Brendan Rice is a Licensed Clinical Social Work Associate in the state of North Carolina. He graduated with his Bachelor of Social Work from NC State University and obtained his Master of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Brendan believes in creating a safe and collaborative space where individuals or couples have the ability to address the various roadblocks, difficulties and/or trauma negatively impacting their life and relationships. Utilizing an holistic approach that emphasizes a person’s own unique strengths and perspective, his goal is to help individuals or couples address their needs through identifying triggers and patterns, improving their coping and communication skills and creating new positive habits and connections that replace old toxic cycles and destructive habits.
Brendan is available for individual or couples therapy and specializes in being person centered and utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Motivational Interviewing.
In addition to working with adults, Brendan has also counseled many teenagers and young adults, from his 6 years working with former foster youth at Foster Care to Success. There he gained experience working with anxiety disorders, various forms of depression and trauma, OCD, PTSD, victims of sexual assault, addiction and oppositional defiant disorder. Brendan also has a passion for advocacy and has served as a board member for the annual legislative conference put on by Mental Health of America of the Triangle, which lobbies for expanded mental health care services and to improve general legislation around mental health.
Outside of work Brendan likes to spend time with his wife and two kids, cook, travel, play as much basketball as his body will let him and perform and record with his band Tracksuit.