Description of me for clients
I am Les Brinson, and I am a Ph.D. licensed psychologist. As a service provider, I have been associated with mental health, counseling, and treatment agencies exclusively since 1961. In that 50+ year journey I have had responsibilities for everything behavioral from managing, teaching, and treating a wide range of clients including college students, residential placed teenagers presenting mostly with conduct disorders and cognitive delays to providing individual and group therapy to inmates in a local federal prison to a 40-year term as a university professor and department chair where I taught all of counseling and psychotherapy courses in the curriculum during my tenure. Essentially, I have always carved out time to provide counseling and therapy to clients which have always been my passion.
In terms of my mode or modes of counseling or therapy, at some point in my career, I have been an advocate and user of the more popular ones such as Client-Centered Therapy, to CBT to an approach that I have used successfully. I refer to it as “Systemic Psychotherapy”. Therefore, I consider myself a classic eclectic. In sum, I try to determine early on where the client is and then draw on my knowledge and experiences to employ a suitable effective, and efficient treatment approach to move the client to heal or rehabilitation as quickly as possible.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Fatherhood Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Prejudice and Discrimination, Sexual Dysfunction
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC Psychologist 0388
Dr. b is wonderful. He has made my experience with therapy positive and full of growing moments.
Written on Oct 30, 2023 after therapy with Les for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. Brinson jumped straight to the point. It was great and I felt like we had already made some progress by day 1!!! Awesome guy!!!
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Les for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd
Dr. Brinson is the most genuine therapist I’ve spoken to. He always gives me another perspective on whatever problems I’m having . 10/10 would recommend !
Written on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with Les for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Always there with great advice fir me
Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Les for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
I have completely enjoyed working with Dr. Brinson. He is warm, friendly and very engaging. He is also very honest and direct when needed. I am benefiting so much working him.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Les for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Don’t be fooled by Dr. Brinson’s profile picture. He’s kind/warm. He helped me greatly. He’s brilliant but also deeply practical.
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Les for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and adhd