Brendan Kearns, LCSW - California Therapist at Grow Therapy

Brendan Kearns

Brendan Kearns


14 years of experience

For those who struggle with decision-regret and anxiety around making the perfect choice, picking a therapist is three steps into the therapy already - if you're here reading this and that's you, I commend you as your therapy has already begun. Anxious and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts, "imposter syndrome", endless struggles to be perfect, only to be met with guilt and regret; all uncomfortable things that we humans try to avoid and control, yet all of that avoiding and controlling just doesn't seem to do any good. You're here to learn better ways to manage these experiences, and that's where I can help. I leverage 14 years of clinical experience as an adjunct professor in clinical social work and as a therapist in the public and private sectors in Canada, the US and Australia to assist my clients. I am a well traveled surfer, climber, author, entrepenuer, and musician and I enjoy spending time in my backyard that is the central coast of California, exploring all that it has to offer.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I work closely with youth and adults using proven, value-based psychological skills to help them understand what stress, anxiety and perfectionism look like and how to drop the endless fight against them. I will teach you how to be flexible and resilient when your mind tells you any number of things that diminish your sense of self-worth and achievement.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure-Response Prevention Therapy, Strengths Based, Client-Centered, Psychodynamic Therapy

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I manage a small caseload so that I can dedicate the time and commitment needed to providing thoughtful, quality care. I am always happy to connect and answer any questions that you may have.

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