Brett Wilcox (M.Ed., LPC-S, CDCII)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Alaska with 25 years of experience working as a mental health and substance abuse counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, family and relationship issues, and interpersonal violence. I have significant history facilitating group counseling for teens and adults focused on substance abuse, domestic violence, and sex offending. I also enjoy working with couples.
Coherence Therapy is my preferred therapy model. Coherence Therapy is a system of experiential, empathic psychotherapy that enables therapists to consistently foster deep, lasting shifts, dispelling clients’ symptoms at their emotional roots often in a relatively small number of sessions. The steps of Coherence Therapy carry out the process of memory reconsolidation identified by brain researchers. Understanding reconsolidation shows us exactly what gives new therapeutic experiences the potency to actually replace and erase entrenched, unwanted behaviors, beliefs and states of mind.
Coherence Therapy differs from the approaches of standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in that it does not attempt to correct or change troubling thoughts, emotions or behaviors. Rather it enables clients to access and identify unconscious constructs empowering them to erase, transform and rewrite neural pathways resulting in profound and lasting change. Stated differently, Coherence Therapy does not label, pathologize or fight against symptoms, rather it addresses and resolves problems at the root level.
Clients who have had lengthy unsatisfactory experiences with other therapists have thrived in my practice and found resolution within just a few sessions.
My counseling style is informed by my foundational belief in individual autonomy and agency. I believe it is my role to empower clients to achieve their full potential and destiny in a strong and healthy manner. I view my clients as the experts in their own lives and do my best to minimize the power differential that frequently occurs in counseling relationships. I do not view myself as an expert who is reaching down to help troubled souls. Rather I view myself as a fallible human being who is able to empathize with others especially when they are unable to empathize with themselves. I do my best to avoid interpreting clients’ situations according to my perspective, because such interpretations are often incorrect and empowerment is better found when clients discover truths from within their own unconscious and conscious landscape.
Each client is unique, therefore treatment for each client is also unique. If between session assignments are given, they are usually in the form of asking clients to hold in their conscious minds the constructs that emerged during the session. This simple task often results in a surprisingly natural resolution to issues that were seemingly entrenched and unchangeable.
If these concepts resonate with you, then we may form a good team. If so, I would be pleased to meet with you for a few sessions so you can determine whether we’re a good fit. You are, after all, in charge of the process.
If you so choose, I look forward to working with you!
Addressing root constructs which result in poor self-esteem, body image, depression, anxiety, under-achievement, unhealthy relationships, couples counseling and addictions. I do my best to honor and validate clients’ various spiritual and religious experiences.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Expats, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
UT LCMHC 335174-6004
AK LPC PCOP332
Brett has the ability to help you get at the core of what the issue is simply by being an exceptional listener. I truly feel heard by him. Thanks Brett.
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
Highly recommend using him as your counselor. His style is different from most and we are able to solve the issue I was having in a short amount of time. After doing sessions with Brett I felt better about myself and about how things are going in life
Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties
Brett is wonderful, very insightful and with down to earth solutions. Very pleased with his counseling!
Written on Jun 16, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
Brett has helped me see things from a different perspective, and to be more compassionate and understanding towards myself. He has given me some great tools to use in the times of need, whereas before I had no solution for the thoughts I was having. I have a different way to think about things now than I did before, and I am extremely grateful for Brett Wilcox.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I have never felt more comfortable talking to anyone about my life as I do with Brett. Very genuine, caring and allows you to take things at your own speed of comfort. Would recommend him to anyone. He’s wonderful.
Written on Apr 15, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Brett is very competent, kind, and responsive. I was initially apprehensive to begin therapy but after working with Brett for several months I cannot speak highly enough of the experience and of him.
Written on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Brett for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management