Brad  Schutzer

Brad Schutzer

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait for evening & daytime appointments in Milton practice (updated November 13, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Children and adolescents
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Work stress
  • College mental health

Professional statement

Brad Schutzer is a counselor in Quincy, MA with expertise in working with both children and adults on topics such as anxiety, depression, and stressors related to school and work. With nearly a decade of clinical experience working with clients of various backgrounds, Brad is dedicated to helping clients develop actionable strategies to overcome their challenges. He uses evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to empower clients to remove negative thinking and focus on important values and goals. He also incorporates play therapy in his work with children.

Brad sees children as young as 6 years old for topics such as emotional development, school avoidance, interpersonal issues, oppositional behaviors, and educational stress. Among adolescents and teenagers, he sees a lot of self-esteem issues and challenges during the transition into adulthood. With adults, Brad works with clients on managing family stress, occupational issues, and relationship problems.

Prior to opening his private practice, Brad worked at Community Resources for Justice and Strattus Mental Health Clinic. His goal is to create a safe space for clients feel comfortable and supported to realize growth and progress.


Message to clients

Starting therapy can sometimes be an intimidating process and I very much understand and appreciate that. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment for my clients that allows for progress and growth. Goals in therapy are different for everybody and I focus on meeting my clients where they are and tailor my treatment to help my clients to the best of my ability.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing through hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Interpersonal relationships - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Children and adolescents - Supporting children and adolescents

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

College mental health - Support navigating school-related expectations and stress; addressing difficulties in making life decisions


General expertise



Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $100 (55min)
  • Initial session: $100 (55min)

Therapist's note

Brad can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Milton practice

1359 Hancock Street

Suite 9

Quincy, MA 02169

Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present

Community Resources for Justice, 2015 - 2017

Strattus Mental Health Clinic, 2013 - 2015

Northeastern University, Master of Science, 2013

James Madison University, BA, 2011


Languages

  • English

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