Brett D'Aoust


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Masters Certified Addiction Professional in the State of Florida and have practiced in the addictions and behavioral health field. I have worked with men, women, and adolescents in a variety of residential and outpatient settings. I have dealt with an array of issues to include substance use and addiction disorders, anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship issues, and career coaching.

I utilize an approach of compassion, respect, and dignity for the client with the intention of providing valuable coping skills to be successful in life. I utilize motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral, and client centered approaches to meet the you in the moment. I will tailor the treatment around your needs and desired outcomes for your life. It takes courage to seek help and if you are ready I am here to empower you in you journey!


  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #SW15910 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by L.E. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Brett really gets it!
He is easy to talk to, has tons of experience, and understands my mindset.
He also makes the sessions fun.
Really a fantastic councilor!

Written by S.H. on Sep 10, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 1 month

AMAZING experience!! Such a kind, caring person who has really helped our family!

Written by D.A. on Sep 03, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

It only took me a month to get better with the help of Brett. He's very kind and helpful. He made me feel confident and taken care of. I truly thank him a lot for helping me. I just wish he had more time to counsel, but the rest is just perfect!

Written by P.A. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

From my first session Brett D'Aoust, made sure to hear me out. He did not judge and nor push me in any way that would have harmed me or made me feel worse. He was not afraid to point out my mistakes or my faults during the sessions in the beginning which is something I appreciate, since I do not want to feel that he is being supportive just because of his position.
Using the different tools that he provided at some of the sessions, he helped point things such as mindfulness, meditation, positive traits and so forth. These tools ,while I did not use them everyday, did help bringing in some new thoughts and worth onto my self.
During the sessions themselves, Brett D'Aoust always kept a very chill and relaxed attitude which in return made me more comfortable during sessions. The relaxed environment allowed me to not worry and feel anxious to speak out about things that I would like to share.
As the sessions progressed, so did I and Brett D'Aoust made sure to point it out every time, which really was appreciated.
Overall, I am very happy with the counselling that I received and would highly recommend him to anyone that I know!
Again, thank you for everything!

Written by K.R. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Brett is always there to listen and understands how you are feeling very well. I signed up for counseling due to my mental health affecting my ability to study for the MCAT exam. My favorite part about Brett is he seems to know the fine line between letting my vent and keeping me focused. He lets me vent my frustrations but has a way to shift the focus back to the MCAT and keeps me from losing sight of my goal. If he hears me talking about something unhelpful, he quickly says “no, no” and resets my focus. This has been extremely helpful and it taught me how to stop negative thoughts and refocus. Thank you Brett!!

Written by M.A. on Aug 01, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Brett is amazing person and professional. I wasn't sure exactly what I am looking for, I was lost, scared and frozen in inability of understanding myself and my own thoughts or emotions. After only few talks with Brett I start to feel in control again.

Written by B.R. on Jul 29, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Super friendly and supportive, gives good advice and always does a good job of engaging

Written by F.U. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My partner and I have been working with Brett for about a month now. He’s really genuine and warm and easy to talk to. He listened to our concerns and check in on us regularly. Would definitely recommend him, and are more than happy to continue working with him

Written by J.E. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Brett for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We absolutely love Brett! Not only is he knowledgeable and equipped to deal with tougher issues, he’s fun-loving and really knows how to steer my wife and I towards conversation that brings a closer and helps us communicate and understand each other better. He takes our needs into account and allows us to focus on things we want to work on while still giving us a great base of things to improve. In other words Brett is clearly concerned with the foundation that my wife and I are building and he is helping us to build a relationship that will last a lifetime! I would recommend him to anyone !