Brian has been walking alongside adolescents and their families in a variety of settings in the St. Croix Valley since 1998. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in 2011, Brian focused his attention on counseling and parent education with the hope of offering support to adolescents and their families through these often confusing and challenging transition years. He partners with the Pierce-St. Croix County CARES Coalition and local schools to provide the “Understanding Your Adolescent” seminar series and is also an Adjunct Professor in the Human Development and Family Studies department at UW-Stout. His ultimate desire is to come alongside families, communities, and organizations with the goal of teaching them to better understand their teens in order to help them make a successful transition to adulthood.
Brian has experience working with children as young as 6 up to 72 years young. He works with teens, children, adults, and entire family systems. The primary basis of his counseling comes from the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology which looks at how the brain impacts our moods, behaviors, and relationships and offers practical exercises and lifestyle changes that can help bring the brain back to a more integrated state.
Special Areas of Interest:
- Adolescents Parenting
- Identity Anxiety
- Depression Anger
- Life Transitions Grief/Loss
- Relational Conflict Self-esteem
Married since 1997 and the father of four awesome kids, Brian’s favorite activities include: football in any form (watching, playing, coaching), ice cream runs to Knoke’s Chocolates, strategy games, water and snow skiing, traveling, and consuming great steaks. He and his family have made their home in Hudson since 1998.
*The grass isn’t greener on the other side, the grass is greener where you water it.”