Andrea Brant

(MS, LMHC)

About Me

Hi. My name is Andrea. I'm a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Massachusetts with 8 years experience as a therapist. I began my career working in an inpatient dual diagnosis unit. I simultaneously worked as a therapist for the federal government proving therapy to men and women looking for guidance on making good life decisions. For several years, I ran an outpatient clinic on my own and was fortunate enough to work with clients ranging in age from 5-68. Needless to say, my experience as a therapist has been vast and includes people from all walks of life!

For the entirety of my career, I've done initial evaluations for all of my clients, in addition to clients being seen by other therapists. This has given me the opportunity to learn about and work with an array of clients with many different presenting problems. Some of specialties include depression, anxiety, self esteem, communication issues, and relationship problems. In addition to these specialties, I have worked with many people who have suffered traumas due to abuse or other factors.

My counseling style is collaborative. It's important to me that the people I work with feel like they're being heard and that therapy is being tailored to their needs. I do not believe that therapy is a one size fits all so I will work hard to figure out what works best for you instead of providing generic responses and interventions. You can expect that I will be honest, friendly, and supportive during our time together. I hope to provide a judgement free zone where you feel able to share whatever is on your mind, no matter how embarrassing or uncomfortable. I use cognitive behavioral approaches but I will tailor my approach to meet your needs so there is a greater change of success.

I have been providing online therapy for some time and find that this is the best way to provide access to mental health for everyone. I have found that this platform allows people to share their thoughts, reflect, and receive fast responses that just isn't possible with traditional face to face therapy. We no longer have to wait weeks for appointments in order to start working on feeling better.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #9439 (Expires: 2019-12-31)

Other #1834 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Andrea is quick to respond and offers great insights, noticing patterns and asking thought-provoking questions that help me work through my problems.

Written by B.E. on Oct 05, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Andrea is very approachable and knows exactly what to say to get you thinking about and analyzing your life, while simultaneously making you feel better about whatever you’re facing!

Written by K.E. on Aug 16, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Ms. Brant is very nice and supportive. She's always saying the right things that help me think clearer and feel at ease.

Written by I.M. on Aug 16, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Andrea is a great listener, and has great insights that really give a lot new perspective to things. She's reliable and a very warm person that allows you to open up without feeling judged. She's great!

Written by J.A. on Aug 09, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger

Helped me figure out where to focus my effort and attention on; allowing me to enjoy the upcoming days of my life!

Written by D.A. on Aug 01, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Andrea is absolutely amazing. Even though we have not been talking for very long, she quickly was able to create a comfortable environment for us to chat, which made it so much easier to confide in her and build that strong rapport. She is incredibly empathetic, understanding, compassionate and welcoming. I am so thankful for her.

Written by A.D. on Jul 21, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

She is thoughtful, timely, and respectful. I would recommend her!

Written by D.O. on Jul 20, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

I have so much to say about Andrea! She works hard to resolve people's inner conflicts. She is wise and is more empathetic than sympathetic, which is a better way to help me. She shows how much she cares and that's what matters most!

Written by S.T. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is my rock! She is very comforting and gives great advice. I can always go to her if I am in deep thought about something in my life, so thank you!

Written by J.U. on Jun 26, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Andrea is understanding and thoughtful. Queries appropriately.

Written by P.A. on Jun 23, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

I have thoroughly enjoyed Andrea in all of our correspondence. She is warm, understanding, and empathetic and offers support that not only provides real, practical solutions, but encourages me to develop my self-confidence and self-determination.

Written by T.O. on Jun 18, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Andrea creates a space where you are safe, a place where you are able to open up in ways you can't in the real world and, through that process, begin to heal things that have long been hidden. And the best part is that Andrea doesn't just heal those things for you, she gives you the tools to heal yourself. Andrea freed me from guilt, shame, fear, and emotional paralysis, and she taught me how to continue to do it for myself. She made me feel ok with myself, for the first time in a long time. Working with her has been a gift. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you helped me, and that's one of the most precious things you can do for another person. I'm stronger now, I'm whole, thanks to Andrea.

Written by T.H. on May 07, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Andrea Brant has been understanding and very supportive with helping working trough my stress, anxiety and depression. I look forward to her responses to my messages.

