Brett has spent most of his adult life helping people in one way or another. He has worked with individuals newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, family caregivers, people with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, trauma survivors, hospice patients and crime victims.
Early on in Brett’s career he assisted people with developmental disabilities and was the director of The Arc of Tempe, a recreation and life’s skills center. His passion for helping the intellectually challenged led him to serve on the Tempe Mayor’s Council on Disabilities and as the event director for East Valley Special Olympics.
Brett graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s in Social Work in 2011. Brett (as seen in the picture) is a proud Sun Devil! He continues his association with ASU as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Work. Brett teaches both bachelor’s and master level courses and enjoys working with students in helping them become competent social workers.
Upon graduating, Brett worked in the field of Geriatrics helping family caregivers and individuals newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As the Early Stage Program Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association, Brett helped families through this very difficult time in their lives. Brett has also worked as a hospice social worker providing grief counseling to those who recently lost loved ones.
In 2015, Brett earned his license as a LMSW (licensed Master Social Worker) and worked as a mental health counselor for Marc Community Resources. Brett worked with individuals to help resolve issues with depression, anxiety, past trauma, PTSD and high stress. He is trained in several different counseling modalities including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Brett currently uses his training in trauma and PTSD in working with crime victims as a Victims Advocate for Arizona Voice for Crime Victims. He has a special talent in helping those who have been through difficult situations find the strength to continue and to thrive.
In 2016, Brett began contract work with and under the supervision of Lynn Brimhall, LCSW of New Adaptations Psychotherapy Services. He is excited about this new adventure and looks forward to bringing his skills, talents, and experience to assist those who are wanting to better their lives.