Tim O’Bryan

Tim is a husband, the father of a teenager, and a staunch advocate for quality mental health care.  Like many before him, Tim enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1997 as a way to realize a brighter future and pay for higher education.  He served 20 years as a Video Broadcasting Specialist, supporting multiple conflicts including Operations Northern and Southern Watch, Operation Allied Force, and the Global War on Terrorism (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc.).  It was through this time that Tim realized the true impact of significant distress and trauma on an individual’s ability to function purposefully and peacefully.  Trauma and adversity impact each of us differently, but we do not have to tackle these negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions in isolation.
Counseling Approach
I take a person-centered approach to counseling; clients function as the expert in their life and I facilitate an environment conducive to positive change.  Strategies include identifying personal, professional, or spiritual deficiencies and then leveraging effective, researched-backed interventions to realize your ideal self.  For those impacted by severe distress, bereavement, or trauma, I have been trained to administer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.  This approach enables the processing of distressing memories at the speed of thought versus talk; often reducing the time necessary to achieve relief.
During his time in the military, Tim utilized tuitions assistance and the Post 9/11 GI Bill to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Management Studies and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland, University College.  Upon retiring from the Air Force, Tim completed his Master’s in Counselor Education from the University of South Florida.  He has further completed coursework in differing counseling modalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy.