Rene Brathwaite

(LPCMH, ICCDP-D, NCC)

About Me

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My name is Rene Brathwaite and I am a Licensed Counselor of Mental Health for the State of Delaware. I have been working in the Mental Health field for 8 plus years and a counselor for last three. I have experience in several settings: residential, inpatient, community based. and mobile therapy. I have now ventured into outpatient practice with kids, adolescents, teenagers, and adults.

My counseling styles range but are primarily person/client-centered and solution-focused with an emphasis on Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (CBT & DBT); I believe the client is the expert on their experience. My current and future interests for expertise are in Career Counseling and becoming a Certified Eating Disorders Professional.
I am easy to get along with, very attentive and supportive, and always rooting for you but not afraid of therapeutic confrontation. One of the phrases that has stood out to me during my education is "unconditional positive regard"; I will fully accept who you are and where you are.

I am a Board Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional working with adults living with persistent mental illness and substance use disorders. This is not limited to just mental illness, co-occurring encompasses developmental disability, medical illness, and environmental issues coupled with substance use. I employ Motivational Interviewing, DBT, Stages of Change Theory, and knowledge of the 12 Steps for Addiction with this population.

My philosophy is that our relationship comes first, if we establish the appropriate therapeutic bond, we can work through anything together; this process is worth taking the time to build. Thanks for considering working with me!
Thanks for considering me!!

My clients range from:
Child
Adolescent
Adult
Family
Group
Senior

Clinical Scope:
Depression
Anxiety
PTSD
ADHD
Bipolar Disorder
Schizophrenia
Anger Management
Career Counseling
Grief
Substance Use Addiction


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC-0000813 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Reviews

Written by N.I. on Sep 25, 2018 after counseling with Rene for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Terrific counselor. I reached out to Rene Brathwaite during a difficult time in my marriage. He walked me through some tough stuff and I never felt alone. Great listener and has a lot of life experience to share. We were a fantastic match from the first session.

Written by M.A. on Jul 17, 2018 after counseling with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Within just a few days he was able to help me with so much including exercises to think about why I feel the way I felt. He is great.

Written by D.E. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Rene for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, anger, and career

Rene is an awesome counselor. He listens and is very resourceful. He makes me think about my situation versus telling me what I should feel. After every session I feel stronger and better equipped to tackle the obstacles in my life. I would highly recommend him.

Written by P.A. on Apr 22, 2018 after counseling with Rene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Rene is has exceeded my expectations at every step of our work together. He's made the experience I've had with Betterhelp totally enjoyable. I never have to worry about when I'll get a response, cause Rene is always in my corner.

Written by A.N. on Mar 15, 2018 after counseling with Rene for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Rene is a wonderful counselor and I am happy that BetterHelp was there to pair us together. He has been incredibly helpful, not just for being a great listener, but for guiding me through plans of action and helping me figure out steps I need to take. This isn't always the case with many therapists, but Rene's help has been hugely positive in my life.

Written by J.E. on Dec 06, 2017 after counseling with Rene for 2 weeks

Rene is a great counselor. It's almost like he has been through some of the things I have been telling him. He doesn't make me seem like I'm a bad person for the things I be sharing. I had counseling before but I didn't feel comfortable telling them everything. Rene is a great counselor.