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Client recommendations for Dr. Brian Tierney


I have been sitting in circle with Brian for nearly two decades. As a facilitator of transformative experience, the way he weaves his multidisciplinary knowledge, psychological perspective, wisdom, and commitment for truth is unmatched.
His present moment awareness and ability to see beneath the surface and illuminate the underbelly in the room is extraordinary. The enormous amount of work he has done for his own integration and for the benefit of others is inspiring. 

“Those who will not slip beneath
    the still surface on the well of grief, turning down through its black water
    to the place we cannot breathe, will never know the source from which we drink,
    the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering,
    the small round coins thrown by those who wished for something else.” 
Astounding words here from David Whyte. 
Men's Group Therapy Participant

“I cannot express enough gratitude towards Brian for his guidance and support during the most difficult time of my life, following the loss of my child. With Brian’s kind guidance, and after just 5-10 minutes “in the circle” during our men’s group meeting, I was able to cry more deeply than I have in over 20 years. With my tears came a feeling of peace, surrender, and deep kinship. I highly recommend Brian and his men’s groups to any man who is looking for more support and guidance in processing stuck grief and emotions.”

Men's Group Therapy Participant

“I had the good fortune to study Psychopathology under Dr. Tierney. I can say without reservation that it was one of the highlights of my educational career. Dr. Tierney was able to take a potentially dry subject and present it in a way that was dynamic, thought-provoking, and personally enriching. He has the ability to use language in such a way that when the words are brought into the room, all the dust is shaken off of them, and they can be heard and understood in a way that is fresh and alive. Psychopathology is a subject that requires one to explore both the heavens and the hell realms, Dr. Tierney demonstrated that he sits at the foot of a tree of learning that has branches extending far into the sky, and also has roots that descend into the darkest depths. Dr. Tierney skillfully weaves the qualities of the warrior, lover, magician, and trickster into his teaching style which makes for a very engaging style of learning, while at the same time creating a container that feels safe and held by the greatest care.”

Dominican University Pyschology Student