Brent Ferris

(MS, LMFT)

About Me

It is an honor to work with people as a Therapist. I have a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and have previous experience as a pastor before becoming a licensed Therapist. For those who desire Christian Counseling, I think it is important to integrate secular training in counseling with Biblical truth. As I tell people, "You can help people a whole lot more with the Lord's help." The Bible and a relationship with God can help so much with the issues people are facing today. For example, the Bible has a lot to say about overcoming worry and anxiety. I love to employ Biblical truth to help with all circumstances of life.

I also have a MS in Family Therapy and have practiced as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist for 11 years. As a Family Therapist I work with everyone in the family including individuals, couples, and teenagers. Every person in therapy should be made: 1) to feel understood; 2) to feel appreciated; 3) to be given the benefit of the doubt; 4) to be treated as an equal; 5) to be treated respectfully; 6) to have the freedom to decide. My primary goal as a counselor is to allow you to express your thoughts and feelings so that you can gain a greater understanding of yourself and situation. As a result you will gain insight into what you want to change and how to change it. In addition to exploring feelings and thoughts I will suggest things that may help. Some of the struggles I help people through include anger, depression, anxiety, grief, codependency, relationship and spiritual issues.

The primary models of therapy I use are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Bowen's Differentiation of self. CBT helps to identify ways to think more accurately which can greatly reduce anxiety, depression and other symptoms. Bowen's Differentiation of self helps one to develop a healthy sense of self apart from others and healthy relationships. Another emphasis of mine is to help people become healthy emotionally, mentally and physically. I have found that people improve as they work in these areas.

Your time is very important, so we should spend it on the issues that are most important to you. We will set goals and work on them together. I would love the opportunity to work with you


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression

I also have experience in Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #956 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by C.O. on Aug 27, 2019 after counseling with Brent for 2 weeks

I highly appreciate Brent . He has stayed with me through my issues an has made time for me to message on talk to on a daily basis. I would fully recommend him to any one that have issues that need to be work on. Thank you Bret