Brian offers a non-judgmental and safe environment to all his clients. He establishes a collaborative partnership with his clients based on trust and acceptance, both of which he believes are essential to foster the self-compassion necessary to bring about positive change. Person-Centered, Strength-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) are just some of the approaches Brian integrates into his practice. This integrative and eclectic approach to counseling enables Brian to employ the most tailored and effective approach for each client. Brian is an empathic and respectful person and these attributes shine through his counseling style.
Brian first attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and completed his undergraduate degree in psychology. He is now completing his master’s degree in counselling psychology through Yorkville University.
Brian has extensive experience in the non-profit sector, having worked with various organizations focused on providing assistance and support for persons living with various physical and intellectual disabilities.
As a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, Brian welcomes people of all identities into his practice. Additionally, he is an active volunteer within his community.
Since establishing himself in Toronto, Brian has gained extensive experience in the social services sector providing essential and therapeutic support for those most in need. Through Brian’s compassionate practice, non-judgmental approach and overall warmth he has a particular ability to connect with others and provide support for those who struggle with maintaining a healthy work/life balance, manage their stress levels or live with a variety of mental health issues, including addictions, grief or trauma.
In his spare time, Brian enjoys hiking and discovering cozy, local coffee houses. He always welcomes a good book recommendation.