Brian Mayer, MSW

Resident in Social Work

Psychology Today

Brian completed counseling internships at Figtree Therapy in Midlothian under the supervision of founder Tina Motley, LCSW and at Cloverhill Assembly of God under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Compton, LCSW.  Brian counsels  individuals and couples experiencing, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and other relationship and career distress.  While at Hanover Counseling Associates in Mechanicsville, he has counseled adults, children, and couples experiencing similar issues including the need to work through previous traumatic experiences.  He currently works under the supervision of Robin Hornstra, LCSW. 


He specializes in relationship stress, worry and anxiety, panic disorder, co-dependency, and anger management. He has run specialized groups focusing on depression, co-dependency, and divorce care.

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Brian works from a strengths perspective to help the client discover the means to solve issues based on previous successes, the utilization of the clients own power to overcome difficulties, and the use of external resources.  When a client gets stuck, Brian likes to work through a cognitive behavioral therapy and a solution-focused approach.


Brian holds a Masters in Social Work from Western New Mexico University. Prior to this Brian also has over 20 years of experience in field of business management.  From this experience, Brian has learned to be creative in his approach to problem solving.  He has a knack for really listening and understanding and then taking what he has learned to work together with others at their pace and comfort level.   


Brian is married to an elementary school teacher and has one college age daughter who is studying to be a nurse.  Brian knows and understands the importance of a healthy family and so desires to help others navigate and heal from unhealthy family situations and relationships.  Brian considers himself to be a life-long learner and likes to implement research based strategies in his practice to help his clients with interventions that are proven to work.


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