Brandt Hueser

Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults. My holistic approach of mind, body and environment is designed to help you reach your individual and/or family goals.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-890-9697

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $70-$110

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2009

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Child
  • Teen

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network
  • BridgeSpan
  • Medicare
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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I believe the stories that families and individuals carry with them serve as a blueprint for decision making and patterns throughout life. Changing these patterns is an important part in reaching your personal goals. I draw from several different therapy orientations and believe that a holistic approach is most effective and adaptive.

After graduating with a Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan in 2003, I have provided both home based and outpatient therapy to at risk youth and families. I have worked in community mental health in both the east coast and west coast. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and adults dealing with a wide range of issues. I believe that small shifts at any level, i.e. personal, environmental, or within relationships, can affect positive change within any individual and system. My training and practice is based in family systems, narrative and cognitive-behavioral theories. In addition, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which specializes in helping children and adults heal from trauma.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • EMDR External link

    I am trained to use the EMDR model to help people move through trauma and feelings of being stuck. EMDR is an evidence-based practice and one of the most heavily researched therapy models available. Trauma is often stored in the physical body and EMDR can help reprocess traumatic memories so that a person is desensitized to those triggers.

  • Mindfulness-based External link

    Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Mindfulness therapy focuses on developing the skill of not attaching ourselves to our thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness is also a component of DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy which focuses on emotional regulation and frustration tolerance. I am trained in using DBT techniques.

  • Family Systems External link

    Working in home-based mental health for over 10 years has provided me the training and experience to help families resolve conflict. I believe the stories that families and individuals carry with them serve as a blueprint for decision making and patterns throughout life. Changing these patterns is an important part in reaching family and individual goals.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Family Conflict External link

    Family conflict arises when families get stuck in their communication and interactions. My experience working in home-based mental health provides me with the training to help families shift their maladaptive patterns and meet their individual and family goals.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    Marital issues often arise when couples have to deal with a crisis or a loss of intimacy. Couples therapy can be a supportive place to address power issues, improve direct communication, and re-establish intimacy.

  • PTSD External link

    PTSD is classified as an anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing a psychologically traumatic event or events. Trauma can affect everyone in different ways. I am trained in the use of the EMDR technique which can be an effective tool to get to the root of these traumas. Mindfulness based therapy can also be helpful in treating trauma.

  • Anxiety External link

    Anxiety can be a normal coping mechanism to help people deal with a variety of stressors. However, if anxiety becomes excessive and/or interferes with your daily functioning, you may need to see a therapist. Therapy can provide you the tools and insights to deal with anxiety. EMDR, mindfulness- based therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are all useful practices that I use to treat anxiety.

  • Depression External link

    Feeling sad or “down in the dumps” is a normal feeling that everyone experiences sometimes. Depression is a myriad of feelings that get in the way of your daily functioning. Depression can manifest quite differently in men, women, teenagers, and children. Therapy can be helpful in terms of looking at patterns of behavior and thought in order to move through the depression.

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