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Bryan began working with adolescents and their families as a Field Instructor at Second Nature more than two decades ago and has served as a therapist in wilderness and residential settings for the past 17 years. He has expertise in working with adolescents and young adults with wide-ranging issues including serious depression and anxiety, behavioral acting-out, substance abuse problems, poor attachment, grief and loss, personality disorders, and the gamut of learning differences.
Areas of clinical interest include the treatment of emerging character disorders, the co-occurrence of mood instability and chemical dependency problems, executive function issues, the effects of cross-cultural experiences during developmental years, and the deep impact that shame has on individuals and family systems.
Bryan received his BA in Anthropology from Syracuse University in 1999 and his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Utah in 2005. He is deeply committed to the care and compassion with which we work together to develop culture and community at Second Nature and in all therapeutic settings. This is absolutely integral, in his view, to the health and wellbeing of the individuals and families whom we serve, and he approaches this work from an anthropological lens.
Having grown up in beautiful Upstate New York, Bryan now calls the mountains of Utah home. As passionate as he is about our students and their families, above everything else Bryan enjoys his time with his own family and one very feral terrier pup. Personal interests include travel and culture, reading, live music, mountain running, packrafting, woodworking and fabricating.