Dr. Brenden Readett

Hello.  Welcome to my online office!

Therapy is always a very personal journey and it’s been a privilege to serve my clients for the past 25 years. I believe that each person is unique and therapy must be a collaborative effort based on mutual trust, understanding and respect. Most of my time has been spent working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, complex trauma, borderline personality disorder as well as wellness and general existential or spiritual issues. Many of my clients are already on some type of growth path and I always employ an eclectic approach based on the individual needs and situation of each person. I’m currently offering appointments online using video conferencing and telephone. 

I typically use a broad based multi-theoretical approach that is designed to treat the common symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression as well as help my clients discover a more balanced and fulfilling way of life. Many of us have been led to believe coping is the best we can do but sometimes our symptoms are really messages we aren’t quite getting. There is tremendous benefit in getting to the root of things and working through whatever roadblocks might be keeping you from your best life. I have written a blog detailing the different types of therapy commonly used today to help you choose which might be right for you and I invite you to check that out.  

It seems like almost every day there’s a new research study out showing the benefits of mindfulness for our physical and mental health. One of the first major therapies to introduce mindfulness to psychology was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. Her Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was designed to help individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder and chronic suicidal depression. Because it works so well DBT has since been adapted for many other common everyday psychological problems. I was fortunate enough to be trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy at a research center overseen by Dr. Linehan herself. Since then I have run DBT groups in New Hampshire, California, and New York.  I have been using Dialectical Behavior Therapy in my work with individual clients for over 20 years. I have also taught and trained therapists at JFK University in California, Medaille College, and The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Its always inspiring to see what a difference learning even a few basic mindfulness skills can make in the lives of my clients. I have developed an integrated mindfulness based therapy that includes all the best cognitive and mindfulness skills I have collected over the years. Topics typically include relaxation techniques, calming the mind, stress reduction, self discovery and self-esteem, assertiveness and relationship skills, living in the present moment, and how to apply mindfulness to increase the quality and richness of your daily life. I would recommend learning more about it if you are interested.

I would be remiss in not mentioning my therapy partner. She attends every session and very often has something important to contribute. She is a eight year old long haired Akita with more personality than she knows what to do with.  She’s been known to comment on what’s being discussed and 0ccasionally even breaks the office rules as you can see.

I am now offering online therapy and mindfulness training using video conferencing. Telehealth has become more common in recent years and is a great option for people who might not otherwise have convenient access to effective mental health treatment. Teletherapy is covered by most insurances and has become even more prevalent since the COVID-19 crisis. My services are covered by most major New York State insurances like Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Independent Health, and a private pay fee schedule is available upon request. I encourage you to reach out if you think I might be helpful to you.

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