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Stella Breytman, LICSW, LCSW

Relationships Grief Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me


Stella Breytman graduated from the University of New England with a Master’s degree in Social Work. Since then, she has worked with adults, adolescents, and children treating a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief & loss, trauma, domestic abuse, family/couples & relationship issues, sexual issues, and spiritual exploration. Stella has worked in a supervisory role guiding other clinicians and feels comfortable seeing other therapists for treatment or supervision. Stella earned an associate’s degree in Mental Health and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During her undergraduate program, she received extensive training on domestic abuse and trauma. Additionally, Stella is a certified AASECT sex therapist.

Through her private practice, Stella offers online therapy in the state of New York, Massachusetts, Florida, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington and Ohio, focusing on helping adult individuals, couples and relationships with a wide range of challenges including but not limited to; bipolar, intimacy & communication, and sexual health concerns. Stella helps her clients by empowering them to take control of their life, helping them to better understand themselves and what drives their behavior, teaching them skills to manage their emotions and challenges in a healthy way, improving their negative thinking patterns through objective exploration, allowing them to safely explore their past and present challenges or traumas, providing them with resources to use outside of therapy, providing tools to improve and maintain healthy relationships.

Stella believes that every human experience is different and everyone deserves a healing process that supports them best. Through an eclectic approach, Stella combines various forms of therapy to create a treatment plan that is customized for the individual needs of her clients.

Stella has unconditional positive regard for each and every one of her clients & families. Her policy of acceptance, a strong sense of empathy, and patience in her practice creates a safe space for her clients to heal and improve their mental health. Stella’s dedication to her clients is evident in the way she presents to each session ready to listen, support and help.

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Relationships Grief Intimacy Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

MA LICSW 122267

NY LCSW 090642

OH LISW I.2103051

VA LCSW 0904013593

WA LICSW 61184422


FL LCSW Sw16594


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stella Breytman. 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.

Stella listens and responds with insightful and thought provoking comments and questions. This makes me sort out my priorities and organize my thought processes regarding my emotional triggers. I feel so much better after we 'meet'.

Written on Jul 17, 2024 after therapy with Stella for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts

I love Stella. Is it normal to love yiur

Written on Aug 13, 2023 after therapy with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

So far I have only done one session but the follow up after is what I appreciate. Stella checks in and sends things to focus and journal on to help continue therapy outside of the session.

Written on Jun 26, 2023 after therapy with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Stella Breytman is an excellent listener and a detailed respondent. She doesn't over-prescribe advice, but she is full of insights that kept our work together moving in a very good direction. Stella gets my heartiest endorsement.

Written on Apr 24, 2023 after therapy with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Stella has been super nice and is always checking in on me. She focuses on the details and knows the right questions and also open to learning about parts of your culture, and life that is also affecting you. I appreciate that she asked questions to know more so in return she can better help you.

Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Stella for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

While Stella does have stricter guidelines for how she prefers to communicate with clients, it is to ensure she is wholely invested in patients she takes on.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Stella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes