John Brewer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field. Since 1997, he has been providing individual, family and group psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, in addition to providing clinical supervision, staff training and peer consultation. John offers particular expertise in the areas of trauma recovery, addressing developmental and/or attachment issues, men's issues, school-based social work, anxiety, depression, and social justice-related issues, including conflicted relationships and stress management.
John currently offers Saturday appointment availability for individual therapy for adolescents and adults, and for family therapy.
John is committed to ensuring therapy is available to all people and all communities, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), as accessing mental health support may feel like a resource reserved for the few. In the challenging times we are experiencing both locally and nationally, not surprisingly stress and anxiety continue to climb; therapy and wellness support remain invaluable personal resources for anyone seeking such services. John’s approach is one of collaboration and seeking greater human connection toward a path of reinforcing the strength of our communities/relationships. He brings compassion and teaches skills as he provides guidance to an individual’s ability to respond to their own needs and to the needs of others.
Throughout his career, John’s clinical experience has been in a variety of mental health settings, including residential, outpatient, and inpatient treatment for both juveniles and adults, in addition to wilderness-based settings and most recently in the public-school system. John holds two Bachelor Degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury State University, and earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers The State University of New Jersey in 1997. John has been licensed in Colorado since 2003, in addition to maintaining his current special services license within the public-school system since 2006. John’s training integrates theoretical components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), attachment therapy, emotional regulation skills and trauma informed care. He remains an active learner in the field of neuroscience, recognizing how now, more than ever, ongoing research contributes to a more complete story about our humanness; our behavior, emotions, and social functioning influence many aspects of our identity and related day-to-day decision making.