Welcome! My name is Brad and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Missouri. In addition to being an LPC, I have been a school counselor for over 27 years, with 18 years of experience working in the mental health field through my private practice. Most of my counseling experience has been working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, and complex trauma/abuse. I also have experience working with depression, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mild autism, oppositional defiant and reactive attachment disorders, foster care and adoption issues.
I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence-based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling. However, I do incorporate more "classical" approaches to counseling as well.
I would describe my style as warm and supportive, and I am ready to help you tackle your struggle head-on. Collaboration is important - together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems. If you are looking for quick fixes, I am not the best counselor to work with you. I believe in taking the time and working on wellness slowly, holistically, and consistently. Just as physical health takes time and consistency, so does mental health. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy
MO LPC 2002027401
Friendly and helpful Counselor
Written on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Bradley for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes