MEET BRIAN SHEAFFER
COMING AUG/SEPT 2022
Licensed Clinical Social Work Resident
Brian earned a Master's degree in Social Work from George Mason University. In addition to the use of Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered methods, he uses unconditional positive regard to build rapport and trust with clients to foster better self-discovery and promote quicker healing. He considers how surrounding client systems, social adversities, and stigma may affect clients' lives and their therapeutic approaches. Brian incorporates both mind and body therapies into treatment.
Using his treatment methods, he focuses on solutions to barriers in client systems as well as the symptomatology of anxiety, and depression along with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the subsequent tolls these have on both the body (somatic) and mind. Through his work with clients, the goal is to help clients reduce the intensity of their responses. This is to encourage clients to lead more embodied and connected lives.
Brian's experience includes play therapy, group therapy, working with underserved communities, at-risk homeless women with children, and nonprofit community mental health. He utilizes Child-Centered/Humanistic approaches to play therapy, Parent-Child Relationship Therapy (CPRT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Transformation Breathwork, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Relaxation/Mindfulness Technique Modalities.
For 12 years, Brian competed in Muay Thai kickboxing and trained for six months in Thailand. Along with traveling and participating in physical activities like hockey, freestyle ice skating, and soccer, he is also a die-hard Manchester United fan.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Childhood Abuse (ACEs) and PTSD
Children (ages 5 and up)
Teens & Young adults (18-25)
Anxiety and Stress
School Age Issues / ADHD
Educational, Career, and Life Transitions