Brian Shaffer

LPC, LCPC
Therapist Brian Shaffer Photo

About Me

Brian is a Licensed Professional Counselor with education, training and clinical experience in the fields of Mental Health, Addiction, Trauma, Grief, Loss and Bereavement and Spiritual Care. He provides counseling, assessment and intervention services that help clients meet their goals for a life in recovery. Brian has a passion for providing quality care, support and services to his clients through a person-centered approach that incorporates interventions from various theories and methodologies. He believes in helping clients process through past traumatic experiences that have contributed to current struggles with substance abuse and mental health symptoms. Brian also incorporates client’s spiritual beliefs into the treatment protocol in order to holistically address their needs. His extensive experience and passion for this field has helped guide individuals through the process of recovery in order to experience freedom from their past and a hope for their future.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #6401018488 (Expires: 2024-05-31)

LCPC #CP3204-R (Expires: 2024-01-01)

LPC #NJDCATEMP-046392 (Expires: 2022-05-27)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Brian Shaffer. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Teen Counseling might be different.

Written by K.E. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Always ready to help!

Written by T.R. on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Brian for 2 months

My son actually was willing to talk to the therapist more than he would to us. It’s a new thing for him to be in therapy and we are hopeful to make some progress

Written by F.R. on Mar 22, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Brian is an amazing counsellor. He listens to me and always knows what to say.

Written by P.H. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

So far working with Brian has been great. We’ve only had one session together so we will see how it goes moving forward as it always takes time getting to know someone.

Written by K.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I feel like Brian is helping me piece together the issues that are really bothering me and not just the surface level feelings I may have day to day. I get a lot out of my sessions with him.

Written by C.O. on Nov 02, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Brian was a great therapist

Written by B.R. on Oct 31, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

It’s only been a month, but so far I’m thoroughly enjoying my sessions with Brian. He listens very well, is respectful, conscientious, knowledgeable and provides a very comfortable sharing environment. I plan on continuing to work with him as my counselor.

Written by J.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Brian has already helped me and. after only 2 sessions I feel stronger. He has compassion, reassurance and gives me hope - all the things I need right now.

Written by C.H. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Brian is very reassuring and an excellent listener. He does radiate a calm energy which is helpful for those of us who suffer from anxiety-related issues. Additionally, he comes up with an individualized action plan for each specific client. I was also overseas, so it was really great that Brian made our time difference work for therapy sessions.

Written by D.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with Brian for 3 weeks

Brian is an extremely calm and peaceful presence who exudes wisdom and expertise. He is extremely warm and I cannot reccomend him highly enough!