Michael Brodeur, PsyD

Michael Brodeur
Psychologist, PsyD

Accepting new clients (updated March 4th, 2017)

Dr. Brodeur truly cares about his patients and helping them achieve a higher level of personal and psychological well-being. He's highly skilled and seasoned. I give him my highest regards."

- Lora Helton, Ph.D., Private Practice (2017)

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If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Dr. Brodeur here.

    About Dr. Brodeur

  • Provides psychological evaluations, particularly for ADHD, as well as learning disabilities and differential diagnoses
  • Expertise in academic issues, ADHD, learning disabilities, veterans' issues, LGBQ topics, substance abuse, and trauma
  • Practices CBT, mindfulness practices, supportive therapy, positive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing
  • Works with young adults, college students, adults, and groups
  • Particularly enjoys working with student veterans, GLBQTA students, first-generation students, and people of color

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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Dr. Michael Brodeur is a Psychologist at Gershon Psychological Associates, where he works to create a collaborative, goal-directed, supportive, and client-focused environment. He is particularly well-versed in ADHD assessment, young adult challenges, veterans issues, trauma, and substance use disorders.

Dr. Brodeur has a passion for psychological testing and open communication with clients. He especially enjoys offering clients an explanation for their longstanding struggles and helping them work towards treatment. In addition to his specialty areas, he also sees clients struggling with academic issues, anxiety disorders, anger management, learning disabilities, gender and sexuality topics, and substance abuse.

Dr. Brodeur particularly enjoys working with young adults, as they are in a pivotal moment in personal identity development. He uses a variety of clinical strategies depending on what the client is looking for, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness practices, supportive therapy, positive psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing.

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"First and foremost, I deeply respect your decision to come for psychotherapy treatment or for an evaluation for ADHD. A lot of people have one foot in the door, and one foot out of the door. Give yourself credit for making this important decision! My style is collaborative, goal-directed, and supportive. It may be helpful to know that therapy is tailored to your needs. Some people want to come in and vent, whereas, others would like to learn concrete skills. I'm willing to meet you wherever you're at in terms of your goals for therapy. At every step along the way, we will check-in to make sure that we are making progress towards these goals. I want you to get the experience that you deserve.

For those interested in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation, the evaluation process involves multiple steps. These steps include completing an initial interview, completing a variety of psychological tests and questionnaires, and gathering information from others involved in your care (e.g. partner, spouse, psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.). From start to finish, this process can take approximately five to eight weeks. The final step in the process is a comprehensive feedback session to review the findings and recommendations for treatment."

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Gershon Psychological Associates, Training Director & Clinical Psychologist, 2013 - Present
Washington State University Counseling & Testing Services, Testing Specialist & Staff Psychologist, 2010 - 2013
University of New Hampshire Counseling Center, Postdoctoral Resident, 2008 - 2010

Antioch University New England, PsyD, 2009

specialties

SPECIALTIES

DEEP EXPERTISE AREAS

Academic issues – Adjusting to college; managing developmental and emotional challenges in school; balancing schoolwork and personal life
ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and learning disabilities – Managing ADHD and its effects on decision making, studies, relationships, and work; helping with organizational challenges
Existential challenges / crises – Questioning purpose, spirituality, existence; finding one’s path and voice, especially when it differs from society's expectations
Gender and sexuality topics – Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Substance abuse – Prevent and reduce challenges related to tobacco, marijuana, and/or alcohol, such as anxiety, depression, and challenges in relationships
Veterans' issues – Works with veterans and their families on the transition back to civilian life. As a Tricare provider, offers VA trauma assessments for veterans.

OVERALL EXPERTISE AREAS

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Using exposure and response prevention to help clients confront OCD, e.g. concern with and/or fear of germs and becoming 'contaminated
Trauma – Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). As a Tricare provider, offers VA trauma assessments for veterans.
Weight management (losing weight) – Healthy approaches to losing weight and promoting positive body image

treatment-orientation

TREATMENT ORIENTATION

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)In cognitive behavioral therapy, you work with a therapist in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking, so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. (learn more)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression, and more generally, helps treat mood disorders. Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. (learn more)
Motivational interviewing Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change. It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion. (learn more)
Positive psychotherapyPositive psychotherapy focuses on positive emotions and client strengths, rather than deficits in order to reduce negative symptoms. (learn more)
Supportive TherapySupportive psychotherapy is used primarily to reinforce a patient’s ability to cope with stressors by giving clients the opportunity to express their feelings and thoughts about the issues. Clinicians help patients learn how to move forward and make decisions or changes that may be necessary to adapt, either to an acute change, such as the loss of a loved one or severe disappointment, or to a chronic situation, such as an ongoing illness. (learn more)

clientele

CLIENTELE

Young adults / college students (18 - 24)
Adults
Group Therapy Sessions

Languages

LANGUAGES

English

LOCATION

(1) Providence
1 Richmond Square, Suite 321W
Providence RI 02906

Available in Providence on Wednesday, 10am - 6pm.

 
 

TRANSPORTATION

(1) Providence

From Brown University
5min Uber/drive, 22min walk, 10min bus

From RISD
7min Uber/drive, 11min bus, 10min bike

From Johnson & Wales
8min Uber/drive, 20min bus, 16min bike

 

(2) Greenville

From Brown University / RISD / JWU
21min Uber/Drive

From RIC
17min Uber/Drive
 

 


PROFESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Dr. Brodeur is an extremely caring and conscientious clinician. He cares about his clients and is extremely thorough in his treatment approaches. His assessments are comprehensive and insightful. He is truly an excellent psychologist.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma, coping with changes, OCD, mood disorder, divorce
— Jonathan Gershon, PhD, Psychologist, Private Practice owner (2017)
Dr. Brodeur is clinically astute in delivering research-based, effective treatment through an encouraging demeanor.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, assessment, gastric bypass evaluation
— Ellen Curran, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Brodeur truly cares about his patients and helping them achieve a higher level of personal and psychological well-being. He’s highly skilled and seasoned. I give him my highest regards.

What topic(s) would you refer clients to this therapist for? Anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, GLBT, veterans
— Lora Helton, Ph.D., Private Practice (2017)