Dr. Brush has taught me so much about how trauma impacts my personal experiences and relationships. I know this doesn't sound meaningful, but she supports me in getting through hard days and difficult changes. I've learned to practice being easy on myself, which in turn makes it easier to deal with confidence issues. She is funny and yet a serious sounding board. She can explain things and discuss in detail or just sit in comfortable silence comfortably. She has never made me feel like she is "being patient" or any other thought I've had about other therapists, rather that she enjoys her time with me -- even when I'm not feeling very enjoyable. I feel lucky.
PhD Dr. Renee Brush
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Renee Brush is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 3
First, I want to say "bravo" to you for taking the first step in getting help! That by far is the most difficult step. I know starting therapy can create so much anxiety, which is why I believe my first job is to help you feel more comfortable as we begin to work together. With me, you can count on feeling accepted and validated as you are. I will help you understand why you developed those behaviors you believe are problematic in order to help you feel better about you and your choices in life.
During therapy, I prefer to work with a person in a collaborative manner. While I may know tools and techniques to help you get better, you are the expert on you. Thus, I want you to be comfortable with the goals we choose to tackle, so you have the final say on those goals. The frameworks I use include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), attachment theory, and Somatic Experiencing (i.e., a body-focused form of therapy). Much of who we are as adults is learned through our relationships (i.e., our attachments) when we are children and guide how we interact with people as adults. Some of these experiences may result in faulty ways of thinking (e.g., "I can't do this."). Also, people may not learn how they are feeling, so they may know they feel bad but not know why. These are all things we can learn or improve on in therapy. As you learn to connect with yourself better, you will be able to have better relationships with the people in your life.
I am licensed in the state of Virginia. Please note that my listed hours for online or phone therapy are times I have set to be available. However, my time is flexible, so if those times do not work for you, we can agree on other times that are mutually convenient. I look forward to working with you!
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $35 to $80 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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