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Brett Terrien(He/Him/His)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
MassachusettsConnecticutNew York
LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics- Couples counseling-Men's issues- Relationship issues- Depression- Anxiety -

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Professional statement

Brett has been a licensed psychotherapist for more than 20 years. His niche is working with individuals and couples, persons in polyamorous relationships, BDSM and fetish communities, visual and performing artists, and traditional and holistic health care providers.

Brett’s area of expertise is helping clients with difficulties in relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, recovering from a significant loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. He is particularly suited to those who spend a great deal of time in their head, feel disconnected from their feelings, and would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.

Message to clients

Informed by an optimistic belief in people’s resiliency and ability to change and grow, I view therapy as an opportunity for transformation. I work with high functioning, motivated clients who are ready to take a serious look at the direction of their lives and are open to change—those who are eager to improve their self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and career satisfaction.

My work in counseling psychology emerged from being an artist. While earning my BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, I was invited into my colleagues’ lives and learned to share their experiences through their lenses and perceptions. Graduate training at NYU sharpened this insight to bring a unique perspective to the therapeutic process.

I provide feedback and reflection—infused with a dose of humor—in a warm, safe, and trusting atmosphere. My approach is both interactive and direct. I ask my clients to challenge themselves to be completely open and honest and share in a way that might feel like they’re ‘telling on themselves’. Significant change and healing can only really begin with the full truth.

Believing strongly that the integration between mind and body leads to greater mental health, I encourage clients to incorporate physical activity and other treatment modalities: yoga, art, working out, running, massage, pets, acupuncture, meditation, medication, vacation, etc.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Private Practice | Brett P. Terrien, LMHC, P.C., Psychotherapist and Owner
Rasi Associates, Psychotherapist
Fenway Health | The Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, Psychotherapist
Vinfen, Inc., Residential Program Director

New York University, MA, 2000
The Center | The LGBT Community Center - NYC, Internship, 2000
MassArt (Massachusetts College of Art and Design), BFA, 1995


New York: 012600-01 - Massachusetts: 5302 - Connecticut: 5657




LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Men's issues - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Offering both in-person and online sessions in New York City.


Brett Terrien is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$240 (45min)
  • Sliding scale:$155 - $240
  • Initial session:$265 (55min)
  • Couples sessions:$265 (45min)
  • Initial Couples session$295 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Client testimonials

"He was wonderful!! Yes, I heard back!! Currently I’m waiting to hear back to see if you take our insurance! What is the turnaround? Thanks"
- Zencare client October 2023