Brian John Rink, MSW, Supervisee in Clinical Social Work

Practicing Since: 1998

Brian believes that therapy is a pathway and process to wholeness and wellness. It is about the relationship developed mutually through the building blocks of trust and respect. Brian works together with the client to identify the problem and how the client has managed or reacted to the issue. He works with the individual, using all of their resources and strengths to problem solve. Brian’s developmental orientation is attachment/psychodynamic based to help individuals bridge the gap of past and present when needed. 

Brian has trained in psychotherapy at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service, Bronx, NY. He has also completed the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress course: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents.   Brian draws on a wealth of life experiences, as well as his clinical training, to find what works best for his clients. He has a greater level of experience working with males of any age, adolescents, eating disorders, and trauma survivors. 

Brian is married, has two adult daughters (the loves of his life), and a rescued mutt named Katydid. He enjoys Colonial period history, government, and constitutional history. He is a gardener, avid reader, with a pile of books on his nightstand, NPR listener, and podcast follower.

Additional Specialties not listed: Men’s Issues, Fatherhood, Parenting, LGBTQIA+, Gender Dysphoria, and Pre-Treatment Assessments, Sexual Identity/Orientation, Relationship Conflicts, Shame, Crisis Intervention, Crisis Counseling, and First Responders Stress and Trauma

Brian is licensed in the state of Virginia #0906010695 and is under the clinical supervision of Claudia McDowell, LCSW licensed in the state of Virginia #0904005916.