Brian "Happy" Bryanson


About Me

Hello, my middle name is actually Happy and that's what I go by, so feel free to say my name often lol. I have been working with children and teens for over 20 years professionally and 20 years clinically. I have also been a foster Father off and on for close to 30 years. I have a great deal of experience working with children and teenagers who have had tremendous challenges thrust upon them and who simply need some guidance to get them through. I will need parental involvement and work a great deal with helping parents to understand where their children are from and what they may be going through that would make the greatest challenges.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #32818 (Expires: 2021-09-30)


Written by C.H. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and adhd

Brian is an amazing listener, and very experienced dealing with people's shitty situations. He helped me with my addiction, and gave me a roadmap to how I should deal with it. His recommendations, thoughts and reflections on my behavior were very insightful, and were very honest. They helped me remain accountable, to him and to myself. Most importantly, he gave me a listening ear and I can't say enough good things about how helpful that was. All the actions to healing and recovery were or will be taken by me, but Brian was the wise guide that was there to encourage me every step of the way. Highly recommend him, thank you so much Brian!

Written by M.I. on Jul 24, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I felt very confident talking to Brian right away. At first I was a bit nervous because it was over video chat and I have never done this before but Happy made me feel ver comfortable to talk about the reasons I was here.
Instead of doing chit chat he went right into the problem which I really appreciate so we could work on it and not waste time.
After the sessions I feel great being able to talk about everything that is going on and I rethink about what he said and how my life and past effect my current problems.
Very thankful for happy and teen counseling.

Written by R.E. on Jul 16, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and parenting issues

Happy is really helpful and caring. This is my first time doing therapy and I am really grateful that he’s my counselor. He listens, understands, and gives really good advice.
+1 he has a really good sense of humor that can cheer you up anytime

Written by J.U. on Jul 15, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 3 weeks

Happy was great with my son. His years of experience with teens and foster/adoption situations is very evident! I enjoyed that he included the family in the conversations and offered tips on how to make things better. Happy is relatable and easy to talk to. We are so grateful for his help!

Written by R.E. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

He has helped me understand a lot about myself and when I ask him questions on what I can do to do better, he gives me a great answer. Not only is he helpful, but he's a very caring person and wants you to do your best.

Written by R.A. on Jun 19, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

"Happy" is very good. He listens to me, asks questions, and provides good feedback.

Written by A.H. on Jun 15, 2021 after counseling with Brian "Happy" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Happy is one of the most people I admire in my life, definitely makes me feel better & better each session, I want him to be my counselor for good.