Brett Howard

Brett Howard, PhD, NP – Founder

Dr. Howard is the Reboot Behavioral Science founder and mental health clinician. His background includes work in human capital, research psychology, organizational consulting, and military intelligence. During a deployment to Iraq, Brett discovered that analysis and research alone wouldn’t cut it for him, and so he returned to the US to enter the healthcare field. Brett has learned that resilience is found among those that learn continuously, discover their unique value, and evaluate their own performance as members of a larger community.


Brett comes from a family of entrepreneurs, inventors and small business owners. He uses Lean and Agile development principles in the creation of mobile applications in addition to his coaching and founder development practice. He has first-hand knowledge about the power contained within the entrepreneurial spirit and considers the passion, vision, and continuous discovery of the successful StartUp to be representative of a healthy mind and a resilient & fulfilling career.

As of August 1, 2018 Dr. Howard will be on sabbatical with his family in Tokyo, Japan for 3 years. His colleague, Daniel Lyons, PMHNP-BC will be taking over existing patients and accepting new patients as an independent provider at the Reboot Behavioral Science office in downtown Washington, DC. To contact Mr. Lyons directly or to set up an initial consultation, use the Contact feature of this website. 

Daniel Lyons, PHMNP-BC

Mr. Lyons is a native Washingtonian who attended Gonzaga College High School (‘03) and Georgetown University (‘07, ‘12).  Daniel received an MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) from Drexel University (‘18) and is Board Certified to provide psychiatric care to children, adolescents, and adults.

When Daniel began his career in mental health over a decade ago, he found that psychiatric illness was frequently viewed in categorical terms that excluded individual variation. Over the past 18 months of independent practice, he found that presentations are much more nuanced than originally thought. Continuing from where Dr. Howard left off, Daniel has been committed to taking time to explore options that are both effective and consistent with a patient’s needs.

Mr. Lyons envisions a practice in which issues are viewed as variations of syndromes (spectrums) rather than in a binary system of disease states. In that vein, Daniel hopes to explore treatment options with patients that include pharmacological, psychological, and integrative approaches inclusive of their medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and genetic histories. He draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for therapeutic interventions and as a guide for pharmacological management. While considering treatment plans, he poses this question, “What is this medication [change] in service of?”