About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Masters Certified Addiction Professional in the State of Florida and have practiced in the addictions and behavioral health field. I have worked with men, women, and adolescents in a variety of residential and outpatient settings. I have dealt with an array of issues to include substance use and addiction disorders, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, and career coaching.

I utilize an approach of compassion, respect, and dignity for the client with the intention of providing valuable coping skills to be successful in life. I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and client centered approaches to meet the you in the moment. I will tailor the treatment around your needs and desired outcomes for your life. It takes courage to seek help and if you are ready I am here to empower you on this journey!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW15910 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brett D'Aoust. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.E. on Dec 16, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes

Brett does a great job of helping me to open up and talk about the things I generally avoid dealing with. He is a well-trained and experienced professional, and he has become a great support system for me.

Written by M.I. on Oct 08, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, and adhd

He really helped me and was very nice!! Was Able to give awesome resources that definitely helped would recommend

Written by G.A. on Aug 10, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Brett is a great listener .. he helped me figure out why I felt what I felt and then navigate my way out of it.

Throughout the journey, he has been a sounding board giving me honest feedback whenever required and provides some amazing tools to help along the way!

Great great experience !

Written by R.O. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Absolutely fantastic counsellor, very attentive and able to get to the root of your issues. He is so understanding and kind, the experience was fantastic.

Written by A.M. on Jul 09, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Mr. Brett D'Aoust is an excellent counselor. He listens thoughtfully. He provides feedback that is meaningful and beneficial. He offers strategies for assisting with problems that work.

Written by P.A. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

I had never had any sort of counseling before so didn’t know what to expect really. But Brett was great, we addressed my main issue which was very situational and did a lot of exercises and worksheets to get me working on better mental habits to help prevent anxious and negative thoughts and feelings. I feel confident moving forward with new knowledge about how to keep my mind healthier.

Written by M.A. on May 28, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 1 month

Brett is a pretty easy guy to talk to, he makes it easy to discuss your problems and provides great activities to help resolve whatever issues. I was a client with Brett for two months and I've definitely left in a much better place emotionally. Through Brett I have learnt strategies to tackle my anxieties on my own and I've moved pass the emotional rut I was in at the beginning. Trust the process of therapy, trust your therapist and it should be a great experience!

Written by A.L. on May 08, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor. Really feel like I made a lot of progress in our time together. Even though I'm having to quit because of financial reasons, I feel like he's given me the tools to use to continue to get better. Definitely recommend!!

Written by S.Y. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

Brett is amazing, as soon as I start Brett made me feel like I was talking to a friend. It was easy to talk about anything and everything. In the moments I didn’t feel strong enough to move forward he was there to remind me how capable I am. Whether through a patient talk or a virtual kick in the butt he made sure I kept move forward. He gave me the tools and helped me practice the techniques to ensure that no matter what life throws at me I able to make it through.

Written by S.H. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

I started working with Brett when I was at a very stressful and anxiety-ridden stage of my life, with very low self-confidence. I was initially unsure about counselling but Brett immediately made me feel comfortable and welcome. He used mindfulness techniques and self reflection to help me understand the root causes of my anxieties and how to over come them. He is direct, honest and respectful. He does require you to put in work every week. But I feel I understand myself much better now because of it. He was also very accommodating of my schedule. I am much more happier and confident person now because of his help. I would recommend Brett to anyone looking for a frank, honest and respectful therapist.

Written by B.L. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Brett D'Aoust is a real professional. He helped me get through a rough patch in my life and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is having trouble with anger management, self-esteem issues, or anxiety.

Written by C.H. on Mar 02, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Brett has been excellent. He will make you put in the work but every session I came to understand myself more. His approach uses mindfulness techniques and self reflection. He worked around my schedule meeting with me afterwork and even on Sunday when needed. He has been nothing but supportive and helpful. I am truly grateful for all that he has done for me.

Written by K.E. on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

I wasn’t sure about any counseling but I’m glad I’ve done it. From the first call Brett has been great. Makes me feel at ease, asks really great questions and gives me some tools to use.

Written by M.A. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Brett has really helped me and it hasppened almost instantly. Just a couple new ideas and breathing techniques have made a big difference. Looking forward to building on it.

Written by M.E. on Feb 23, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and parenting issues

Brett is the Bomb! He will tell it like it is. lol! Short and to the point, he will have you looking at your situation in a brand new light. He doesn't support self pity and will have you moving and doing what you need to do! His motto is "get up and go" I loved that because I'm the type that needs a pity party then a hug and chocolate, lol! I'm looking at myself in a whole new light. I'm telling myself "girl, you better get up and go" lol "you got this" I love it, I look forward to our meetings, he don't tell you what you want to hear,he tell you what you need to hear. The worksheets he provide is so beneficial and awakening. I needed this support system. I'm not sure how I would have made it through my classes or pandemic without him. I go in sloppy and come out the meetings laughing, happy, determined and ready!

