I believe that you are the expert on you and that my knowledge and experience can help you develop and reach your goals. I believe that struggling with our thoughts and feelings is the cause of our suffering and that we can learn ways to struggle less and do better as a result. I believe that together we can help you move in a direction of more meaning and fulfillment in your life. I will be kind, understanding, and human in my approach to working with you. I will use humor and metaphors to help you think about and understand things in new ways. Ultimately, though this is about helping you do the things that really matter and helping you be the kind of person you truly wish to be. We will set and take action that we both agree will make a significant impact in your life. You’ve already taken the first step by looking for help, lets take the next step together.
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Maryland. I graduated with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology. I have been a counselor for the past 16 years. I have significant experience in helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and motivation. My counseling approach lends itself to a broad range of issues and concerns. I am trained in various counseling styles and approaches including motivational interviewing, solution focused strategies, cognitive behavioral and more humanistic. I use Acceptance and Committment Therapy as a base for my practice and meet each person where they are to tailor the best approach for them.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCPC LC2085
Easy to work with. A good listener
Written on Sep 17, 2022 after therapy with Jeremy for 4 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
You can tell Jeremy is really here to help. He listens closely, does many different ACT therapy exercises with you, and is very professional about his work. Highly recommend!
Written on Oct 14, 2020 after therapy with Jeremy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
Jeremy Brenneman is empathetic and caring, without sacrificing a concrete, active approach. He empowers me to address my concerns and helps me understand the innate tools and resources I have within me to help be where I want to be. He reminds me to be caring to myself, while still holding me gently accountable to myself. I appreciate the balance he strikes in being grounded while also freeing. I highly recommend this counselor if you're like me and experience insecurity and anxiety.
Written on Oct 03, 2020 after therapy with Jeremy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue