Every person has a unique story that defines and shapes us into the beautiful imperfect beings that we are. Each event of joy and misfortune alike is a paragraph in the chapters of our lives. These words can tell the tale of new growth and understanding, or the storyline can derail us from our life’s purpose. My role is to hear your story and offer a new perspective to help you find your way, and make positive changes in your life. I help shed new light on your story, and offer tools to develop communication, become shame resilient, foster compassion, build skills to control thoughts and emotions, or simply gain more insight into the true self.
I see counseling as a person-centered process that plays on a person’s strengths to turn struggle into wisdom, to find solutions that allow them to write new paragraphs of their story. We put energy into finding those solutions and moving forward rather than focusing on the problems of the past. Hood River Counseling can help you, the expert in your own life, see more clearly who you are, what you want, and where you are going.
I am passionate about serving the community and working as a therapist. My years as an emergency room counselor have taught me how to address a variety of mental health and substance issues. I have experience working with some of the most difficult issues, which helps me to better understand and serve you. My ten years counseling a variety of people has helped me learn how to identify solutions from a systems approach, meaning that we work together during treatment on whole person healing. I consider myself a solution-focused therapist, meaning that I help my clients find solutions that work for them, rather than vacillating on the problem.
Brian Wolff’s Certifications:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Oregon 2009
- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III, Oregon 2008
- Gottman Trained Level 3 Couples Therapist, 2013 to 2014
- Civil Commitment Investigator and Examiner, Oregon 2008
- Masters Addiction Counselor, 2007
- Functional Family Therapist, 2006
- Masters in Social Work (Dual Disorders); Eastern Washington University 2006
- Middle School Drug and Alcohol Counselor, 2004
- Wilderness Therapist, 2000
- Bachelors of Arts, English; Northern Arizona University 1998