Brian is from Providence, RI; he has called New York City home for quite a while. Brian holds a BS from Empire State College and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Hunter College. Before achieving his master’s, Brian worked as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor.
Brian worked at NYC facilities specializing in treating members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. As a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community himself, his lived experience has led him to specialize in gender-affirming therapy for those who are seeking support around their gender identity choices.
In addition, Brian has worked extensively within the addiction and recovery community. He worked at inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment facilities and is well-versed in the 12 Step model of recovery.
Brian believes that change can be difficult at times, he has seen firsthand how transformative self-discovery and introspection can be. Therefore, Brian strives to unconditionally support his clients wherever they are healing, creating a strong therapeutic relationship as the base of their work. He and his clients work together to identify and challenge thoughts and behaviors that are barriers to change, set goals, process difficult emotions, and incorporate tools to find relief during challenging moments.
Brian is an avid theater and film lover and continues to be involved in various creative pursuits. He is a published author, a playwright, and an actor in film and on the stage. A natural-born storyteller, he has even been featured on radio shows sharing his stories. In addition, he enjoys hiking outdoors and spending time in nature. His love of music, art, reading, and dancing can be some of the best ways to experience self-care, and luckily, he believes there is no greater city for arts and culture than NYC.