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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:
Substance Use Addiction
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPMHC #PC-0000813 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rene Brathwaite. 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.
Rene became someone I was able to lean on and express myself with no filters, I enjoyed my conversations with him a lot
Rene is amazing and has helped me through so much. He’s empathetic, kind, and listens attentively and without judgement. I’ve come a long way because of him, and would highly recommend him.
Rene has helped me figure out so much about myself. I was hesitant about starting therapy at first, but after a few sessions with Rene I found myself becoming more and more excited about sessions. Rene is honest and always gives constructive feedback. The way he rephrases and clarifies my thoughts helps me figure out the messy and often difficult parts of my life.
I was in a really dark place during the winter months of COVID, I had doubts about my friendships, self-worth, and had lost the coping mechanisms that I was used to for years. At first I felt foolish for sharing some of my thoughts, thinking, "I sound so ridiculous after hearing myself out loud." Rene was so easy to talk to, he listened, and gave me advice that was non-judgmental, realistic, and effective. One thing I also loved about working with him, was that he shared his own life experiences with me, something that I wasn't used to in a counseling setting, but that made me feel less embarrassed and understood. It was like talking to a friend I'd known for years, we laughed a lot, and after only a couple sessions, I felt very comfortable sharing my life and challenges with him. I now have tools and new coping mechanisms to help me along the way, and I'm so very grateful. If I ever need additional counseling, Rene is my dude. Thank you for everything!
I always benefit from our conversations and appreciate the context and strategies he gives me for coping and processing.
He is very responsive
Rene is very knowledgeable. He really listens to me. I feel very comfortable talking to Rene, I've shared so very personal information with him, and he doesn't judge me, he shows compassion.
I think Rene is great. I think he has helped me dig inside to pinpoint what is bothering me and has me finding my voice to speak on my behalf.
Rene is a great listener and really has a way of delving into what is most important, despite my thoughts being all over the place at times. I am appreciative of the way he helps break things down for me into more digestible bits of information, so that I can start to understand my experiences better.
Rene was assigned as my counselor and I couldn't be happier with his support. I've been working with him for about 2 months now and he's helped me get through some really dark times. When I first signed up for Betterhelp, I was experiencing depression unlike any episode I've had before. Rene gave me the tools and advice I needed to get through those days and that I can use anytime I feel those thoughts creeping back. I look forward to our sessions and can't thank him enough for the support and motivation he's given me. I highly recommend working with Rene!
Rene is one of the best listeners I've ever met. He offers concrete suggestions for problems that feel amorphous, and insights from his personal and professional experience that helped me understand my life and experience. I'm a fan.
Very nice personable guy. I feel comfortable speaking with him and it feels like he’s really listening to me and understands what I’m saying
We have only had one meeting so far and some messages. But, so far I I’m very happy to start my healing with him. He also, said we are in this together, which I really appreciated.
So far in the short time working with Renee I feel like I’ve noticed a change
Rene has really been such a great help for me through this major issue of my wife leaving me. It has been a major burden that has cause my work and personal life to suffer. I am so very grateful for Rene to be my counselor through this very hard time as I don't know what would have happened if I wasn't doing this with him.
Rene has definitely been a blessing to work with . He listens to me and is able to help guide me through my seperation with comfort. Thank you
He’s great and so understanding!
Out of all the counselors I've had throughout my years, Mr. Rene is the best one. He doesn't judge me and the choices I've made my entire life, and understands me more than I know myself. Great Counselor!!
Rene has been most helpful to me. He listens and helps me reflect on my thoughts and actions. He is attentive and I feel that he genuinely cares about my wellbeing. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a therapist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.