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Dr. ​Brian McFarland

Dr. Brian McFarland, PhD. Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Approach:

My clinical training and experience have been informed primarily by a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation. This includes an explicit emphasis on the interconnectedness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in the development and progression of mental health difficulties. It also includes a recognition of the primary importance of a strong therapeutic alliance in the effective implementation of evidence-based treatment strategies. When client and therapist establish a good rapport and agree on the goals of treatment and the methods by which to pursue those goals, dramatic changes and personal growth can occur.

Professional Interest/Expertise:

Over the past 10+ years, my practice has been focused primarily on helping clients recover from traumatic experiences and find increased satisfaction and inner peace. I have experience working with clients dealing with PTSD and other post traumatic reactions, depression, anxiety, panic, sleep disturbance, impulse control problems, attention difficulties, mood dysregulation, and problematic substance use. I also have experience helping clients improve their interpersonal relationships, communication, assertiveness, and organizational skills.

About me:

I was born and raised in the Midwest, and Champaign-Urbana is my hometown. I recently moved back to east central Illinois after living in the deep South for 12 years. My hobbies include music and home improvement projects.

Dr. McFarland currently has OPENINGS for Individual Therapy via Telehealth.