I have over 20 years experience in counseling and have worked with a diverse range of people and problems. I have a laid back, empathetic approach and will listen - not judge. Let's develop strategies to get through today, but also to build a foundation to be better equipped to handle tomorrow. I'm experienced in working with depression, anxiety, bipolar, grief, addictions, aging & disability issues, LGBTQIA+ , work & relationship issues. My undergraduate degree is in sociology & psychology, and I have a master's in social work. I will listen and give support, and if you need some honest, constructive feedback about your issues, I'm ready. I want to help you create healthier boundaries and build the confidence to express yourself fully. As a social worker I am trained to look at the big picture: how we all affect each other, including our friends & family., our workplace & our community, & even the larger world. I understand the need for social justice and diversity. We need to work together to solve problems. But before we can fully do that, we need to work on ourselves.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing
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Nicholas has been a crucial key in keeping me healthy. I would highly recommend him to anyone struggling with Bipolar 2 disorder.
Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Nicholas is an experienced counselor with decades of experience. Our sessions resulted in an increased optimism and work performance. I highly recommend his professional services. Thanks again
Written on Apr 25, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great therapist. Listens and gives good advice and suggestions. Makes me feel comfortable. Helped me a lot!
Written on Apr 14, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Very professional, caring and offers great food for thought with my issues.
Written on Mar 29, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management
This man has helped me immensely these past few months, I don't think I could have kept a level head without someone like him to talk to. Fantastic human being!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management
Nicholas Brush has done an amazing job figuring out my particular issues and helping me through it whilst being willing to learn more about these issues to help even more along the way.
My situation is very specific compared to most and he has been able to help me work through a lot of my issues as much as a therapist can.
I never once desired to change therapists and he's been a great help remaining in contact through messages continually when need be in addition to our weekly video sessions.
His desire to understand more about my scenario was always relevant and honestly he has put in extra effort towards me in a short time frame knowing that my situation is in need of that.
I highly recommend him.
Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Nicholas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse