Brian Edwards, LMFT, CATC
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - Wyoming, License #193
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist – California #46737
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist – Tennessee #0918
- Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor – California
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Fellow
- Group work
- Marriage and Family Therapy
- Substance Abuse/Addiction Therapy
Stepping out into private practice has been one of the scariest, challenging, and most rewarding experiences of my life. Starting Wyoming Center for Clinical Excellence is one way I want to give back to my community, instill hope, and create a space for anyone who wants to engage in the process of becoming a better version of themselves. ~ Brian
My clinical experience has been with Grammy award-winning artists, inner-city gang members, families of active duty military members, and clients living in Europe.
Where I find inspiration
Onsite Workshops’ CEO Miles Adcox is fond of saying, “Getting help is not about what is wrong with you, it is about what is right with you.” Onsite in Nashville, Tennessee is the place that continues to inspire me and be the voice that says, “There is a better way.”
Another inspiration is Scott D. Miller, Ph.D., who is an internationally-renowned clinical psychologist known for his work in therapeutic outcomes. I trained under him a couple of times overseas and once in the United States. The research he has done on how to improve clinical skills is ground-breaking work for our field. His work changed my paradigm about how I help people.
What I want you to know about therapy
“Conflict is growth trying to happen” – Mary B.
I love this quote because it encompasses the meaning of the change process. Growth is the name of the game. And any time conflict comes up, something is telling us that there is an area that needs us to pay attention to it and address it. It takes courage. I feel honored every time someone steps into my office because it means they are willing to ask for help to take those first, uncomfortable steps toward addressing the conflict. It also gives me an opportunity to pay forward all the help I’ve received from strangers, family, and friends throughout my life.
Do not let a therapist or clinician tell you that one specific treatment approach is more effective than another. This is simply not true and one of psychology’s biggest misgivings. All approaches are equally effective. The difference maker in any therapeutic setting is the THERAPIST. Their skill level, their ability to listen, understand, and respect their patients will make the likelihood of a successful outcome more promising.
When I’m not at WCCE
When I’m not at work, I’m a die-hard Pearl Jam fan and consider them to be the soundtrack to my life. I love to travel all over the world for Pearl Jam concerts, hunt and collect vinyl records, and watch my beautiful boys grow up. My wife, Heather, makes me the luckiest man in the world.
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Clinical Fellow
Wyoming Center for Clinical Excellence’s Brian Edwards has been selected as a Clinical Fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT). AAMFT is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. They represent the professional interests of more than 50,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
Professional verification provided by Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/brian-james-edwards-gillette-wy/719919