Brandon graduated in December 2021 with his Masters of Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in Boise, Idaho. His program emphasis centered around clinical mental health and addiction. This program granted him the opportunity to provide counseling services for students at BYU-Idaho. As such, he offered individual counseling with a variety of students and co-facilitated a same-gender attraction support group for male students along with a group workshop centered on grief.
He earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work from BYU-Idaho in April 2019. This presented him the opportunity to work with the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team in Rexburg, Idaho assisting clients with chronic mental illness to live more independently in the community. The ACT team gave Brandon exposure to mental health court along with the opportunity to co-facilitate the “wellness recovery action plan” (WRAP) and “untangling relationships” group assisting clients in their ability to cope with and move on from codependent relationships.
Additionally, he served as an undergraduate intern for the Behavioral Health Crisis Center in Idaho Falls providing a safe environment for clients to detox and receive acute crisis interventions. During this time Brandon assisted with case management and helped formulate quarterly reports for the crisis center.
Outside of his education, Brandon has served in a variety of different occupational capacities. He worked for many years within the assisted living community serving as a caregiver, cook, manager, and residential care administrator for Homestead Assisted Living both in Rexburg and Saint Anthony, Idaho. He loved this opportunity as he developed a special love for older adults.
His most recent job involved serving as a “behavioral intervention professional” for Riverside Services in Idaho Falls. This allowed Brandon to work with children and youth both at home and in the public school system. All of his clients exhibited behaviors associated with developmental disabilities, trauma, and a variety of unique stressors and challenges.
Brandon served a Spanish speaking mission in Long Beach, California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He currently resides in Wisconsin with his wife and 2-year-old son. One of his greatest passions and hopes is to be a resource and provide clinical services for members of his church and other faiths in Wisconsin.
Additionally, he wants to become certified in substance abuse, trauma, and DBT. He is open to providing individual, couples, and family therapy for persons residing in Wisconsin.
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