Written by L.A. on Jan 29, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

I’ve been working with Brett for two months now and I’m really impressed about the progress I’ve made so far. His authentic and positive character makes it easy to build a trusting atmosphere during sessions. I really appreciate his honesty as well as his ability to make me laugh during our talks - it just makes working on sensitive topics much easier.
I already notice major changes in my daily life and I’m looking forward to the next steps we will take throughout further therapy. I can highly recommend working with Brett to anyone who is looking for an honest, appreciative and experienced therapist.

Written by J.O. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger management

Brett is the person to speak to when you know you need help but don’t trust a damned soul. He has the grace to comfort and the tools to set us free.

Written by M.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Brett has been phenomenal in bringing me back up where I needed to be socially and mentally. I thought the world is against me for a while and slowly but surely I felt back in charge of my situation, and I used the methods he thought me to gain control of my life. I’m currently in the career path of Law Enforcement, and I would recommend anyone in this career field to use Brett!

Written by E.R. on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

After working with Brett for the past three months, I am incredibly grateful for what he done for me. My anxieties and negative coping methods have subsided by a lot, and my relationship with my partner is better than ever. He is very understanding and quite knowledgeable. He was able to guide me to the route of my issues and help me find ways to combats my negative thoughts and emotions. I am so glad I reached out and was able to work with Brett. I will always be grateful for what he did for me.

Written by D.O. on Nov 04, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Before Brett, I had been trying to work with local counsellors at a local mental health facility and never really felt supported or safe to share what I needed to work through. After my first session with him, he managed to make me feel that it was worth reaching out for help again when I was losing faith in professional help for my mental health. With his help and support, I feel like I've managed to turn the corner and start a new chapter with the tools he introduced me to.

Written by B.R. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Brett is a very good counselor, he was super helpful in my journey of overcoming addiction and all the troubles that came along with it. I never felt talked down too, in fact he quite often talked to me on my level. He's a good guy who will help you through your struggles and teach you ways for you to help yourself, very happy with my time with him!

Written by I.S. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I would recommend Brett to anyone and everyone. He's helped me restructure my coping mechanisms using healthy and productive tools. Through the adoption process, through my wife's terminal illness, through the death of my mother and through my own illness. The keyword being through, not around or between but straight through the chaos. He helped me to the point that I no longer need him to get me through. Though I will miss our chats that were full of laughs. Thank you Brett. I consider you mentor, a coach and a friend. If a crisis arises out of the forces of chaos. I know who to call on.

Written by L.E. on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Brett really gets it!
He is easy to talk to, has tons of experience, and understands my mindset.
He also makes the sessions fun.
Really a fantastic councilor!

Written by D.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

It only took me a month to get better with the help of Brett. He's very kind and helpful. He made me feel confident and taken care of. I truly thank him a lot for helping me. I just wish he had more time to counsel, but the rest is just perfect!

Written by P.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

From my first session Brett D'Aoust, made sure to hear me out. He did not judge and nor push me in any way that would have harmed me or made me feel worse. He was not afraid to point out my mistakes or my faults during the sessions in the beginning which is something I appreciate, since I do not want to feel that he is being supportive just because of his position.
Using the different tools that he provided at some of the sessions, he helped point things such as mindfulness, meditation, positive traits and so forth. These tools ,while I did not use them everyday, did help bringing in some new thoughts and worth onto my self.
During the sessions themselves, Brett D'Aoust always kept a very chill and relaxed attitude which in return made me more comfortable during sessions. The relaxed environment allowed me to not worry and feel anxious to speak out about things that I would like to share.
As the sessions progressed, so did I and Brett D'Aoust made sure to point it out every time, which really was appreciated.
Overall, I am very happy with the counselling that I received and would highly recommend him to anyone that I know!
Again, thank you for everything!

Written by K.R. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Brett is always there to listen and understands how you are feeling very well. I signed up for counseling due to my mental health affecting my ability to study for the MCAT exam. My favorite part about Brett is he seems to know the fine line between letting my vent and keeping me focused. He lets me vent my frustrations but has a way to shift the focus back to the MCAT and keeps me from losing sight of my goal. If he hears me talking about something unhelpful, he quickly says “no, no” and resets my focus. This has been extremely helpful and it taught me how to stop negative thoughts and refocus. Thank you Brett!!

Written by M.A. on Aug 01, 2020 after therapy with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Brett is amazing person and professional. I wasn't sure exactly what I am looking for, I was lost, scared and frozen in inability of understanding myself and my own thoughts or emotions. After only few talks with Brett I start to feel in control again.

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