Ishmaella Brutus (They/Them, She/Her)

Accepting Clients

I am a non-binary therapist offering therapy services to the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC community with a limited permit under a licensed supervisor.

Mental Health Counselor in Long Island city, NY
Supervised by LMHC Nancy Alfaro

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Your experience is real, putting someone else’s feelings above that is unfair to you. The different journeys we have lived so far has shaped how we respond and react to our loved ones today. Some walks through life end up with us feeling like our needs are selfish. It can lead to decisions weighing on our minds because they are not always understood by society. They can steer us to go down paths where we start to rely on substances and prevent us from enjoying our life fully.

My Background and Approach

By using a more Relational and Eclectic approach to therapy, I plan to utilize active listening skills to help you become more proactive in your interactions with others and use your own strengths to help you walk through your journey feeling confident, understood and more connected with yourself. Whether your journey is by yourself or with your partner, I apply resources from different theories to help tailor the client’s needs to the work we will be doing in session. The foundation of our work together will come from a more Relational approach to therapy. Cultivating a good relationship together will help all of us become aware of behaviors that may have formulated from past relationships. This awareness can help foster new behavior and understanding that can address sources of conflict in your current life. Clients wishing to have some support with substance use, can expect a Harm Reductionist model to be the foundation of our sessions.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Being part of both the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ community, I believe that community is very important into establishing who we are as individuals. Many of us struggle with Identifying with others/ourselves in our relationships because of foundations built in to us from a young age. I've walked through a similar road and hope to support many others in walking through their own path.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 250/session


Email Ishmaella
31-00 47th Ave
Suite 3100
Long Island city, NY 11101

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