Our Treatment Services

Brickel and Associates, LLC works with clients on a range of issues and concerns and has experience with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems. The foundation of effective therapy is a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship. We will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your goals and needs. Our treatment style is active and supportive.

Our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can’t change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy

Single therapy sessions last 45 minutes / double sessions last 90 minutes. Sessions are usually scheduled on a weekly or biweekly basis. Attending therapy sessions regularly, as well as starting and ending on time are considered vital to the therapy process. Services range from short-term counseling to long-term psychotherapy. We blend traditional talk therapy with other therapeutic models, such as somatic experiencing, imagery, mindfulness, and EMDR. We develop your individualized therapy plan in a collaborative manner with you.

We offer couples counseling to couples, both married and in relationships of any sexual preference. We also offer individualized premarital therapy sessions.

Adolescents

Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT, the director of the practice, began her career working with at-risk youth. She has worked extensively with older children and adolescents. Her approach goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. We believe the key to successful adolescent therapy is tapping into the strengths of the family system and helping the youth and each family member to grow and thrive as individuals and as a cohesive unit. Our approach to adolescent therapy unites and coheres the family.

Group Therapy

We have the ability to empower each other, to enhance our individual and collective growth. Benefit from the knowledge and support of others by joining one of our group therapy sessions. The following group therapy sessions are available on a variety of topics:

  • Women and young women’s groups
  • Men’s groups
  • Adolescent groups
  • Family Support groups

Trauma

One of our areas of specialty is working with people with a history of trauma, both large and small. Trauma can result from many causes, including abandonment, experiences of violence, witnessed or perceived violence, chronic neglect, and emotional, physical, or sexual abuse.

Individuals who have experienced trauma may experience feeling anxious, panicky, or depressed, or develop relationship problems and alcohol and/or substance use problems. We treat co-occurring disorders, as well as underlying causes. In treating trauma, we emphasize safety and boundaries and work at a pace that suits the client’s needs. We believe in the fundamental importance of the mind-body connection in healing from trauma. We focus on building on a client’s natural strengths and helps the client to identify desired goals and develop the skills and knowledge to achieve them.

Treatment Methods

We integrate several different modalities into our practice, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Ego state psychotherapy
  • EMDR
  • Emphasis on early attachment history
  • Family systems psychotherapy
  • Imago therapy
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Sensorimotor psychotherapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Psycholobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT)

We incorporate principles of mindfulness into all aspects of treatment. Each person is different, and she chooses treatment plans to reflect the client’s needs, strengths, and readiness for change.