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Civilian Career

Military Service

After returning to Ohio from Army active duty service, Brian began working for North American Rockwell Corporation in the production of the US Air Force B1-B Heavy Bomber.


He went on to attend The Ohio State University where he received his first civilian degree: Biomedical Communications. His educational journey continued through the years with a degree in Nursing and advanced diplomas (including a doctorate) in Counseling [Mental Health]. He effectively uses his 5 college degrees to remain on the cutting edge in the treatment of the significant issues that trouble the American family. He holds dual licenses in the State of Ohio: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (supervisor), Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (Clinical Supervisor), with advanced training in the care of trauma victims: Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). He is also a Therapeutic Assault Prevention Systems Trainer (TAPS). Brian is the founder and director of New Directions Counseling Services. He has taught at The Ohio State University, and currently teaches at Columbus State Community College, and the University of Dayton Graduate School. He is the former owner of Adventure Therapy, as well as the former owner of Diverse Adventures: Whitewater rafting, rock-climbing, and hiking treks.

Brian has served in the human services field for more than 25 years, with extensive experience and training in the treatment of adult and adolescent addiction, marital crisis and dysfunction, adolescent conduct disorder, and the treatment of mental, emotion, and spiritual ailment.

Brian entered the U.S. Army after high school. He enlisted in the Tank Corps and was assigned to a Border Cavalry Unit in West Germany. In just over two years he ascended through the ranks to Sergeant, as he served on both Tanks and Armored Personnel Carriers. At the age of twenty he lead armed foot patrols along the Soviet occupied German Border. Brian completed seven border tours during his time in Germany. While in Germany, he represented his squadron in the prestigious Boeselager Cup Competition; an international event for military units in the armored cavalry/mechanized infantry fields, sponsored by the West German Army. His 6-man team was the all (Western) Europe Mounted Recon Champions. Brian also got into the boxing ring as a lightweight fighter. He went on to become a Commissioned Officer and received his engineering diploma from the Army School of Engineering. He completed his time in the Military as a First Lieutenant, with 12 years of honorable service between full time active duty and the Ohio and Georgia National Guard.

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Dr. Brian's Background