Meet SF Bay Area Psychologist & Educator
HELPING MEN. Healing MINDSETS.
Dr. Brian Tierney is a leading SF Bay Area counselor/psychotherapist who successfully helps people by using his advanced educational background and diverse experience in psychotherapy. His Crucible of Connection practice focuses on helping men reconnect with their inner strengths through a variety of proven therapies gained from years of education and experience. He helps men who are coming into therapy for the first time, as well as those who are more familiar with the complexities of inner life and want to explore advanced approaches. Dr. Brian customizes his sessions to the client’s needs using evidence-based approaches.
These diverse therapies include:
• Cognitive therapy
• Dialectical behavioral therapy
• Motivational interviewing
• Non-violent communication
• MBSR – mindfulness based stress reduction
• Brief psychodynamic therapy
• Expressive arts therapy
• Clinical Hypnotherapy
• Integrative Body-Mind Therapies
DOCTOR IN PSYCHOLOGY & Dynamic EDUCATOR.
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
Concentration in Somatic Psychology
Meridian University- Petaluma, CA | 2018
Master of Arts in Psychology
Meridian University- Petaluma, CA | 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing
University of Wisconsin, Madison- Madison, Wisconsin | 2000
California Institute of Integral Studies
COURSE: Neuroscience for Somatic Practicioners
Dr. Brian lectures master’s level students about the interface between neurobiological research and clinical practice.
COURSE: Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment
Integrative clinical diagnostic models drawing from research psychology, sociology, and Jungian psychoanalysis.
Dr. Brian teaches master’s level students about the clinical effects that psychiatric medicine. He enjoys making molecular biology fun and useful.
Somatic Psychologist Dr. Brian Tierney is also a featured guest in a nine-part documentary film series called, Superpower – Ignite Your Intuitive Intelligence. In this series, Dr. Brian shares his insights about our innate abilities as humans to gain access to information in myriad ways.
Somatic Doctor Integrative Psychotherapy and Education- San Jose, CA | Dec. 2019- Present
Dominican University of California- San Rafael, CA | Dec 2021-Present
• Adjunct faculty teaching Psychopharmacology in the School of Health and Natural Science
California Institute of Integral Studies– San Francisco, CA| April 2020-Present
Clinical Practicum Supervisor
California Institute of Integral Studies- San Francisco, CA | May 2021-Present
Somatic Therapist: Biodynamic Craniosacral Work, Structural Integration
Somatic Practicioner Private Practice – Northern CA, St. Petersburg FL, Auckland NZ | Sept. 2001- Present
• Has more than two thousand hours of training in various modalities
• Certified nationally by NCBTMB and statewide by CAMTC
Group Facilitator and Counselor
Serenity Addiction Clinic – Piha, NZ | June 09- March 2010
• Served as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team as a group facilitator and private coach for recovering addicts
• Researched and implemented program development initiatives
Dr. Brian Tierney practices psychotherapy to help a wide variety of clients. He uses evidence-based methods to help individuals get real results and offers the following types of therapy sessions:
Dr. Tierney is experienced in helping couples in all types of relationships resolve their communication issues. He can provide guidance and frameworks that help them learn how to better understand each another, bringing new clarity for a more enriching relationship.
The communication dynamics within a family can be complex. Dr. Brian Tierney approaches family therapy in a way that enables each family member to be heard and acknowledged. He is adept at getting to real family issues by helping create a calm, safe environment for discussion.
Dr. Brian works with children of all ages, using age-appropriate techniques that help them express their feelings and thoughts. Whether the child has behavior issues, problems in school, has difficulty establishing relationships, experienced trauma or has emotional issues, Dr. Brian has the experience, training, and sensitivity to help children understand themselves and develop healthier ways to communicate, heal and interact with others.
Anxiety, Stress, and Depression
When it comes to managing anxiety and stress, Dr. Tierney can help clients learn how to cope and resolve issues using therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and more. Depression can also be addressed with CBT, as well as somatic therapy and other modalities.