Thomas A. Brewer
Dr. Brewer is a Boston-based Clinical Psychologist that specializes in working with couples, adults, and young adults. He take a relational, empathic approach to treatment that focuses on facilitating psychological and interpersonal health and wellness. His specialty areas include, but are not limited to, couples work/high conflict relationships, trauma work, interpersonal stress, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. In helping clients manage these difficulties Dr. Brewer works collaboratively to foster a safe and trusting space where they can effectively explore, process, and move through life's challenges. He understands that each of us have unique strengths, difficulties, identities, and life experiences. Therefore, he works with each client to tailor treatment to their individual needs so that they can reach their personal and relational goals, address concerns impacting their well-being, and move towards personal growth and healing.
Dr. Brewer has completed specialty training in couples therapy/working with high conflict couples and treating trauma. He earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University, completed his APA-accredited internship training at the VA Pacific Islands Healthcare System in Honolulu, HI, and completed a postdoctoral residency at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in Bedford, MA. In these settings he focused on assisting couples with building relationship health and safety and helping clients heal from traumatic life experiences. He is a certified Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Provider, which is an evidenced-based treatment for treating trauma. In addition, Dr. Brewer has worked with a wide range of diverse clientele in community mental health clinics, homeless shelters, medical settings, and group practice settings.
Dr. Brewer is currently only seeing clients remotely via telehealth.
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and intimacy concerns; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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)
Domestic violence - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for those experiencing aggression in a relationship.
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Lifestance Health, Licensed Psychologist, 2020 - 2021
Bedford VA, Intimate Partner Violence Resident, 2019 - 2020
Honolulu VA, Psychology Intern, 2018 - 2019
Palo Alto University, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, 2019
Palo Alto University, M.S. in Clinical Psychology, 2017