Brian is a Licensed Master Social Worker who provides counseling services to adolescents and adults on a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorders, trauma and mood disorders.
Brian is passionate about mental health. He strives to provide a safe and personable space for clients to engage in therapy and work on healing and personal growth. Brian has received specialized training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), an evidence based treatment for disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. He utilizes an integrative, non-judgmental, strength-based approach to best fit each individual’s needs and goals in personalized therapy treatment.
Brian obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. However he believes that the degrees that hang on his walls or letters that follow his last name does not qualify him as an expert on the client, but in fact it is the client themselves who are the definitive authority.
Brian took a roundabout path toward becoming a therapist, with previous careers in manufacturing and retail management. After surviving more than a dozen Black Fridays, there is little that he fears and almost nothing that can surprise him. Brian is a father of four including a teenager on the autism spectrum. Brian feels that these life experiences have only served to enhance his therapeutic skills. He is an LGBTQ+ affirming therapist.