Brian is our lead counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. He holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Existential modalities. Brian holds post-graduate advanced trauma training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), as well as Trauma-Sensitive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Brian has participated in trainings in Expressive Arts Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Suicide Prevention, and therapeutically focused use of the Enneagram.
Brian works within the addictions community and has completed training with Self Management and Recovery Training (SMART) and works to facilitate local recovery meetings for individuals struggling with Addiction and Substance Use Disorder. In addition to helping lead local group meetings in Nashville, Brian also works with individuals struggling with addictions.
Brian works with individuals, married couples, and families. He works with people who are concerned about relationships, sexuality, LGBTQ concerns, addictions, trauma, regrets about the past, fears about the future, spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction, anxiety, and depression.
Brian is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Nashville Psychotherapy Institute (NPI). He has presented about trauma and depression to the Tennessee Bipolar and Depression Alliance (DBSA), taught CBT-based addictions interventions, and offers group meetings and individual counseling for individuals recovering from adverse religious experiences.
Before working as a counselor, Brian had a diverse career including 15 years in the music industry, where he split his time between Brooklyn, NY and Nashville. Brian has composed music for tv and film, and has worked with a variety of artists as a record producer and touring musician.
Brian says: "I use a collaborative style of counseling, emphasizing existential, relational, and cognitive-behavioral modalities. I’m similar to you: I struggle with insecurities, fears, pain and grief from my past, feeling misunderstood, and big questions about meaning. In spite of the hurt and chaos all around us, I’m also an optimist: I have seen healing and change take place and I believe strongly in the counseling process. All of us hold our story; sometimes sharing our story is what we need in order to experience our journey in healthier ways. I look forward to hearing your story and journeying with you!"
Brian can be reached via email: email@example.com