My Approach to Helping
Working from a trauma-informed, non-pathologizing, strengths-based, systems model of care, I work to help you better understand the impact of trauma on mental health and relationships. I specialize in the treatment of trauma across a full spectrum of conditions, including the use of dissociation, addictions, self-harm, and eating disorder behaviors, as well as challenged family systems, mood disorders, and maternalparental mental health issues. I have many years of advanced trainings and experience to help clients in therapy make and maintain positive changes, find needed resources, and work from personal strengths. You can learn much more about my style of care by reading the articles on our website blog - I have been writing those for 5+ years.
More Info About My Practice
Robyn Brickel has been a therapist in Old Town Alexandria since 1999. Robyn's expertise is in demand. Robyn is a Connecticut native, and has offered counseling at a variety of treatment facilities, including an intensive outpatient substance abuse program in her home state. She also worked in private practice, and directed a one-on-one mentoring program for youth at risk. She graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy.
Robyn is licensed in Virginia as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT), and treats families, couples, individuals, and groups, including both adolescents and adults. She believes in the value of continuing education, and routinely seeks out continued professional training to remain abreast of new developments in her field. She has post-graduate training in ego state psychotherapy, internal family systems, sensorimotor psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) and Imago relational therapy, as well as training with maternal mental health issues, including infertility and postpartum depression. Robyn is also an EMDRIA Certified therapist and Approved Consultant, as well as completing a certificate program in advanced trauma treatment.
Brickel and Associates, LLC is a private psychotherapy practice in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Our counselors serve individual adolescents and adults, couples, families and groups, under the direction of Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT.
We are dedicated to helping our patients or clients make and maintain positive changes in their lives. We bring a positive, proactive approach to therapy, helping clients achieve greater self-esteem, build healthier relationships, and make the emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes they seek.
We will help you create tools to make a safe and stable environment, within therapy and to use in your daily life. You’ll find the resources and tools to establish clear boundaries, explore new ways to cope with everyday challenges and emotions, and increase your strengths and abilities.
My Therapy Focus
Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT, LLC works with clients on a range of issues and concerns and has experience with clients of all ages, backgrounds, and belief systems. The foundation of effective therapy is a safe, trusting and collaborative relationship. We will work with you to develop a plan that is tailored to your goals and needs. Robyn's treatment style is active and supportive.