Brian Simpson

LICSW

About Me

I have been in clinical practice nearly thirty years and am generally perceived as a kind and wise man. I am aware of the latest psychotherapeutic strategies and offer cutting edge treatment recommendations if unable to provide them directly. Influences are: Virgina Satir, Joseph Campbell, Joseph Goldstein, Victor Frankle, Eckhart Tolle. I encourage most clients to begin some awareness "mindfulness" practice. This will increase awareness of subconscious thoughts and beliefs and accelerate the process of treatment. I am goal focused and remain that way throughout. All work is centered on increasing awareness of the unconscious and subconscious thought patterns that perpetuate maladaptive behavior and human misery. Short term and crisis oriented situations are a preference. I am presently giving special attention to awareness of and recovery from narcissistic relationships. "Mind and awareness are different things" "Awareness is Healing in Itself"


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 31

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MA LICSW 1023260


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian Simpson. 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 on Nov 25, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve had a few sessions with Brian now. Great therapist and person. Very good at listening and giving subtle but powerful feedback and recommendations. I feel like I’m on a better path than I was before speaking to Brian.

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

A rare breed of therapists - Brian is easily among the best this world will know and his custom-tailored advice aims to dissolve pain on the first go. You are in good hands if you get the honor of working with him.

Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Brian is a great therapist, actively listens, give his perspective and is a true professional. I would recommend Brian to anyone in need of services.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 4 weeks on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, and adhd

Brian is easy to talk to and immediately seemed to grasp the kind of help I needed. He listens carefully and shared helpful resources during our call and again in a personal follow-up message the next day.

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have only met with Brian once so far. I had contacted him via messages prior to our appointment. I felt like we knew each other very well and I was really comfortable talking with him about anything. Looking forward to our next session.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Brian is always readily available and has helped me overcome some very high walls

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Brian has been consistently insightful, empathetic, and direct in his approach which has really helped me in my therapy.

Written on Jul 08, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Brian is laid back, easy to talk to and a good listener.

Written on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

If you wan the truth , and willing to take the blue pill Brian is highly suggested. His goals is for healing of his clients and offers great assistance in mental relief

Written on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks

Mr. Simpson, in one session, has given me lots to think about, and has helped to focus some heavy, important issues. Looking forward to further sessions.

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 4 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Brian is a fantastic therapist. He provides multiple angles of understanding due to his experience. He also respects his client and will provide the right avenues: books, YouTube videos, articles, apps, to help with the healing.

Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

Sxcellent therapist

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

It has been a blessing to work with Brian. In a few short months he has completely pulled me out of my depression and anxiety and has completely changed my relationship with thoughts. The skills and information he has taught me is priceless. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone seeking help.

Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Brian was compassionate and gave good suggestions

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He is excellent! Truly.

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

He’s amazing and caring

Written on Dec 22, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I am thank ful to have been matched with him.
He is very good at what he does.
I was able to open up and talk and ask for help from. Him .
I have problems asking for help and taking about myself.
He understood and I appreciate his experience and feed back.

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian is direct and listens. His style goes well with me.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and adhd

Brian has been insteumental in helping me get through a time of crisis in my life and recognize the way my brain works ans how precious trauma has effected my life. He is so easy to open up to, within the first session I was so comfortable that I was able to open up immediately. I am incredibly thankful for the work Brian and I have done together.

Written on Sep 16, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian saw right through me and found the source of the problems buried deep beneath the surface. I am pleased with the work we did here….I feel listened to and validated.

Written on Jul 30, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning adhd

Thoughtful, purposeful, and helpful - Brian's CBT sessions have been deeply helpful to me in unpacking and learning to live with ADHD. Highly recommend!

Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

It is great to have someone with Brian's knowledge and experience! His approach was professional, confident and engaging.
It is good to be able to talk to someone who will help you understand your self and not make you regret or question your decision to ask for help.

Written on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very knowledgeable and understanding, gives new techniques that help in my daily life a lot

Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian has provided me with a myriad of tools that I can use to engage with the present moment in times of both acute and sustained anxiety, and was definitely a refreshing change from my experience with traditional talk therapy. He was able to gently encourage me to sit with uncomfortable feelings to better understand them and was friendly and approachable.

Written on Jun 10, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Brian was so helpful and made me feel so much better in one session. He made sure he had enough time with me for the first session. He asked me questions and was very engaged in what was going on in my life. He wasn’t judgmental and reminds you of certain things to pay attention to that may be causing you problems. I was thinking of getting a therapist for years and happy that certain events brought me to Brian at the right time. Worth every penny.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Brian is non-traditional in the best way possible. I loved how he took learnings from so many different experiences versus taking a one-size-fits-all approach. He is a strategic thinker with an amazing ability to see the bigger picture. I would work with him again in a heart beat.

Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Brian is very insightful. In a very short time he has been able to shed light on some issues that I think will be very helpful.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He’s great, a very understanding and profoundly open human. I appreciate his help in my time of trouble

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, eating disorders, and anger management

Awesome, thoughtful, and truly understands the what makes every person unique!

Work with me!