There is no bad reason to pursue therapy. Growth and change are possible at any level of distress and under any circumstances, provided an individual is given the opportunity. A better future is often achievable but hidden from sight. It is my mission to help each client discover and reach that preferred future – and in the process acquire skills and techniques that will last a lifetime.
Approach to Therapy: Brad uses an integrative approach to counseling incorporating theoretical elements of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Narrative, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. Within the context of each unique therapeutic relationship he views himself as both collaborator and guide, whose role is to equip each client with the tools to more effectively cope, solve problems, and change negative thinking. Brad has worked primarily with adults but has experience working with children and adolescents. He conducts therapy with both individuals and couples. He has experience in a wide array of mental health issues, including mood disorders (e.g. depression, or bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders (e.g. generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, or obsessive compulsive disorder), trauma related issues, bereavement/loss, and role transitions/adjustment difficulties.
Professional Background: Brad earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. During his doctoral education he conducted research in behavioral addictions, worked as an advocate at the OU Disability Resource Center, and worked with military veterans with trauma at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration. He completed his pre-doctoral internship with the Oklahoma Health Consortium, where he maintained therapeutic rotations at the OU counseling center, OUHSC counseling center, and Oklahoma City Children’s Hospital. In addition to seeing clients in private practice, Brad currently works with students, faculty and staff as a Psychologist at OU’s counseling center.
License: Licensed Psychologist in Oklahoma (#1265)
To make an appointment, please call the Hope Springs Building at 405-321-3600.