Brian McIntosh

LCSW

About Me

Hi, I’m Brian McIntosh, a licensed therapist and certified counselor with 14 years’ experience in bringing successful mental health therapy and addictions treatment to adults, children, couples, and families. I specialize in helping clients to better cope with past and present trauma, with negative emotions like anxiety, depression, and anger, with substance and/or addiction problems, with self-esteem, motivation, or confidence issues, and with solving family conflicts.

My counseling style is supportive, laid back, reality-based, and without judgment. Your being safe and having trust are important aspects of our working together! Let’s create an open and comfortable environment where thoughts, feelings, ideas, and hopes are shared in trust and confidence. Let’s build your strengths to overcome obstacles, use the best researched and evidence-based practices to develop positive thoughts and behaviors, and move you forward in healthier ways- with improved thoughts, feelings, actions, and spirit.

Congratulations to you! It takes courage to take these first steps towards a change. It is okay to want a more fulfilling and happier relationship, mind, day, or life- truth is, you deserve them! I am here to support and empower you in that journey. Please contact me and let’s improve your life together!


Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Adoption and Foster Care , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149.021480


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian McIntosh. 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 Z.A. on Sep 24, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

It has helped me reduce the amount of medication that I’ve needed and help reduce my stress

Written by W.I. on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Easily the best therapist and therapy experience I’ve ever had in my mental health journey. Brian established an effortless rapport almost immediately. 6/5 stars…I’ve already recommended to friends.

Work with me!