Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandon Breault.
Brandon, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
Well, the path to being a psychotherapist was never on my radar. After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Theatre, I moved to New York City to continue my education in acting. It was a wonderful time in my life. Growing up in a small Wisconsin town was fantastic, but it did not expose me to much diversity.
New York provided that and was really impactful to my growth as an individual. After three years in the city, I decided to move out west. I have been in Los Angeles ever since. Having kicked around this city for numerous years in an attempt to land that big role, I was beginning to feel a bit soulless. I decided to go back to school when I was 37 to get my Master’s degree in Psychology.
Acting is something that will be in my life in some capacity moving forward, but currently, I am working toward getting licensed as a psychotherapist. I like the potential that comes with being a therapist. It offers a chance to promote personal growth and a better understanding of humanity while helping others in need.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Smooth roads are for roller-skates. Honestly, I feel like anything worth doing is going to have difficulties. Overcoming adversity leads to growth. My wife and I had our first child while I was in grad school. We were also renovating our house at the time, so we had to move out while the work was being completed. On top of that my Mother’s 6 year battle with cancer came to an end, leaving a huge hole in my life.
With the support of friends and family thought I take it one day at a time. Not to be a bummer but our time is short and whatever happens, doesn’t stop the rotation of the earth. I’ve always liked the metaphor of the rushing river. The water may get caught up in the rocks and pool for a bit, but eventually, the water makes its way down the river again.
Like a river, life is constant movement. The unexpected should be somewhat expected. We just have to keep floating and make sure we are not only enjoying the view but making it better.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Brandon Breault Marriage and Family Therapist Associate – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a practice and what sets you apart from others.
I provide psychotherapy to children, adults, and couples. I have a private practice in Los Feliz where I see clients. In addition, I volunteer at two middle schools in the Valley. I really enjoy working with middle school-aged children.
They are at a point developmentally where they are deciding which aspects of their identity they want to solidify. I find it to be a great place to meet them in their lives. I like to work with kids on building on the idea of their hopes and dreams.
If you can identify with being a budding scientist rather than a poor kid from a divorced family you are setting yourself up for positive action to occur. This work can be done with adults too, but it generally requires a bit more unpacking of the past.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I will continue to work toward obtaining my hour for licensure. One thing that is fantastic about a career in mental health is there is always more to learn. I plan on building my knowledge in the field of happiness. What makes people happy and how do you get someone to implement it into their lives.
I’m at a point now as well where I would like to incorporate more artistic ventures into my day to day. I have been a novice painter for years and am currently prepping to paint a large 7ft by 7ft canvas for my home. Creating art makes me happy. So I guess more of that.
- Address: 3110 Los Feliz Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90039
- Website: http://brandonbtherapy.wixsite.com/grow
- Phone: 747.245.5014
- Email: email@example.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandonBreaultMFTA/