Brian is a counselor in residence at the Greystone Retreat. Brian's clinical experience shows in the variety of clients he has walked with including veterans and the family of active duty military stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, as well as college students, married couples, and individuals. Brian works with people concerned with relationships, sexuality, LGBTQ concerns, addiction, spiritual deconstruction and reconstruction, anxiety, and depression. Brian has a unique focus on our local musicians and artists. Brian is trained in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and frequently works with clients working through trauma.
Brian brings his arts background into counseling, frequently exploring creativity as a window towards further insight and awareness.
His diverse career consists of managing business development at the regional level for the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce before diving into the music industry, where he worked for 15 years, splitting 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: firstname.lastname@example.org