Brian Edwards

(MA, LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) located in Tennessee with more than 25 years of experience working in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, as well as pastoral care and counseling to young people and their families in an educational setting. I have vast experience working with clients who have depression, anxiety, relationship problems, difficulty in parenting, couples therapy, as well as faith-based issues.

I strive to be warm and interactive as a counselor. I treat my clients with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is client-centered, but I draw upon an eclectic array of tools to assist clients reach the healthy goals they set for themselves. I hold a Masters degree in both Social Work and Theology.

It takes a lot of courage to seek change, but in doing so you will discover a more fulfilling and joyful life. If you are ready to take that step, then I am here to assist you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #1160 (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by J.U. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Brian is a very patient person and he is really good at listening and working with your energy. In my experience I felt like he is good at taking in your energy and working with it rather than against it. In times when you need a guiding voice Brian is also good at talking you down from making bad decisions based on your anxiety.

I think Brian is also a pretty popular counselor and because of his expertise he has quite a lot of clients it seems. Despite this he has an impeccable ability to keep tabs on your case and give you the personalized support you could get from a therapist with fewer clients.

I still have a long way to go but I'm glad that I started this journey with support from Brian.

Written by J.A. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Brian is a very knowledgeable counselor that provides very detailed onsite to every topic we have discussed.

Written by R.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Brian is very patient and calm tempered. I have enjoyed our weekly sessions and find them very helpful through the week.
I like that Brian can laugh at my jokes but remains conversational and invested in my dialogue.

Written by U.T. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

He is the best in his field, understands your point of views.

Written by B.E. on Jun 02, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Brian always listens to me and does a great job matching my level of energy. He quickly picks up on what kind of mood I am in, and directs our sessions accordingly. He has provided some great insights and helps me organize the thoughts I am feeling into a manageable set of items.

Written by L.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He is a very compassionate person who understands what I am going through and gives me clarity and positive feedback regarding my situation.

Written by M.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am so glad that better help set me up with Brian. He’s calm and understanding. And the fact that he is Catholic is an extra benefit.

Written by E.M. on May 02, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I've only had a few sessions with Brian, but I feel confident that I can get to where I need to be with his help. He is a great listener, and I always appreciate his feedback. Very professional!

Written by L.I. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Good counselor. Very patient and caring.

Written by J.E. on Mar 18, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Brian has been very helpful! He is encouraging and realistic!

Written by K.Y. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and parenting issues

Brian is the best: he has helped me articulate my feelings and given sound, caring advice

Written by A.N. on Mar 03, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

Brain has been so wonderful to talk to and for me to be able to express everything. I have felt very comfortable being able to let all of my feeling out and know that I am not going to be judged. He has lead me in the right direction and I cannot thank him enough for his time and patience.

Written by Á.R. on Jan 28, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks

Brian is helping me a lot. We've only had two sessions so far, so I don't really know if it's Brian or the counseling in general helping me, but I'm doing better and that's good. He listens, and helps me think things through. Helps me to prioritize, and answer things to myself.

Written by M.I. on Jan 09, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Brian is a great person to talk to - he listens with respect and offers realistic advice and ways of thinking that I would have never realised otherwise. I've always looked forward to our sessions together. Brian has been valuable in my mental health and happiness. Thank you so much!

Written by R.O. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

In our correspondence so far, Brian has been completely responsive and is waiting to hear from me

Written by M.A. on Dec 18, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

A very good counselor and attentive listener.

Written by N.I. on Oct 29, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Incredibly friendly, warm and caring. Consistently makes you feel heard and understood. Celebrates milestones with you. Speaks to you more like a friend than a case study or just another patient. Extremely articulate and intelligent, will think of things you haven't thought of. Could not have picked someone better to receive help from in my hardest moments. 100% recommend.

Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Brian is simply fantastic. He is knowledgable and has a skill set that has been a game changer for me. I HIGHLY recommend him!

Written by J.O. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I've been dealing with anxiety for many years now and Brian has been a huge help for me during a very tough time, he's helped me identify a lot of the thinking errors I had gotten myself into and I can see the differences already. It's great being able to talk to someone who has the knowledge to help as well as having an incredibly understanding mind set when it came to my specific issues.

Written by E.S. on Sep 02, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Brian has given me both good advice and practical exercises to help with my anxious feelings - since talking with Brian, I find I have a better grasp on my mental health than before.

Written by S.U. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd

Brian Edwards is the best. He responds when I login to my email, and it really helps when you sit down, stress out, and think I wish I could be getting things sorted. Yet have to do other things, and then there the message is. It's nice like that.

Written by A.M. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Brian respects clients very well.