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Brian McDonald, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
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About me

I am licensed in Kentucky with 16 years of professional work experience providing psychotherapy, and over 20 years working in the human services and helping professions. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and building confidence. I have worked in a variety of settings including a large urban based therapy agency and a small rural private practice, in school settings and in a community-based in -home wraparound treatment model. I am excited to now offer Telehealth appointments via BetterHealth. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Parenting issues Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Fatherhood Issues, Isolation / loneliness, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

KY LCSW 1877


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian McDonald. 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.

Brian is my favorite therapist, so far. I’ve tried several different local therapists and counselors. I felt like they treated me like a job. Which, I get it is their job. However, I feel like Brian actually cares and truly wants to help. He’s honest and empathetic. It’s incredibly easy to talk to him, too. It’s like having another person in my corner. He wants to see me succeed and is giving me all the helpful tools to get there.

Written on May 21, 2024 after therapy with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, and self esteem