Brianda  Gosselin-Hickey

Brianda Gosselin-Hickey


Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Adolescent mental health
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Brianda is a Chicana therapist who is a tenacious advocate for her community and the communities of other marginalized people. Brianda works from an anti-oppressive social justice framework, consciously working to undo the effects of colonization. She uses positive psychology to highlight her clients' unique strengths and abilities.

When Brianda works with a client, she endeavors to incorporate therapy practices that fully respect and reflect that client's cultural, religious, spiritual, and personal values. Brianda offers support and validation while unpacking past experiences and identifying future coping strategies, so that they can find a renewed sense of balance in their life.

Message to clients

I became a therapist because I want to actively work against the oppressive systems that have left marginalized communities without access to care from people who look like the. I have a special place in my heart for autistic Latinx children and adolescents, but I work with all people who have historically been ignored and misunderstood. This might mean they identify as autistic, having ADHD, Latinx, LGBTQ+, or people of color.

I create a space where every client feels heard, validated, and engaged. I often urge my clients to dive deeper into the meaning of their actions while amplifying the many strengths they carry. Clients gain a deeper sense of themselves, allowing them to regulate emotions and navigate difficult situations more effectively.

There are times we find ourselves moving through life feeling disempowered. This experience can be distressing for anyone, creating self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. It takes great strength to be vulnerable and open to sharing your experiences with others. I admire your courage in taking the first step toward healing these wounds. I want to invite you to a non-judgmental, supportive space where we can work together on processing your past experiences and highlighting your areas of strength- so that you can find a renewed sense of balance in your life.


Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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 of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life


  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11AM - 7PM
  • Wed 10AM - 6PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11AM - 7PM
  • Wed 10AM - 6PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 1 year

Columbia University, Teachers College, Bilingual Latinx Mental Health Counselor, 2022
Columbia University, Teachers College, Sexuality, Women, & Gender, 2022
Columbia University, Teachers College, Psychological Counseling, 2022


New York: P116304