Vicky Brandt, LMHC
Vicky is the owner of Looking Glass Counseling. She has over 14 years of experience working as a psychotherapist, both in private practice and community mental health settings. She has taught as adjunct faculty in the master's programs at Boston College and Lesley University.
Vicky specializes in working with people who have experienced trauma. She holds a certificate in traumatic stress studies, is a certified rape crisis counselor, and is fully trained in EMDR. She has also completed the level 1 and 2 trainings in Internal Family Systems therapy. She brings this trauma-informed lens to her work, which includes understanding the physical and emotional responses of both long-term and single-incident trauma.
For many years, Vicky has also been committed to working with women during pregnancy and the postpartum period. She understands the particular challenges that can come with having a child, including postpartum depression and anxiety, traumatic birth experiences, bonding and attachment issues, and identity shifts as one becomes a parent. She has completed post-graduate training in maternal mental health and is an active volunteer with Postpartum Support International of Massachusetts.
Vicky is passionate about her work and approaches sessions with an attitude of curiosity, openness, and respect. She believes that therapy is a collaborative effort, and works hard to achieve a healthy balance of support and challenge to encourage growth and healing.