Dr. Brett Furst, Psy.D, LMFT specializes in treating adult and adolescent adoptees who struggle with a variety of issues, both related and not related to their adoption. Adoptees are almost twice as likely to suffer from addiction, mental health, ADHD, and a variety of other mental health related issues than their non-adopted counterparts, while also experiencing a distant scarcity of specialized services to help them. To better serve this population, Dr. Brett has created some of the first treatment protocols specific to adult/adolescent adoptees, and frequently speaks to and trains other clinicians around the country to better serve this population.

In addition to his adoption work, Dr. Brett Furst focuses on using a Gestalt lens to help clients find their authentic selves through the exploration of their attachments, external messages, and, most importantly, who they are not.
Dr. Brett holds a B.S. in Child Development from The University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University, and a Doctorate in Couples and Family Therapy from Alliant International University.

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