Brianda  Gosselin-Hickey

Brianda Gosselin-Hickey

She/Her/Hers

Mental Health Counselor - Limited Permit, MHC-LP Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated December 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

I am a Chicana therapist and consider myself a tenacious advocate for my community and the other marginalized communities. I work from an anti-oppressive social justice framework, consciously working to undo the effects of colonization. I uses positive psychology to highlight my clients' unique strengths and abilities.

When I work with a client, I endeavors to incorporate therapy practices that fully respect and reflect that client's cultural, religious, spiritual, and personal values. I offer 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 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.


Specialties

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




Clientele

  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Insurance

Brianda Gosselin-Hickey is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

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
Session frequency

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

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

Location(s)

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 9am - 5pm
  • Tue 9am - 5pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 9am - 5pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 2 years


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


Licensure

New York: P116304

Supervisor: Mallory Thomsen (LCSW 095648)


Languages

English

Spanish