Therapy Chat Episode 154

Even If You Don’t Think You Have Been Through Trauma!

Welcome to Therapy Chat! In today’s episode, we’re delighted to welcome Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT to the podcast.

Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT is the clinical director and lead therapist at Brickel and Associates, LLC in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, which she founded in 1999. She is deeply committed to clinical practice, professional education and better public awareness of mental health issues.

Robyn practices a strengths-based approach to therapy. She helps clients process and heal from trauma, addictions, challenged family systems, and mood disorders including maternal mental health issues. She works with individuals (both adolescents and adults), couples, families, and groups. With advanced training and experience in the treatment of trauma, dissociation, addiction and maternal mental health, Robyn helps people make and maintain positive changes in their lives.

Clients find a safe therapeutic environment for recovering from dysfunctional relationships, anxiety, depression, abuse history, addictions, and eating disordered behaviors. New skills learned in treatment include a better understanding of how to work from personal strengths.Robyn’s work with at-risk adolescents goes beyond behavioral interventions and resolving negative school performance. Working with young people and teens, she taps into the strengths of community and family systems, helping members grow and thrive together.

Robyn speaks to school and parent groups about mental health risks facing young people today. Presentations include teaching other therapists how to work within a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework, to work with adolescents and their families in a collaborative approach treating substance abuse and the trauma of domestic violence.

The Washington Post and Washington Parent magazine have featured her insights in articles about the dangers of adolescent marijuana use and teen dating safety.


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Original Date

October 11, 2016

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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