Written by A.S. on Mar 30, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping

I found out very quickly that she was helping me open up about my past in a way I never thought I could and has been a massive support in helping me deal with the daily struggles of my anxiety.
She has been amazing and is very direct and to the point. Would not have got this far without her support. Thank you.

Written by B.R. on Mar 22, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, and self esteem

I love Andrea's style and how she really dives into subjects with me. She is compassionate but honest! I would highly recommend her!

Written by H.O. on Mar 16, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning eating, and sleeping

Though my time with her has been short so far, I feel I can be super open and don't have to feel embarrassed or ashamed. She's very understanding and comes up with some great ways to help that you never thought of before.

Written by S.T. on Mar 11, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

I am very grateful for your helping hand and advice. I opened up to you very fast because you are a genuine and loving person. I can't thank you enough Andrea, I am very lucky :)

Written by T.Y. on Feb 26, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Very nice and helpful, but also speaks her mind. Would be happy to recommend her to others.

Written by A.M. on Feb 14, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting, and self esteem

Andrea has been very helpful in supporting and encouraging me, and making me feel like my feelings are valid.

Written by J.O. on Feb 05, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger, and career

Andrea is a very caring counselor. I enjoy hearing from her and like her insights

Written by R.O. on Jan 22, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, self esteem, and career

Andrea is thoughtful. I have the feeling I can open up and yet I will not be judged but listened to.

Written by R.I. on Jan 21, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and anger

Andrea was very helpful in addressing my issues. She understood my problem and her advice worked for me. I trust her experience and it was a pleasure working with her.

Written by K.E. on Jan 18, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She is very helpful and understanding. She's a very good person!

Written by L.A. on Jan 17, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks

Andrea has been extremely helpful in helping me to deal with the issues that I have been facing. Her responses are insightful and thought provoking. It's so reassuring and comforting to be able to speak with someone who is able to give me unbiased advice and ideas, while also giving me the tools that I need to move forward.

Written by N.A. on Jan 15, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

I love speaking to Andrea and I hope to continue.

Written by S.O. on Jan 14, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks

Andrea is an excellent listener and is very understanding - would highly recommend.

Written by L.U. on Jan 08, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, self esteem, and career

She's been very nice so far and has given me a different perspective on things that otherwise I would've ignored. She's been a big help.

Written by T.E. on Jan 04, 2018 after counseling with Andrea for 8 months on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Imagine your big sister or aunt had a masters in psychology and would quickly answered your texts and calls to help u solve your problems, and gave u easy to understand steps for u to take to gradually improve yourself and steer your development in the direction u want to move.
That's what my therapeutic experience has felt like...someone close who understands me who I share a mutual respect with...who knows what to say and how to explain what is going on in easy to understand terms. Thanks Andrea!

Written by L.U. on Dec 31, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Great listener and advisor.

Written by B.R. on Dec 28, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family, trauma and abuse, sleeping, and self esteem

I enjoy working with Andrea. While our relationship is still new, I find her easy to talk with and we are currently, really just getting to know each other. I look forward to working more with her.

Written by D.F. on Nov 20, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship, family, and trauma and abuse

I have been working with Andrea for a few weeks and I am quite happy about how things are going so far. Andrea is being really helpful and supportive and I'm finding this work very useful.

Written by L.E. on Nov 20, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Andrea is amazing!

Written by C.A. on Oct 31, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and parenting

Andrea is extremely professional and always has something to say that's useful and that I can refer back to, carrry into my day and ultimately feel better. She's a gem. Of all the counseling I've done (which is a lot) I've found her most helpful!

Written by M.I. on Oct 16, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Andrea is kind and compassionate. She listened to what I had to say without judgement and made me feel valued. I hope that others will benefit from her expertise as much as I had.

Written by A.D. on Sep 29, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I came here seeking help with anxious, obsessive thoughts that I had been dealing with for four years. Andrea read everything I wrote to her, responding to everything and asking things for me to consider and analyze. She gave me suggestions and specific worksheets to help manage those thoughts and replace them with realistic ones. To keep this short, she has been a great example of what a counselor should be, there to support and guide me through figuring things out for myself using her professional knowledge and unbiased perspective.

Written by B.O. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, and intimacy-related

Thank you Andrea!

