MA, M.Div., LPC
- trauma – certified Brainspotting practitioner & consultant
- first responders, military members, and families
- substance abuse
- pornography compulsion
- chronic illness and caretaker support
- theology, spiritual, or faith questions
- life transitions
- couples and marriage counseling (Brian is PREP certified)
- premarital counseling (Brian is SYMBIS certified)
- adults (18+)
- seniors (65+)
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” -Maya Angelou
Philosophy and Therapeutic Approach
Are you in the middle of a challenge, wrestling with questions about your purpose, significance, and struggling to find hope? As your therapist, I believe my role is to come alongside you as you find yourself at this crossroads. My desire is to allow you the space to process the struggles of the heart, while also understanding the places you find yourself stuck in. I draw from existential philosophy which focuses on developing purpose, meaning, and significance, even in the midst of suffering or crisis.
What is the deeper meaning for suffering? While that question has many answers, I believe it is often discovered in time while we journey with others. Suffering is a journey of the soul, and I am honored to walk with you and empower you to find strength for the journey.
What to Expect in Therapy
I utilize a variety of modalities, depending on who you are as a unique individual. In addition to existential philosophy, I have experience with CBT, DBT, and strengths-based therapies. While we wrestle with questions of meaning and significance, we often have to address the practical outworking of our emotions, thoughts, and our behaviors.
During our sessions, I will establish a safe place for you to explore and process the issues that we find ourselves addressing together. You are the expert of your story–I am here to provide you with support and tools as you discover or rediscover your strengths and find meaning within this chapter of your life.
Personal Qualifications and Experience
I have a bachelor’s degree in Economics from CU Boulder, and my Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling from Denver Seminary. I was a student pastor and lived overseas with my family in Spain for many years. We returned to the states and I pursued my Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and currently hold my LPCC license.
I am also a chaplain in the National Guard and have experience working with first responders, police officers, and military families. I have a background in trauma-focused work, addictions, adolescents and teenagers, couples, and families.
I love anything in the mountains! Camping, backpacking, hiking, driving to see the aspen leaves…anything Colorado mountain-related, I make a priority. My wife and I have been married for over 20 years and have two boys, one in college and one in high school. We love playing sports together and walking our Spanish-speaking chocolate lab.
When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, ‘Thank God, somebody heard me. Someone knows what it’s like to be me.’ – Carl Rogers
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