Brad has been a therapist with BRAINS since 2007, and currently services as the Clinical Director overseeing the counseling team. He works with children and adults on a variety of treatment needs. In addition to mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, Brad works extensively with patients with autism, head injury/concussion, medical challenges, trauma, and anger or other behavior challenges. He works with individuals, families, and groups, and is available for parent consultation. Brad also assists with psychological testing of individuals involved with the court system. Prior to joining BRAINS, Brad conducted in-home counseling and worked with adolescents in residential treatment.
Brad has grown up in West Michigan, where he currently lives with his wife and two young daughters. He has many interests and hobbies, but particularly loves to be outside during the warmer months. He enjoys hearing about the interests and hobbies of his patients, where finding common interests often helps patients to feel more comfortable. Many children and teenagers also prefer to use the beautiful walking path around the lake behind the office during session, which can be more relaxing for some than sitting in the office. For patients who are uncomfortable with “talk therapy,” Brad often uses activities, play therapy, art, or other strategies to help therapy become a safe and effective place to help patients reach their goals.
BS Psychology - Grand Valley State University – 2001 MSW - Grand Valley State University – 2005