Brandon Tripp, MS, LMHCA, CDP, MAC, SAP
Description of Counselor/Practice
I am an African-American/Afro-Caribbean Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP), Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Qualified & Trained Federal Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and Consultant. I provide individual, couples, and family counseling services for adolescents (13+) and adults, DOT SAP evaluations, and facilitate trainings, psycho-education groups, and support groups. I also offer some telebehavioral health options via HIPPA compliant video conferencing.
My Clients: I regularly work with clients on common issues such as: major life transitions, depression, anxiety, acculturation concerns, work stress, struggles with work-life balance, racial identity, family of origin issues, grief, trauma, and addiction recovery.
I am passionate about working with: People of color, Students, people who identify as possessing multiple minority identities, LGBTQIA+ community members, relationship problems, bicultural stress, cultural adjustment, sexual trauma, and issues related to sexual identity and gender.
I am also comfortable working with non-heteronormative relationship lifestyles; particularly navigating issues related to open/poly relationships.
Specialties: I have particular expertise working with: families, partners, and support persons impacted by substance abuse, Co-occurring Disorders, parenting, substance abuse and/or disordered eating during pregnancy, and parents of individuals identified to be on the Autism spectrum or that have sensory sensitivity.
I work primarily using an interpersonal approach grounded in attachment theory. However, I often take a Technically Eclectic approach to therapy, while ensuring transparency in my reasoning, and elaborating on where my interventions come from. In this way, the therapy process is not mysterious.