Brian Polis attained his Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University, Northridge where he focused on Professional Clinical and School Counseling. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development at the University of Maryland. Brian is passionate about working with adolescents and he has developed his therapeutic approach as a counselor in a variety of K-12 institutions as well as with a local agency dedicated to treating childhood trauma and preventing child abuse. His clinical interests include childhood trauma, teen depression, and working with youth who struggle in school and/or academics. Brian is also EMDR-trained.
Brian approaches therapy with a humanistic mindset, believes in the power of narrative therapy, and emphasizes developing authentic communication with each teen. His goal is to foster and emphasize the unique strengths of each youth.