Matt Brennan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with college and graduate students, adults, and families on issues related to anxiety, depression, and other stressors. Matt also has special interest and experience in working with complex trauma and men’s issues. He welcomes anyone who is seeking skills to manage their anxiety, and learn problem-solving techniques for their everyday lives.
Matt incorporates a mix of skills-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into a more psychodynamic framework, including elements of attachment theory and relational therapy. This blended approach empowers clients to balance coping mechanisms with a longer-term understanding of their behavioral patterns and thoughts.
Matt’s approach is compassionate and client-centered. He strives to create a warm, safe space for each individual who walks in his door, and looks forward to welcoming you to his practice. Matt has licenses in both CT and RI and sees clients from both states via telehealth.
College and graduate student mental health - 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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Yale Mental Health & Counseling, Psychodynamic Fellowship
Yale School of Medicine, Post-MSW Fellowship
Southern Connecticut State University, MSW