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Dr. Brynez Roane, LCSW-C, LICSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a holistic psychotherapist who works from a trauma informed approach. I promote wellness for all as I believe that if we can identify the source of our emotional challenges, we can address them and feel better. In our time together, we will develop realistic coping mechanisms that we can utilize when feeling distressed. My clinical expertise and abilities are in bipolar disorders, depressive and anxiety disorders, post partum depression, grief and loss, self-esteem/self-image challenges, social anxiety, anger management, relationship challenges, work/life balance and stress reduction. In addition, I am able to work with Survivors of Domestic Violence, Trafficking Survivors, Victims of Crime (assault, intimate partner violence, sexual assault) to address immediate crisis challenges and issues around Post Traumatic Stress and regaining balance and healing from the experience.

Serving as a Social Worker for over 15 years, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Maryland and District of Columbia, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate, Level 3 Victim Advocate Specialist and Employee Assistance Program Provider. I believe in creating positive professional relationships with my clients through motivational interviewing and keeping in the mind the voluntary service model. I am your guide but you drive how the sessions go. The majority of my clinical expertise is in trauma and depression. In addition, I work is with those who have been severely victimized (domestic violence/sexual assault), gone through a significant loss or abused from childhood.

Life is always full of ups and downs. The older we get, the more complicated life gets. The ups make us feel accomplished, positive and fulfilled BUT the downs may not have such good feelings attached to it. The down moments in life may lead us to feel "off our game", defeated, overwhelmed, anxious, lonely, depressed or more. Down moments can feel like they last forever but with the assistance from me, these moments can be processed in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. In counseling with me, we will focus on the mind, body and spirit, and return an emotional space that allows to you feel good again. We will identify the challenges/concerns, process and together we will develop the goals needed to resolve conflicts.

Receiving counseling can at times seem intimidating. Many feel that counseling is only for those who "have something wrong with them". That is not true, counseling is an opportunity to process life with another person who is outside of your personal life who will not be biased. Sessions are not meant to be depressing (although there will be times we will have to dig deep in order to resolve the issues) they are meant to uplift. The positive is that you will have the opportunity to work with me, a seasoned, knowledgeable, experienced clinical counselor. I believe in meeting people where they are, our sessions will be private to respect your confidence, judgement free, and comfortable to allow you the opportunity to freely speak as you may and gain the support you are in need of.

I am available and flexible. Ready to serve.

Professional experience

18yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

MD LCSW-C 16536

DC LICSW LC50079959


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Brynez Roane. 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.

Dr. Roane listens and offers a variety of options to me to help me get back to a good mental health place.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Brynez for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatig