Brian Prester

MSW, LSWAIC

I am committed to helping you gain insight into problems related to identity, self-esteem, relationships, and more.

Associate Clinical Social Worker in Tacoma, WA
Supervised by Amber Holt, LICSW

Contributor to The Trevor Project
Services
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

I enjoy working with individuals and couples experiencing a range of problems. However, I am most drawn to working with individuals and couples who identify as an ethnic, racial, or sexual minority and have problems related to identity, self-esteem, self-worth, and relationships. I offer therapy at affordable rates, and also offer limited sliding scale fees.

My Background and Approach

I have a Master of Social Work from Simmons College. My clinical education and training is grounded in social constructionist and postmodern philosophies, as well as in trauma-informed and recovery-oriented care. Most of my clinical experience comes from working with adults living with severe mental illness. I have worked in outpatient, residential, inpatient, and jail-based settings.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe a therapeutic relationship that emphasizes collaboration and transparency is critical to positive therapeutic outcomes. I also believe privileging a client's reality, building on a client's strengths, and honoring a client's choices is crucial to success in therapy. It is my hope that therapy will not only provide a space for clients to learn skills to overcome problems but also for developing authenticity. As an individual with marginalized identities, I know firsthand how liberating it can be to live authentically.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Rate: $70 - 80/session

Info

253-300-1151 Email Brian
6922 22nd St W
Tacoma, WA 98466

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