Brian Green, LMHC
Brian Green’s Therapist Disclosure Statement <<< (Clickable)
True change comes from within. I will be there with you to give you guidance and an empathic ear along the way to ease your journey. I treat my clients with respect and build a connection so that your goals can be worked toward with enthusiasm and attained through counseling.
I have been trained primarily in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing and my experience and focus has been on individuals coping with anxiety and depression, schizophrenia and bi-polar, and positive sleep habits. I have worked in a residential group home, supervised mental health and substance abuse case management programs, and worked in outpatient counseling on both the east and now west coast. I truly enjoy meeting and working with people of all backgrounds and with all types of concerns.
My research interests include males and counseling (including “man therapy“), and quality of life (QOL) for individuals living with terminal illness. I have been published twice for my work with the Hershey Medical Center for quality of life for individuals living with ALS. When I am not working, I love doing anything active outdoors, being an amateur “foodie”, and watching movies or reading.
Specialties and areas of focus
- Men’s issues
- Individuals with terminal illness
- Drug and alcohol addictions
- Mood disorders
- Life transitions
- Relationship issues
Q&A with Brian
1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?
I believe that the past has passed and you can control only who you are today. However, I believe there are certainly lessons we can learn by understanding our past and how it may have led to challenges with the present.
2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?
While my personality is dynamic and that of leadership, I tend to allow the client to lead the session and lead the plan for treatment. I never want to lead the sessions astray or miss the point of counseling, so I strive to work with where the client wants the sessions to go, and provide guidance, empathic feedback, and direction if needed. As a direction is determined and the bond is formed, often the relationship takes the shape of honest feedback and a proactive sense of addressing the source of the concern or challenge in the most research-proven approach, according to the concern.
3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?
My strength as a therapist is that I will put forth 100% effort in every session to be completely present and an empathic listener during every session. While I do not believe that solutions are formed immediately in the first sessions, you can expect a partner who is completely committed to understanding and working toward your goals.
4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?
My superpower would be an ability to see events of the past and connections or relationships that people have had throughout their life. I have always been astounded whenever I speak with someone only to find out that I had crossed paths with them years earlier. However, being able to fly would be pretty fantastic!
5.) What makes you laugh?
I love to laugh! My friends often tell me that I will laugh at anything. I really love goofy or clever comedy. If something is ridiculous but had a witty edge to it, it is certainly my style of humor. I am a Wisconsinite, and accordingly, I love self-depricating humor. I also appreciate cheesy and corny. I have an unhealthy obsession with the show Futurama and currently love watching Impractical Jokers whenever I need a good laugh.
6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?
I would have dinner with my mom and dad, brothers and sisters, and my grandparents (especially my grandfather who recently passed away). I love having everyone together and seeing smiles on everyone’s faces. I also love having nice dinners with my friends whom I love like family.