About Me

I am Brian Kees, a Board-Certified Psychotherapist. I have worked with individuals, groups, and families in private practice, hospitals, and addiction recovery centers. My therapeutic approach is eclectic. Depending on the individual and issue, I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I believe every human is capable of leading a life that is meaningful and full of purpose.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #78796 (Expires: 2023-05-31)

Other #EL06041 (Expires: 2021-07-31)


Reviews

Written by T.Y. on Jun 07, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and depression

Brian is very insightful and helpful. I feel comfortable discussing complicated issues with him, and I think he’s helping me progress on issues that have lingered for decades.

Written by S.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Brian is a great counsellor. At a very difficult time in my life, sessions with him have helped immensely.

Written by K.I. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

I have a great therapists who makes me think to work out the question and gives me literature to read when I need information

Written by W.E. on Apr 22, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

He’s one of the best counselors I’ve had! I use to have multiple therapist through Kaiser and other places and he’s by far the one I’ve connected with and really felt heard and safe

Written by P.H. on Apr 20, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning anger management

Brian Kees is a thoughtful and compassionate therapist that uses personal, real world examples and humor to make his points and offer his guidance. His follow-up exercises help reinforce the main ideas discussed during sessions and lead to insight and growth. I highly recommend him.

Written by J.O. on Mar 28, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I am relatively new to counselling and was a bit dubious when first signed up. But Brian has been great! He is very understanding and is a fountain of knowledge. He has helped me to better understand my thought processes and helped me through some very hard to navigate situations. He is also personable and very friendly.

Written by R.I. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Brian is just good at his job, he patiently listens and guides you to understanding yourself better. He explains concepts simply without pressuring you to apply those concepts into your situation. I have confidence in Brian’s ability to help others as he has helped me.

Written by S.I. on Jan 20, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Brian is the best counselor i have had :) very understanding and has a good understanding of things , very good to talk to

Written by S.T. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and career difficulties

Brian has been a life saver. He understands my concerns and offers quality help and advice that I can put to good use. Would 100% recommend to others.

Written by A.D. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Brian has helped me out so much throughout this year, i love how he never judges and comes up with ways for be to better myself.

Written by L.I. on Dec 12, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

He’s amazing

Written by R.O. on Nov 07, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Only had one session (50mins) so far but was extremely pleased with Brian’s style/manner, perceived knowledge and approach to initiating this process. Early days I know, but extremely happy with the decision made to sign up so far...

Written by C.O. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Brian has a great way of listening and talking through problems.

Written by F.E. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Brian has been an amazing blessing in my life. I feel like I can call him my friend aside from my counselor. He keeps me comfortable and able to open up as well as offer me so many different perspectives in my situation. I’ve never had a counselor this great before. He is phenomenal

Written by M.A. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Brian is attentive, caring, and knowledgeable.

Written by O.M. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brian is an excellent counciler . He is professional and listens to what I have say. He also explains my behavior from a psychological perspective and gives useful advise in how to over come my fears and to make progress towards my goals.

Written by K.E. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Brian has been fantastic so far. In just two sessions, I've been helped to develop new skills and mechanisms for coping with my anxiety. He is very easy to talk to, and explains his thought processes and techniques clearly and fully. I look forward to our next session.

Written by P.A. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 6 months

Brian is just great! Helpful and mindful about my experience .....especially at this time!

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian came to our first session with the perfect attitude and I have had no complaints since. He has really helped me out.

Written by M.A. on May 28, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Brian has been my psychotherapist for the past 6 months. From the beginning, I noticed how good he is at what he does. Right off the bat, during our first conversation, he started asking me important questions, that really made me think and helped me find out things about myself. And this stayed, every single week. Every session with Brian has been a very insightful one, and I am very grateful to have had all of them.
Brian really cares about personal well-being, is person-centered, he readily gives relevant exercises to work with, and he makes sure to get back to things that were discussed before, to not miss important details. He also points out positive things, is encouraging and always has a way to finalize/summarize a meeting so you know what you spoke about and what the learning point was.
I can really recommend Brian. I find him a very easy going, genuine and friendly person, who truly commits to the people he works with.
Even though I have decided to stop my sessions for now (he's helped me made incredible progress), I really hope to be able to work with Brian in the future, may I feel the need to talk with a psychotherapist again.

Written by L.E. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Brian was extremely understanding. He provided great exercises and thought experiments which allowed us to explore my issues deeply and deconstruct them. I am truly grateful for his help.

Written by T.O. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and lgbt

Brian is an excellent therapist, who puts the needs of his clients at the forefront of his attention. His easy-going nature, immediately helps to build rapport and provide an immediate comfort in anyone looking to confide for support. Would highly recommend.

Written by R.O. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

I have been doing therapy with Brian for over 2 months, working on anger management, relationship issues and general stress and anxiety. I was very skeptical going into therapy for the first time but I was lucky enough to be matched with Brian. He has always made me feel very comfortable and has a great understanding of how to help me deal with my issues and how to support me through them. He has such a friendly personality and I could not recommend him more.

Written by R.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s awesome tells me what to do and I’m planning on making him my primary counselor.

Written by R.E. on May 08, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Brian is so patient, understanding, and non judgmental. He's honest when needed and extremely supportive. He helped me deal with my panic attacks that I hardly feel the same symptoms as before. We're still in the healing process and I'm sure with him I'll have all my concerns solved.

Written by T.O. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brian is a great listener and is proactive in bringing new approaches into our conversations and my "homework." After working with Brian I feel confident about addressing my challenges, so much so that even as I feel improvement, I'm actively reflecting and looking for additional areas to tackle.

Written by C.H. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Brian has been excellent and I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Written by K.A. on Feb 10, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Brian has been fantastic providing understanding and tangible strategies to help work through my anxiety and depression. He is easy to talk, non-judgmental and patient. Fantastic counsellor!

Written by I.R. on Feb 05, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and eating disorders

I can't thank Brian enough for his professional help. He understands what I'm going through and gives me advice that I can use for addressing my issues both in the short term and long term. It has helped me in ways I didn't expect.

Written by M.I. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

I highly recommend working with Brian. He is adept at quickly understanding an issue and knowing the right thing to say at the right time. He effortlessly offers the best approach for you based on who you are. His knowledge, interpersonal and analytical skills are impressive. He is insightful, good humoured, able to entertain many different perspectives, and he's easy to talk to. Instant trust, respect, and appreciation for him. Very excited to work with him now and hopefully long into the future. Thanks Brian!

Written by J.A. on Jan 13, 2020 after counseling with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

In the few weeks I've had with Brian he has helped me to identify the faults in my thought patterns and given me various different ways to help combat and correct them. Based on the things I have told him he has introduced me to concepts that I have resonated deeply with and as a result have found helpful in trying to change myself for the better.