Brian-Ker-MSW-Bright-Horse-Counseling

Education

Tennessee State University

Master’s Degree, Social Work

Tennessee State University

Bachelor’s Degree, Social Work

Contact

(615) 378-7233

Brian Ker, LMSW

Clinical Therapist

Brian is a Master Social Worker who loves working with those who struggle to recognize their inner goodness. Brian firmly believes that all beings deserve to be free from suffering and that everyone has the inner qualities needed to find that freedom. Brian’s passion lies in helping clients remember that they are already whole, good, and worthy of happiness. Using a lighthearted and playful approach grounded in evidence-based practices, Brian helps clients heal trauma, develop coping skills, identify areas of growth, and find new joyful ways to live.

With an extensive background working with clients struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, grief, self-esteem, process addiction, and trauma, Brian brings a wealth of experience to his therapeutic practice. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), allowing him to effectively address and heal traumatic experiences. His therapeutic approach is informed by mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theory, internal family systems therapy, and the liberation health model. Furthermore, Brian has experience volunteering in hospice settings, offering compassionate support to individuals navigating the end-of-life process.

Beyond his clinical work, Brian strives to effectively advocate for social change by collaborating with communities and organizations to address legislative and policy issues. He understands that everyone is affected by societal stressors, and working towards more equitable social policy is a vital part of increasing the well-being of everyone. Brian is a father and happily in love with his wife. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games with his friends, reading science fiction, and practicing mixed martial arts.

Specialties

Trauma, Religious Trauma, Substance Use Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Spirituality