Brian "Happy" Bryanson

LCSW

About Me

I am a Clinical Social Worker who has been in practice for 20 years. My focuses include but are not limited to family, children, trauma, depression, anxiety and all that these issues entail. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy most often with a solution oriented approach, this makes for a focused problem solving process that moves clients further toward their goals in a more manageable time frame.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #32818 (Expires: 2023-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian "Happy" Bryanson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by P.A. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

good man

Written by L.A. on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’ve used Happy for a year to get over my abusive father. He truly is a good guy! Super sweet, understanding, and down-to-earth. You’ll fee right at home, with him!

Written by J.O. on Apr 12, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

The sessions help a lot and I feel like he understands my challenges. I feel better after each session.

Written by J.O. on Apr 10, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Thank you for listening!!

Written by W.I. on Mar 30, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, adhd, and anger management

Happy is very attentive and understanding, but he also asks the hard questions that sometimes you do not like to think about. He pushes you to strive through the past and channel it into something else.

Written by R.A. on Feb 12, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

"Happy" is great. He's a great listener and good communicator. I'm glad to have him as my counselor.

Written by V.A. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching

I came to BetterHelp with some degree of skepticism, have never used an online therapy service before. I was happily surprised by the quality of the therapy I have been receiving . I very quickly found it more helpful than the handful of in person therapies I pursued previously. Brian "Happy" Bryanson is a fantastic interlocutor. He has been giving me weekly writing assignments which allow me to carry our practice into my daily routines and engage in short but powerful reflective and discursive exercises. I wholeheartedly recommend Brian "Happy" Bryanson.

Written by R.Y. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Happy is the best, great listener with amazing advice. Highly recommend him

Written by R.A. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Great to work with, very solution orientated but in a supportive way

Written by A.U. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Brian is very attentive and welcoming. He challenges you to better yourself

Written by A.H. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Awesome fella!

Written by S.A. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Happy gets to the point straightaway, doesn't mince words. He doesn't waste much time explaining what's wrong with you, he is rightaway focused on work required to navigate your challenge. Every single time I interact with him, there is a tremendous release of energy for the next few days and I get so much work done in the right direction.

Written by M.A. on Nov 02, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coaching, and adhd

Happy is professional, listens and does not try to force his beliefs on you. I would recommend Happy

Written by T.O. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Great experience. Tremendous help through a major life change experience.

Written by O.P. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Happy is the best. He helped me navigate a very complicated and difficult time in my life. He listened closely and asked me questions that really helped me to see situations in a new light. Things would have been really hard without his counseling. My self-esteem has never been better and I feel really good about my direction in life. Thank you so much Happy!!!

Written by P.A. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coaching

After decades of counseling/therapy with many different people with various degrees and approaches, Happy has led me to insights about myself to a depth that I have never experienced. He has helped me gain a sense of freedom from a prison that I didn’t even know I was in.

Written by C.H. on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and adhd

Brian is an amazing listener, and very experienced dealing with people's shitty situations. He helped me with my addiction, and gave me a roadmap to how I should deal with it. His recommendations, thoughts and reflections on my behavior were very insightful, and were very honest. They helped me remain accountable, to him and to myself. Most importantly, he gave me a listening ear and I can't say enough good things about how helpful that was. All the actions to healing and recovery were or will be taken by me, but Brian was the wise guide that was there to encourage me every step of the way. Highly recommend him, thank you so much Brian!

Written by M.I. on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I felt very confident talking to Brian right away. At first I was a bit nervous because it was over video chat and I have never done this before but Happy made me feel ver comfortable to talk about the reasons I was here.
Instead of doing chit chat he went right into the problem which I really appreciate so we could work on it and not waste time.
After the sessions I feel great being able to talk about everything that is going on and I rethink about what he said and how my life and past effect my current problems.
Very thankful for happy and better help.

Written by R.E. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Happy is really helpful and caring. This is my first time doing therapy and I am really grateful that he’s my counselor. He listens, understands, and gives really good advice.
+1 he has a really good sense of humor that can cheer you up anytime

Written by R.E. on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

He has helped me understand a lot about myself and when I ask him questions on what I can do to do better, he gives me a great answer. Not only is he helpful, but he's a very caring person and wants you to do your best.

Work with me!