Brian Radzom, LCSW
Brian meets with adults and teenagers, providing individual and family counseling. Brian has helped clients work through issues across a wide spectrum but feels especially helpful working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, high stress, low moods, and anger. Brian focuses on working with teens and their families dealing with the issues that come with adolescence; bringing together families in conflict; and helping individuals deal with feelings of depression, stress, and anxiety.
Brian is a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois. Currently he provides therapy in private practice to clients with a diverse array of concerns and assists them in identifying and implementing solutions. Brian believes that for an individual to be successful in therapy, the counselor must work collaboratively with the individual to develop a plan that will work for that particular person. Brian aims to communicate with clients in a calm, open, and goal-oriented manner. He understands that having empathy for the individuals he meets with is vital and that making personal judgments about people or their situations has no place in the therapeutic process. Brian strives to keep up to date with the latest clinical research and utilizes this knowledge in sessions. Of course, knowledge and experience can go only so far. The most critical component of effective therapy is developing a quality rapport with clients. To do this, he takes the effort to listen compassionately and work cooperatively with clients to address the issues that are important to them.
Leading up to this, Brian worked as an EAP Consultant at a national behavioral health care organization. As an EAP Consultant, he assessed clients, provided short-term counseling, and conducted crisis intervention. In this capacity, he has provided mental health services to individuals across the entire spectrum of clinical issues.
Prior to this, he worked as a therapist counseling adolescents who were referred to the St. Louis Juvenile Drug Court. There he provided substance abuse treatment, counseling addressing mental health and behavioral concerns, and family therapy. Before that, he worked at an adolescent residential drug treatment facility where he facilitated group therapy and conducted individual and family sessions with clients.
Before beginning his career as a mental health professional, Brian attended the University of Missouri Saint Louis where he earned a Bachelor's in Social Work. While there, he interned at an inpatient mental health facility completing assessments of clients. Brian completed a second internship at a community mental health center where he conducted therapeutic groups with adults.
From there, Brian enrolled in Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where he earned a Master's in Social Work. While there, he was elected co-chair of the Student Social Work Association. Brian interned twice at a community mental health center's outpatient program where he provided individual, family, and group counseling to clients of varying ages across a wide range of issues. During the course of his graduate studies, Brian completed a study that addressed the utilization of treatment methods for depression by analyzing hospital records.
Areas of Focus
Adoption and Foster Care
Domestic Violence, Abuse, Trauma, Rape, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Substance Abuse and Addiction
Transgender / Gender Identity
Outpatient counseling in private practice setting.
Short-term counseling and crisis intervention with adults and adolescents.
Individual and family in-home therapy with juvenile drug court participants.
Substance abuse counseling at residential adolescent drug treatment facility.
Outpatient counseling at community mental health center.
Education and Credentials
L.C.S.W. in Illinois (What's This?)
M.S.W. from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
B.S.W. at University of Missouri; Saint Louis