings. It very effectively uses both empathy and compassionate confrontation.

PUBLICATIONS

"Why Therapists Should Talk Politics," The New York Times.

"A Shocking 63 Percent of Americans Support Torture- Do They Understand the Social Consequences?" Alternet

 

Specialties

Anxiety, Internet Addiction, Self Esteem

Languages

English

Age Group Focus

Adults

Treatment Approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Motivational Interviewing, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Trauma Focused

Issues

Academic issues, ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Internet Addiction, OCD, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse

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