Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, a product of Quaker Valley High School and the University of Pittsburgh, and having worked in Westmoreland County for ten years, Brian brings to Strive seventeen years of experience in behavioral health care. From 2002-2006, he worked and supervised a 24 bed adult substance abuse unit at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Brian graduated with high honors from the University of Pittsburgh MSW program.
Brian’s extensive work with veterans included many years as a Clinical Advisor with vets at Westmoreland VA Primary Care Clinic, where he provided individual and group therapy with Veterans suffering PTSD, Adjustment, Depression and Anxiety disorders.
He was a Behavioral Therapist from 2010-2013 for a 17 bed inpatient adult/Dual Diagnosis unit for Westmoreland Hospital Behavioral Health, the only mental health hospital in the County.
Brian trained and practiced in CBT, DBT, and Gestalt Therapy.