Written by K.I. on Aug 11, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Since starting therapy with Andrea I can honestly say I see improvement in my mental wellness. I also feel a sense of security when anything happens, I can talk to her and she'll be there to help me through whatevers happening

Written by S.I. on Aug 08, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related

Andrea is very supportive, loving and brings strong messages across in a nice way. I cherish her advice and I look forward to receiving her uplifting and at the same time practical messages every day! I can highly recommend her.

Written by K.A. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Andrea is very attentive, caring and understanding. She has the great ability to see through a situation and pull out the key insights. During a difficult time in my life, her counsel has been invaluable. I would strongly recommend her moving forward.

Written by C.R. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning sleeping, and anger

Andrea is quick to address the comments I make and reply in a timely manner.

Written by J.U. on Jun 30, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career

Andrea is very empathetic - she understands your concerns and gives good advice. She also practices so you can change your habits and mind.

Written by J.E. on Jun 27, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Andrea's great! Really gives you support and is willing to work with you at your pace.

Written by G.A. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Andrea has been great! I have had a lot of ups and downs and not only has she given me advice and asked me questions that made me really get to know myself better, but she showed genuine concern and interest for what I was going through.

Written by A.B. on Jun 24, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I love Andrea; she doesn't make me feel uncomfortable in anyway and she doesn't judge me in anything I say. This helps me be more open with her and not hide anything, which helps her help me better. She gives me excellent advice, and I also like how I hear back from her within 24 hours!

Written by L.A. on Jun 14, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

I spent a little under a month talking with Andrea about my sleeping issues. She was very informative, helpful, and reliable in the fact that she always answered me within a day. I ended our sessions with a much better and more positive outlook on my future and highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by J.E. on Jun 12, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, self esteem, and anger

Andrea has been a great therapist for me. I feel that she always gets the message of what I'm trying to say, even when I feel that I'm not expressing myself in a clear way. She is very responsive and addresses my concerns specifically and in a straight-forward way. I feel that she is easy-going, never judgmental, and a great listener.

Written by V.A. on May 29, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Andrea is absolutely amazing! She's helped me see things in a different light and always gives good advice.

Written by S.H. on May 29, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Andrea is patient, kind and understanding. She helped me recognize my perfectionism and how I can deal with it. She is truly amazing!

Written by N.A. on May 25, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks

I've been impressed that Andrea has allowed me to focus on what I want to focus on. I've had face to face therapists in the past and I often feel that they have an agenda that is not mine. Also, it is liberating to be free of body language messages and voice intonation that can color meaning and trigger mood changes. The absolute best part is to have access at will. So important since I am able to share what's on my mind in real time. This is been a tremendous breath of fresh air and a sound platform for positive change.

Written by Z.W. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Andrea, is super- fun and supportive and speaking to her is a joy. Would be lost without her!

Written by M.N. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I like that Andrea would make me feel like I'm being heard, she seems to be a caring and nice person. I am glad I got to speak to her. She has helped me feel better after how I was feeling.

Written by D.O. on May 17, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

I have never sought help before and I was afraid to take my first steps towards actually getting better. Andrea Brant has been a perfect fit and she has helped me in ways that I thought could never be helped. BetterHelp has done an amazing job matching me a up with a perfect counselor. The road to a better me has never looked more promising.

Written by A.L. on May 01, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Andrea is a huge help. Easy to talk to, gives great advice. Asks all the right questions.

Written by J.O. on Apr 27, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

Andrea has been a great help for me. She's very professional and you can see she really knows what she's doing, without 'digging' into you in an obvious way, which helps to relax and be perfectly honest. She's really been there for me whenever I needed and she helps me looking into myself and figure things out without any judgement, in a natural way that makes me feel that I came up with solutions by myself. Thank you, Andrea! You're excellent.

Written by R.E. on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have been dealing with painful feelings for a long time..., Andrea with a professional approach had open a window to explore my life..., her patience and dedication are highly rewarded...
I admire and respect her work, and I hope to continue with her in my corner...

Written by F.L. on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, family, and anger

Helps a lot dealing with everything

Written by J.O. on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Andrea for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, intimacy-related, parenting, and self esteem

She has been really professional and accurate on the sessions that we've had. Highly recommended