Patricia A. Bresky
She/Her/HersPsychologist, PhD Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Dr. Patricia Bresky is a psychologist and life coach. She works remotely work with clients in Rhode Island. Most of her clients have demanding schedules and appreciate the flexibility and convenience of doing sessions from home or work. Dr. Bresky works with clients of different ethnicities, gender identities, ages (early adult-elderly), and cultures. Most of her clients come to therapy for help with difficulties in relationships, work/school, and self-esteem. They often struggle with anxiety, depression, shame, low self-esteem, and loss. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Bresky serves as clinical faculty at Brown University in the Department of Psychiatry, where she teaches psychotherapy to psychiatrists in training. .
Dr. Bresky uses a wide range of therapy modalities in working with clients, including psychodynamic, client-centered, self-compassion psychotherapy, and CBT. She helps clients become aware of and have self-compassion for negative thoughts and behaviors that lead to anxiety, depression, and lack of confidence. Dr. Bresky teaches clients to realize that these thoughts and behaviors likely served a purpose in their early relationships. Later in life, however, these negative patterns often limit clients' abilities to achieve, enjoy healthy relationships, and feel good about themselves. Dr. Bresky helps clients soften harsh judgments of themselves and lack of trust in others. As a result, they grow more confident and hopeful.
Dr. Bresky earned her PhD from the Union Institute. She has a certification in advanced psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Boston
Psychoanalytic Institute and professional life-coaching from the International Coaching Federation. With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, Dr. Bresky provides the trust and empathy that promotes clients' growth and healing. Her approach is interactive, down-to-earth and warm. She is real and engaged in a way that clients know they too can be their real selves.
Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Divorce and Separation - Exploring and processing issues in marital relationship in order to make a decision to stay or leave. Grieving the end of the relationship and making a plan for moving on.
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
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Years of Experience: 25 years
Self, Psychologist/Psychotherapist, 2002 - Present
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PhD, 1999
Rhode Island: 00866