Brian S. Peck, LCSW
Brian Peck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Brian grew up in and around Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He completed his master’s degree in social work at Boise State University and has earned his clinical endorsement. Brian has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including Head Start programs, elementary and secondary schools, and private mental health practices.
We humans want to live full and meaningful lives, and we also want those we care about to have this same quality of experience. Often, things get in the way of our meaningful life–things like unhelpful thoughts, uncomfortable feelings, and even unwelcomed physical sensations. We often find ourselves struggling to “get rid of” these unpleasant experiences so that we can live the life of our choosing. But what can we do when struggling does not move us toward the things we really care about?
Brian’s approach to therapy is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with an emphasis on learning new ways to be with our own experience. The goal of therapy is to help us identify and move toward those things we truly care about, while learning new ways of being with the discomfort that is inevitably part of our journey.
In addition to providing individual therapy, Brian advocates for the vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our society. He has served on the board of directors for the National Association of Social Workers Idaho Chapter (NASW Idaho) and currently serves as the chair for NASW Idaho’s Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee. Brian values being in the present moment with his wife, two boys, and the family dog. He also enjoys travel, cooking, and the outdoors.