Brian Carr, MA, LCMHC, LCASA
(Serving ages 16+)
Addiction | Depression | Trauma | Anxiety | Existential Concerns
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.“
My Approach & Philosophy
Seems like some people have had this whole life thing figured out from the start. Not me. My (first) quarter-life crisis hit me like a ton of bricks. After barely graduating college, I ended up walking 2,000 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail to try to make some sense of what this whole life thing is all about. It can be hard to appreciate the struggle when you’re in it, but I’ve since found an endless appreciation for stories of people who have had to figure out how to put themselves back together, or together for the first time. It takes incredible courage to ask the big questions and, for most, a dash of desperation too.
The good news is you don’t have to figure this all out on your own. Together we can take a look at what’s been working in your life and what hasn’t. From there we can build upon those strengths and discover new ones while working towards replacing those habits, thoughts, and behaviors that are not serving your higher self. I believe everyone is looking for a connection (to others, their purpose, and themselves), and that feeling safe and trusting is essential in that pursuit. In working with me, you’ll find someone who can readily empathize with your struggles and support you with getting on the right track.
A primary focus will be to bring a sense of calm, ease, and safety into the session through a combination of insight and hands-on, practical tools. A lot of the techniques that I use and why they are so successful is because it really taps into amplifying the safety response. And when you amplify the safety response, you allow the body to divert resources to thrive versus merely survive. These experiences within sessions can support you in your day-to-day life as well as create a foundation for deeper growth and change.
When I am not counseling, you can find me doing the usual: hiking, yoga, yelling at shitty drivers, etc. I also like stand-up paddleboarding and pickleball (Google it!).
I provide mental health and addiction counseling and therapy to help with:
- Existential Concerns
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”