Albany Therapists

Brianne DeYoung

Brianne DeYoung, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Team Lead, Compliance Officer, Associate & Supervision Program Coordinator

I believe that life is a continual marathon, growth is an ongoing process, success is not defined by a tangible finish line, and we as humans can do hard things; however, sometimes seeking therapy helps us get through hard things with the help and guidance of another person.

At times, we are able to manage and navigate our struggles, and other times our struggles are overwhelmingly difficult. If you feel that you have reached a point where your usual coping mechanisms are no longer working or you would like assistance exploring underlying sources of your mental or emotional distress, then you have come to the right place and you are not alone.

Breezie is a professional who makes the counseling office feel like you are sitting across from a friend you have known for years with the ability to remain dynamic and personable, while also being straightforward, warm, and objective. Breezie is energized and motivated to meet clients where they are at while challenging them to set and meet goals that suit their unique needs and capabilities. Breezie is a passionate educator and empathetic counselor who focuses not only on her client’s treatment goals but on their journey as a whole. Taking an eclectic and Person-Centered approach to client care, Breezie works with her client’s supporting their mental and emotional health needs while highlighting their strengths and strengthening their weaknesses. As a continuous learner, Breezie is always open to exploring new ideas and experiences in the hope that she can better service both her clients and her community.

Brianne's Approach

Therapy is so much more than an expensive cup of coffee and someone to talk to. In my opinion, the primary factors needed for true therapeutic change are trust, intrinsic motivation, dedication, education, and support.

I approach therapy by first earning the trust of my clients and focusing on their needs and therapeutic preferences to build rapport. While normalizing their experiences, I aim to empower their strengths to foster intrinsic motivation towards overall positive change.

By providing unconditional positive regard and validating their subjective experiences I am able to support their journey, provide the necessary psychoeducation and guide them through a variety of difficulties in this crazy ride called life. 

I employ an eclectic and person-centered approach to therapy to adapt to my client’s therapeutic preferences.

Person-centered therapy (also known as client-centered) may seem self-explanatory; however, it espouses the idea that the client is their own expert, and they are in the driver’s seat of their therapeutic journey. Person-centered therapy is a non-directive form of talk therapy that allows the client to lead the conversation and relies on one singular quality, unconditional positive regard. Unconditional positive regard essentially promotes a non-judgmental, genuine, and empathic experience to support the client within their therapeutic process. Some goals of person-centered therapy may include facilitating personal growth and development, alleviating feelings of distress, strengthening self-esteem and the capacity to be open to new experiences, and enhancing the client’s understanding of themselves. It is my job as your therapist to support your process by acting as a sounding board, validating your experiences, and providing an empathetic environment that helps you build trust within yourself to begin tackling some of the things you are currently struggling with.

More About Brianne DeYoung

Experience

I have been working in the field of counseling since 2017 years providing individual, couples, and/or family therapy to children, adolescents, teenagers, adults, and elderly individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds. I believe that as a counselor I will continue to learn new modalities and techniques throughout the course of my professional career to best serve the needs of my clients from all walks of life and diagnostic presentations.

Education

I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Oregon University School of Graduate Psychology.

Prior to graduate school, I attended Union College in Barbourville, KY where I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology. I obtained my associate’s degree from Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay, OR.

Can I Help You?

I treat patients for:

  • Depression, Grief, Loss, Sadness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Panic
  • OCD: Obsessive-compulsive thoughts or actions
  • Traumatic Events, Trauma, PTSD
  • Relationship Struggles (couple, family, or parenting)
  • LGBTQIA+ Related Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Other

Therapy Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 1:30 pm 

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM