Brian Radzom, LCSW
Clients see me with many different concerns. I frequently focus 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.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Illinois. Currently I provide therapy in private practice to clients with a diverse array of concerns and assist them in identifying and implementing solutions. I believe 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. I aim to communicate with clients in a calm, open, and goal-oriented manner. I understand that having empathy for the individuals I meet with is vital and that making personal judgments about people or their situations has no place in the therapeutic process. I strive to keep up to date with the latest clinical research and utilize 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, I take the effort to listen compassionately and work cooperatively with clients to address the issues that are important to them.
Leading up to this, I worked as an EAP Consultant at a national behavioral health care organization. As an EAP Consultant, I assessed clients, provided short-term counseling, and conducted crisis intervention. In this capacity, I have provided mental health services to individuals across the entire spectrum of clinical issues.
Prior to this, I worked as a therapist counseling adolescents who were referred to the St. Louis Juvenile Drug Court. There I provided substance abuse treatment, counseling addressing mental health and behavioral concerns, and family therapy. Before that, I worked at an adolescent residential drug treatment facility where I facilitated group therapy and conducted individual and family sessions with clients.
Before beginning my career as a mental health professional, I attended the University of Missouri Saint Louis where I earned a Bachelor's in Social Work. While there, I interned at an inpatient mental health facility completing assessments of clients. I completed a second internship at a community mental health center where I conducted therapeutic groups with adults.
From there, I enrolled in Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville where I earned a Master's in Social Work. While there, I was elected co-chair of the Student Social Work Association. I interned twice at a community mental health center's outpatient program where I provided individual, family, and group counseling to clients of varying ages across a wide range of issues. During the course of my graduate studies, I completed a study that addressed the utilization of treatment methods for depression by analyzing hospital records.
- Teens (15-17)
- Adults (18+)
Areas of Focus
- Adoption and Foster Care
- Adolescents and Pre-Teens
- College Students
- Domestic Violence, Abuse, Trauma, Rape, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Family Counseling
- 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