Brandin Dear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW

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Brandin Dear, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cambridge
(413) 347-9987

Brandin Dear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW


Location

156 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(413) 347-9987
Brandin Dear is not currently accepting new clients.

A psychiatrist once said, 'If I do not come to care for him [the patient], the therapy will not be helpful.' I believe this is true and am devoted to the collaborative relationship it takes to journey through successful treatment. I view each client as a whole and individual person with their own unique set of strengths, challenges, beliefs, and circumstances. My goal is to empower my clients to make sustainable changes in their lives that contribute to their overall health and happiness.

I largely provide cognitive behavioral and solution focused treatment. I often blend a psychodynamic approach as I find the combination highly effective. I am an interactive and directive therapist. I encourage my clients to work hard both inside and outside of the therapeutic hour.

I provide individual and couples therapy(poly couples included). I have a strong desire to treat diverse populations. I am comfortable addressing issues related to anxiety, life transitions, relationships, culture, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues. I also provide personal coaching for people wanting to make progress on specific goals in their life.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • School: Smith College School for Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License and State: 115057 Massachusetts

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Insurance must have out of network coverage
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: National Association of Social Workers
  • Member Since: 2006

Location

156 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(413) 347-9987
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Coaching
Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Transgender
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Heterosexual Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Ms. Kyle Carney, MSW, LICSW
Ms. Kyle Carney, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 9 years
Barbara Martin, MA, LMHC
Barbara Martin, MA, LMHC
Counselor Friend, known for 10 years
Mr. Ben Kudler, MSW, LICSW
Mr. Ben Kudler, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 14 years
Lizzie Crawford, MA, LMHC
Lizzie Crawford, MA, LMHC
Counselor Colleague, known for 7 years
Karen Grimes, MA, LMHC
Karen Grimes, MA, LMHC
Licensed Professional Counselor Classmate, known for 14 years

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Last Modified: 02 Mar 2019
Brandin Dear, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cambridge

Brandin Dear

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW