About Me

Brian Gwozdz


Therapy is not a one size fits all process, but rather a profoundly unique and deeply individual experience. Because of this, I combine elements from various modalities to enhance my client's therapy experience and to optimize their results. Evidence-based modalities I draw upon include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

As an independently licensed clinician since 2004, my approach to therapy has always been holistic. In addition to leveraging proven clinical modalities, I also draw from personal experiences, with the focus being exclusively on how to best integrate these experiences for the benefit of my client. As a person in long-term recovery myself, I am well acquainted with the considerable challenges of achieving and maintaining a healthy recovery on a daily basis. As a longtime practitioner of both mindfulness and meditation, I also understand and appreciate the many benefits that can be derived from alternative practices.

My personal travels include multiple site visits made to Wat Thamkrabok in Thailand. Soon after this Buddhist Monastery was founded in 1957, people struggling with various forms of addiction began seeking refuge here. As a result, an addiction treatment program evolved and this monastic community would eventually become known as the Wat Thamkrabok Drug Detoxification and Rehabilitation Center. To this day, Wat Thamkrabok is the only facility of its kind in the world, where detoxification and addiction treatment take place in a framework of locally harvested natural herbs, mindfulness, and meditation within a working Buddhist monastery and temple staffed by actual monks.