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RICHARD BROUILLETTE, LCSW

225 West 15th ST
Suite C
New York, NY 10011
United States

RICHARD BROUILLETTE, LCSW

 

Credentials: LSW

Contact Name: Richard Brouillette

Insurance Accepted: Yes

Email: richard@nosymptom.org

Phone: 917-826-2545

Kink-Awareness: Kink-Friendly

Website: http://www.nosymptom.org

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A good relationship with your therapist is the key to success, no matter what style of therapy is practiced. I build an atmosphere of support, safety, humor, and empathy - but I don't just tell you what you want to hear. In my experience, therapy is about recognizing truths about one's life that may be difficult to accept. I help my patients find their truth, process their feelings about it, then find in their story sources of strength and even beauty.

 
I am currently a Candidate in Adult Psychoanalysis with the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research (IPTAR) and participant of the Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association. I am also an outpatient psychotherapist with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in The Bronx.

I worked for years with political asylees and survivors of torture from around the world, including with the Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago; as an extern with the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture; and with NYU International Trauma Studies Program/REFUGE (now part of Columbia University). In 2005 I traveled twice to Iraq to train clinicians on trauma treatment, as part of a US State Department program in partnership with the Heartland Alliance.

In addition to doing psychotherapy, I have also worked as a community organizer. I see community organizing as a form of social therapy- conducting activities with social groups that build awareness of social justice is a form of therapy. This work began with a Chicago theater program called The Antigone Project, which translated refugee stories into short plays, in partnership with the University of Chicago's Human Rights Program. I moved to New York City in December of 2001and started arts and theater projects with residents of Lower Manhattan affected by 9/11. Later I directed an organizing program focused on bringing together socially active teens and adults to form new community groups with the goals of building direct democracy and social autonomy in the face of poverty in Crown Heights, The Rockaways, and on Staten Island with Liberian immigrants.

I remain committed to social justice and human rights. Discrimination, homophobia, and poverty are corrosive to self-esteem, and cannot be overlooked.

The breadth of my experience has greatly improved my skills as a clinician, and I deeply value my current work with people facing challenges related to creative blocks, building ambition, improving their relationships and sexual enjoyment, leaving behind childhood issues, and pushing the limits of what they thought was possible in their lives.

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Date Added: 11-26-2012  Last Updated: 12-04-2012   
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