Bryan has been in private practice since 2005 and currently is taking new clients. He is located inside Keyhole Counseling at 11261 Strang Line Road, Lenexa, KS 66215.
Bryan specializes in working with adolescents, relationship difficulties, premarital counseling, addiction issues, general anxiety and depression. He is motivated to assist people find solutions in these areas that will reach the end goal desired by the client.
Effective intervention is crucial to make the changes that are needed to find success personally and professionally.
Bryan accepts all out-of-network benefits. He also accepts all major credit cards along with cash and checks. If you have any questions for Bryan please feel free to contact him for more information.
Life can be challenging and is also stressful at times. Individuals like yourself experience challenges in many ways: difficulties adjusting to life events, confusion making life decision about career or life path, relationship difficulties, or general emotional challenges. Many people feel anxious, depressed and overwhelmed with these and other challenges and need some assistance dealing with the feelings and behaviors that come up.
When you engage in the counseling process with Bryan, you will find that it is a collaborative effort between Bryan and yourself. The Counseling process can help people identify more effective strategies both to cope with difficult situations and to achieve specific goals. You may be experiencing chronic emotional difficulties or dealing with normal life events. Bryan will be an objective listener – someone who doesn’t judge and who can help you see some new possible alternatives to what is not working in your life.
Bryan’s goal is to provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for you to address the issues that are holding you back. To schedule an appointment feel free to call 913-568-8276 or fill out the form on the contact Bryan page.
Who can benefit from counseling?
I have had many of my clients tell me that everyone needs a counselor. It is true, no matter how big or how small the problem may be, everyone can use an outside perspective to help. Here are a few examples of concerns that prompt people to seek counseling:
- Symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
- Interpersonal difficulties, family problems, romantic relationship concerns, problems with assertiveness, and other issues
- Bereavement and grief related to the loss of a loved one (such as relationship breakups, deaths, parental divorce, or other major losses)
- Questions/confusion about identity, self-image, sexuality, gender, or religious concerns
- Concerns about body image, food, eating, or weight, as well as treatment for eating disorders
- Experience with sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, abuse, or other trauma
- Thoughts of suicide, death, or hurting others
- Behaviors that can be harmful to you, like drug or alcohol abuse or cutting
When to Seek Counseling
Counselors are trained to intervene or provide support for a countless number of issues, far too many to list in any comprehensive way. While counseling might be helpful in numerous situations, there are some conditions in which we would strongly encourage you to seek counseling services:
- You are unhappy on most days or feel a sense of hopelessness
- You worry excessively or are constantly on edge
- You are unable to concentrate on your schoolwork or other activities
- You are unable to sleep at night or constantly feel tired
- You have experienced a change in your appetite or your weight
- You have experienced a loss (e.g., a relationship breakup, a parent’s death)
- You have increased your use of alcohol or other drugs (including cigarettes)
- You feel overwhelmed by what is going on in your life
- You are having thoughts about hurting yourself or someone else
Teens and Young Adult Counseling
Teenagers are searching for freedom and finding ways to experiment with their lives in many different avenues. The fact is that many of these teens are in a world of their own that includes out of control hormones and a desire of being in control of everything else.
Is your teen disrespectful, self-absorbed, defiant, lazy or irresponsible? Does he or she lack motivation to do anything pertaining to school? Is he or she physically aggressive, violent, running away or truant from school? How about participating in substance abuse and sexual activity? You are not alone! And, there is hope even in the midst of the battle.
Here are some common problems that parents run into with their teens:
- Poor academics
- Substance abuse, pornography and other addictions
- Breaking agreements
- Challenging chores, clothing and curfews, phone usage
- Deceiving parents
- Being defiant
- Detaching from the family
- Disrespecting parents
- Ignoring parents
- Behaving impulsively
- Spending parents money
- Unhealthy peer relationships
- Sexual immorality
“I can’t tell you how much Gary and I loved meeting with you last Saturday. Thank you so much for making time for us. With the odds stacked against our marriage, we knew we wanted to do everything we could to start things off on the right foot. Knowing in advance which areas of our relationship could be problematic is helping us to work on those things before they become a problem. The process also reminds us how important communication is to a healthy relationship.
Many thanks for your wisdom and insight.” – Re and Gary
Our mission is to assist couples to plot a course through intentional choices that result in action that empowers growth. Today’s marriages need intention more than ever before. With the divorce rate at approximately 50% percent for first marriages, 67% for second and 74% for third marriages, couples need to spend time looking at what is important in keeping marriage fresh and alive! We are committed to helping couples reach a new level of effectiveness in their marriage.
Bryan and Stephanie’s vision is to authentically follow God’s plan for their lives and their mission is to continue to build a marriage centered on God’s example to influence others. They have a passion for seeing young couples experiencing the challenges of raising a family.
Working with them as your coaches in a group setting will provide you and your spouse (or future spouse) the opportunity to learn:
- How to create your personal and marriage vision, mission and values
- The reason for the diversity/unity principle
- The differences of men and women Physically, Emotionally, Mentally and Spiritually.
- How to make conflict your ally in the relationship
- How to maintain a vital sexual connection
- The power of forgiveness to one another in the marriage
- Creating similarities in the marriage which leads to a deeper level of intimacy
You and your spouse deserve to have a marriage that is thriving! Call Bryan today for a free consultation.
What you can expect when you seek counseling for your marriage
Whether you are married, engaged, or considering marriage, I believe that it is important to take a look at where you have been in your life as an individual so you can give your relationship 100%. In the counseling process, I want you and your significant other to be comfortable with the counseling process so I strive to set each of you at ease without forgetting that direct suggestions are sometimes needed. On an average, couples find themselves utilizing 10-12 sessions to take a deep look into their marriage. Intimacy can be achieved by examining where you have been and how life has impacted you.
Divorce is a costly process, not only financially, but emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. One of Bryan’s desires is to see the divorce decrease in the years to come. In order for that to happen, individuals need to be intentional about their relationship.