John Brunelle is a Licensed Psychologist with 20+ years of clinical experience. He works from a mindfulness-based perspective, specializing in areas of personal growth and development, sport/performance psychology and trauma/loss work. He earned his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001. Prior to that he obtained his master’s degree in Sport Science/Sport Psychology from the University of Florida and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Virginia.
John has considerable experience and expertise working with late adolescent/early adulthood issues but enjoys and values the growth and insight that is possible throughout the life span. His primary therapeutic mission is to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and warm environment that encourages clients to live a healthy, self-compassionate and well-examined life.
At the core of John’s therapeutic approach is mindfulness, encouraging clients to cultivate nonjudgmental awareness, curiosity, self-compassion/self-acceptance, and skillful emotional/cognitive/behavioral regulation. Through this work, clients will gain insight and practical wisdom that is rooted in science and evidence-based treatment, helping them develop and nurture a healthy brain, mind and body while living a meaningful and enriching life.