Matt  Brennan

Matt Brennan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Connecticut, Rhode Island Not Accepting Online

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Updated August 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • College and graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Mindfulness
  • Anxiety

Professional statement

Matt Brennan is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who specializes in working with college and graduate students, adults, and families on issues related to anxiety, depression, and other stressors. Matt also has special interest and experience in working with complex trauma and men’s issues. He welcomes anyone who is seeking skills to manage their anxiety, and learn problem-solving techniques for their everyday lives.

Matt incorporates a mix of skills-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) into a more psychodynamic framework, including elements of attachment theory and relational therapy. This blended approach empowers clients to balance coping mechanisms with a longer-term understanding of their behavioral patterns and thoughts.

Matt’s approach is compassionate and client-centered. He strives to create a warm, safe space for each individual who walks in his door, and looks forward to welcoming you to his practice. Matt has licenses in both CT and RI and sees clients from both states via telehealth.


Message to clients

Welcome! Making the choice to begin therapy is a wonderfully brave and self-affirming decision. As a therapist, I try to bring a sense of both safety and change to your healing journey. Our work together will focus on helping you connect to your inner aliveness while at the same time improving your practical skills. We will work on slowing down so you can really find yourself and experience being seen, heard, and understood. And, you'll learn the skills and strategies needed to effectively improve your mood, life, and relationships.


Specialties

College and graduate student mental health - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Magellan Health
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 200pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 2:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Yale Mental Health & Counseling, Psychodynamic Fellowship
Yale School of Medicine, Post-MSW Fellowship

Southern Connecticut State University, MSW


Languages

English