617.470.5404 brett@brettpsych.com

About Me

I provide both individual and couples psychotherapy via Zoom for adults and college age students, who reside in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

I’ve been a licensed psychotherapist in practice for more than 20 years. My niche is working with both LGBTQI+ and straight individuals and couples, persons in polyamorous relationships, BDSM and fetish communities, visual and performing artists (professionals, as well as students from prestigious Boston institutions as Boston Conservatory/Berklee, New England Conservatory, and Emerson College), and traditional and holistic medical providers.

Additionally, I’m well versed and experienced working with sex workers, providers, escorts, and adult film entertainers, both gay and straight. I provide a safe and open space to discuss and process related issues that most feel unavailable to explore without judgment.

My area of expertise is helping clients with difficulties in relationships. Such difficulties include finding and sustaining healthy intimacy, healing from a painful break-up or divorce, recovering from major loss, and growing up in difficult circumstances. I am particularly suited to those who spend a great deal of time in their head, feel disconnected from their feelings, and would now like to develop a greater awareness of their emotional world.

Brett P Terrien, LMHC

Licensed in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Men’s Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Intimacy and Aggression
  • Kink, BDSM, and Fetish Sexualities
  • Monogamy, Non-monogamy and Polyamory


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Divorce
  • Dual Diagnosis Life
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions and Death
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Workers, Providers and Entertainers
  • Stress
  • Substance Use

Education and Experience

  • Brett P. Terrien, LMHC, P.C. – Private Practice,  2011–Present
  • Psychotherapist, Rasi Associates, 2004-2011
  • Psychotherapist, JRI Health Sidney Borum Health Center, 2002-2004
  • HIV/AIDS Substance Abuse/Mental Health Residential Program Director, Vinfen, 2000-2002
  • MA, Applied Psychology, New York University, 2000
  • Grief and Bereavement Therapist, CenterBridge, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Center, New York, 1999-2000
  • BFA, Photography, Mass College of Art and Design, 1995