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Brian Wolfe, LMFT
I like to help my clients learn about intense emotions coming in waves like on an ocean and how to notice body sensations which then escalate into undesired behaviors.

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Brian Wolfe, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-i), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

My experience has been that most of us do not learn about emotion when we are young and in fact, likely get punished for displaying emotion. I believe this could put our emotional states "in the closet" so to speak. We live our adult lives with a belief it's not okay to feel certain feelings. This obviously doesn't work.

I like to help my clients learn about intense emotions coming in waves like on an ocean and how to notice body sensations which then escalate into undesired behaviors.

With a combination of CBT and DBT tools, I like to educate my clients about the purpose and necessity of all emotions and how to step away from feelings that could result in "problem behaviors" which only make things worse. Once we learn how to manage this phenomena, we can feel successful to move on to work on more difficult relationships in our adult lives that cause us trouble whether it be interpersonal familial, or work.

Education

BFA - Art History and Journalism, Ohio University

MFA - Art History and Painting, Ohio University

MS - Counseling Psychology, San Francisco State University

License Number and State

CA 38313

Pronouns

he/him

What are your interests outside of work?

Exercise, my dog Rosie, meditation (chanting), friends/family relationships, art, painting, and drawing

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I am a Buddhist and I have a robust practice of meditation (chanting). This sets the tone for my day.

What book have you read more than once?

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, so touching to me to read the story of the early life of the Buddha. I learn more every time I read this book.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

SPCA, I love animals!

Do you have any pets?

Rosie is my dog, she's from New Zealand by way of Sydney and Santa Barbara. She was the only puppy born to a young mother and it was a miracle she made it. She's 9 now and likely the "love of my life."