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Brian Martinezdelacotera Biography

Brian has completed his undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater. He successfully received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. Brian continued his education receiving a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. He has obtained a National Certified Counselor (NCC) status, and has his Professional Counselor in Training license (LPC-IT), and Substance Abuse Counselor in Training License (SAC-IT).

Brian has worked in correctional settings with individuals struggling with chemical and alcohol dependency and addictive behaviors. He provided effective individual and group counseling interventions for males and females, while consistently

demonstrating a positive attitude and integrity with this challenging population. Brian did not only provide care to those with addiction, but also those who suffer from trauma and mental illness.

Brian has worked with community members in areas of self-worth, anger, anxiety, depression, chemical and alcohol dependence, addictive behaviors, grief work, conflict resolution, and more. He uses a systemic framework with children and adults he serves. Brian is always willing to go “outside the box,” displaying creative ideas with culturally diverse clientele. Brian provides a safe environment for all clients allowing them to feel comfortable to share what difficulties they face, while building a positive therapeutic relationship in the process.

Brian is intentionally engaged in his work as a helper. His disposition and related experiences have prepared him to provide effective treatment and support to those he serves. He understands that counseling can be a difficult process, so know that for every step you take towards your fulfillment, Brian will take one with you as your journey for self-change unfolds.