PWHO Clinical Coordinator
Brian completed his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater and successfully received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. In additional, Brian obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Brian is in the process of obtaining his Professional Counselor in Training license, Clinical Social Worker (CSW), and Substance Abuse Authorization specialty certifications.
Prior to coming to PWHO, Brian worked at the Rock County Jail, in the Rock County Educational Criminal Addictions Program (RECAP) as an Addiction Counselor. He provided effective individual and group counseling interventions for male and female inmates while consistently demonstrating a positive attitude and integrity with this challenging population. He provided care for those not only with addiction, but also those who suffer from trauma and mental illness.
Brian has also worked at the Whitewater Counseling Lab through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He worked with community members ages 8-26, that were having difficulties with self-worth, anger, anxiety, depression, autism, etc. He successfully used a systemic framework in his work with children and families. Brian is always willing to go “outside the box,” displaying creative ideas with culturally diverse clientele. Brian provides a safe environment for those he supports, allowing them to be comfortable to share what difficulties they face, while building a positive counseling relationship in the process.
Brian is looking forward to bringing his strong clinician skills to the individuals at PWHO, while offering specific approaches to best fit their needs. Brian has also accomplished personal goals while focusing on his academics. These include being a four time national qualifier, and receiving an All-American statue in NCAA Division III Track and Field. His commitment to work, academics, and other personal goals directly reflects his hard work and dedication in excelling in his future work as a Clinical Case Coordinator for PWHO.