Brigitte G. Dutil, ATR, LPCC, LMFT
Psychotherapy services include Individual Therapy, Adult Therapy, Couple's/Family Therapy,
Child and Adolescent Therapy, and Art Therapy.
Participating in psychotherapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving
interpersonal relationships, and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy.
Psychotherapy requires your active involvement, honesty, and openness in order to change your
thoughts, feelings or behavior. Psychotherapy may challenge some of your assumptions or
perceptions or propose different ways of looking at, thinking about, or handing situations which
can cause you to feel upset, angry, depressed, challenged, or disappointed. Attempting to
resolve issues that brought you to therapy in the first place, such as personal or interpersonal
relationships may result in changes that were not originally intended.
Psychotherapy may also result in decisions about changing behaviors, employment, substance
use, schooling, housing, or relationships. These decisions are made by you, the client. Change
can be slow and even frustrating yet empowering and fulfilling.
Couple's & Family Therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that nurtures change and
development, and views these in terms of the dynamics between family members. It
emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health.
Family therapists may focus more on how patterns of interaction maintain the problem
rather than trying to identify the cause, as this can be experienced as blaming by some
families. It assumes that the family as a whole is larger than the sum of its parts.
Art Therapy is an established mental health profession that uses the creative process of
art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of
individuals of all ages. It is based on the belief that the creative process involved in artistic
self-expression helps people to resolve conflicts and problems, develop interpersonal skills,
manage behavior, reduce stress, increase self-esteem and self-awareness, and achieve
To learn more about the professional credentialing of art therapists, visit the
Art Therapy Credentials Board (ATCB) website.
Family Mediator Collaborative Divorce Professional
Parenting Plan Coordinator, Psychotherapist
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist LMFT42451
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor LPCC462
Registered Art Therapist ATR05-022