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About Brian

I am a Counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and the Director of Restoration Counseling Services in Joplin, Missouri.  I am licensed through the state of Missouri as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and through the National Board for Certified Counselors as a National Certified Counselor (NCC).  I am Certified in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). I hold a Master's degree in Community Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University.  I am also a doctoral student at Regent University pursuing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision.

 


Brian has been an ally of ours for a number of years. He has served as an intercessor at our Wild at Heart retreats, and has proved himself as a really good man with a huge heart for seeing people restored. God is going to use him profoundly in a lot of people's lives."  

John Eldredge, author of Wild at Heart
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My Counseling Style

My approach to counseling is unique in that it offers a systemic perspective of relationships and individuals, grounded in solid psychotherapy theory and practice.  At the same time, I understand people and relationships from a Biblical framework set within a Christian story.  My counseling is fueled by a few main psychotherapy models: Emotion-Focused, Narrative, and Existential.  

I work to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, couple, and family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

One of God's most astounding promises to us is that He intends to bring good news to the afflicted and poor, to bind up the broken places within our hearts, to bring us into true freedom, to provide for those of us who grieve, and to give back to us the pleasure in living that we have lost.  (See Isaiah 61).  Ultimately, the Lord God is the one who brings this saving grace into our stories, our struggles, our confusion and pain.  He is the Healer, the one who sets us free, and He is gracious enough to let us be a part of that process.  My role in counseling is to help you walk that out in your life.  

I look forward to getting started with you.


 


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